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Document Number: 6641

How Well Prepared Are Teachers to Educate Students With Disabilities? PDF - This brief examines how well general and special education teachers were prepared to educate students with disabilities during the 2002-03 school year. Schools reported that most of their special education teachers were better prepared than general education teachers to instruct students with disabilities in every area surveyed. Special education teachers were well prepared to develop and implement individual education plans (IEPs), improve the academic performance of students with IEPs, and use accommodations in instruction and assessments. General education teachers were slightly better prepared to educate students without IEPs. Large numbers of both groups of teachers were not well prepared to use dropout prevention or recovery strategies, early childhood transition practices, or increase participation of students' parents or guardians. (Abt Associates Inc., 2005)...
Publisher: Abt Associates Inc.

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