Preparing Preservice Teachers to Navigate Between Special Education and Disability Studies

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Amy Petersen

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Disability Studies, Special Education, Teacher Preparation

Abstract

The field of Disability Studies in Education (DSE) has been critiqued as failing to bridge or make explicit how DSE theory is translated into educational practice. This qualitative autoethnography study uses examples from the classroom to explore how teacher preparation programs can prepare preservice teachers to translate DSE theory into practice within traditional Special Education settings.


 


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