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Title:Making Sense of Special Education in the Preservice Teacher Preparation Program: A Qualitative Study
Author(s):Bruno, John Anthony
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Margerie Osborne
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
Abstract:A special education field-experience was a component of a preservice general education curriculum and instruction course in a large research-oriented public university. Using participant-observation, survey, and interview data, this study analyzes how the preservice general education teachers make sense of this experience. Teacher education candidates use multicultural educational frameworks of equity and fairness to assimilate the field-experience. They perceive special education as a form of tracking. Participants leave the program feeling open to working with students with disabilities. The implications of their interpretations and attitudes are explored.
Issue Date:2000
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:240 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/80385
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971039
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000


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