Sunday, October 09, 2011

Should special-education training be required in inclusion schools?

Josette Gerry, who taught fourth grade at Hawthorne Elementary School in Clairemont last year, said she learned on the job how best to teach the children with disabilities who were moved into her general education classroom.

A move toward inclusion in San Diego schools has resulted in many general-education teachers working with students who have special needs, without any requirements that they undergo specialized training. Few teachers reportedly are taking advantage of optional training sessions offered by the district, and some say they are underprepared in the classroom. Others say they are training on the job and learning from colleagues with special-education credentials. Voice of San Diego

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