Preparing "highly qualified" special educators that can effectively partner with the parents of students with disabilities is proving to be a daunting task, though widely acknowledged as essential in special education. This descriptive study examines the experience of instructors co-teaching a special education course focused on family-professional partnerships. The qualitative data shared focuses on the experiences of the university instructors. Findings illustrate instructor’s views of teaching a families course, thoughts on delivery methods, as well as perceptions of the impact of such a course on the conceptual change of teachers in regards to families of students with special needs. Implications for the field of special education teacher education are discussed.
Smiley, Azure Dee
"Our Experience: The Voices of Instructors Teaching a Course on Families,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 22:
4, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol22/iss4/8