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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Wednesday, December 2 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Decision-Making Processes of Beginning Special Education Teachers Including Students with Severe Challenges LIMITED

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Twelve beginning special education teachers from 12 cultural diverse school districts participated in a year-long action research project defining their decision-making processes. Results indicated wide variability in teacher roles, and common elements reflecting collaboration, student priorities, IEP goals, and curriculum and instruction. Comparisons with teacher preparation standards indicated significant discrepancies that will be explored. Implications for promoting future inclusive practices for students with severe challenges are discussed.

Learning Objectives: 

• Identify common decision-making themes of 12 special education teachers given their varied roles and responsibilities
• Describe how teachers’ decision-making priorities reflected for students with severe challenges are discrepant from standards of performances expected using teacher training competencies in severe special needs.
• Share and clarify decision-making models used by research participants in contrast to session participant models reflected by their content map drawings.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Salon F 1402 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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