Faculty Publications

Title

Perspectives of special education teachers on general education curriculum access: Preliminary results

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Cognitive disability, Curriculum access, General education curriculum access, Inclusive education, Low-incidence disability, Professional development

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Volume

41

Issue

1

First Page

19

Last Page

35

Abstract

This qualitative research study sought to understand the perspectives of teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities regarding general education curriculum access. The participants in this study raised many questions about what general education curriculum access is and how it might be realized. This study illuminated the need for inclusive education reform to assist general and special educators in the logistics of ensuring general education curriculum access. Continued professional development and support for decision making relating to what to teach, how to prioritize instruction, and alignment among a student's individualized education plan, alternate assessment, and curriculum are also discussed.

Original Publication Date

3-1-2016

DOI of published version

10.1177/1540796915604835

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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