Promoting Adaptive Expertise: A Conceptual Framework for Special Educator Preparation

Aug. 01, 2013

Source: Teacher Education and Special Education, 36(3), 217-230, August 2013.

Special educators face numerous challenges as their roles change, evidence-based practices increase, educational priorities shift, and accountability grows.

This article reviews the literature on adaptive expertise.

The article proposes a conceptual framework, and presents implications for special educator preparation to promote cognitive and metacognitve skills and adaptive dispositions that are critical to professional growth and effectiveness.

Updated: Feb. 19, 2014