A Historical Perspective on the Role of Collaboration in Teacher Education Reform: Making Good on the Promise of Teaching All Students

Aug. 01, 2011

Source: Teacher Education and Special Education, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p. 183-200. (August 2011).

The current paper provides an analysis of how collaborative teacher education has developed in terms of practice, discourse, and the relationship between general and special education across three historical stages.

This article investigates how collaborative teacher education between general and special education has been positioned over time in relationship to larger national reform efforts in teacher education.

Approaching the history of collaborative teacher education developmentally from these three perspectives sheds light on how today's emphasis on collaboration and multiple certifications intersects with what it means to teach in a diverse society and what it means to prepare teachers to meet the needs of every student.

Updated: Aug. 30, 2012