What Unites Us All: Establishing Special Education Teacher Education Universals

Aug. 01, 2016

Source: Teacher Education and Special Education, Volume 39, Issue 3, August 2016

This article searched in twenty-four English language journals from different countries representing four continents for special education teacher education universals, represented by four broadly defined categories: (a) policy, (b) practice, (c) pedagogy, and (d) teacher preparation/co-curricular activities.

Each journal was searched from 2004 to 2015, and articles were coded using the aforementioned categories.
Results indicated an overwhelming presence of teacher preparation/co-curricular descriptions, representing 51% of the total 815 articles categorized.
The implications of these results are discussed in relation to defining and describing special education teacher preparation universals.

Updated: Apr. 02, 2017