Dalida A. Alverio
Grand Canyon University: UNV 501
November 14, 2013
Special Educational Needs: How Proper Training Creates Positive Impact on Student Teachers
Golder, G., Jones, N., & Quinn, E. (2009). Strengthening the special educational needs element of initial teacher training and education. British Journal of Special Education, 36(4), 183-190. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8578.2009.00446.x
This article demonstrates the importance of preparing teachers and trainee teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to cope with an inclusive classroom, Golder, Jones & Quinn (2009). The participants were placed in special needs schools for a period of 15 days where they gained experience and different tactics needed in a special education classroom. This article has been peer reviewed and for that reason it is recognized as scholarly worth.
Richards, G. (2010). ‘I was confident about teaching but SEN scared me’: Preparing new teachers for including pupils with special educational needs. Support for Learning, 25(3), 108-115. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9604.2010.01448.x
This article shows how proper preparation and training can increase student teachers’ capacity and confidence regarding SEN, Richards (2010). By placing student teachers in a successful specialized needs school for a 2 to 4 week training, Richards concluded that participants gained extra knowledge about what skills are needed for