Federal Special Project #H29K6002
This project is designed to develop, evaluate (field test), and nationally disseminate teaching cases that will aide in the attainment of knowledge (by preservice and inservice teachers) around the knowledge areas/competencies that the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has identified as necessary for teachers who work with children and youth with disabilities and their families. The national dissemination of the project results (developed and field tested teaching cases) has been accomplished in part by the establishment of this web-site; the National Clearinghouse for Special Education Teaching Cases. In addition, the project hosted a national conference on case-based instruction and teaching cases. The conference disseminated the project results and provided networking opportunities for professionals interested in case-based instruction and teaching cases.
There has been much interest in the use of teaching cases and case-based instruction in the past ten years in the field of education. The fields of law, business and medicine have been using teaching cases and case-based instruction successfully for decades. One of the main roadblocks to the wide spread use of teaching cases and case-based instruction in teacher education is the paucity of cases available for use. This is especially true for the field of special education teacher preparation. The project has addressed this need by developing and field testing 54 teaching cases that focus on the CEC teacher knowledge areas/competencies. The teaching cases were written by trained case writers who interviewed classroom teachers from all over the United States as case informants for the cases. As the cases are developed and field tested, they will be disseminated through the Clearinghouse..
Dr. Betty Epanchin
Dr. Karen Colucci firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their contributions to the project:
David Alsopp Linda McCrea Mary Anderson Karen Mahon Ron Anderson Sharon Maroney Bill Boomer Rayann Mehaffey Mitchell Cathy Wooley-Brown Barbara Newman Cannon Cameron James Patton Pam Campbell Jenny-Meade Pfennig Linda Christensen Theodore Pikes Christina Clark Robin Pierce Richter Celisa Cook Jennifer Roberts Lynne Cook Judith Robsonm Diane D'Elia Regina Sapona Kathryn Davis Dickens David Scanlon Elly Heil Driggers Chris Seiler Cyndy Griffin Joanne Simmons Mark Goor Donna Sobel Sarah Hall Gail Stearns Lillian Pisch Hartung Valerie Taylor Rhonda Hayward Misti Wahl Rebecca Hines Megan Watson Richard Jackson Judy Drew West Gwen Webb-Johnson Gloria Campbelll-Whatley Teresa Daniels Joiner Brenda Willliams Stephanie Kenney Karen K. Williams Marcy Kohler Judy Winn Dale Lambert Karen Zoetwey Hazel Linton
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