Faculty Publications

Title

Addressing the Inevitable Conflicts in Reforming Teacher Education: One Department's Story

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Brenda L. Townsend Walker

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

ISSN

0022-2194

Abstract

Embracing a transformative philosophy of special education teacher education, the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida has undergone significant change over the past several years. Perspectives on the foundational knowledge for this change and the values guiding its realization are shared in this article. Dilemmas arising from the encounter between traditional practice and emerging views are described, along with approaches aimed at understanding and addressing these conflicts.

Publisher

SAGE

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