Australian Journal of Teacher Education
: The characteristics and content of post-graduate courses in special and/or inclusive teacher education in Australian universities were examined using publicly available material on university websites. Content analysis was guided by a set of content area elements covering desirable skills and knowledge for special educators that were identified in the Australian literature. The presence or absence of these content elements in each course and in core or elective units was coded for 28 courses from 21 universities. All or most courses covered generic content such as teaching strategies and evaluating and using research. However, more specialist content, such as explicit teaching strategies and instruction in literacy and numeracy, was absent from over half the courses. The implications of these findings are discussed in the context of the limitations necessarily imposed by the inclusion of only publicly available online information.
Was this research funded?
No, research was not funded
Stephenson, Jennifer; Ganguly, Rahul; Kemp, Coral; and Salisbury, Catherine
"Preparing Australian Special Educators: Courses and Content,"
Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 47
, Article 4.
Available at: https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol47/iss10/4