Special Education Teachers and the General Education Curriculum

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Season 1, Episode 7 — 25 April 2016

About this episode

Professor Amy Petersen discusses her study of the challenges Special Education teachers face in providing access to the general education curriculum for their students.

About the presenters

A portrait of Professor Amy Petersen, a broadly smiling woman with dark hair around her shoulders, a purple shirt, against a gray backgroundAmy J. Petersen is Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, where she works with preservice teachers, educators, and families to ensure that students with disabilities have access to an inclusive and equitable education. Her research focuses on inclusive education, disability studies, low incidence disability, intersectionality, and qualitative research methodologies. Professor Petersen’s work has been published in Disability and Society, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Equity and Excellence in Education.

A portrait of Donald Taylor, a man with a medium smile and a mob of curly dark hair in a black collared shirt against a pattern of a blue pained wrought-iron gateDonald Taylor is the Membership Manager at TASH and the producer of Amplified.


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Today we’re talking with Amy Petersen, Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Northern Iowa. We are discussing her article, “Perspectives of Special Education Teachers on General Education Curriculum Access: Preliminary Results” from the March 2016 issue of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities.

Complete transcript forthcoming

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This interview was originally recorded on 9 March 2016.

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

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