Multiple Federal Education Offices Support Teacher Preparation for Instructing Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners, but Systematic Departmentwide Coordination Could Enhance This Assistance

August 2009
GAO Reports;8/19/2009, preceding p1
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The article presents a study, conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), about the significance of developing teacher preparation programs to address the needs of students with disabilities and English language learners. It states that students with disabilities comprised 9% of the student population in the country. GAO recommends a mechanism that ensures more systematic departmentwide coordination to help general classroom teachers to instruct these student subgroups.


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