What special education teachers want to know

By Denise Heppner
Categories: Continuous improvement, Equity, International perspectives, Outcomes
October 2023
“For a visual illustration of the findings of this study, download the pdf.” What do special educators want and need to learn more about? In a recent study, I addressed this question by examining the capstone literature review projects of practicing and aspiring special education teachers enrolled in post-degree studies in special education in Saskatchewan, Canada. These research projects offer insight into the areas that teachers were motivated to explore and indicated what themes of professional learning they were seeking. I examined the literature review topics of 457 special education teachers from 2009 to 2022. Teachers had been asked to choose an area of study they wished to learn more about or an issue they found challenging, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting their

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Denise Heppner ( is associate director of Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Professional Learning.

Categories: Continuous improvement, Equity, International perspectives, Outcomes

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