Autism spectrum disorder coursework for teachers and teacher-aides: an investigation of courses offered in Queensland, Australia

Mitchell Coates, Janeen Lamb, Brendan Bartlett, Poulomee Datta

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Abstract

The content and structure of pre-service and teacher-aide programs has major implications for training, management, support and deployment of teachers and teacher-aides in mainstream schools working with students who have ASD. Data pertaining to course content and structure were collected from university and teacher-aide training websites, program enrolment guides, and through direct contact with institutions in Queensland, Australia. 101 education programs were narrowed down to 45 in early-childhood/primary education, and 8 online teacher-aide training programs. Findings indicate the urgent need for academics in institutions to begin working towards redesigning programs that deliver best practices in ASD for pre-service educators.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)65-80
Number of pages16
JournalAustralian Journal of Teacher Education
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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