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Teaching Fellows and Stephen Byrd present at 2015 NC-Council for Exceptional Children Conference

The associate professor of education and two inquiry mentee Teaching Fellows shared their research at the council's 2015 conference in Pinehurst, N.C.

Rachel Miller '16, Associate Professor Stephen Byrd and Kristin Leesman '16 at the 2015 NC-Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Pinehurst, N.C.

Associate Professor Stephen Byrd, program coordinator for special education, and Elon junior Teaching Fellows Kristin Leesman and Rachel Miller presented a paper, “Teachers and Teacher Educators: Gaining New Energy from Undergraduate Research," at the 2015 NC-Council for Exceptional Children Conference.

Byrd highlighted a number of undergraduate research projects that are in process in the special education program. Leesman and Miller discussed their research work investigating preservice teachers’ perspectives on diversity and special education.

Byrd also presented a paper on “Fathers’ Perspectives on Disability, Special Education, and Information." His presentation focused on his research interviewing families about their views of disability, special education and especially their need for information. 

The North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children is part of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). It is an international organization representing various stakeholders who are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.

Elon University’s Department of Education offers a dual licensure program in elementary and special education, as well as secondary programs and special education.

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Jennifer Fish,
3/4/2015 4:50 PM