Education & Treatment of Children
In this article, I examine challenges to better preparing teachers of students with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD). Foremost among these challenges is the lack of agreement regarding a conceptual framework upon which to build quality prevention/intervention practices; instead, various authorities advocate disparate approaches, not all of which have empirical support. I assert that unresolved issues surrounding translating scientific research into classroom practice further hinder efforts to apply the most efficacious intervention options, as does our failure to exert control over the infrastructure of public education and the context in which we serve students with E/BD. Finally, I offer some modest proposals for removing obstacles to better preparing those who serve students with E/BD. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
Original Publication Citation
Gable, R. A. (2004). Hard times and an uncertain future: Issues that confront the field of emotional/behavioral disorders. Education & Treatment of Children (ETC), 27(4), 341-352.
Gable, Robert A., "Hard Times and an Uncertain Future: Issues that Confront the Field of Emotional/Behavioral Disorders" (2004). Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications. 37.