Author Credentials

Sister Paul Martin McGuire, S.L.

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Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Special education teachers; Personality


This study was concerned with the personality traits of a special classroom teacher. The most important person in the classroom in terms of determining what kinds of experiences children will have, is the teacher. Most of what goes on in the classroom or in a school situation outside the classroom is with direct or indirect reference to the teacher. This writer investigated the following questions: (1) What are the personality traits and qualifications of a special classroom teacher? (2) What basic qualities of good teaching are more in demand in a special education classroom than in a regular classroom? (3) Are the personality traits of teachers in special education situations really different or is the difference confined to the way in which the individual teacher utilizes these qualities?


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