The Pell Center is pleased to congratulate Dr. Martha McCann Rose on her recently published book, “Developing Effective Special Educators: Building Bridges Across the Profession,” with authors Dr. Alice Tesch Graham and Dr. Gia Anselmo Renaud.
Dr. Rose and Dr. Graham are professors in the Education Department at Salve Regina University and Dr. Renaud is a professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University. Rose is a faculty fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy and directs the Nuala Pell Leadership Program at the University. During her sixteen years at Salve Regina, she has served on many committees and has been the chair and co-chair for the Education Department and the Dean for the Class of 2017. Rose holds a doctoral degree in special education from the University of Connecticut.
Their book emphasizes the importance of building bridges across the teaching profession, outlining a collaborative program for novice teachers to improve practice and gain insight from veteran colleagues, who stay connected to their profession by sharing their experience. A major theme of the book is the promise of epistemic empathy to sustain professionals in the field and to improve instruction of students with disabilities. This research-based guide offers plans for support and refection that contribute to sustainable personal and professional growth and strong leadership among practitioners at all levels.
“Developing Effective Special Educators: Building Bridges Across the Profession” is published by the Teachers College Press and is available to purchase here.