Psychology Prof. Terry Davidson will chair a symposium of scientists next month, the first gathering …
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PhD, Arizona State University, 1995 MA, Arizona State University, 1992 BAE, Arizona State University, 1990
Area of Expertise: Special education, educational policy, educational technology, curriculum-based assessment, diversity issues, teacher education
Additional Information: Sarah Irvine Belson, dean of the School of Education, Teaching and Health and an associate professor of education, specializes in technology integration and teacher education. Her research activities focus on infusing effective components of instructional design across the field of education. Irvine Belson works with governments, schools, and other organizations in developing and evaluating special education policies and practices, and teaches courses in special education and disability studies. She has trained pre-service and in-service teachers in the area of inclusion of diverse learner and technology integration. Through field-based research, Irvine Belson has successfully worked to integrate technology into educational programs for teachers and at-risk K–12 students. Her background in special education provides a knowledge base for development of the types of support that assist educators to adaptively respond to a variety of individual differences in learning strategies among students. Irvine-Belson's publications include a textbook, Integrating Technology into Special Education(Houghton-Mifflin), and "Reflections on the Education Imperative" in Educational Leadership.
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