Elizabeth Stringer Keefe's work focuses on the preparation of teachers who work with students with autism spectrum disorder.
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe
Professional Title: Assistant Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Autism spectrum disorders; teacher education policy; assistive technology improving the accessibility of curriculum
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Teacher education/special education; research focus: preparation of autism teachers
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Autism Spectrum Disorder courses: Physiology and Foundations; Understanding Complex Behavior; Socialization and Communication Supports; Collaboration, Advocacy, and Ethics; Assessment and Curriculum Planning: Seminar and Field Experience
Education: BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.Ed., Lesley University; PhD Candidate, Boston College (anticipated completion 2017)
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Keefe, E.S. & Steiner, A. (in preparation). Remixing the Curriculum: A Guide to Digital & Assistive Technology, Rowman & Littlefield: Baltimore. Keefe, E. S. (2015). Autism educators’ perceptions of preparedness: A mixed methods study. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Keefe, E. S. & Miller, A. (2015). Critiquing the effort to professionalize teacher education through accreditation and accountability: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Organization Conference, Portsmouth, NH. Cochran-Smith, M., Baker, M., Burton, S., Chang, W.C., Fernandez, M.B., Keefe, E.S., Miller, A., Sanchez, J.G., Stern, R.. (in preparation). Teacher quality and teacher education policy: The U.S. case and its implications, in, Routledge International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy, Akiba, M. & LeTendre, G. Eds.Keefe E.S. & Steiner A. (2015). A guide to digital and assistive technology. Presented at FETC, Orlando, Florida. Keefe, E. S. (2015). @Networking: Building a professional learning network using social media. Invited Special Session, 8th Annual New Teacher Academy, Boston, MA.Keefe, E.S. (2015). Autism and Democratic Education. Annual invited speaker, Wheelock College Democracy & Education Symposium. June 2013-2015.Keefe, E.S. (2014). Autism teacher education: A review of the literature. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Keefe, E.S. , Scanlon, D. & Baker, D. (2014). How teachers provide accommodations in the inclusive classroom. Poster presented at Council for Exceptional Children National Convention & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University and a doctoral candidate at Boston College. Her work focuses on the preparation of teachers who work with students with autism, including teacher education policy, most recently the Massachusetts autism teacher endorsement. Elizabeth has research interests in assistive and digital technology, including web 2.0, and their use in educational settings. She has over 20 years experience in public and private education settings, as a teacher, consultant and critical friend to various non-profits. Elizabeth is a member of the Board of Directors for Technology for Autism Now (TAN), the Massachusetts Autism Society of America, and the Autism Center of Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is President Elect of the Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children. Her term begins in 2016.Special Education Programs
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