Educators Named Tops In Their Field
5, 2001 -- Two University of Virginia educators have
been cited as being among the most influential people nationwide
in special education.
national journal, Remedial and Special Education, included Daniel
Hallahan and James Kauffman among the top 54 most influential people
in the field. The individuals and their contributions to the field
were cited in the November/December issue of the journal.
professor and chair of the Department of Curriculum, Instruction
and Special Education in U.Va.s Curry School of Education,
was recognized for two major contributions, which included his influential
textbooks and applying "self-monitoring technology to enhance
attention to academics in students with learning disabilities."
the Charles S. Robb Professor of Education, was cited for three
major contributions, including his behavior interventions in special
education. The article also described Kauffman as a "catalyst
for emotional and behavior disabilities" and noted that he
"served as a conscience for the field on critical issues."
and Kauffman are longtime faculty members in the Curry Schools
special education department, which U.S. News & World Report
magazine ranks fourth among special education programs nationwide.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857