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Spear, Caitlin F.; Piasta, Shayne B.; Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria; Ottley, Jennifer R.; Justice, Laura M.; O'Connell, Ann A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In this study, we provide a contemporary examination of the similarities and differences between early childhood general educators (ECEs) and early childhood special educators (ECSEs) within a theoretically driven model that accounted for the associations of beliefs and knowledge with practice. We used structural equation modeling to examine the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Lasley, Thomas J., II; Siedentop, Daryl; Yinger, Robert – Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
All those responsible for the preparation of teachers agree that having a highly qualified teacher in every classroom is essential to student academic achievement. The research of the past decade by William Sanders and others clearly demonstrates the significance of the teacher in fostering student growth and academic achievement. What researchers…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Teacher Education
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Sutton, Rosemary E. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
In this article, the author reports on the curricular changes and testing focus that have occurred in her teaching since PRAXIS II: Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) tests were mandated in Ohio, where she teaches at an urban, open admissions, commuter university. Classroom dilemmas are analyzed as they relate to changes in assessments,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Testing, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Gideonse, Hendrik D.; Joseph, Ellis A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1982
Administrators of teacher education programs should exert more leadership and insist on higher standards and adequate resources for their programs. Ohio's new teacher education standard provides for a ratio of one faculty member for every 14 students. (PP)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Educational Needs, Educational Quality