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McDonnell, John; Jameson, J. Matt; Riesen, Tim; Polychronis, Shamby; Crockett, Margaret A.; Brown, Brigid E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Distance teacher education programs employing videoconferencing technology and other online teaching tools are increasingly being used to prepare teachers of students with disabilities in rural and remote communities. This evaluation study compared the effectiveness of a distance and an on-campus teacher education program for teachers of students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Online Courses, Severe Disabilities
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Kurtts, Stephanie A.; Cooper, Jewell E.; Boyles, Carolyn – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
In North Carolina, where the state must hire 10,000 teachers every year just to fill existing classrooms, highly qualified special education teachers are included in the top three areas of greatest teacher shortage, behind math and science. Such needs, which include an increase in teachers from ethnic minorities, challenge teacher educators to…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Recruitment