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Voltz, Deborah L.; Collins, Loucrecia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
Special education administrators must be prepared for their leadership roles in inclusive, culturally diverse, standards-based school settings. These challenges create the need for new skills, required for effective special education leaders in the 21st century. In this article, the authors examine the standards used to prepare special education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Leadership, Special Education, Teachers
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
The diversity of teacher roles has been a long-standing concern in the field of special education. Role complexity has been implicated in teacher burnout and attrition and in the inefficiency of service delivery models. Recent evidence suggests that new policy may be further complicating teacher roles and that teachers may not be prepared for such…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teacher Role, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Collins, Belva C.; Schuster, John W.; Ludlow, Barbara L.; Duff, Michael – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
Based on a review of the literature and the authors' experience, this article addresses issues in three aspects of the planning and delivery of online content: (1) online support services; (2) technology assistance; and (3) course content. Recommendations are given for administrators and instructors involved in the delivery of online coursework in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Disabilities, Distance Education, Education Courses
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Tyler, Naomi C.; Easterling, Jeff; Smith-Davis, Judy; Clarke, Cynthia Cantou; Mims, Victoria A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
Discussion of the need for diversity in the teaching force, especially in special education, focuses on Congress's efforts to address this issue. It describes the Alliance 2000 Project, a federal program created to provide technical assistance to the nation's minority colleges and universities to increase their access to personnel preparation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Diversity (Faculty), Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
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Billingsley, Bonnie S.; Cross, Lawrence H. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1991
This study of 82 general educators with certification in special education found that over half would consider special education positions. Primary deterrents to special education teaching included paperwork and factors related to working with special populations; potential incentives included adequate teaching resources, minimal nonteaching…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Schuster, John W.; Stevens, Kay B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1991
This article specifies effective field-based supervising teacher characteristics and practices, to assist university personnel in selecting and guiding supervising teachers in special education. The characteristics and practices focus on understanding university expectations, preparing for the practicum student, providing an exemplary model and…
Descriptors: Competence, Cooperating Teachers, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sutherland, Doris J.; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1991
This study evaluated quality of orientation of reviewers of proposals submitted to the federal program, "Training Personnel for the Education of the Handicapped." The degree of consistency among groups of reviewers (n=184) who received various amounts of orientation training was compared. Findings suggested value in assigning fewer applications…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Grants
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Williams, Doris – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1990
Regular classroom teachers (n=114) who had taken a special education course were queried as to the value of the information presented to them, after they had begun to teach mainstreamed students. Results indicated that teachers considered the topics covered to be very important, and reported themselves to be fairly competent to deal with…
Descriptors: Competence, Disabilities, Education Majors, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scott, Sally S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1992
A national survey of higher education special education faculty (n=243) found respondents to be involved in formal support programs and other activities for college students with disabilities on a widespread basis but with minimal time commitments. Results suggest realigning institutional reward systems to address faculty interests and campus…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Disabilities, Faculty Development