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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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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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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Salzberg, Charles – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1994
This paper addresses the need for a national comprehensive data collection system to guide policy on special education faculty supply and demand. It discusses current information about special education leadership personnel, the historical roots of leadership training, and the influence of federal grant programs. Topics to be included in such a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Data Collection, Databases, Disabilities
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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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Wolf, Barbara L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1990
This paper discusses the background and context of the national assessment movement as it relates to special education teacher preparation programs; the relationship between assessment and accreditation, with attention to the federal regulations for education effectiveness; recommendations for assessment planning; and suggested content areas for…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Outcomes Assessment, Disabilities, Education Majors
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Golightly, Carolyn Jane – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1988
A review of existing special education training models is presented along with a rationale for preservice training in the transdisciplinary team process. The transdisciplinary process is described, and recommendations for implementation of a transdisciplinary training program in special education teacher preparation are given. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Harris, Kathleen C., – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1987
A high school pilot program is described in which 10 special education staff members provided services to 33 regular educators and 83 learning handicapped students in regular classrooms. Implications for defining the structure and service delivery of an effective program and the teacher competencies needed for successful implementation are…
Descriptors: Competence, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Educational Cooperation
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Blackhurst, A. Edward; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1987
A list of microcomputing competencies associated with functions that special education professors typically perform was assessed by 148 special education faculty who use microcomputers. Word processing was rated as the single most useful competency, along with the category of providing instruction about microcomputer applications in special…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Higher Education
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Davis, Jane C.; Maheady, Larry – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1991
A survey of general education teachers, special education teachers, and building principals in Michigan assessed their agreement with the Regular Education Initiative (REI) goals and methods. Analysis of the 605 responses indicated general agreement with REI goals and procedures. Most educators believed that pragmatic factors posed the greatest…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rude, Harvey A.; Lee, Patricia A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1990
The paper describes Colorado's needs-based special education programs and investigates the most useful predictive performance measures for 100 students enrolled in a teacher education preservice program, analyzing such factors as the relationship between admission criteria and student teaching performance. Recommendations for revisions in…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Admission Criteria, Disabilities, Education Majors
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Cheney, Christine O.; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1990
Project NETWORC (Nevada Educational Television Working Out in Rural Communities) is presented as a model for ensuring effective preparation of rural special education teachers by delivering university courses to individuals already working in rural communities. Four courses are offered, each having a video segment, audioteleconferencing segment,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Distance Education
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Kukic, Steven J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1989
The paper argues for noncategorical certification of special educators drawing on the effective schools literature, educational philosophy, legal precedent, research, and practical considerations. The Utah experience in establishing noncategorical certification is described. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Philosophy, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Siders, Jane Z.; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1987
The University Affiliated Program at the University of Southern Mississippi developed and implemented a model preservice transdisciplinary training program to prepare graduate leadership personnel in early intervention. The program components include a competency-based curriculum; options for field experiences; diverse training options; and links…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities