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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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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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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