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Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Collins, Belva C.; Spooner, Fred; Olcay-Gul, Seray – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The researchers in this study used a multiple baseline design across dyads to examine the effects of professional development with coaching to train general education teachers to use a simultaneous prompting procedure when teaching academic core content to students with autism and the effects of the procedure on the students' outcomes. Three…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Methods
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Rock, Marcia L.; Spooner, Fred; Nagro, Sarah; Vasquez, Eleazar; Dunn, Cari; Leko, Melinda; Luckner, John; Bausch, Margaret; Donehower, Claire; Jones, Jennie L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Contemporary challenges confronting special education teachers include, in part, workload, role ambiguity, evaluation, and shortages. Based on these and other challenges, the piece-meal fragmented approach to pre- and in-service training, which exists currently, needs to be replaced with 21st century models of special education teacher development…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Disabilities, Change Agents
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Browder, Diane M.; Jimenez, Bree Ann; Mims, Pamela J.; Knight, Victoria F.; Spooner, Fred; Lee, Angel; Flowers, Claudia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The "What Works Clearinghouse" guidelines for high-quality professional development were used to develop a Tell, Show, Try, and Apply (TSTA) method of training. This method was used to train teachers to align instruction to grade-level content for students with severe developmental disabilities. A total of 193 teachers of students who…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Professional Development, Developmental Disabilities, Autism
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Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Wood, Charles L.; Hicks, S. Christy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
Researchers have conducted two prior longitudinal retrospective syntheses of the journal "Teacher Education and Special Education." The present authors' approach is different; they analyze only the content published during their tenure as editors. They define big ideas that they believe are representative of what they published. They found that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Research Methodology, Disabilities, Program Descriptions
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Anderson, Kelly M.; Spooner, Melba; Calhoun, Mary Lynne; Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
This manuscript seeks to share the continuous improvement endeavors by the College of Education faculty and administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from initial preparation and planning through their successful national and state accreditation achieved in November 2005. Beginning with the unit's revision of their conceptual…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Program Development, Higher Education
Jordan, LuAnn; Smith, Sean; Dillon, Ann S.; Algozzine, Bob; Beattie, John; Spooner, Fred; Fisher, Ashlee L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2004
Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) create concerns in public education and in teacher education programs. Because of continuous advances in technology, distance learning is a viable option for delivering coursework to preservice and inservice teacher education students challenged by geography, time…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Public Education, Online Courses
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Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
This introduction to an article for special education teacher faculty on understanding copyright and intellectual property notes the increasing relevance of the issue as faculty move into forms of distance and distributed education, technology-mediated instruction, or distance and blended education. (Contains 2 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Court Litigation
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Beattie, John; Spooner, Fred; Jordan, LuAnn; Algozzine, Bob; Spooner, Melba – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
This study compared student ratings of graduate teacher education courses given either on campus or off campus through distance learning technology. Overall, course, instructor, and general ratings were similar for the course given regardless of setting or delivery format. Discussion focuses on appropriate applications of distance learning…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Distance Education
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Kiefer-O'Donnell, Richard; Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
An introduction to a section on e-learning and effective pedagogy notes the explosive growth of instructional technology and the need for guiding principles in its application. It focuses on two areas: the instructional needs and anticipated outcomes for personnel preparation programs in special education and electronic student assessment.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Distance Education
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Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This article introduces the following two articles and discusses the challenges of integrating educational technology in teacher education programs, the stress and frustration of using educational technology, and the need to remember the value added in teaching, research, and providing services using technology enhancements in teacher education…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology
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Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1999
This introductory article discusses technology-mediated education and instruction by exploring professional issues and distance education courses. It also summarizes the articles that follow on multimedia and distance learning technologies, a successful faculty technology training effort, and a technology effort to deliver courses off-campus. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Spooner, Fred; Spooner, Melba; Algozzine, Bob; Jordan, LuAnn – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1998
Addresses the promises, practices, and pitfalls of distance education for training additional special-education teachers. A table summarizes current distance-learning practices broken down into use of either asynchronous technology or synchronous technology. Advantages (such as fewer teachers reaching more students and low cost instruction) and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational Practices, Educational Technology
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Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1996
Reflects on the differing viewpoints in previous articles addressing the preparation of special education teachers. Discusses the need for the special education field to continue to use effective instructional strategies and share them with general education change agents to better the lives of all children. (CR)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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Spooner, Fred; Johnson, Lawrence – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1996
This introductory article to the issue, which focuses on the preparation of special education teachers, discusses the different perspectives of winners of the Teacher Education Division Publication Award. Evaluates whether special education departments should work with general education in teacher preparation. Provides list of winners and their…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement
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Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1996
Discusses the difficulties in attracting and preparing special educators in the area of severe disabilities. A University of North Carolina at Charlotte program that uses distance learning to prepare special educators to work with students with severe disabilities is described, along with the benefits of distance learning. (CR)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Severe Disabilities