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Lawson, Janelle E.; Firestone, Allison R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
In this study, the authors examine the impact of a community service learning course on undergraduate students' decisions to pursue careers as special education teachers or related service providers. Participants (N = 134) completed a course involving volunteer service with persons with disabilities in the local community and were surveyed as to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Career Choice, Special Education Teachers
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Lawson, Janelle E.; Cruz, Rebecca A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Classroom observations are an integral component of teacher evaluation systems, but little is known about who is best qualified to observe and evaluate special educators, who have a specialized skillset, and whether observation instruments adequately reflect their instructional practices. In this study, 19 special education teachers in California…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers
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Urbach, Jennifer; Moore, Brooke A.; Klingner, Janette K.; Galman, Sally; Haager, Diane; Brownell, Mary T.; Dingle, Mary – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to understand special education teachers' beliefs regarding their roles and responsibilities and to determine how these beliefs differ among more and less accomplished teachers. In this study, the authors examine the interviews of special education teachers identified as either more or less accomplished based on the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility
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Courey, Susan Joan; Tappe, Phyllis; Siker, Jody; LePage, Pam – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Efficient lesson planning with universal design for learning (UDL) enables teachers to more effectively meet students' individual needs. In this study, a comparison of lesson plans by teacher candidates in a teacher preparation program before and after UDL training is presented. After training, teachers (n = 45) incorporated more differentiated…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Technology, Learning Theories, Lesson Plans
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Suhrheinrich, Jessica – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Although evidence-based practices (EBPs) for educating children with autism, such as pivotal response training (PRT), exist, teachers often lack adequate training to use these practices. The current investigation examined the efficacy of a 6-hour group workshop plus individual coaching for training 20 teachers to use PRT. Results indicate that the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Autism, Workshops, Faculty Development
Esposito, Mary C.; Lal, Shirley – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
In an effort to better serve the school districts within its service area and the unique credential candidate population, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) implemented an accelerated alternative certification program based upon the Professional Development School (PDS) model hereinafter referred to as SPED PDS. During the…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation, Urban Areas, Teacher Shortage