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Bacon, Jessica; Blachman, Sheila – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
This analysis of the Special Education edTPA is written by two professors who co-taught a student teaching seminar at one institution and supported the first groups of teacher candidates required to submit the edTPA for certification in New York State. Data were gathered over three semesters and included open-ended student surveys, student…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Teacher Attitudes, Special Education, Student Teaching
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Intended as professional development for both new and experienced special educators, this article provides both the basic requirements and nuanced issues for foundational, successive, and overlapping key components under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): (a) child find, (b) eligibility, and (c) free appropriate public…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Marable, Michele A.; Leavitt-Noble, Kimberly; Grande, Marya – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
An investigation on the use of literature as part of the teacher preparation process probed the impact of book talks on teacher candidates' attitudes toward people with disabilities. Candidates in a 4-year undergraduate program participated in book talks reflecting subjects relevant to course work. Books reflected various effects of disability,…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Empathy, Preservice Teacher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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van Garderen, Delinda – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
A random sample of middle school special education teachers from various classroom settings completed a survey asking them about what instructional practices and materials they used to teach students with disabilities how to solve word problems, how much time they allocated to problem solving instruction, and what type of problems they gave their…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Transfer of Training, Problem Solving, Special Education Teachers