ERIC Number: EJ1057541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Response to Intervention Preparation for Preservice Teachers: What Is the Status for Midwest Institutions of Higher Education
Harvey, Michael W.; Yssel, Nina; Jones, Ruth E.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v38 n2 p105-120 May 2015
In this study, the authors represent an exploratory investigation of current preparation of preservice teachers related to response to intervention (RTI) in institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) Regional Resource and Federal Centers (RRFCs) North Central Region and Pennsylvania. In this study, they use a two-stage sampling process to identify IHEs and their education faculty. A survey was designed by the researchers and administered electronically via email. Three hundred eleven IHEs with 771 preservice education faculty members from their respective states, colleges, and departments were invited to participate in the study. There were 227 usable surveys returned for a 29.4% return rate. The authors found special education faculty indicating high agreement on many items related to preservice preparation to implement RTI. Recommendations for future IHE RTI training to better prepare preservice teacher educators for RTI in local educational settings are included.
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Investigations, Special Education, Electronic Mail, Teacher Educators, Teacher Surveys, Curriculum Implementation, Special Education Teachers, Educational Practices, Teacher Competencies, Capacity Building, Knowledge Base for Teaching, State Policy, Teaching Methods, Evidence, Educational Principles, Likert Scales, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; No Child Left Behind Act 2001