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Lee, Changnam; Picanco, Kathryn E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
The purpose of this article is to examine and analyze current instructional practices in relation to the phases of learning so that K-12 teachers can use those practices effectively to accommodate students' diverse needs in learning. In the analysis, the authors focus on the proper uses of instructional methods to maximize students' learning…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Individualized Instruction, Educational Change, Learning Theories
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Maddox, Laura L.; Marvin, Christine A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Training and technical assistance programs for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have emerged in many states as educators, administrators, and institutions of higher education attempt to address the increasing needs for enhancing the knowledge and skills of educators and disseminating the ever-growing knowledge of educational practices. This report…
Descriptors: Autism, Trainees, Technical Assistance, Educational Practices
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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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Pugach, Marleen C.; Blanton, Linda P.; Correa, Vivian I. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
This article provides an analysis of how collaborative teacher education has developed in terms of practice, discourse, and the relationship between general and special education across three historical stages. It explores how collaborative teacher education between general and special education has been positioned over time in relationship to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Change, Special Education
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Kretlow, Allison Graves; Bartholomew, Christina C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The authors conducted a comprehensive review of research to identify the impact of coaching on changes in preservice and in-service teachers' implementation of evidence-based practices. They identified a total of 13 studies from the 20 years of literature they searched. In general, coaching improved the extent to which teachers accurately…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Literature Reviews, Coaching (Performance), Evidence
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Simonsen, Brandi; Myers, Diane; DeLuca, Carla – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
Classroom management skills are critical for teachers. Yet teachers receive little training in classroom management, and empirical research on teacher training in classroom management is lacking. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of explicit training and performance feedback on teachers' implementation of three classroom…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques, Teacher Behavior, Social Behavior
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Devereaux, Temma Harris; Prater, Mary Anne; Jackson, Aaron; Heath, Melissa Allen; Carter, Nari J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
Special education faculty members (n = 12) from a large Western university participated in a four-year professional development program centered on increasing their cultural responsiveness. During the fourth year the primary investigator interviewed faculty members regarding their perceptions and the impact of the program. Each interview was…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes