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Harvey, Michael W.; Yssel, Nina; Jones, Ruth E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 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,…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Investigations
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Santos, Rosa Milagros; Ruppar, Andrea L.; Jeans, Laurie M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
This article provides a description of service learning implemented in an introductory special education course focused on the culture of disability. Collaborating with liaisons from five community service organizations, students provided services to individuals with disabilities in a variety of projects across two semesters. Communication and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Service Learning, Special Education Teachers, Field Experience Programs
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Robb, Susan Mortorff; West, Jane; Tyler, Naomi Chowdhuri – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The roles and obligations of teacher educators have expanded substantially in recent years. Expectations have increased because of national concerns about the overall achievement results of all students and because of specific federal mandates--expressed in reauthorizations of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals With Disabilities…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Leyser, Yona – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
General education teachers (n=560) and special education teachers (n=139) in Israel completed measures about instructional practices and self-efficacy. Special education teachers reported using more frequently individualized instruction strategies and assessment procedures. General educators reported communicating more with parents and students.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Sindelar, Paul T.; Brownell, Mary T. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
Discussion of the research-to-practice gap in special education focuses on the dissemination problems of scale, school politics, and social and institutional contexts, including schools of education. Recommendations include improving access to a teacher friendly research knowledge base, improving preservice education, creating broader staff…
Descriptors: Diffusion (Communication), Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ewing, Norma J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This article discusses the lack of attention to the ethical, political, social, and cultural dimensions of teaching in many teacher education programs and argues that all teacher educators should shoulder the responsibility of helping prospective teachers become routinely reflective regarding moral and ethical issues and providing equal…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Disabilities, Educational Discrimination, Educational Philosophy
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Patton, James M.; Townsend, Brenda L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This introductory article discusses the extent to which teacher education, leadership development, school arrangements, and disciplinary practices affect African American learners with disabilities. It urges educators to engage in critical self-reflection to examine their ethical and sociopolitical philosophy and practices that privilege some…
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Disabilities, Discipline Policy
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Stowitschek, Joseph J.; Cheney, Douglas A.; Schwartz, Ilene S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article calls for a rethinking of inservice education for teachers of children with disabilities as well as an investment in experimental modes of teacher renewal. Examples are presented of short-term internships where teachers are immersed in exemplary practices by host teachers in early education and school-to-adult life transition…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices