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Fink Chorzempa, Barbara; Smith, Michael D.; Sileo, Jane M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Within their teacher preparation courses and field experiences, preservice teachers are introduced to numerous instructional practices, not all of which are considered research-based. For this reason, instruction in how to evaluate the effectiveness of one's practices is essential, but it is often a lacking component of initial certification…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers
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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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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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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