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Mueller, Tracy Gershwin; Vick, Anna Moriarity – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
There is limited research about effective Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting practices that promote family-professional collaboration. One emerging practice, the Facilitated IEP (FIEP) meeting, has recently gained national attention for its team-based approach. In this study, the authors interview 32 FIEP participants about their…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Individualized Education Programs, Meetings, Teamwork
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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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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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Easterbrooks, Susan R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
Eight focus groups of teachers of students who are deaf/hard of hearing identified language instructional practices associated with either oral communication or total communication. This generated a set of 79 statements of practices that were then verified by program supervisors using a Likert-type scale. Teachers' identified practices differed…
Descriptors: Deafness, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Focus Groups
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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