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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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Hanline, Mary Frances – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify events in the field experiences of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) preservice teachers that were perceived by the preservice teachers as influencing their thinking in relation to ECSE practices. The preservice teachers' weekly reflective journals, university supervisor observation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Intervention, Field Experience Programs, Preschool Evaluation
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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
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Kim, Young-Gyoung; Angell, Maureen E.; O'Brian, Mary; Strand, Kenneth B.; Fulk, Barbara M.; Watts, Emily H. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
A statewide survey was completed by 234 special education teachers with experience in developing assessment portfolios within the Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) system. Relationships between these teachers' demographics and their perspectives, concerns, and self-reported practices related to the IAA system was identified and described. These…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Practices, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes