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Schles, Rachel Anne; Robertson, Rachel E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Given the importance of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for improving outcomes for students with disabilities, it is key that preservice special education teachers have the opportunity to implement EBPs with high levels of fidelity during their teacher preparation program. For this reason, the authors conducted a systematic review of the…
Descriptors: Role, Feedback (Response), Evidence Based Practice, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sindelar, Paul T.; Fisher, Tiffany L.; Myers, Jonté A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
With vetted data from state department of education websites, the authors undertook to update previous studies of special education licensure. They organized state licensure structures by the presence or absence of (a) grade bands and (b) differentiations (by category or severity). They assessed the impact of structure on student outcomes and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Program Effectiveness
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Woolf, Sara B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Special education teachers are expected to fulfill diverse teaching and nonteaching tasks in comparison to their general education peers. However, their performance is evaluated with measures that were normed for use with general education teachers. These specialty teachers are also routinely evaluated by professionals who may lack formal special…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Biggs, Elizabeth E.; Gilson, Carly B.; Carter, Erik W. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
The prominence of paraprofessionals in the education of students with severe disabilities highlights the importance of ensuring special education teachers provide effective supervision and support. The authors conducted in-depth individual interviews with members of nine educational teams--a total of 22 teachers and paraprofessionals--to identify…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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van Garderen, Delinda; Scheuermann, Amy; Poch, Apryl L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
In this article, we present findings that examined special education teachers' perception of students' with disabilities ability, instructional needs, and difficulties for using visual representations (VRs) as a strategy to solve mathematics problems. In addition, whether these perceptions differed by instructional grade or setting currently…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Students with Disabilities
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Hsiao, Yun-Ju; Sorensen Petersen, Sara – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent the identified 25 evidence-based practices were provided in teacher education and in-service training programs for special education teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder. A total of 63 participants completed the online questionnaire. The number and percentage of responses in…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers
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Mueller, Tracy Gershwin; Massafra, Aimee; Robinson, Jason; Peterson, Lori – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Research about Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting outcomes indicates special educators are unprepared and uncertain about practices designed to encourage meaningful IEP team participation. In response to these challenges, we crafted a simulated IEP (SIEP) project for preservice special education teachers as part of their licensure…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Individualized Education Programs, Meetings, Preservice Teacher Education
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Washburn, Erin K.; Mulcahy, Candace A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Skilled reading is a complex process in which many subskills are involved, including an awareness of the morphological structure of language. Morphological awareness is the ability to understand how words are broken into meaningful units (e.g., affixes, root words). Explicit and systematic teaching of morphological concepts are reported to help…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Instruction
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Dutt, Anuradha S.; Chen, Iris; Nair, Rahul – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
The aim of this exploratory study was to investigate the level of skills and training needs reported by special educators and teaching associates in functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and behavioral interventions within special education (SPED) schools in Singapore. The Skills and Needs Inventories in Functional Behavior Assessments and…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention
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Strassfeld, Natasha M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
More than 40 years after passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), some special education teacher preparation programs offer limited coursework on parent involvement, advocacy, or home-school collaboration. For pre-service special education teachers and/or novice special education teachers working with students with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Parent Participation, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kyzar, Kathleen B.; Mueller, Tracy Gershwin; Francis, Grace L.; Haines, Shana J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Family--professional partnerships (FPPs) are an important, federally mandated part of the American education system that benefit all students, but especially students with disabilities. Although special education teacher preparation programs offer a viable and sustainable way to enhance FPPs, little is known about the degree to which these…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty, Partnerships in Education
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Scheeler, Mary Catherine; Morano, Stephanie; Lee, David L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
In today's autistic-support classrooms, paraeducators are tasked with working with our neediest students yet report that they are unprepared for their roles despite attempts at training. The special education teachers who are tasked with coaching and supervising several paraeducators at a time in their classrooms report that they too are…
Descriptors: Autism, Feedback (Response), Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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van Garderen, Delinda; Scheuermann, Amy; Poch, Apryl; Murray, Mary M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
The use of visual representations (VRs) in mathematics is a strongly recommended practice in special education. Although recommended, little is known about special educators' knowledge of and instructional emphasis about VRs. Therefore, in this study, the authors examined special educators' own knowledge of and their instructional emphasis with…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Visual Aids, Mathematics Instruction
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Alves, Kat D.; Kennedy, Michael J.; Kellems, Ryan O.; Wexler, Jade; Rodgers, Wendy J.; Romig, John Elwood; Peeples, Katherine N. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
General and special education teachers need to have an understanding of effective practices for providing vocabulary instruction to students with and without disabilities across grade levels and content areas. Preservice teachers in this study (N = 121) received training in evidence-based practices for vocabulary instruction via a series of three…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement
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Lawson, Janelle E.; Firestone, Allison R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
In this study, the authors examine the impact of a community service learning course on undergraduate students' decisions to pursue careers as special education teachers or related service providers. Participants (N = 134) completed a course involving volunteer service with persons with disabilities in the local community and were surveyed as to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Career Choice, Special Education Teachers
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