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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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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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Murphy, Michelle R.; Marshall, Kathleen J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed to encourage a common focus of instruction and evaluation in the areas of mathematics, reading/language arts, writing, speaking, and listening. As of 2011, all but five states have adopted CCSS for math and English Language Arts (ELA), with another adopting only the standards for ELA. With…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, State Standards, Focus Groups
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Whitaker, Susan D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
This study surveyed 156 special education teachers in South Carolina after their first year of teaching. Teachers reported they received less assistance than needed in all areas, especially in learning special education policies, procedures, and paperwork; materials and resources; and curriculum and instruction. They reported receiving the most…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fennick, Ellen; Liddy, Deana – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
A survey of special education (n=95) and general education (n=73) co-teachers found they had little scheduled mutual planning time. Teachers agreed about who takes responsibility for evaluation, but each group believed itself more responsible for instruction and behavior management. Few teachers experienced the teacher preparations rated most…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers
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Marlowe, Mike; Maycock, George – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
Two experimental studies involving 70 preservice teachers are described that examined the effect of literary texts in teacher education on changing attitudes toward children with disabilities. In both studies, reading literary texts was more effective than reading professional texts in promoting positive attitude change. Implications are…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Utley, Cheryl A.; Delquadri, Joseph C.; Obiakor, Festus E.; Mims, Victoria A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
A survey of 403 general and special education teachers found most had received no training in multicultural education even though most reported that cultural knowledge would help them understand the influence of their students' verbal and nonverbal learning/behavioral styles. Knowledge about the language of multicultural students and child…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Disabilities
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O'Shea, Lawrence J.; Stoddard, Kim; O'Shea, Dorothy J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
A survey of 70 preservice special educators and 78 experienced special educators found the groups shared similar, negative perceptions regarding their general educator counterparts' skills to adapt general education curricula and to accommodate students' needs for statewide assessments. Groups differed in their beliefs regarding student…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Treder, David W.; Morse, William C.; Ferron, John M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
A study reexamined the results of a study which indicated that more effective teachers were less willing to include students with special needs in their classrooms. Using a different method for identifying effective teachers (n=149), the present study found results that were in direct contrast to earlier results. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
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Hodge, Samuel R.; Jansma, Paul – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
A study examined attitudes of 704 future physical educators towards teaching students with disabilities. Female physical educators, with experience teaching individuals with disabilities, exhibited more favorable attitudes toward teaching students with disabilities than their male peers (with and without such teaching experience) and female peers…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools