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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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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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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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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