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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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Knackstedt, Kimberly M.; Leko, Melinda M.; Siuty, Molly Baustien – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
In this study, the authors present findings from a survey of 577 secondary special educators in a large Midwestern state regarding their reading pre-service and in-service teacher preparation and its effect on teachers' sense of preparedness for teaching reading to adolescents with disabilities. Six models were fitted using multinomial logistic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, Regression (Statistics), Teacher Attitudes
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Shepley, Collin; Lane, Justin D.; Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; Spriggs, Amy D.; Winstead, Olivia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Teachers in inclusive preschool classrooms are required to provide supports and instruction to children with and without developmental delays. In addition, teachers are required to use research and evidence-based practices, such as naturistic instructional procedures. Despite a plethora of research on the effectiveness and utility of naturalistic…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Inclusion, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Cavazos, Linda; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Ortiz, Alba – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
This mixed methods descriptive study examined the effects of job-embedded professional development (JEPD) in reading on the content knowledge and instructional practice of teachers of English learners (ELs). Four first-grade teachers of ELs at one urban elementary school received JEPD over the course of a year. Results of pre- and posttests of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Griffin, Cynthia C.; Dana, Nancy F.; Pape, Stephen J.; Algina, James; Bae, Jungah; Prosser, Sherri K.; League, Martha B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Enhancing all students' academic performance continues to be a national priority, and although achievement gains have been made overtime, shortfalls in mathematics learning for students with disabilities (SWD) remain. Research reveals that a substantial portion of the variability in students' mathematics achievement gains is due to the teacher. To…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Elementary School Mathematics, Inclusion
Kennedy, Michael J.; Rodgers, Wendy J.; Romig, John Elwood; Mathews, Hannah Morris; Peeples, Katherine N. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Improving inclusive middle school science teachers' vocabulary instruction is a critical step toward helping those professionals support the learning needs of all students. In this Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded project, inclusive science teachers received professional development using elements of a multimedia-based approach called…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Vocabulary, Faculty Development
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Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Collins, Belva C.; Spooner, Fred; Olcay-Gul, Seray – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The researchers in this study used a multiple baseline design across dyads to examine the effects of professional development with coaching to train general education teachers to use a simultaneous prompting procedure when teaching academic core content to students with autism and the effects of the procedure on the students' outcomes. Three…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Methods
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Rakap, Salih; Jones, Hazel A.; Emery, Alice Kaye – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
This article describes the development, implementation, and second-year evaluation of Project Autism Competencies for Endorsement (ACE), a web-based professional development (PD) program that is designed to train teachers currently working in the field to meet the unique and diverse needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Competencies
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McCray, Erica D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
In this article, the author details the findings of a study of completers during their last semester of a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in special education. The purpose of this multiple-case study was to understand how the extent to which the program was implemented, the participants' background and career trajectories, and the…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Case Studies
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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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Leblanc, Lise; Richardson, Warnie; Burns, Kimberly A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
The authors examine the influence of autism training sessions on a group of beginning teachers. The results of the study indicate that even a limited amount of professional development and/or training, strategically placed within the confines of a teacher training program, can both significantly increase participants' perceptions and knowledge of…
Descriptors: Autism, Training, Beginning Teachers, Anxiety
Knapczyk, Dennis R.; Frey, Timothy J.; Wall-Marencik, Wendy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
More and more colleges and universities are utilizing web-based instruction to meet the educational needs of teachers seeking certification in special education, and effective course design strategies for using this technology are needed. In this article we present results form a survey of 54 teachers who evaluated 6 design considerations for…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Faculty Development
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Layton, Carol A.; Lock, Robin H. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
Identifying appropriate evaluation strategies for students who are English Language Learners (ELL) and have a learning disability is of critical importance in today's schools. A lack of sensitivity to the differences in ELL characteristics and those of learning disabilities has often resulted in over-identification for special education services.…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Student Characteristics, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness