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McKenzie, Robert G. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
The degree to which special educators serve in a meaningful collaborative capacity in inclusive classrooms has come under scrutiny, and hence, the quality of collaboration training afforded requires examination.This article describes the results of a survey conducted with 53 undergraduate pre-service special education training programs…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Public Schools, General Education, Cooperation
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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
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Goeke, Jennifer L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
Case methods have emerged as a popular technique in teacher education, proposed as an important means of promoting conceptual change in preservice teachers. This article presents the results of a research study that used a mixed design methodology to investigate the effect of expert commentaries on prospective teachers' reasoning about inclusion…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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LePage, Pamela; Nielsen, Shelley; Fearn, Emilene J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
When graduate students enter special education programs, they arrive with dispositional knowledge that can assist or hinder them in their professional development. Over the course of two years, the researchers in this study assessed the dispositions of beginning teachers in a special education program at a west coast state university. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Daniel, Patricia L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
General education and special education teacher candidates lack experience in collaborating with each other as colleagues; however, upon graduating and entering their own classrooms, most are expected to know how to provide services to students with disabilities in the general classroom. This study describes the efforts of two professors, one in…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Munk, Dennis D.; Lynch, Kathleen; Wyland, Sharon; Dorsch, Nina; Zurita, Leslie; Bosma, Julie; Rouse, Joanne – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
Preparing educators to teach in inclusive classrooms is a critical first step in ensuring that all students in P-12 programs receive exemplary educational services. The need to restructure personnel preparation in response to the increasing diversity and inclusiveness of public school classrooms has evolved from discussion and debate more than a…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Disabilities, Program Descriptions
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Gehrke, Rebecca Swanson; Murri, Nancy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
This mixed methods study gathered information about the experiences of beginning special education teachers, their systems of support, and their intent to continue their careers in the field. Individual open-ended interviews were conducted with 8 first and second year special education teachers to obtain their perceptions of their first year of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Likert Scales, Special Education Teachers
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Alghazo, Emad M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
In this study, the author examined special education teacher's perceptions of their effective instruction practices in teaching students with disabilities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Participants included 107 prospective teachers who teach in special education classrooms, and 107 prospective teachers who teach in centers. They responded to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Arabs
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Weiss, Margaret P.; Lloyd, John – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
Six special educators at secondary level were observed and interviewed in their co-taught classrooms. The special educators took on roles ranging from providing support to the general educators to team teaching. Knowledge of content, attitude of the general educators, and scheduling issues influenced the role that each teacher took. (Contains…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Interprofessional Relationship
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McLeskey, James; Waldron, Nancy L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
Qualitative methods were used to examine teacher perceptions regarding curriculum and instructional changes made as inclusive programs for students with mild disabilities were developed and implemented in six elementary schools. Teachers reported fundamental changes had occurred related to curricular requirements, instructional methods, methods of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Kolar, Christine; Dickson, Shirley V. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
Seeking to strengthen preparation of preservice general educators for the realities of inclusive school settings, two special education teacher educators from different universities used content-based structured reflective log writing as an integral course requirement. Faced with teaching intensive course content within a limited time frame, the…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Qualitative Research
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Sexton, David; Snyder, Patricia; Lobman, Marcia; Daly, Theresa – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
This study examined the developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) beliefs of 113 practitioners employed in either general early childhood service settings (n=74) or special education service settings (n=39). Although results were remarkably similar across settings, differences were related to the appropriateness of implementing behavioral…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Snyder, Lynne; Garriott, Pamela; Aylor, Mary Williams – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
Preservice and inservice teachers enrolled in an inclusion course interviewed 28 teachers teaching in inclusive classrooms. Over half of the interviewed teachers failed to mention the importance of support services in their definitions of inclusion and the majority indicated teaching in inclusive settings is to some degree problematic. (Contains…
Descriptors: Course Content, Disabilities, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education
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McLeskey, James; Waldron, Nancy L.; So, Tak-shing H.; Swanson, Kristin; Loveland, Tracy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
A study compared perspectives of 78 teachers in inclusive schools and 84 teachers in non-inclusive schools. The inclusion teachers had significantly more positive perspectives regarding inclusion. The groups differed regarding how well prepared their school was for inclusion, concern with teachers' roles, and concern with the effect of inclusion.…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Elementary 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
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