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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
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
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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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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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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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White, Marlene; Mason, Christine Y. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
Much of the research on mentoring has been either case study in nature or conducted with general educators. To understand the impact of mentoring for special educators, a consensus document prescribing guidelines for mentoring was developed and used across 7 national sites with 244 new teachers and 253 mentors. Results from the new teacher and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Surveys, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E.; Jolivette, Kristine – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of five years of system-wide reform on factors associated with the job satisfaction of juvenile justice teachers. Prior to this research, no data were available on the effect of reform on the job satisfaction of this population. A comprehensive survey was administered to teachers who had been in the…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Juvenile Justice, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Bouck, Emily C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
This study addressed special education teachers? perspectives of secondary special education for students with mild mental impairment and learning disabilities. Secondary special education teachers responded to a survey regarding teacher preparation and teacher satisfaction. Results from the study suggested that changes need to be made to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness
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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