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Klopfer, Kristina M.; Scott, Katreena; Jenkins, Jennifer; Ducharme, Joe – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Childhood emotional and behavioral problems are prevalent in elementary classroom settings, making it imperative that high-quality, efficacious training be available to support teachers in managing disruptive and distressed child behaviors. Our study used a randomized control design to examine the impact of 36 hours of preservice education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Pretests Posttests, Emotional Disturbances
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Bertuccio, Rebecca F.; Runion, Megan C.; Culler, Erica D.; Moeller, Jeremy D.; Hall, Cristin M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Most students with autism engage in the general education (GE) setting for a majority of the school day. Though there are standards to identify the expectations for educating students with autism in the inclusive classroom, GE teachers and paraeducators report limited knowledge and self-efficacy in supporting students with autism, and both…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Self Efficacy
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Siuty, Molly Baustien; Leko, Melinda M.; Knackstedt, Kimberly M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Teachers make numerous decisions each day, yet processes undergirding these decisions are elusive and have not been the subject of many in-depth investigations within special education. The purpose of this qualitative investigation, therefore, was to complete a micro-level analysis of the influence of curriculum on 11 middle school teachers'…
Descriptors: Role, Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making
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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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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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Dunst, Carl J.; Bruder, Mary Beth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
This paper includes results from a study that examined the relationships between teacher discipline, type of teaching degree, and teacher feelings of preparedness and the self-efficacy beliefs (competence and confidence) of early intervention and preschool teachers with regard to either natural environment or inclusion practices. The participants…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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Pancsofar, Nadya; Petroff, Jerry G. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Co-teaching is a widely implemented instructional strategy that poses unique challenges to teachers and may require targeted training. This study considers the role of pre-service and in-service professional development opportunities regarding co-teaching and teacher confidence, interests, and attitudes regarding co-teaching in a sample of general…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Opportunities, Interests, Teaching Methods
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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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Jasper, Andrea D.; Morris, Carrie Wachter – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Nonsuicidal self-injurious behavior (NSSIB) is one of the most perplexing and challenging behaviors special educators come across in their schools. Thus, there is a need for special educators to be equipped with information regarding NSSIB to help identify students with disabilities who engage in these behaviors and provide them with appropriate…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Self Efficacy, Special Education Teachers, Disabilities
Carlson, Elaine; Lee, Hyunshik; Westat, Karen Schroll – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2004
Using a nationally representative sample of 1,475 special education teachers, researchers used factor analysis to test five teacher quality factors with empirical and theoretical grounding in general education research: experience, credentials, self-efficacy, professional activities, and selected classroom practices. These factors were combined to…
Descriptors: Credentials, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Special Education