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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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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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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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Hagaman, Jessica L.; Casey, Kathryn J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
In the field of special education, attrition plays a major role in a persistent teacher shortage problem. Over the past few decades, researchers in general education and special education have investigated the various reasons why new teachers leave the field and ways in which they can be better supported to stay in their positions. Despite the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility
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Woolf, Sara B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Teacher performance evaluation represents a high stakes issue as evidenced by its pivotal emphasis in national and local education reform initiatives and federal policy levers. National, state, and local education leaders continue to experience unprecedented pressure to adopt standardized benchmarks to reflect and link student achievement data to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Academic Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
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Hunt, Jessica H.; Powell, Selma; Little, Mary E.; Mike, Alyson – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
There is a critical need to mentor novice special education teachers to meet the current and projected teacher shortages. However, due to the various skill-levels of beginning special education teachers in schools and the small number of current special educators in each school who could serve as mentors, there is difficulty finding…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth; Young, Christopher J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Since 1988, researchers have monitored the extent and severity of the chronic special education (SE) faculty shortage. The present study sought to add to this knowledge base by (a) gathering data on the supply and demand of leadership personnel in SE since the "2001 Faculty Shortage Study"; (b) combining and comparing these data with other sources…
Descriptors: Evidence, Supply and Demand, Doctoral Programs, Labor Market
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Neeper, Lance S.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe the use of service-learning (SL) by special education faculty at 4-year colleges and universities across the United States, and to determine faculty attitudes and beliefs about the application of SL in special education. Participants included faculty with experience in SL teaching and/or research in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Special Education Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Truong, Anthony; Watson, Roxanne; Hartley, Melissa D.; Robb, Susan Mortorff; Gilmore, Robert – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Three studies are described in this article. Each is focused on a different aspect of the long-standing initiative that supports special education doctoral students. This initiative is one of the discretionary programs of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act that is managed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Public Agencies
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Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Wood, Charles L.; Hicks, S. Christy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
Researchers have conducted two prior longitudinal retrospective syntheses of the journal "Teacher Education and Special Education." The present authors' approach is different; they analyze only the content published during their tenure as editors. They define big ideas that they believe are representative of what they published. They found that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Research Methodology, Disabilities, Program Descriptions
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Unzueta, Caridad H.; Moores-Abdool, Whitney; Vazquez Donet, Dolores – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The authors explore the perceptions related to cohort education models (CEMs) of special education professors and doctoral students at a Carnegie-designated research extensive university in a multicultural, urban area in the southeastern United States. Three themes emerged: (a) Organizational efficiency of CEMs and benefits to student learning…
Descriptors: School Administration, Urban Areas, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Rosas, Clarissa; Campbell, Lisa – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandates that every classroom be staffed with a "highly qualified teacher." Research supports that teachers' content knowledge affects student achievement. However, the special education population continues to be taught by teachers who do not have the content area background they teach. In addition,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Disabilities
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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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Jones, Melissa L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
With the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), the Council for Exceptional Children's Content Standards for Beginning Special Education Teachers (2002), and the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004), the research to practice gap in special education has garnered increased attention.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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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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