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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
Klehm, Mary – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Many students with disabilities (SWD) are not meeting proficiency, and achievement scores disaggregated by disability status show that SWD are often not meeting progress targets established by states. A survey was developed to collect data from 218 general and special educators to analyze trends in teachers' attitudes and practices that may be…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Teaching Methods
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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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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
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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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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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Cramer, Elizabeth; Nevin, Ann – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
A mixed methodology approach was used to study the relationship between general and special educators who were co-teaching. On two co-teacher assessment instruments, sums of ratings from special educators and general elementary and secondary educators in an urban multicultural school district in the southeastern USA were similar to those obtained…
Descriptors: Children, Special Education Teachers, Research Methodology, Teacher Attitudes
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Lava, Valerie F.; Recchia, Susan L.; Giovacco-Johnson, Tricia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2004
Twenty-five recent graduates of a Master's Program in Early Childhood Special Education participated in focus group interviews designed to explore their perceptions and experiences regarding their first years of practice in urban schools. Findings revealed that participants faced many challenges including collaboration with colleagues, seeking…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Focus Groups, Special Needs Students, Teacher Qualifications
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Nichols, Amy Sloan; Sosnowsky, Frances LaPlante – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
This study with 77 special education teachers examined degrees of burnout and number of heterogeneous disability categories, caseload size, and proportion of students with emotional impairments. Only the proportion of emotionally impaired students affected teacher burnout by increasing depersonalization. Burnout was also related to dissatisfaction…
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Mild Disabilities, Self Contained Classrooms
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Fennick, Ellen; Liddy, Deana – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
A survey of special education (n=95) and general education (n=73) co-teachers found they had little scheduled mutual planning time. Teachers agreed about who takes responsibility for evaluation, but each group believed itself more responsible for instruction and behavior management. Few teachers experienced the teacher preparations rated most…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers
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Blanchett, Wanda J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
Seventy-four special educators who were involved in transition-related activities rated the importance of 30 transition-related teacher competencies. All competencies were identified by the majority of respondents as important. Competencies related to teaching money management skills and involving parents received the highest ratings. (Contains…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Money Management, Parent Participation, Secondary Education
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Utley, Cheryl A.; Delquadri, Joseph C.; Obiakor, Festus E.; Mims, Victoria A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
A survey of 403 general and special education teachers found most had received no training in multicultural education even though most reported that cultural knowledge would help them understand the influence of their students' verbal and nonverbal learning/behavioral styles. Knowledge about the language of multicultural students and child…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Disabilities