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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
Cavazos, Linda; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Ortiz, Alba – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
This mixed methods descriptive study examined the effects of job-embedded professional development (JEPD) in reading on the content knowledge and instructional practice of teachers of English learners (ELs). Four first-grade teachers of ELs at one urban elementary school received JEPD over the course of a year. Results of pre- and posttests of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Pearl, Cynthia E.; Vasquez, Eleazar, III.; Marino, Matthew T.; Wienke, Wilfred; Donehower, Claire; Gourwitz, Jillian; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Duerr, Sunny R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to provide content validation for quality indicators included in an observation instrument developed to evaluate classrooms serving students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A panel of 103 subject-matter experts consisting of a mixture of field personnel (n = 64; 59 classroom teachers, five school administrators)…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Inclusion
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
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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Sebald, Ann – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Seventy-six teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing within a western state of the United States were surveyed to explore their perceptions of the (a) importance of self-determination, (b) skills taught to students, (c) skills used by students, and (d) benefits associated with teaching self-determination. Results indicated that teachers believed…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Skill Analysis
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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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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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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
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Whitaker, Susan D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
This study surveyed 156 special education teachers in South Carolina after their first year of teaching. Teachers reported they received less assistance than needed in all areas, especially in learning special education policies, procedures, and paperwork; materials and resources; and curriculum and instruction. They reported receiving the most…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Weber, Roberta K.; Forgan, James W.; Schoon, Perry L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
For most experienced educators, choosing software for children with disabilities is challenging as the number of programs in our technology rich marketplace increases dramatically. Purchasing titles for entertainment is much less complicated than selecting effective educational materials based upon sound instructional objectives through a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Instructional Material Evaluation, Computer Software Selection
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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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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
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