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Doan, Kim – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
When discussions of at-risk students arise, Asian-American students are rarely mentioned. The stereotype of the model minority hurts at-risk Asian-American students. While their successful counterparts dominate honor rolls, at-risk Asian-American students are often overlooked and underserved. This paper discusses at-risk Asian-American students…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, High Risk Students, Asian American Students, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Munk, Dennis D.; Lynch, Kathleen; Wyland, Sharon; Dorsch, Nina; Zurita, Leslie; Bosma, Julie; Rouse, Joanne – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
Preparing educators to teach in inclusive classrooms is a critical first step in ensuring that all students in P-12 programs receive exemplary educational services. The need to restructure personnel preparation in response to the increasing diversity and inclusiveness of public school classrooms has evolved from discussion and debate more than a…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Disabilities, Program Descriptions
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Gehrke, Rebecca Swanson; Murri, Nancy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
This mixed methods study gathered information about the experiences of beginning special education teachers, their systems of support, and their intent to continue their careers in the field. Individual open-ended interviews were conducted with 8 first and second year special education teachers to obtain their perceptions of their first year of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Likert Scales, 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
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Kim, Young-Gyoung; Angell, Maureen E.; O'Brian, Mary; Strand, Kenneth B.; Fulk, Barbara M.; Watts, Emily H. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
A statewide survey was completed by 234 special education teachers with experience in developing assessment portfolios within the Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) system. Relationships between these teachers' demographics and their perspectives, concerns, and self-reported practices related to the IAA system was identified and described. These…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Practices, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Simon, Joan B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandates that free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) be provided to children with educationally-defined disabilities. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) requirement (i.e., team meeting and document) is the method for providing FAPE to children. Previous research has failed to consider…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Disabilities
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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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Knapczyk, Dennis R.; Hew, Khe Foon; Frey, Timothy J.; Wall-Marencik, Wendy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
This study investigated the use of online mentoring in giving professional support to 26 limited licensed teachers doing a practicum in the area of emotional/behavioral disorders. The practicum involved planning, implementing and evaluating an intervention for a learner in the teacher's classroom who displayed longstanding problems in behavior.…
Descriptors: Practicums, Behavior Disorders, Mentors, Intervention
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
Knapczyk, Dennis R.; Frey, Timothy J.; Wall-Marencik, Wendy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
More and more colleges and universities are utilizing web-based instruction to meet the educational needs of teachers seeking certification in special education, and effective course design strategies for using this technology are needed. In this article we present results form a survey of 54 teachers who evaluated 6 design considerations for…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Faculty Development
Scanlon, David; Gallego, Margaret; Duran, Grace Zamora; Reyes, Elba I. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
Teachers? adoption of a new teaching practice is related to their investment in staff development and the degree to which they consider it worthwhile. We conducted an interactive staff development, which involved teachers in the analysis, practice, and refinement of new instructional activities. Data from teaching observations, interviews and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Alghazo, Emad M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
In this study, the author examined special education teacher's perceptions of their effective instruction practices in teaching students with disabilities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Participants included 107 prospective teachers who teach in special education classrooms, and 107 prospective teachers who teach in centers. They responded to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Arabs
Maheady, Larry; Harper, Gregory F.; Mallette, Barbara; Karnes, Melinda – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2004
This study focused on preservice general education teachers who were prepared to use an evidence-based teaching practice and the effects the practice had on their pupils' academic performance. Participants learned to use Juniper Gardens Children's Project's Class Wide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) program through a two-hour workshop and with in class…
Descriptors: Students, Validity, Tutoring, Spelling
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
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