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Hoover, John J.; Soltero-Gonz├ílez, Lucinda – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Special educators assume an essential leadership role in school-wide multilayered instructional systems for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse learners with and without disabilities, including learners at risk of being inappropriately referred for special education. Research findings from a model demonstration project are presented…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Disabilities, Primary Education
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Nagro, Sarah A.; deBettencourt, Laurie U.; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Carran, Deborah T.; Weiss, Margaret P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Internships are central to teacher preparation, but many novice teachers do not feel such student teaching experiences prepared them for teaching realities. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to understand the effects of guiding teacher candidates through common video-recording and self-reflection activities during student teaching…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Skills, Teacher Education
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Butler, Anne; Monda-Amaya, Lisa – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Challenging behavior can have adverse effects on both students and teachers, and preservice teachers often report feeling ill prepared to manage this behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine (a) preservice teacher perceptions of student and teacher behavior during scenarios of challenging behavior, (b) alternative solutions or strategies…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Behavior Problems
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Walker, Zachary – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Global comparisons of teacher education programs should start with an understanding of the school systems that teachers are being prepared for in their local contexts. The purpose of this article is to describe Singapore's dual education system as well as teacher preparation in a country that educates many students with disabilities in a separate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion, Educational Objectives
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Keller, Clayton; Al-Hendawi, Maha; Abuelhassan, Hadeel – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
The provision of special education for students with disabilities depends upon the availability of well-qualified special educators, which, in turn, depends upon the availability and characteristics of preparation programs. In countries of the world where special education systems are still developing the capacity to provide the education that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, International Cooperation
Billingsley, Glenna M.; Scheuermann, Brenda K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Teacher educators of pre-service teachers of students with special needs face challenges in providing the unique knowledge and skills required of highly qualified special education teachers. The emerging use of various forms of virtual technology, however, offers realistic solutions to these problems. This systematic review of literature examines…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Opportunities
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Rock, Marcia L.; Billingsley, Bonnie – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Casting special education teacher development as an avatar living in a virtual and changing landscape is a creative way to consider the current state of the field and project possible futures. In this commentary, the authors consider areas that may help strengthen the Avatar, including conceptualizing and identifying the outcomes of teacher…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Alignment (Education), Beginning Teacher Induction
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Vernon-Dotson, Lisa J.; Floyd, Loury O.; Dukes, Charles; Darling, Sharon M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
In this review of the literature, the authors examined studies investigating course delivery methods for preparing special education teachers. Ultimately, 17 studies were reviewed using a constant comparative qualitative method of analysis. This analysis led to the emergence of five themes: (a) established needs, (b) effectiveness, (c) logistics,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Grounded Theory
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McCall, Zach; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Shealey, Monika Williams – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Teacher preparation has been under intense scrutiny in recent years. In order for preparation of special education teacher candidates to remain viable, candidate assessment practices must apply practices identified in the extant literature base, while special education teacher education researchers must extend this base with rigorous efforts to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Dukes, Charles; Darling, Sharon M.; Doan, Kim – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
In this introduction to the special issue on evolving changes in our field, we have intentionally chosen to use the power of a vastly different metaphor to promote deep reflection. Specifically, we will introduce the notion of selection pressures and its impact on an evolutionary process, illustrating how special education teacher education has…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Educational Change
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Dieker, Lisa; Wienke, Wilfred; Straub, Carrie; Finnegan, Lisa – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
In this article, the authors provide a summary of the current techniques being used to recruit, retain, and support a diverse range of scholars, including students with disabilities, in a doctoral program. The manuscript provides a summary of the current need for leadership personnel who are scholars with knowledge in special education, general…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Leadership
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Dieker, Lisa A.; Rodriguez, Jacqueline A.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Hynes, Michael C.; Hughes, Charles E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
The future of virtual environments is evident in many fields but is just emerging in the field of teacher education. In this article, the authors provide a summary of the evolution of simulation in the field of teacher education and three factors that need to be considered as these environments further develop. The authors provide a specific…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment, Electronic Learning
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Kennedy, Michael J.; Ely, Emily; Thomas, Cathy Newman; Pullen, Paige C.; Newton, Jennifer R.; Ashworth, Kristen; Cole, Mira T.; Lovelace, Shelly P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Content Acquisition Podcasts (CAPs), created using Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, are a form of instructional technology that can deliver critical course content and be used by teacher educators to conserve limited face-to-face instructional time. In this study, the authors investigate whether the sequence of instruction for CAP…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Multimedia Materials, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kennedy, Michael J.; Hart, Juliet E.; Kellems, Ryan O. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Teacher education programs are limited in terms of available face-to-face instructional time for preparing general education teacher candidates to work with students with exceptionalities. Given this constraint, developing innovative use of technologies may assist in meeting the demand for highly qualified teachers for such students. In this…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, General Education, Teacher Education Programs, Course Content
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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