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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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Kozleski, Elizabeth B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
In this commentary, the author provides a framework for examining the articles in this issue. The author does so by providing a focus for reading and linking our brief history to the present and the future. She provides a set of questions about engaging research that seeks to improve the ways in which we question, construct understanding, and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Educational Improvement, Cooperation
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Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
This introduction to an article for special education teacher faculty on understanding copyright and intellectual property notes the increasing relevance of the issue as faculty move into forms of distance and distributed education, technology-mediated instruction, or distance and blended education. (Contains 2 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Court Litigation
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Kiefer-O'Donnell, Richard; Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
An introduction to a section on e-learning and effective pedagogy notes the explosive growth of instructional technology and the need for guiding principles in its application. It focuses on two areas: the instructional needs and anticipated outcomes for personnel preparation programs in special education and electronic student assessment.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Distance Education
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Meyen, Edward L.; Aust, Ronald J.; Bui, Yvonne N.; Isaacson, Robert – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
Discussion of e-learning in special education personnel preparation focuses on student assessment in e-learning environments. It includes a review of the literature, lessons learned by the authors from assessing student performance in e-learning environments, a literature perspective on electronic portfolios in monitoring student progress, and the…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Derer, Kristine Renee – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
Discussion of special education practica for early childhood general education majors first considers exo- and meso-system issues that either enhance or constrain the redesign of the practicum experience. It then reports findings on student outcomes of 32 students who participated in a redesigned practicum. (Contains 5 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Greenwood, Charles R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This introductory article notes the special issue's purpose of highlighting ways to close gaps between research and practice in special education from the perspective of teacher preparation, inservice training, professional development, and collaborations between researchers and teachers in local schools. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ewing, Norma J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This article discusses the lack of attention to the ethical, political, social, and cultural dimensions of teaching in many teacher education programs and argues that all teacher educators should shoulder the responsibility of helping prospective teachers become routinely reflective regarding moral and ethical issues and providing equal…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Disabilities, Educational Discrimination, Educational Philosophy
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Patton, James M.; Townsend, Brenda L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This introductory article discusses the extent to which teacher education, leadership development, school arrangements, and disciplinary practices affect African American learners with disabilities. It urges educators to engage in critical self-reflection to examine their ethical and sociopolitical philosophy and practices that privilege some…
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Disabilities, Discipline Policy