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Alves, Kat D.; Kennedy, Michael J.; Kellems, Ryan O.; Wexler, Jade; Rodgers, Wendy J.; Romig, John Elwood; Peeples, Katherine N. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
General and special education teachers need to have an understanding of effective practices for providing vocabulary instruction to students with and without disabilities across grade levels and content areas. Preservice teachers in this study (N = 121) received training in evidence-based practices for vocabulary instruction via a series of three…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement
Hoover, John J.; Soltero-González, 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
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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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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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
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Deng, Meng; Harris, Kymberly – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
China has initiated experiments on "Learning in Regular Classrooms" (LRC) since the mid-1980s in response to the international trend of inclusive education and the domestic need of serving large numbers of children with disabilities. LRC is the main strategy to promote compulsory education for youngsters with disabilities. Despite the…
Descriptors: General Education, Compulsory Education, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Cook, Lynne H.; Boe, Erling E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
This paper addresses the national quantity demand, supply, and shortage of special education teachers (SETs) in comparison to general education teachers (GETs). The main data source was the 1999-00 Schools and Staffing Survey. Results indicated that the total demand for SETs increased 38% from 240,000 in 1987-88 to 330,000 in 1999-00, a rate of…
Descriptors: General Education, Graduates, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Brownell, Mary T.; Yeager, Elizabeth Anne; Sindelar, Paul T.; vanHover, Stephanie; Riley, Tamar – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2004
One of the greatest challenges that general education teachers face is how to address the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Perhaps what is most disturbing about this challenge is that many general education teachers seem unprepared to face it. Researchers investigating inclusive classrooms have found that general…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, General Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, High Risk Students