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Sayeski, Kristin L.; Hamilton-Jones, Bethany; Cutler, Grace; Earle, Gentry A.; Husney, Lauren – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
A greater emphasis on measuring the outputs of teacher preparation programs such as practice-based evaluations (e.g., edTPA) has increased the need for teacher educators to examine "best practice" for developing the skill-based competencies of teacher candidates. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of practice and feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Role, Preservice Teachers, Accuracy
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Klopfer, Kristina M.; Scott, Katreena; Jenkins, Jennifer; Ducharme, Joe – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Childhood emotional and behavioral problems are prevalent in elementary classroom settings, making it imperative that high-quality, efficacious training be available to support teachers in managing disruptive and distressed child behaviors. Our study used a randomized control design to examine the impact of 36 hours of preservice education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Pretests Posttests, Emotional Disturbances
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Schles, Rachel Anne; Robertson, Rachel E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Given the importance of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for improving outcomes for students with disabilities, it is key that preservice special education teachers have the opportunity to implement EBPs with high levels of fidelity during their teacher preparation program. For this reason, the authors conducted a systematic review of the…
Descriptors: Role, Feedback (Response), Evidence Based Practice, Preservice Teacher Education
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Mueller, Tracy Gershwin; Vick, Anna Moriarity – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
There is limited research about effective Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting practices that promote family-professional collaboration. One emerging practice, the Facilitated IEP (FIEP) meeting, has recently gained national attention for its team-based approach. In this study, the authors interview 32 FIEP participants about their…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Individualized Education Programs, Meetings, Teamwork
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Bateman, David F. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to examine the free appropriate public education (FAPE) requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The authors first briefly examine the definition of FAPE in the IDEA. Second, they delve into the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in "Board of Education v. Rowley" and "Endrew…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Public Education, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
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Fink Chorzempa, Barbara; Smith, Michael D.; Sileo, Jane M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Within their teacher preparation courses and field experiences, preservice teachers are introduced to numerous instructional practices, not all of which are considered research-based. For this reason, instruction in how to evaluate the effectiveness of one's practices is essential, but it is often a lacking component of initial certification…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers
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Woolf, Sara B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Special education teachers are expected to fulfill diverse teaching and nonteaching tasks in comparison to their general education peers. However, their performance is evaluated with measures that were normed for use with general education teachers. These specialty teachers are also routinely evaluated by professionals who may lack formal special…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Bialka, Christa S.; Hansen, Nicole; Wong, Sarah Jin – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Teacher preparation programs play a seminal role in the development of prospective teachers, as they provide future educators with information regarding the rights of students with disabilities and the pedagogical means to support them in the classroom. Yet, few programs focus on how to discuss disability with students (Abernathy & Taylor,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Disabilities
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Hsiao, Yun-Ju; Sorensen Petersen, Sara – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent the identified 25 evidence-based practices were provided in teacher education and in-service training programs for special education teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder. A total of 63 participants completed the online questionnaire. The number and percentage of responses in…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers
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Mueller, Tracy Gershwin; Massafra, Aimee; Robinson, Jason; Peterson, Lori – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Research about Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting outcomes indicates special educators are unprepared and uncertain about practices designed to encourage meaningful IEP team participation. In response to these challenges, we crafted a simulated IEP (SIEP) project for preservice special education teachers as part of their licensure…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Individualized Education Programs, Meetings, Preservice Teacher Education
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Peeples, Katherine N.; Hirsch, Shanna Eisner; Gardner, Stephanie J.; Keeley, Randa G.; Sherrow, Breanna L.; McKenzie, Jennifer M.; Randall, Kristina N.; Romig, John Elwood; Kennedy, Michael J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
High-quality, effective vocabulary instruction is essential for supporting all students' academic success, and it is particularly important for students with disabilities. Teacher preparation programs are faced with the challenge of not only training preservice teachers to provide effective vocabulary instruction across grades and content areas,…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Feedback (Response), Instructional Improvement, Preservice Teachers
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Washburn, Erin K.; Mulcahy, Candace A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Skilled reading is a complex process in which many subskills are involved, including an awareness of the morphological structure of language. Morphological awareness is the ability to understand how words are broken into meaningful units (e.g., affixes, root words). Explicit and systematic teaching of morphological concepts are reported to help…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Instruction
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Strassfeld, Natasha M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
More than 40 years after passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), some special education teacher preparation programs offer limited coursework on parent involvement, advocacy, or home-school collaboration. For pre-service special education teachers and/or novice special education teachers working with students with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Parent Participation, Preservice Teacher Education
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Love, Hailey R.; Horn, Eva; An, Zhe – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Making data-based decisions is a pervasive expectation for educators and is linked to improved outcomes for students. Observational data collection for progress monitoring, in particular, can help educators track and support students' progress toward individualized educational goals in inclusive settings. Yet, many educators struggle with data…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Data Collection, Observation, Early Childhood Teachers
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Kyzar, Kathleen B.; Mueller, Tracy Gershwin; Francis, Grace L.; Haines, Shana J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Family--professional partnerships (FPPs) are an important, federally mandated part of the American education system that benefit all students, but especially students with disabilities. Although special education teacher preparation programs offer a viable and sustainable way to enhance FPPs, little is known about the degree to which these…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty, Partnerships in Education
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