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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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Bertuccio, Rebecca F.; Runion, Megan C.; Culler, Erica D.; Moeller, Jeremy D.; Hall, Cristin M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Most students with autism engage in the general education (GE) setting for a majority of the school day. Though there are standards to identify the expectations for educating students with autism in the inclusive classroom, GE teachers and paraeducators report limited knowledge and self-efficacy in supporting students with autism, and both…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Self Efficacy
Kennedy, Michael J.; Rodgers, Wendy J.; Romig, John Elwood; Mathews, Hannah Morris; Peeples, Katherine N. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Improving inclusive middle school science teachers' vocabulary instruction is a critical step toward helping those professionals support the learning needs of all students. In this Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded project, inclusive science teachers received professional development using elements of a multimedia-based approach called…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Vocabulary, Faculty Development
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Bennett, Sheila; Keen, Deb; Muspratt, Sandy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The Learning and Engagement Questionnaire (LEQ) measures instructional and environmental variables associated with learner engagement. The present study sought to determine the suitability of the LEQ to measure learner engagement with a sample of Canadian teachers and to further investigate the factorial structure in comparison with the Australian…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Collins, Belva C.; Spooner, Fred; Olcay-Gul, Seray – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The researchers in this study used a multiple baseline design across dyads to examine the effects of professional development with coaching to train general education teachers to use a simultaneous prompting procedure when teaching academic core content to students with autism and the effects of the procedure on the students' outcomes. Three…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Methods
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Kuranishi, Adam; Oyler, Celia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
In this article, co-written by a teacher and a professor, the authors examine possible explanations for why Adam (first author), a New York City public school special educator, failed the edTPA, a teacher performance assessment required by all candidates for state certification. Adam completed a yearlong teaching residency where he was the special…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Special Education Teachers, Public School Teachers, Inclusion
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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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Vince Garland, Krista M.; Holden, Kara; Garland, Dennis Patrick – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
One of the challenges facing educators who teach students with autism spectrum disorders is implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) with fidelity. One EBP used to help such learners in acquiring targeted behavioral or academic skills is prompting. In this study, the authors examine the efficacy of individualized clinical coaching (ICC) of…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Beginning Teachers, Graduate Students, Autism
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Plotner, Anthony J.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Rose, Chad A.; Carlson-Britting, Kinsey B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Students with disabilities lag behind peers without disabilities in most postsecondary outcome areas such as employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. Numerous initiatives aimed at supporting students as they transition from school to adult life have received attention over the last few decades. These initiatives include those…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Able, Harriet; Sreckovic, Melissa A.; Schultz, Tia R.; Garwood, Justin D.; Sherman, Jessica – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The current prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) coupled with the mandate to provide services to students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms warrants the need to examine the dynamics of inclusion for students with ASD. Focus groups were conducted with special and general educators at the elementary, middle, and high school…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Focus Groups
Brown, Phillip; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Over the last decade, the obligation of general and special educators to utilize evidence-based instructional practices has become more prominent. Research increasingly suggests the failure of didactic teacher training alone to ensure implementation with fidelity of these practices by teachers in their classrooms. Multicomponent training (MCT)…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Special Education Teachers, Best Practices
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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Morningstar, Mary E.; Benitez, Debra T. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
This study examined critical features of secondary special educator's experiences with transition professional development to predict variables most likely to influence performance of transition planning and services. Results included the extent to which secondary special educators are prepared to perform transition practices, the relationship…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Professional Development, Course Content, Special Education Teachers
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Drame, Elizabeth R.; Pugach, Marleen C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
In this study, the authors focus on one highly contested provision of the No Child Left Behind Act, which allows states flexibility in how the quality of teachers is defined and evaluated: the high, objective, uniform state standard of evaluation (HOUSSE) option. They conducted a national survey of representatives from each state to explore how…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, State Standards, Special Education Teachers
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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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