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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Chan, Paula E.; Price, Anne E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The goal of Special Education is to help individuals with disabilities transition to meaningful adult roles. When students with disabilities pursue education majors, Special Education Faculty must balance their desire to support college students with disabilities, while maintaining the rigor of their academic programs. To gain a better…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Legal Responsibility
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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Fults, Rachel Marie; Harry, Beth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Family-centered care and responsiveness to diversity are issues of great import for early childhood special education teachers. Nevertheless, the research for these related areas is divided throughout the field. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a master's-level course designed to integrate instruction in family-centered…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Children, Attitude Change, Special Education Teachers
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Judge, Sharon; Simms, Kathryn A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
The Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act mandates that every student with an Individualized Education Program be considered for assistive technology (AT). As a result, future special educators need to have the knowledge and skills regarding AT. In this article, the authors report findings from a national study of special education teacher…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Assistive Technology
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Jones, Melissa L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
With the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), the Council for Exceptional Children's Content Standards for Beginning Special Education Teachers (2002), and the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004), the research to practice gap in special education has garnered increased attention.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Harbort, Gina; Gunter, Philip L.; Hull, Karla; Brown, Queen; Venn, Martha L.; Wiley, Larry P.; Wiley, Ellen W. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
Researchers examined roles and actions of members of "co-teaching" teams including a special educator and a regular educator in a public high school. Observational data were collected using momentary time sampling procedures. Results indicated that regular educators presented material to students in 29.93% of observed intervals; special…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration
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Simon, Joan B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandates that free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) be provided to children with educationally-defined disabilities. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) requirement (i.e., team meeting and document) is the method for providing FAPE to children. Previous research has failed to consider…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Disabilities