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Ruppar, Andrea; Roberts, Carly; Olson, Amy Jo – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Given recent increased attention to teacher evaluation, it is imperative to understand the expertise teachers need to educate students with severe disabilities. In this grounded theory study, the authors interviewed nine special education faculty who specialize in severe disabilities about the job-related skills and qualities exhibited by expert…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Expertise, Teacher Competencies, Severe Disabilities
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Harvey, Michael W.; Yssel, Nina; Jones, Ruth E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
In this study, the authors represent an exploratory investigation of current preparation of preservice teachers related to response to intervention (RTI) in institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) Regional Resource and Federal Centers (RRFCs) North Central Region and Pennsylvania. In this study,…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Investigations
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Davis, Jane C.; Maheady, Larry – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1991
A survey of general education teachers, special education teachers, and building principals in Michigan assessed their agreement with the Regular Education Initiative (REI) goals and methods. Analysis of the 605 responses indicated general agreement with REI goals and procedures. Most educators believed that pragmatic factors posed the greatest…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Vaughan, Mariane; Scholl, Geraldine – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1980
A three-year project to train Michigan vision consultants regarding new role responsibilities and skills began with a needs assessment and a conference on change and the means for producing change. Future activities will center on developing administrative skills and increasing knowledge of the educational needs of visually handicapped pupils. (CL)
Descriptors: Administration, Consultants, Staff Development, State Programs