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Sebald, Ann – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Seventy-six teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing within a western state of the United States were surveyed to explore their perceptions of the (a) importance of self-determination, (b) skills taught to students, (c) skills used by students, and (d) benefits associated with teaching self-determination. Results indicated that teachers believed…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Skill Analysis
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Neeper, Lance S.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe the use of service-learning (SL) by special education faculty at 4-year colleges and universities across the United States, and to determine faculty attitudes and beliefs about the application of SL in special education. Participants included faculty with experience in SL teaching and/or research in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Special Education Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty
Esposito, Mary C.; Lal, Shirley – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
In an effort to better serve the school districts within its service area and the unique credential candidate population, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) implemented an accelerated alternative certification program based upon the Professional Development School (PDS) model hereinafter referred to as SPED PDS. During the…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation, Urban Areas, Teacher Shortage
Judge, Sharon; Oreshkina, Maria – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2004
This article describes the nature and current status of special education teacher preparation in Belgium, Russian, and United States. Findings from in-depth qualitative interviews, observations and analysis of documents were used to examine the difference perspectives on the preparation of special educators within higher education settings.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education