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Collins, Belva C.; Schuster, John W.; Ludlow, Barbara L.; Duff, Michael – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
Based on a review of the literature and the authors' experience, this article addresses issues in three aspects of the planning and delivery of online content: (1) online support services; (2) technology assistance; and (3) course content. Recommendations are given for administrators and instructors involved in the delivery of online coursework in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Disabilities, Distance Education, Education Courses
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Mayhew, Jack; Welch, Marshall – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This article defines service learning and describes service learning as a distinct pedagogy from field-based professional programs. Fundamental components of service learning courses and guidelines for developing, implementing, and evaluating service learning courses in special education programs for majors and non-majors are presented. (Contains…
Descriptors: Course Content, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines
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Elksnin, Linda K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This article provides guidelines for effectively implementing the case method of instruction (CMI) in special education teacher preparation programs. Information is provided on how to write cases, how to access (and assess) commercially available cases, and how to present a case. Examples of inservice applications of CMI are provided. (Contains…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Disabilities, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines
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Haring, Kathryn A.; Arnold, Linda L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This article begins by reviewing seven individual texts for forming effective partnerships with families in special education. It identifies key criteria for selecting a text, including: ethical information, legal information, research information on disability impact, and information on communication strategies. A comparative overview of reviewed…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Family School Relationship
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Welsch, Richard G. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This article suggests ways to develop effective substitute special education teacher programs. Suggestions are framed around the Standards for Staff Development created by the National Staff Development Council. Detailed recommendations on substitute training and support systems stress the need to address appropriate context, process, and content.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Special Education, Staff Development
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O'Shea, Dorothy J.; Hammitte, Diana; Mainzer, Richard; Crutchfield, Margaret D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This introductory article describes key factors in teacher preparation and continuing professional development and efforts promulgated by the Council for Exceptional Children on special educator standards and assessments. The need to align standards for state licensing, program accreditation, and national certification is emphasized. The following…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Gallegos, Anne; McCarty, Laurie L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article presents guidelines for the development and implementation of a graduate program in bilingual multicultural special education using the program at New Mexico State University as a model. It identifies the competencies of bilingual multicultural special educators, identifies steps in creating a new program, offers a philosophical…
Descriptors: Bilingual Special Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Cultural Differences, Disabilities
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Tymitz-Wolf, Barbara – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1984
The need for special education faculty development is emphasized and factors contributing to faculty development failure (including arbitrary agendas and lack of incentives) and to success (such as systematic planning and programing and institutional support) are considered. A listing of administrative and individual/group options is presented.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Professional Continuing Education
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McCann, Scott K.; Kelemen, Eve J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1984
The article discusses the dual role of the microcomputer as a focus and a medium for training special educators. Current issues, applications, and outcomes surrounding the impact of microcomputer technology on the preparation of special education personnel are explored. Implications for inservice and preservice training of special educators are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Technology, Microcomputers, Special Education Teachers
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Rodriguez, Richard F. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1981
The author points out the lack of minority group parent involvement despite the mandates of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and suggests strategies for involving minority group parents in policy/decision making in the school. (SB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Minority Groups
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Teacher Education and Special Education, 1982
The article offers guidelines for severely handicapped personnel preparation programs. Five areas which need to be addressed by such programs are addressed: need for the program, adequacy of resources to develop and maintain the program, staff needs and instructional integrity, program limitation, and a process for program evaluation. (SB)
Descriptors: Models, Program Development, Severe Disabilities, Teacher Education
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Pugach, Marleen C.; Allen-Meares, Paula – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1985
Presents a rationale for interdisciplinary instruction in collaboration at the preservice level and a series of validated instructional and evaluation activities designed to teach collaborative skills systematically throughout preservice programs in the school-based professions. Instructional activities are listed from introductory to advanced…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mild Disabilities, Preservice Teacher Education
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Prehm, Herbert J.; Isaacson, Stephen L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1985
The role of the mentor in doctoral preparation is discussed from student and faculty perspectives. From the student's point of view, the mentor should be a role model personifying good teaching, scholarship, and leadership. From the faculty point of view, a mentor should also be committed to sharing and to growth. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Faculty Development, Mentors, Student Role
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Salend, Spencer J.; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1985
Special education faculty members can help develop programs to facilitate the adjustment of learning disabled (LD) students by promoting positive campus attitudes, advisory LD students, facilitating career planning, modifying instructional programs, and helping in learning centers. (CL)
Descriptors: College Students, Faculty, Faculty Advisers, Learning Disabilities
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Chinn, Phil – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1979
Factors which such curricula should take into consideration include all forms of racism and the high incidences of poverty, health problems, and school dropouts found among culturally different people. Other aspects considered include the concept of cultural pluralism, culturally diverse retarded children, and learning characteristics of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Disadvantaged
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