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Schles, Rachel Anne; Robertson, Rachel E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Given the importance of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for improving outcomes for students with disabilities, it is key that preservice special education teachers have the opportunity to implement EBPs with high levels of fidelity during their teacher preparation program. For this reason, the authors conducted a systematic review of the…
Descriptors: Role, Feedback (Response), Evidence Based Practice, Preservice Teacher Education
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Juarez, Sara Werner; Purper, Cammy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
In the past decade and a half, measurable outcomes of teacher performance and student achievement have moved to the forefront of education policy. Researchers have identified a gap in special education teacher preparation research and have called for the re-envisioning of current educational models, emphasizing a focus on effective methods in…
Descriptors: Models, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Special Education Teachers
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Alter, Peter; Haydon, Todd – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Difficulty managing classroom behavior is a frequently recognized problem for teachers, especially teachers early in their careers. Classroom rules are identified as an integral part of effective classroom management as they are relatively simple to implement and focus on preventing challenging behaviors before they occur. Sources such as…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Literature Reviews, Educational Practices, Positive Behavior Supports
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Rock, Marcia L.; Cheek, Aftynne E.; Sullivan, Melissa E.; Jones, Jennie L.; Holden, Kara B.; Kang, Jeongae – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
We conducted a content analysis to examine trends in articles published between 1996 and 2014 in two journals--"Teacher Education and Special Education" ("TESE") and the "Journal of Teacher Education" ("JTE"). Across both journals, we coded 1,062 articles categorically based on multiple attributes (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Periodicals, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis
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Keller, Clayton; Al-Hendawi, Maha; Abuelhassan, Hadeel – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
The provision of special education for students with disabilities depends upon the availability of well-qualified special educators, which, in turn, depends upon the availability and characteristics of preparation programs. In countries of the world where special education systems are still developing the capacity to provide the education that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, International Cooperation
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Alexander, Jennifer L.; Ayres, Kevin M.; Smith, Katie A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
In this review, the authors include 23 studies where researchers experimentally evaluated training for teachers of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Authors summarized qualitative information on study and participant characteristics. Next, variables related to teacher practice and student learning targets were categorized based on…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Evidence, Best Practices
Billingsley, Glenna M.; Scheuermann, Brenda K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Teacher educators of pre-service teachers of students with special needs face challenges in providing the unique knowledge and skills required of highly qualified special education teachers. The emerging use of various forms of virtual technology, however, offers realistic solutions to these problems. This systematic review of literature examines…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Opportunities
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Vernon-Dotson, Lisa J.; Floyd, Loury O.; Dukes, Charles; Darling, Sharon M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
In this review of the literature, the authors examined studies investigating course delivery methods for preparing special education teachers. Ultimately, 17 studies were reviewed using a constant comparative qualitative method of analysis. This analysis led to the emergence of five themes: (a) established needs, (b) effectiveness, (c) logistics,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Grounded Theory
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McCall, Zach; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Shealey, Monika Williams – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Teacher preparation has been under intense scrutiny in recent years. In order for preparation of special education teacher candidates to remain viable, candidate assessment practices must apply practices identified in the extant literature base, while special education teacher education researchers must extend this base with rigorous efforts to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Freeman, Jennifer; Simonsen, Brandi; Briere, Donald E.; MacSuga-Gage, Ashley S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Effective classroom management skills are essential for teachers. Unfortunately, many teachers do not receive adequate classroom management training prior to beginning their teaching careers and feel unprepared for the demands of managing student behaviors in their classrooms. In this article, we describe (a) the number of states with state policy…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Accreditation (Institutions), Classroom Techniques, State Policy
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Cornelius, Kyena E.; Nagro, Sarah A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Performance feedback is commonly used during field experiences to improve desired teaching behaviors in preservice teachers. The authors identify eight single-subject studies examining the effects of performance feedback in preservice teachers to determine the evidence base for this practice. These eight studies are reviewed using quality…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Feedback (Response), Performance Based Assessment, Evidence
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Nagro, Sarah A.; Cornelius, Kyena E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Special education teacher development is continually studied to determine best practices for improving teacher quality and promoting student learning. Video analysis is commonly included in teacher development targeting both teacher thinking and practice intended to improve learning opportunities for students. Positive research findings support…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Video Technology, Evaluation Methods
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Walker, David W.; Haley-Mize, Shannon – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Previous research conducted by Nelson and Coorough (1994) found support for the statement that PhD programs were more research oriented, whereas doctorate of education (EdD) programs were more oriented to the educational practitioner. This previous study, however, had grouped all dissertations in education and had not looked at dissertations by…
Descriptors: Research Design, Disabilities, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis
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Bullock, Lyndal M.; Gable, Robert A.; Mohr, J. Darrell – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
In this article, the authors examine the literature on distance education and offer a brief chronology of its past-to-present development, with special attention to the evolution of technology-mediated instruction. They document some of the major trends related to both theoretical and practical aspects of distance education. In particular, they…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Special Education Teachers, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Cook, Lynne H.; Boe, Erling E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
This paper addresses the national quantity demand, supply, and shortage of special education teachers (SETs) in comparison to general education teachers (GETs). The main data source was the 1999-00 Schools and Staffing Survey. Results indicated that the total demand for SETs increased 38% from 240,000 in 1987-88 to 330,000 in 1999-00, a rate of…
Descriptors: General Education, Graduates, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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