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Fink Chorzempa, Barbara; Smith, Michael D.; Sileo, Jane M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Within their teacher preparation courses and field experiences, preservice teachers are introduced to numerous instructional practices, not all of which are considered research-based. For this reason, instruction in how to evaluate the effectiveness of one's practices is essential, but it is often a lacking component of initial certification…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Bennett, Sheila; Keen, Deb; Muspratt, Sandy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The Learning and Engagement Questionnaire (LEQ) measures instructional and environmental variables associated with learner engagement. The present study sought to determine the suitability of the LEQ to measure learner engagement with a sample of Canadian teachers and to further investigate the factorial structure in comparison with the Australian…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
Mitchell, Barbara S.; Hirn, Regina G.; Lewis, Timothy J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Effective classroom instructional and behavior management is essential to ensure student academic and social success. Foundational strategies such as clear expectations and routines, specific feedback, and high rates of opportunities to respond have strong empirical support, yet are often missing from educator repertoires. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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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
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Darling, Sharon M.; Dukes, Charles; Hall, Kalynn – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
The theoretical base that supports human universals served as a model for proposing special education teacher education universals. The human universals model is explained and put forth as a basis for identifying special education teacher education universals. Twenty-four English language journals from different countries representing four…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Educational Principles, Theory Practice Relationship, Models
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Hall, Laura J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Supporting special educators' sustained use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) is a priority for the field. In this study, the authors used multiple measures to evaluate the first graduated cohort from a university program 6 years after graduation with a master's degree with a specialization in autism, and at least 8 years working as…
Descriptors: Evidence, Communities of Practice, Sustainability, Special Education Teachers
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Morfidi, Eleni; Samaras, Anastasia P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
In this exploratory study, the authors examine Greek special education teachers' individual and collaborative teaching experiences in the context of their literacy instruction. The Five Foci Framework, situated in Vygotskian theory, is utilized in the study's design to examine special education teachers' individual and collaborative experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Collaboration
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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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Murphy, Michelle R.; Marshall, Kathleen J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed to encourage a common focus of instruction and evaluation in the areas of mathematics, reading/language arts, writing, speaking, and listening. As of 2011, all but five states have adopted CCSS for math and English Language Arts (ELA), with another adopting only the standards for ELA. With…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, State Standards, Focus Groups
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Horrocks, Erin L.; Morgan, Robert L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
A multicomponent training package (live training, video modeling, role playing, and feedback) was used to train teachers to conduct assessment and to instruct students with profound multiple disabilities. Phase 1 of the study involved training seven teachers to conduct assessment in three areas: (a) preference assessment (i.e., identification of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Inservice Teacher Education, Role Playing
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Kim, Eun-Joo; Vail, Cynthia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
This study examines preservice teachers' perspectives on family involvement in special education and effective teaching methods for delivering family-involvement content. Eighty-three preservice teachers provided data on pre- and postadministrations of a questionnaire. The effectiveness of two methods, a video and a guest speaker, in delivering…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Family Involvement
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Platt, Jennifer M.; Olson, Judy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1990
A survey was administered to 76 special education teachers to determine reasons for their leaving the special education classroom. Significant factors in leaving special education were excessive paperwork, pupil load, inadequate resources, and lack of recognition and support. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Influences
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Rose, Terry L.; Beattie, John R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1986
Responses of 259 school districts to a questionnaire about special education substitute teachers indicated that regional differences affected policies regarding degree and certification, consideration for full-time employment, and pay; while evaluation, training, selection, removal, and fringe benefit practices were consistent across the nation.…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Differences, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Doyle, Patricia Munson; Collins, Belva C.; Ault, Melinda Jones – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1996
Describes a checklist for the implementation of a collaborative model for conducting field-based research. It is designed to assist university personnel in implementing quantitative single-subject research investigations in field-based settings with classroom teachers, practicum students, or related service personnel implementing the intervention…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Collegiality, Data Collection, Disabilities