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Hsiao, Yun-Ju; Sorensen Petersen, Sara – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent the identified 25 evidence-based practices were provided in teacher education and in-service training programs for special education teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder. A total of 63 participants completed the online questionnaire. The number and percentage of responses in…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers
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Bertuccio, Rebecca F.; Runion, Megan C.; Culler, Erica D.; Moeller, Jeremy D.; Hall, Cristin M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Most students with autism engage in the general education (GE) setting for a majority of the school day. Though there are standards to identify the expectations for educating students with autism in the inclusive classroom, GE teachers and paraeducators report limited knowledge and self-efficacy in supporting students with autism, and both…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Self Efficacy
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Knackstedt, Kimberly M.; Leko, Melinda M.; Siuty, Molly Baustien – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
In this study, the authors present findings from a survey of 577 secondary special educators in a large Midwestern state regarding their reading pre-service and in-service teacher preparation and its effect on teachers' sense of preparedness for teaching reading to adolescents with disabilities. Six models were fitted using multinomial logistic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, Regression (Statistics), Teacher Attitudes
Griffin, Cynthia C.; Dana, Nancy F.; Pape, Stephen J.; Algina, James; Bae, Jungah; Prosser, Sherri K.; League, Martha B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Enhancing all students' academic performance continues to be a national priority, and although achievement gains have been made overtime, shortfalls in mathematics learning for students with disabilities (SWD) remain. Research reveals that a substantial portion of the variability in students' mathematics achievement gains is due to the teacher. To…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Elementary School Mathematics, Inclusion
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
Markelz, Andrew; Riden, Benjamin; Scheeler, Mary Catherine – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Enormous resources are committed by universities to prepare special educators to impact student outcomes of our most vulnerable and neediest learners. Generalizing teaching skills from university to K-12 classrooms must be a component of teacher preparation curriculum; otherwise, we continue to merely train our teacher candidates and hope they…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Generalization
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Pancsofar, Nadya; Petroff, Jerry G. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Co-teaching is a widely implemented instructional strategy that poses unique challenges to teachers and may require targeted training. This study considers the role of pre-service and in-service professional development opportunities regarding co-teaching and teacher confidence, interests, and attitudes regarding co-teaching in a sample of general…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Opportunities, Interests, Teaching Methods
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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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Suhrheinrich, Jessica – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Although evidence-based practices (EBPs) for educating children with autism, such as pivotal response training (PRT), exist, teachers often lack adequate training to use these practices. The current investigation examined the efficacy of a 6-hour group workshop plus individual coaching for training 20 teachers to use PRT. Results indicate that the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Autism, Workshops, Faculty Development
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Kretlow, Allison Graves; Bartholomew, Christina C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The authors conducted a comprehensive review of research to identify the impact of coaching on changes in preservice and in-service teachers' implementation of evidence-based practices. They identified a total of 13 studies from the 20 years of literature they searched. In general, coaching improved the extent to which teachers accurately…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Literature Reviews, Coaching (Performance), Evidence
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Little, Mary E.; King, Laura M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
Although research identifies a plethora of evidence-based instructional practices, classroom teachers find research difficult to access and often of little relevance to classroom practice; therefore, they do not implement these practices. Bridging the gap between research and practice requires continued and mediated support as teachers translate…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Learning Modules
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Deng, Meng; Harris, Kymberly – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
China has initiated experiments on "Learning in Regular Classrooms" (LRC) since the mid-1980s in response to the international trend of inclusive education and the domestic need of serving large numbers of children with disabilities. LRC is the main strategy to promote compulsory education for youngsters with disabilities. Despite the…
Descriptors: General Education, Compulsory Education, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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McCabe, Helen – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
This article presents research that was conducted at the Autism Institute, an organization serving children with autism and their families in the People's Republic of China. The article examines and highlights aspects of the teacher training model at the Autism Institute that have led to the preparation of highly qualified, enthusiastic, and…
Descriptors: Autism, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Ludlow, Barbara L.; Duff, Michael C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
The integration of new technologies using digital media materials in preservice and inservice programs to prepare educational personnel presents both opportunities and challenges for teacher educators in special education. The TEACH Act of 2002 provided some guidelines for appropriate use of copyrighted materials in face-to-face, televised, and…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Information Technology, Media Adaptation, Information Management
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Heng, Mary Anne; Tam, Kai Yung – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
In Singapore, special education has traditionally been perceived as distinct from general education. Students with learning and behavioral difficulties in general education classrooms are often neglected. Typically, this is due to the fact that many general education teachers lack the competencies required to work with students with diverse…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Education
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