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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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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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Brownell, Mary T.; Leko, Melinda M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
In this article, the authors provide a response to the special issue on "The Science of Teacher Professional Development: Iterative Design Studies Across Content Areas." In doing so, they present the framework of professional development (PD) enactment developed by Mary Kennedy and apply it to the three studies highlighted in this…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Research
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Hoover, John J.; Soltero-Gonz├ílez, Lucinda – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Special educators assume an essential leadership role in school-wide multilayered instructional systems for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse learners with and without disabilities, including learners at risk of being inappropriately referred for special education. Research findings from a model demonstration project are presented…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Disabilities, Primary Education
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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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Donaldson, Amy L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present with varied skill profiles and levels of severity making development and implementation of specialized school services challenging. Research indicates that school professionals require and desire additional ASD-specific professional development, both at the pre-and in-service levels.…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Training Methods, Models, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Tyler, Teresa A.; Brunner, C. Cryss – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
The chronically high rate of special educator attrition across U.S. schools creates a dilemma for educational leaders because special educators provide direct services to students with special needs. Attrition exacerbates already high special educator shortages reported in most districts, and nearly one million schoolchildren with disabilities…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Models, Decision Making
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Etscheidt, Susan; Curran, Christina M.; Sawyer, Candace M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Teacher reflection has been promoted as a necessary tool for educators to sustain responsive instructional practices. A variety of approaches for integrating inquiry into teaching and reflection in practice emerged from extensive and intensive efforts to reform teacher preparation programs. Based on those conceptualizations, a three-level model of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Journal Writing, Educational Change
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Bellini, Scott; Henry, Daniel; Pratt, Cathy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Given the substantial increase in the numbers of students identified with an autism spectrum disorder, it is imperative that effective training for classroom teachers, administrators, and other support staff be undertaken to increase the capacity within schools to effectively educate these students. Although many professional development programs…
Descriptors: Models, Logical Thinking, Autism, Professional Development
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Blanton, Linda P.; Pugach, Marleen C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
The alignment of the teacher quality provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the transparency of low achievement of students who have disabilities under the testing mandates of NCLB have converged to create substantial renewed interest and activity in collaborative programs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Models, Federal Legislation
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Unzueta, Caridad H.; Moores-Abdool, Whitney; Vazquez Donet, Dolores – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The authors explore the perceptions related to cohort education models (CEMs) of special education professors and doctoral students at a Carnegie-designated research extensive university in a multicultural, urban area in the southeastern United States. Three themes emerged: (a) Organizational efficiency of CEMs and benefits to student learning…
Descriptors: School Administration, Urban Areas, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Evans, Susan; Andrews, Lanna; Miller, Nikki; Smith, Sherrye – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
Noting a shortage of doctoral special educators, this article focuses on the need for training of special education faculty in California. It describes a new program at the University of San Francisco program that emphasizes coordinated professional development, flexible class schedule, student diversity, and minority group research. Outcomes for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Disabilities, Flexible Scheduling, Graduate Study
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Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Nancy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
Discussion of the research-to-practice gap in special education first suggests the Mainstream Assistance Teams effort as an example of this gap. It then suggests reasons for the gap and proposes a model that emphasizes collaboration between researchers and practitioners and nontraditional staff development activities. Lessons learned and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Models
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Boudah, Daniel J.; Logan, Kent R.; Greenwood, Charles R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
This paper identifies nine lessons learned from five federally funded special education research to practice projects. Four projects are school-university collaborative partnerships and one is local-school- based. Both models stress research-validated practices to improve performance of students with and without disabilities across multiple years.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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