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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
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Leko, Melinda M.; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Brownell, Mary T.; Osipova, Anna; Dingle, Mary P.; Mundy, Charlotte A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the discourse patterns characterizing individual special education teachers as they participated in a collaborative professional development (PD) group, and how these individual discourse patterns influenced other group members' opportunities to learn about reading instruction for upper elementary…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Educational Opportunities, Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration
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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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Faulkner, Valerie N.; Cain, Chris R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Student performance in mathematics has been linked to the mathematical knowledge of the teacher. Based on this finding, a 5-day professional development module was created to improve teachers' mathematical knowledge and their understanding of number sense. We found no difference prior to the professional development in mathematical content…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Mathematics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Maddox, Laura L.; Marvin, Christine A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Training and technical assistance programs for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have emerged in many states as educators, administrators, and institutions of higher education attempt to address the increasing needs for enhancing the knowledge and skills of educators and disseminating the ever-growing knowledge of educational practices. This report…
Descriptors: Autism, Trainees, Technical Assistance, Educational Practices
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Benitez, Debra T. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
This study examined critical features of secondary special educator's experiences with transition professional development to predict variables most likely to influence performance of transition planning and services. Results included the extent to which secondary special educators are prepared to perform transition practices, the relationship…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Professional Development, Course Content, Special Education Teachers
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Shippen, Margaret E.; Patterson, DaShaunda; Green, Kemeche L.; Smitherman, Tracy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Youth at risk for school failure need community and school supports to reduce the likelihood of developing delinquent behavior. This article provides an overview of community and school approaches aimed at intervening on the school-to-prison pipeline. Community and school efforts are emerging that take into account empirical evidence demonstrating…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Student Personnel Services, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency
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Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The aim of this issue is to provide readers with a better understanding of the inexplicable connection between school, community, and incarceration, and how better prepared professionals can make a difference in the lives of youth in the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP). This issue provides readers with an awareness of the current status of the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Civil Rights, Normalization (Disabilities), Juvenile Justice
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Browder, Diane M.; Jimenez, Bree Ann; Mims, Pamela J.; Knight, Victoria F.; Spooner, Fred; Lee, Angel; Flowers, Claudia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The "What Works Clearinghouse" guidelines for high-quality professional development were used to develop a Tell, Show, Try, and Apply (TSTA) method of training. This method was used to train teachers to align instruction to grade-level content for students with severe developmental disabilities. A total of 193 teachers of students who…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Professional Development, Developmental Disabilities, Autism
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Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E.; Murphy, Kristin M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
This article addresses professional development (PD) issues for those who provide services to students in the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP). Emphasis is on implementing evidence-based practices. The authors use a modified version of Desimone's PD framework for the structure of this article involving (a) collective participation and common…
Descriptors: Evidence, Professional Development, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Gagnon, Joseph C.; Houchins, David E.; Murphy, Kristin M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Personnel in juvenile corrections (JC) work with students who have challenging academic, behavioral, and mental health needs. The complexity of the JC setting requires personnel to be highly skilled in effective practices to meet the demands of their job. Unfortunately, juvenile correctional personnel are neglected as an important link in the…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Health, Professional Development, Juvenile Justice
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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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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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Smith, JaneDiane – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
A university-community collaborative initiative to provide an interdisciplinary approach to personnel preparation is described. Twelve students (i.e., undergraduate, graduate) from various academic disciplines participated in early intervention coursework and practical experiences. Specifically, students were prepared to provide early intervention…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Interdisciplinary Approach, At Risk Persons, School Community Programs
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Sindelar, Paul T.; Brownell, Mary T.; Billingsley, Bonnie – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
In this article, the authors propose an agenda for special education teacher education researchers, with particular attention to policy work and studies of innovations in pre-service preparation, induction and mentoring, and professional development. Because previous research is limited and unfocused, the foundation for future research is weak,…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy
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