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Siuty, Molly Baustien; Leko, Melinda M.; Knackstedt, Kimberly M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Teachers make numerous decisions each day, yet processes undergirding these decisions are elusive and have not been the subject of many in-depth investigations within special education. The purpose of this qualitative investigation, therefore, was to complete a micro-level analysis of the influence of curriculum on 11 middle school teachers'…
Descriptors: Role, Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making
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Alves, Kat D.; Kennedy, Michael J.; Kellems, Ryan O.; Wexler, Jade; Rodgers, Wendy J.; Romig, John Elwood; Peeples, Katherine N. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
General and special education teachers need to have an understanding of effective practices for providing vocabulary instruction to students with and without disabilities across grade levels and content areas. Preservice teachers in this study (N = 121) received training in evidence-based practices for vocabulary instruction via a series of three…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement
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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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Cooper, Justin T.; Scott, Terrance M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Academics and behavior are inextricably linked, and as such, management of behavior should be considered not as an addition to the teacher's repertoire of skills but as an integral foundational component of effective instruction. Paradoxically, teachers report that students with challenging behavior are both their greatest challenge and that…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Probability, Classroom Techniques
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Nagro, Sarah A.; deBettencourt, Laurie U.; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Carran, Deborah T.; Weiss, Margaret P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Internships are central to teacher preparation, but many novice teachers do not feel such student teaching experiences prepared them for teaching realities. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to understand the effects of guiding teacher candidates through common video-recording and self-reflection activities during student teaching…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Skills, Teacher Education
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Bartlett, Maggie; Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Peters, Lacey – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) has been widely adopted in schools of higher education across the United States. Different state education departments have set policies, to varying degrees, that determine the outcomes for passing the edTPA, with some requiring a passing score to obtain licensure. As a result of the high-stakes nature of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Performance Based Assessment
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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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Butler, Anne; Monda-Amaya, Lisa – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Challenging behavior can have adverse effects on both students and teachers, and preservice teachers often report feeling ill prepared to manage this behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine (a) preservice teacher perceptions of student and teacher behavior during scenarios of challenging behavior, (b) alternative solutions or strategies…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Behavior Problems
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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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West, Jane E.; Shepherd, Katharine G. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
When the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE) convened in January 2016 in Washington, we celebrated both IDEA's and HECSE's 40th anniversaries. As we reflected on those two anniversaries, the convictions that generated this special issue became increasingly evident: the irrevocable significance of the impact of public policy…
Descriptors: Reflection, Public Policy, Advocacy, Special Education Teachers
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Walker, Zachary – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Global comparisons of teacher education programs should start with an understanding of the school systems that teachers are being prepared for in their local contexts. The purpose of this article is to describe Singapore's dual education system as well as teacher preparation in a country that educates many students with disabilities in a separate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion, Educational Objectives
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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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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
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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