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Walker, David W.; Haley-Mize, Shannon – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Previous research conducted by Nelson and Coorough (1994) found support for the statement that PhD programs were more research oriented, whereas doctorate of education (EdD) programs were more oriented to the educational practitioner. This previous study, however, had grouped all dissertations in education and had not looked at dissertations by…
Descriptors: Research Design, Disabilities, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis
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Thompson, James R.; Klass, Patricia H.; Fulk, Barbara M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Instructional content was presented differently in two introductory special education course sections. In a face-to-face (f2f) section, the instructor met with students on regularly scheduled days and times and presented content in person. In the other section, content was presented using enhanced podcasts, consisting of the instructor narrating…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Education Courses, Student Attitudes, Course Content
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McCray, Erica D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
In this article, the author details the findings of a study of completers during their last semester of a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in special education. The purpose of this multiple-case study was to understand how the extent to which the program was implemented, the participants' background and career trajectories, and the…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Case Studies
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Osher, David; Coggshall, Jane; Colombi, Greta; Woodruff, Darren; Francois, Samantha; Osher, Trina – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The school-to-prison pipeline (STPP)--disproportionately impacting students of color--involves a set of interactions between and among children, youth, their families, school personnel, other service providers, and gatekeepers to such outcomes as incarceration or college. Educators can, through their interactions with and expectations for…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Urban Schools, Correctional Institutions, Disproportionate Representation
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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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Townsend Walker, Brenda L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
In this study, the author focuses on the exclusionary school and societal practices that route American males from schools to juvenile detention and adult prisons. Well documented are the linkages between these practices and dropping out or early school leaving. Leaving school without a diploma sets youth on a trajectory toward incarceration.…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Discipline, Males, Juvenile Justice
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West, Jane E.; Hardman, Michael L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The federal government plays an indispensable role in preparing special education personnel to become teacher educators in higher education. The 2011 Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment study documents a continued supply-demand imbalance of special education faculty. It also documents effectiveness and impact of the Office of Special…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Disabilities, Federal Government, Teacher Educators
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Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth; Young, Christopher J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Since 1988, researchers have monitored the extent and severity of the chronic special education (SE) faculty shortage. The present study sought to add to this knowledge base by (a) gathering data on the supply and demand of leadership personnel in SE since the "2001 Faculty Shortage Study"; (b) combining and comparing these data with other sources…
Descriptors: Evidence, Supply and Demand, Doctoral Programs, Labor Market
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Robb, Susan Mortorff; Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Understanding the context of the demand for special education (SE) teacher education (TE) faculty is important because it can provide faculty at doctoral-granting universities with useful information for program planning. Knowing more about SE teacher preparation programs currently in place and program revisions being planned allows doctoral…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education Teachers, Program Development
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The first article in this special issue is about the doctoral programs, the suppliers of new doctoral graduates in special education. It focuses on one component of a larger effort, the Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment (SEFNA) project, which investigated many aspects of the supply of new doctoral graduates as well as the demand for new…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Tyler, Naomi Chowdhuri; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth; Smith, Deborah Deutsch – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
As the field of special education (SE) examines issues related to supply and demand of SE teachers and faculty, an investigation of students currently enrolled in doctoral programs and doctoral graduates is an important perspective to consider. The results of two components of the "Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment" (SEFNA), focused on…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education, College Students
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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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Santos, Rosa Milagros; Ruppar, Andrea L.; Jeans, Laurie M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
This article provides a description of service learning implemented in an introductory special education course focused on the culture of disability. Collaborating with liaisons from five community service organizations, students provided services to individuals with disabilities in a variety of projects across two semesters. Communication and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Service Learning, Special Education Teachers, Field Experience Programs
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Jasper, Andrea D.; Morris, Carrie Wachter – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Nonsuicidal self-injurious behavior (NSSIB) is one of the most perplexing and challenging behaviors special educators come across in their schools. Thus, there is a need for special educators to be equipped with information regarding NSSIB to help identify students with disabilities who engage in these behaviors and provide them with appropriate…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Self Efficacy, Special Education Teachers, Disabilities
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Scheeler, Mary Catherine; McKinnon, Kathleen; Stout, Jonathan – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
University faculty and supervisors dedicated to the preparation of future teachers are facing more challenges than ever before in doing more with less. This includes supervising more preservice teachers in more schools, spread out over a wide geographic area. Feedback is essential to learning, and recent research suggests that the most effective…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Distance Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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