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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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Gonsoulin, Simon; Zablocki, Mark; Leone, Peter E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Zero-tolerance policies have created schools that are often intolerant and destructive to children and communities. High rates of suspension and expulsion of students are associated with negative outcomes and school dropout. New approaches to staff development that create positive school communities are essential in stemming the…
Descriptors: Expulsion, Dropouts, Educational Change, Best Practices
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Kennedy, Michael J.; Ely, Emily; Thomas, Cathy Newman; Pullen, Paige C.; Newton, Jennifer R.; Ashworth, Kristen; Cole, Mira T.; Lovelace, Shelly P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Content Acquisition Podcasts (CAPs), created using Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, are a form of instructional technology that can deliver critical course content and be used by teacher educators to conserve limited face-to-face instructional time. In this study, the authors investigate whether the sequence of instruction for CAP…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Multimedia Materials, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education
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Neeper, Lance S.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe the use of service-learning (SL) by special education faculty at 4-year colleges and universities across the United States, and to determine faculty attitudes and beliefs about the application of SL in special education. Participants included faculty with experience in SL teaching and/or research in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Special Education Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Fults, Rachel Marie; Harry, Beth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Family-centered care and responsiveness to diversity are issues of great import for early childhood special education teachers. Nevertheless, the research for these related areas is divided throughout the field. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a master's-level course designed to integrate instruction in family-centered…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Children, Attitude Change, Special Education Teachers
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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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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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Kim, Eun-Joo; Vail, Cynthia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
This study examines preservice teachers' perspectives on family involvement in special education and effective teaching methods for delivering family-involvement content. Eighty-three preservice teachers provided data on pre- and postadministrations of a questionnaire. The effectiveness of two methods, a video and a guest speaker, in delivering…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Family Involvement
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Pugach, Marleen C.; Blanton, Linda P.; Correa, Vivian I. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
This article provides an analysis of how collaborative teacher education has developed in terms of practice, discourse, and the relationship between general and special education across three historical stages. It explores how collaborative teacher education between general and special education has been positioned over time in relationship to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Change, Special Education
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Oyler, Celia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
The author's preservice program prepares both single and dual certification master's students to teach in inclusive classrooms. This article provides an overview of the context in which, and for which, the program was designed, a description of the program, including what the author means by inclusive education and critical special education,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Mainstreaming, Teacher Competencies
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Brownell, Mary T.; Griffin, Cynthia; Leko, Melinda Marie; Stephens, Jenna – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Although collaborative teacher education programs have grown in number over the past two decades, we still do not understand the ways in which these programs, or the practices in those programs, improve the preparation of inclusive teachers. At a time when teacher education's viability is being questioned, it is problematic that little information…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
In this commentary, the author provides a framework for examining the articles in this issue. The author does so by providing a focus for reading and linking our brief history to the present and the future. She provides a set of questions about engaging research that seeks to improve the ways in which we question, construct understanding, and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Educational Improvement, Cooperation
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Recchia, Susan L.; Puig, Victoria I. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Preparing teachers to meet the needs of children with disabilities remains a complex challenge. General education teachers feel unprepared, and attrition and teacher shortages in special education remain high. Despite a trend toward inclusive education, many children continue to be educated in segregated settings. This study explores the potential…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Inclusion, Disabilities, Field Experience Programs
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