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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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Bergstrand Othman, Lama; Robinson, Rowand; Molfenter, Nancy F. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The purpose of teacher preparation programs is to ensure that teachers are adequately equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to support the various educational needs of their students. Nevertheless, a call for a uniform process through which teacher candidates can demonstrate their ability to meet their students' educational needs using…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies
Pugach, Marleen C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Collaboration across teacher education in the service of a more inclusive preservice pedagogy is now taking place within a context of high intensity accountability that includes the widespread adoption of the edTPA. This analysis explores how teacher educators in special and general education might advance the preparation of preservice students…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Check Lists, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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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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Sundeen, Todd; Vince Garland, Krista M.; Wienke, Wilfred D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Perceptions of usability and navigability contribute substantially to initial impressions of university and program websites. A survey was administered to graduate students in special education at four intervals between 2006 and 2014 to determine their perceptions of university and special education doctoral program websites. For this article,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Doctoral Programs, Web Sites, Computer Software Evaluation
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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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Kennedy, Michael J.; Alves, Kat D.; Miciak, Jeremy; Romig, John; Mathews, Hannah Morris; Thomas, Cathy Newman – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Content Acquisition Podcasts for Teachers (CAP-T) are a form of multimedia-based instruction that are supported by an empirical record of effectiveness and are grounded in Mayer's cognitive theory of multimedia learning and accompanying instructional design principles. In this study, 162 students enrolled in an introductory course in special…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Instructional Design, Educational Principles, Introductory Courses
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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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McLaughlin, Virginia L.; West, Jane E.; Anderson, Jeffrey A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Current political polarization and competing priorities complicate development of sound education policy. Particularly troubling is the disconnect between research and policy, as decision makers rely more on the work of think tanks and advocacy groups than the knowledge base of the profession. The mismatch between higher education and policy…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Rock, Marcia L.; Spooner, Fred; Nagro, Sarah; Vasquez, Eleazar; Dunn, Cari; Leko, Melinda; Luckner, John; Bausch, Margaret; Donehower, Claire; Jones, Jennie L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Contemporary challenges confronting special education teachers include, in part, workload, role ambiguity, evaluation, and shortages. Based on these and other challenges, the piece-meal fragmented approach to pre- and in-service training, which exists currently, needs to be replaced with 21st century models of special education teacher development…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Disabilities, Change Agents
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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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deBettencourt, Laurie U.; Hoover, John J.; Rude, Harvey A.; Taylor, Shanon S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
There is a well-documented need for leadership personnel who are prepared at the doctoral level to fill special education faculty positions at institutions of higher education (IHEs) and train the next generation of teachers. The intersection of continued retirements of special education faculty, shortage of well-prepared special education faculty…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, College Faculty, Special Education Teachers, Doctoral Programs
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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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Xin, Joy F.; Accardo, Amy L.; Shuff, Midge; Cormier, Mary; Doorman, Diane – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Globalization affects many aspects of our lives in the 21st century and requires us to adopt an international perspective. For this study, global content was integrated into one course of an undergraduate special education teacher education program. A total of 118 teacher candidates were enrolled in the course over two semesters. A pre-post test…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Special Education, Lesson Plans, Scoring Rubrics
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