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Vince Garland, Krista M.; Holden, Kara; Garland, Dennis Patrick – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
One of the challenges facing educators who teach students with autism spectrum disorders is implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) with fidelity. One EBP used to help such learners in acquiring targeted behavioral or academic skills is prompting. In this study, the authors examine the efficacy of individualized clinical coaching (ICC) of…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Beginning Teachers, Graduate Students, Autism
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Plotner, Anthony J.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Rose, Chad A.; Carlson-Britting, Kinsey B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Students with disabilities lag behind peers without disabilities in most postsecondary outcome areas such as employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. Numerous initiatives aimed at supporting students as they transition from school to adult life have received attention over the last few decades. These initiatives include those…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Chapin, Shelley E.; Nolan, James F. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
In recent years, there has been an increase in paraeducator supports, in large part because students with low incidence disabilities are being included more frequently in general education settings. As a result, special education teachers have been given additional supervisory responsibilities related to directing the work of paraeducators in…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Cooperation
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Shepherd, Katharine G.; Fowler, Susan; McCormick, Jazarae; Wilson, Cynthia L.; Morgan, Daniel – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Over the years, a variety of political, social, and other contextual factors have contributed to the expansion of roles for PK-12 special educators, leading to a complex set of challenges and opportunities that must be addressed as the field of special education looks to the future. Today's special educators need to collaborate with general…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Educational Policy
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Rahn, Naomi L.; Ottley, Jennifer Riggie; Storie, Sloan – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of eCoaching on two special education teachers' use of modeling strategies across child-led, teacher-led, and mealtime routines. A multiple-probe, single-case design was used to determine the effects of eCoaching on teachers' use of three modeling strategies. Each of the three strategies was…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Special Education Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Modeling (Psychology)
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Leader-Janssen, Elizabeth M.; Nordness, Philip D.; Swain, Kristine D.; Hagaman, Jessica L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to evaluate graduate students' perceptions of a completely online master's degree program in special education for emotional and behavioral disorders. The Community of Inquiry survey was used to examine graduate students' perceptions of the online program in the areas of teaching, cognitive, and social presences. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Masters Programs
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Little, Mary E.; Sobel, Donna; McCray, Erica D.; Wang, Jun – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Changing legal requirements, economic demands, accountability, and student demographics focus the need for reform among personnel preparation programs. Although redesign efforts in general and special education teacher preparation programs have increased, little evidence from research describes enhancement initiatives. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Context Effect, Educational Change, Grants
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Alexander, Jennifer L.; Ayres, Kevin M.; Smith, Katie A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
In this review, the authors include 23 studies where researchers experimentally evaluated training for teachers of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Authors summarized qualitative information on study and participant characteristics. Next, variables related to teacher practice and student learning targets were categorized based on…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Evidence, Best Practices
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Hall, Laura J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Supporting special educators' sustained use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) is a priority for the field. In this study, the authors used multiple measures to evaluate the first graduated cohort from a university program 6 years after graduation with a master's degree with a specialization in autism, and at least 8 years working as…
Descriptors: Evidence, Communities of Practice, Sustainability, Special Education Teachers
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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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Mason-Williams, Loretta; Frederick, Jacqueline R.; Mulcahy, Candace A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Preparing pre-service special educators to meet classroom demands requires teacher preparation programs to design experiences for students to demonstrate routine expertise, while also building adaptive expertise. In this article, the authors describe a capstone project that meets these needs and prepares pre-service special educators for their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Able, Harriet; Sreckovic, Melissa A.; Schultz, Tia R.; Garwood, Justin D.; Sherman, Jessica – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The current prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) coupled with the mandate to provide services to students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms warrants the need to examine the dynamics of inclusion for students with ASD. Focus groups were conducted with special and general educators at the elementary, middle, and high school…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Focus Groups
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Urbach, Jennifer; Moore, Brooke A.; Klingner, Janette K.; Galman, Sally; Haager, Diane; Brownell, Mary T.; Dingle, Mary – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to understand special education teachers' beliefs regarding their roles and responsibilities and to determine how these beliefs differ among more and less accomplished teachers. In this study, the authors examine the interviews of special education teachers identified as either more or less accomplished based on the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility
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Woolf, Sara B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Teacher performance evaluation represents a high stakes issue as evidenced by its pivotal emphasis in national and local education reform initiatives and federal policy levers. National, state, and local education leaders continue to experience unprecedented pressure to adopt standardized benchmarks to reflect and link student achievement data to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Academic Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Intended as professional development for both new and experienced special educators, this article provides both the basic requirements and nuanced issues for foundational, successive, and overlapping key components under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): (a) child find, (b) eligibility, and (c) free appropriate public…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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