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Morfidi, Eleni; Samaras, Anastasia P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
In this exploratory study, the authors examine Greek special education teachers' individual and collaborative teaching experiences in the context of their literacy instruction. The Five Foci Framework, situated in Vygotskian theory, is utilized in the study's design to examine special education teachers' individual and collaborative experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Collaboration
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Sayeski, Kristin L.; Hamilton-Jones, Bethany; Oh, Susan – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The vast majority of special education teacher preparation programs in the United States incorporate the IRIS Center's "STAR Legacy" modules into their coursework. Given the diversity of module content and ways in which the modules are employed, the purpose of this study was to explore the potential mediating effects of instructional…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Special Education, Learning Modules, Outcomes of Education
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Ruppar, Andrea; Roberts, Carly; Olson, Amy Jo – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Given recent increased attention to teacher evaluation, it is imperative to understand the expertise teachers need to educate students with severe disabilities. In this grounded theory study, the authors interviewed nine special education faculty who specialize in severe disabilities about the job-related skills and qualities exhibited by expert…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Expertise, Teacher Competencies, Severe Disabilities
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Leko, Melinda M.; Kulkarni, Saili; Lin, Meng-Chuan; Smith, Shane A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to complete an in-depth examination of the construct of teacher beliefs by investigating preservice teachers' beliefs about reading instruction for students with disabilities. Interview and artifact data were collected for 11 preservice teachers during a 10-month period. Dimensions of beliefs investigated were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Disabilities, Reading Instruction
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Murphy, Michelle R.; Marshall, Kathleen J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed to encourage a common focus of instruction and evaluation in the areas of mathematics, reading/language arts, writing, speaking, and listening. As of 2011, all but five states have adopted CCSS for math and English Language Arts (ELA), with another adopting only the standards for ELA. With…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, State Standards, Focus Groups
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Rakap, Salih; Jones, Hazel A.; Emery, Alice Kaye – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
This article describes the development, implementation, and second-year evaluation of Project Autism Competencies for Endorsement (ACE), a web-based professional development (PD) program that is designed to train teachers currently working in the field to meet the unique and diverse needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Competencies
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Weiss, Margaret P.; Pellegrino, Anthony; Regan, Kelley; Mann, Linda – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Given the current climate of accountability, teachers must collaborate across disciplines to meet the diverse needs of students. Few, however, are prepared to collaborate in school settings upon completing teacher preparation programs. In this article, a participatory action research study undertaken by teacher educators who approached the lack of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Education Programs
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Harvey, Michael W.; Yssel, Nina; Jones, Ruth E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
In this study, the authors represent an exploratory investigation of current preparation of preservice teachers related to response to intervention (RTI) in institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) Regional Resource and Federal Centers (RRFCs) North Central Region and Pennsylvania. In this study,…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Investigations
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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
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Azad, Gazi F.; Locke, Jill; Downey, Margaret Mary; Xie, Ming; Mandell, David S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Classroom assistants and one-to-one assistants are an important part of the staffing structure of many autism support classrooms. Limited studies, however, have examined how one-to-one assistants spend their time in the classroom. The purpose of this article was to examine the percentage of time one-to-one assistants were engaged in instruction or…
Descriptors: Autism, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Time on Task
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Barrio, Brenda L.; Combes, Bertina H. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Revisions to Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) proposed alternative models, such as Response to Intervention (RTI), as a preventive measure that supports students at risk. As teachers' roles evolve in response to RTI, teacher preparation programs must adjust their focus and curriculum accordingly. A mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Response to Intervention, Intervention
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
Tyler, Teresa A.; Brunner, C. Cryss – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
The chronically high rate of special educator attrition across U.S. schools creates a dilemma for educational leaders because special educators provide direct services to students with special needs. Attrition exacerbates already high special educator shortages reported in most districts, and nearly one million schoolchildren with disabilities…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Models, Decision Making
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Rock, Marcia L.; Billingsley, Bonnie – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Casting special education teacher development as an avatar living in a virtual and changing landscape is a creative way to consider the current state of the field and project possible futures. In this commentary, the authors consider areas that may help strengthen the Avatar, including conceptualizing and identifying the outcomes of teacher…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Alignment (Education), Beginning Teacher Induction
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Vernon-Dotson, Lisa J.; Floyd, Loury O.; Dukes, Charles; Darling, Sharon M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
In this review of the literature, the authors examined studies investigating course delivery methods for preparing special education teachers. Ultimately, 17 studies were reviewed using a constant comparative qualitative method of analysis. This analysis led to the emergence of five themes: (a) established needs, (b) effectiveness, (c) logistics,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Grounded Theory
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