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Lee, Changnam; Picanco, Kathryn E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
The purpose of this article is to examine and analyze current instructional practices in relation to the phases of learning so that K-12 teachers can use those practices effectively to accommodate students' diverse needs in learning. In the analysis, the authors focus on the proper uses of instructional methods to maximize students' learning…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Individualized Instruction, Educational Change, Learning Theories
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Pancsofar, Nadya; Petroff, Jerry G. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Co-teaching is a widely implemented instructional strategy that poses unique challenges to teachers and may require targeted training. This study considers the role of pre-service and in-service professional development opportunities regarding co-teaching and teacher confidence, interests, and attitudes regarding co-teaching in a sample of general…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Opportunities, Interests, Teaching Methods
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Bethune, Keri S.; Wood, Charles L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
This study used a delayed multiple-baseline across-participants design to analyze the effects of coaching on special education teachers' implementation of function-based interventions with students with severe disabilities. This study also examined the extent to which teachers could generalize function-based interventions to different situations.…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Student Behavior, Coaching (Performance)
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Faulkner, Valerie N.; Cain, Chris R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Student performance in mathematics has been linked to the mathematical knowledge of the teacher. Based on this finding, a 5-day professional development module was created to improve teachers' mathematical knowledge and their understanding of number sense. We found no difference prior to the professional development in mathematical content…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Mathematics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Conderman, Greg; Johnston-Rodriguez, Sarah; Hartman, Paula; Walker, David – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Through a mixed-methods study, teacher educators investigated recent graduates' perceptions of their preparation program. Beginning special education teachers completed surveys and indicated (a) their level of preparation and confidence associated with 25 core competencies, (b) the most beneficial components of their preparation program, (c)…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Special Education Teachers, Educational Needs, Teacher Education Programs
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Maddox, Laura L.; Marvin, Christine A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Training and technical assistance programs for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have emerged in many states as educators, administrators, and institutions of higher education attempt to address the increasing needs for enhancing the knowledge and skills of educators and disseminating the ever-growing knowledge of educational practices. This report…
Descriptors: Autism, Trainees, Technical Assistance, Educational Practices
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Benitez, Debra T. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
This study examined critical features of secondary special educator's experiences with transition professional development to predict variables most likely to influence performance of transition planning and services. Results included the extent to which secondary special educators are prepared to perform transition practices, the relationship…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Professional Development, Course Content, Special Education Teachers
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Nagro, Sarah A.; Cornelius, Kyena E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Special education teacher development is continually studied to determine best practices for improving teacher quality and promoting student learning. Video analysis is commonly included in teacher development targeting both teacher thinking and practice intended to improve learning opportunities for students. Positive research findings support…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Video Technology, Evaluation Methods
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Hunt, Jessica H.; Powell, Selma; Little, Mary E.; Mike, Alyson – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
There is a critical need to mentor novice special education teachers to meet the current and projected teacher shortages. However, due to the various skill-levels of beginning special education teachers in schools and the small number of current special educators in each school who could serve as mentors, there is difficulty finding…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Kunnavatana, S. Shanun; Bloom, Sarah E.; Samaha, Andrew L.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Dayton, Elizabeth; Harris, Shannon K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Functional behavioral assessments are commonly used in school settings to assess and develop interventions for problem behavior. The trial-based functional analysis is an approach that teachers can use in their classrooms to identify the function of problem behavior. The current study evaluates the effectiveness of a modified pyramidal training…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Sebald, Ann – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Seventy-six teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing within a western state of the United States were surveyed to explore their perceptions of the (a) importance of self-determination, (b) skills taught to students, (c) skills used by students, and (d) benefits associated with teaching self-determination. Results indicated that teachers believed…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Skill Analysis
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Whetstone, Patti; Abell, Michael; Collins, Belva C.; Kleinert, Harold L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Teachers of students with moderate and severe disabilities must possess the skills and knowledge to address a unique set of needs and challenges. These may include, but are not limited to, management of challenging behaviors, performance of health-related procedures, use of assistive technology, and instruction using evidence-based strategies.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, State Standards, Educational Technology
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Courey, Susan Joan; Tappe, Phyllis; Siker, Jody; LePage, Pam – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Efficient lesson planning with universal design for learning (UDL) enables teachers to more effectively meet students' individual needs. In this study, a comparison of lesson plans by teacher candidates in a teacher preparation program before and after UDL training is presented. After training, teachers (n = 45) incorporated more differentiated…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Technology, Learning Theories, Lesson Plans
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Allday, R. Allan; Neilsen-Gatti, Shelley; Hudson, Tina M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Inclusion of students with disabilities has been practiced and advocated for more than two decades in the United States. This practice involves the placement of students with disabilities in a general education classroom for part or all of the day, and the primary instructor is a general education teacher in collaboration with a special education…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Preservice Teacher Education
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Barton, Erin E.; Chen, Ching-I; Pribble, Lois; Pomes, Maria; Kim, Young-Ah – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
The purpose of this article is to describe two studies that examined the effects of training and coaching on preservice teachers' implementation of an intervention focused on teaching play to young children with disabilities. A multiple-baseline across teachers single-case research design was used to systematically examine the relation between…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Play, Skill Development, Disabilities
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