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ERIC Number: EJ863793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
A Study of Novice Special Educators' Views of Evidence-Based Practices
Jones, Melissa L.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v32 n2 p101-120 2009
With the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), the Council for Exceptional Children's Content Standards for Beginning Special Education Teachers (2002), and the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004), the research to practice gap in special education has garnered increased attention. The author utilizes collective case studies to explore this phenomenon through the eyes of 10 novice special educators. Specifically, the author seeks to determine the teachers' perceptions of research in general as well as their use of six broad practices that are supported by research for students with high-incidence disabilities. The use of interviews, observations, and self-report measures resulted in findings that indicate low rates of implementation and a lack of alignment between the beginning teachers' words and actions. The author identifies barriers and facilitating factors, discusses implications for preservice preparation, and presents recommendations for further research. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001