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Jones, Beth A.; Peterson-Ahmad, Maria B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
It is no question that preparing teachers to work with the many facets involved in special education is a daunting task. Upon entering the classroom on the first day, special education teachers are expected to be prepared (Sayeski, 2015) when presented with numerous responsibilities (Collins, Sweigart, Landrum, & Cook, (2017), including parent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Individualized Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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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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Connor, David J. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2013
The article describes the work of critical special education scholars and teacher educators in the field of Disability Studies who challenge the fundamental assumptions on which special education is founded, illustrating implications for all educators. A brief history of the field acknowledges the enormity of the institutionalization of special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, College Faculty, Special Education
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Fallon, Moira A.; Zhang, Jie; Kim, Eun-Joo – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2011
As the need to train more teachers to work in inclusive classrooms increases, college instructors should identify and implement course assessments measuring their effectiveness in training practices. Skills in managing the challenging behaviors of students with disabilities, such as autism and emotional disturbances are important for teachers…
Descriptors: Intervention, Colleges, Emotional Disturbances, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Schwartz, Diane; Blue, Elfreda; McDonald, Mary; Pace, Darra – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2009
With the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), the definition of a specific learning disability was significantly altered. No longer is it required that a student demonstrate a discrepancy between ability and performance to receive educational support (Horowitz, 1999). With this in mind,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Response to Intervention, Teacher Education Programs, Learning Disabilities