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Tesoriero, Gina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
In this dialogue with Phillip A. Boda's "Conceptualizing the margins into science education praxis:disability as case in point," I would like to continue the conversation on an equity-focused graduate course meant to prepare pre-service educators to value and leverage diversity in the classroom. While Boda's analysis revealed that…
Descriptors: Science Education, Race, Ability, Equal Education
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Othman, Lama Bergstrand – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of integrating culturally responsive instruction (CRI) into a course hosted by the school of education at a higher education institution. The study participants were pre-service teachers who completed a pre-course survey and a post-course survey designed to discern their views on the factors…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers
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Kahn, Sami; Pigman, Ryan; Ottley, Jennifer – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2017
Early childhood educators teach science to all students, including students with disabilities. Strategies for accommodating students with disabilities in science, including familiarity with equitable frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) are therefore a critical aspect of early childhood teacher candidates' pedagogical content…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Process Skills, Science Education, Special Education
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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Chan, Paula E.; Price, Anne E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The goal of Special Education is to help individuals with disabilities transition to meaningful adult roles. When students with disabilities pursue education majors, Special Education Faculty must balance their desire to support college students with disabilities, while maintaining the rigor of their academic programs. To gain a better…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Legal Responsibility
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Browarnik, Brooke; Bell, Sherry Mee; McCallum, R. Steve; Smyth, Kelly; Martin, Melissa – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The relation between items assessing knowledge about educating students with disabilities and the Tschannen-Moran and Hoy's Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES; 2001) was explored for 140 preservice, general education teachers using biserial correlation coefficients and a multiple regression equation. From the data collected, 8 correlations…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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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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West, Jessica A.; West, Craig K. – Teacher Educator, 2016
The practice of inclusion as a response to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act means that English teachers teach students who demonstrate a wide range of abilities in the same classroom. This qualitative study explored the developing attitudes toward differentiation of English education teacher candidates participating in a methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education, Beliefs
Juniel, Pamela Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The identification and implementation of evidence-based practices by special education and general education teachers continues to be an issue in the field of education (Cook & Cook, 2011; Cook, Tankersley, Cook, & Landrum, 2008). Since the mandates of providing students with disabilities access to the general education curricula (IDEA,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, School Districts, Professional Development, Special Education
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Sanders, Pamela – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2011
This study sought to assess teacher candidates' knowledge of special education policies and procedures as mandated by the federal government. It also examines factors associated with accurate knowledge. A sample of 111 teacher candidates, drawn from a Missouri private university, completed a survey. Overall, teacher candidates lacked accurate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Special Education, Educational Legislation
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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