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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
Siuty, Molly Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Urban education systems serve nearly 16 million students and employ almost one million teachers in the United States. The preparation of teachers for urban settings must attend to the unique and complex historical and sociocultural context of urban communities. This includes disrupting dominant stereotypes, particularly of urban communities of…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Professional Identity
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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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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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Marder, Tamara J.; deBettencourt, Laurie U. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This paper describes a hybrid graduate study program used to train special educators to use research-based interventions with students on the autism spectrum (ASD) and provides satisfaction data from both graduate students and instructors. The program consisted of five courses leading to a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Williams, Jane M.; Martin, Suzanne M.; Hess, Robert K. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2010
Preparation of high quality personnel to provide educational services to students with disabilities living in rural areas is, at best, challenging. Findings from a comprehensive study concerning the status of the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in rural settings and the issues such implementation presents…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Disabilities, Rural Areas, Students
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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
Grey House Publishing, 2009
A reference work that presents a chronology focusing on special education, its development, and the important issues that both positively and negatively affect the field. Updated through current events, this second edition provides an excellent introduction to special education in all of its practical aspects--how it developed, its curriculum,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational History, General Education, Legal Responsibility