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Roberts, Carly A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; Olson, Amy J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
School administrators play an important role in shaping teaching and learning. However, very little is known regarding how school administrators perceive instruction for students with severe disabilities and how those perceptions shape expectations and visions for instruction. Semistructured interviews were used to interview 12 administrators…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Severe Disabilities, Inclusion
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Chow, Jason C.; Hollo, Alexandra – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2018
Language impairment often goes unidentified in students with behavioral disorders, perhaps in part because different forms of problem behavior deflect adult attention from more subtle language deficits. Therefore, attention to teachers' perception of students' language and behavioral performance is merited. The present study examines agreement…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Language Proficiency, Language Impairments, Norm Referenced Tests
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Garwood, Justin D.; Van Loan, Christopher L.; Werts, Margaret Gessler – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
As schools across the United States move toward more inclusive models and as caseloads for special education teachers increase, special education paraprofessionals are being hired to fill service delivery gaps. Most often, paraprofessionals are asked to provide social and behavioral support to students with disabilities, and much of their time is…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Special Education
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Teagarden, James; Kaff, Marilyn – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Professors Emeriti Mary Kay and Robert Zabel share their reflections on their long and productive careers working with students and teachers. Their respective careers share much of the same history and complement each other. The Zabels share their advice with those entering the field and the challenges they see for the education of students with…
Descriptors: Career Development, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Problems, Special Education Teachers
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Paju, Birgit; Kajamaa, Anu; Pirttimaa, Raija; Kontu, Elina – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The aim of this paper is to enhance understanding of the contradictions that arise in the drive to improve teaching practices among pupils with special educational needs (SENs). A questionnaire was administrated to 167 classroom teachers, subject teachers, special education teachers and teaching assistants in Finland. The analysis, based on…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Special Education
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Bozgeyikli, Hasan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this research is to determine whether psychological needs that the special education teachers have, significantly predict the professional quality of life. Descriptive survey design was used in the research. The data of the research were obtained from 238 special education teachers (45% males and 55.5% females) who were working as a…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Special Education Teachers, Quality of Life, Teaching Conditions
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Young, Kirsty – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Teacher education is under increasing scrutiny regarding the preparedness of graduates to work in the profession in the early years of their career. To inform a teacher education program on the issues affecting graduates working in the field of special education, 77 special education teachers and principals were surveyed. Findings highlight the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers
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Sastre-Riba, Sylvia; Pérez-Sánchez, Luz F.; Villaverde, Angeles Bueno – Gifted Child Today, 2018
The recent educational legislation in Spain shows a great interest in enhancing the talents of all citizens. Different models of identification and intervention for students with high intellectual abilities (HIAs) coexist. The assessment model based on intelligence is still in force in the psychoeducational guidance field; however, from the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Cognitive Ability, Program Descriptions, Identification
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Hopman, Juliette A. B.; van Lier, Pol A. C.; van der Ende, Jan; Struiksma, Chris; Wubbels, Theo; Verhulst, Frank C.; Maras, Athanasios; Breeman, Linda D.; Tick, Nouchka T. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study tested effects of a program that offers teachers universal classroom management strategies, on teachers' burnout symptoms and self-efficacy, and their teaching behaviors. Data were collected from 147 teachers (mean age = 38.4 years, SD = 10.8) in 15 special secondary education schools for students with emotional and behavioral problems,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Games, Classroom Techniques, Special Education Teachers
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McElwee, Christine B.; Regan, Kelley; Baker, Pamela Hudson; Weiss, Margaret P. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent context and relationships influence preservice teachers' appropriation of coursework during the clinical experience. While there is a dearth of research regarding the clinical experience in teacher preparation programs, there are even fewer studies investigating special education teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Aldersey, Heather Michelle; Haines, Shana Jackson – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2018
Children with intellectual disabilities (ID) often experience challenges due to low learning expectations and educational quality and limited educational access. Often, in locations impacted by higher levels of poverty, such as Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, educational disparities for children with ID are even more pronounced. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Special Education Teachers, Interviews
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Impulsive behavior is a characteristic of children with specific learning disabilities (SLD), and is related to learning ability. The present study aims to identify impulsivity behavior in children with SLD who attend inclusion schools, from their resource room teachers' perspectives. A 31-item questionnaire that addressed four subscales was…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys
Peterson-Ahmad, Maria – Education Sciences, 2018
To meet the ever-increasing teaching standards, pre-service special educators need extensive and advanced opportunities for pedagogical preparation prior to entering the classroom. Providing opportunities for pre-service special educators to practice such strategies within a virtual simulation environment offers teacher preparation programs a way…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education, Pilot Projects, Case Studies
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Takemae, Natsuko; Dobbins, Nicole; Kurtts, Stephanie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
As public schools strive to provide all students access to and success with the general curriculum, potentially leading them to postsecondary educational opportunities that prepare them for fulfilling and engaging careers, recent federal legislation clearly reflects the need to ensure that all students are supported in achieving rigorous…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Access to Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Keel, Joanna Mossmond; Cushing, Lisa Sharon; Awsumb, Jessica M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study explored perspectives about the desired components of adult life for 12th-grade Latino students with learning disabilities, their parents, and special education teachers. Focus groups and individual interviews were used to understand the similarities and differences in post-school visions and expectations among participants. Five…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Special Education Teachers
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