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Abukar, Sharifa; Ghanbari, Sheena; Nariman, Nahid; Jenkins-Martin, Tracey; Thompson, Pamela; Viaud, Karina M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Nationally, the attrition rate of doctoral students is high, and it is often attributed to a lack of support. In higher education, the attrition rate of doctoral Students of Color and other underrepresented populations is even greater. This article briefly reviews the structure of one cohort model doctoral program and its impact on the overall…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, African American Students, Minority Group Students, Females
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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
Gilham, Christopher M.; Tompkins, Joanne – Canadian Journal of Education, 2016
In this article, two teacher educators describe and explain how they are reconceptualizing a pre-service teacher education course on inclusion using disability studies in education (DSE) scholarship. The DSE approach better connects the oft-separated field of diversity and inclusion, and builds on the program's overall focus on equity education.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Chakraborti-Ghosh, Sumita; Orellana, Karee M.; Jones, Joseph – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in philosophies and perceptions of inclusive education between teachers in Brazil and teachers in the United States. As part of a study abroad program, a team of university faculty and graduate students from Tennessee traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in order to investigate their…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Inclusion, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis
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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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Obiakor, Festus E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2010
Teacher education programs (TEPs) are consistently challenged to respond to individual and collective growth. In addition, current demographic changes have forced these programs to address issues of quality and equity in measurable ways. As an African immigrant to the United States, I have been fortunate to be involved in these programs,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Blacks, Immigrants
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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