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Dunst, Carl J.; Bruder, Mary Beth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
This paper includes results from a study that examined the relationships between teacher discipline, type of teaching degree, and teacher feelings of preparedness and the self-efficacy beliefs (competence and confidence) of early intervention and preschool teachers with regard to either natural environment or inclusion practices. The participants…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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Miller, Kevin J. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
This article reflects on the author's experience supervising a public school program for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, specifically addressing national, regional, and local trends affecting it. These trends included teacher efficacy, changes in educational service delivery, advances in technology, the selection of the listening and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Fox, Michele I. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Response to Intervention has the potential to help schools reach the goals of both the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) 2004. The course of action with the Response to Intervention model is to apply instructionally sound practices based on students' needs, monitor students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Educational Legislation
Smith, Traci Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although standards-based IEP goals have been mandated in many states for almost a decade, their effectiveness is unknown. Standards-based IEP goals were first created to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, which increased accountability for all students as well as those with…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Standards, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation
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Bruder, Mary Beth; Dunst, Carl J.; Wilson, Cristina; Stayton, Vicki – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
The preservice and in-service predictors of 1,668 Part C early intervention and Part B(619) preschool special practitioners' perceived self-efficacy beliefs are reported. The preservice variables were type of degree (discipline), years of formal postsecondary education, licensure, and participants' judgment of how well their preservice training…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Special Education Teachers, Predictor Variables
Sims, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The federal mandates set forth by the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) require an increase in inclusive education for students with special education needs in the least restrictive environment. This type of environment can be in a 'co-taught' classroom. Co-teaching is defined as an…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Interpersonal Communication, Action Research, Federal Legislation
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Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna; Mustian, April L. – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders often experience difficulties in expressive writing and social outcomes in school and beyond. Therefore, writing instruction and self-determination skills are critical for this population. This research study, in which special education teachers were trained to be implementers, successfully…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Persuasive Discourse, Metacognition
Manu, Ruxandra Melania – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA 2004) continues to mandate that behavior interventions and behavior supports be monitored for proper implementation, and data gathered to prove implementation fidelity and student outcomes. The current implementation of behavior support plans (BSPs) is another type of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Behavior Modification
Antley, Tina M. B. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Two recent pieces of federal legislation have greatly influenced how schools educate students with disabilities. While Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) requires that schools assess students with disabilities using the same assessment instruments with which their non-disabled peers are tested, the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Student Needs, General Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Role
Robinson, Lora; Maldonado, Nancy; Whaley, Jerita – Online Submission, 2014
The absence of differentiated instruction in many classrooms stifles success for students who do not learn the same way as their peers. Providing teachers with the knowledge and tools to differentiate in their classrooms may increase test scores and help low achieving students find success, while expanding the learning growth of gifted and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment