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Ondrasek, Naomi; Carver-Thomas, Desiree; Scott, Caitlin; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2020
This is a policy brief for "California's Special Education Teacher Shortage." California is in the midst of a severe special education teacher shortage that threatens the state's ability to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, who often have the greatest needs but receive the least expert teachers. To help policymakers…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Persistence
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Sindelar, Paul T.; Fisher, Tiffany L.; Myers, Jonté A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
With vetted data from state department of education websites, the authors undertook to update previous studies of special education licensure. They organized state licensure structures by the presence or absence of (a) grade bands and (b) differentiations (by category or severity). They assessed the impact of structure on student outcomes and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Program Effectiveness
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Luckner, John L.; Movahedazarhouligh, Sara – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2019
The purpose of this study was to conduct an initial investigation to examine the perceptions of a sample of special education administrators from a western state to identify the challenges they encounter that may negatively affect their ability to do their jobs well. It was anticipated that the results of the study would be of interest to faculty…
Descriptors: Special Education, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Professional Development
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Counts, Jennifer; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Whitford, Denise K. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
The multidimensional issue of the representation of diverse students in special education has been a persistent and challenging concern for decades. Overwhelmingly, research outlining racial and ethnic disproportionality data have historically demonstrated stability in the overrepresentation of students of color in special education. However, the…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, English Language Learners
Crockett, Jean B., Ed.; Billingsley, Bonnie, Ed.; Boscardin, Mary Lynn, Ed. – Council for Exceptional Children, 2018
The "Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education" brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Special Education, Preschool Education
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Deniz, Levent – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The aim of this research is to define the perceptions of prospective special education teachers regarding special education teacher through metaphors. Phenomenology design was used in this research. The study group comprised 116 third year prospective special education teachers studying at Marmara University, Ataturk Faculty of Education, Special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S. – Educational Policy, 2019
Special education is an approach to schooling that draws significant critique. Scholars often identify special education as a system vulnerable to and complicit in racial, class, and disability segregation, particularly segregation enacted and rationalized through the structural organization of schools and programs. Employing data from the Toronto…
Descriptors: Correlation, Special Education, Student Placement, Special Needs Students
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Hornby, Garry – British Journal of Special Education, 2015
Inclusive education and special education are based on different philosophies and provide alternative views of education for children with special educational needs and disabilities. They are increasingly regarded as diametrically opposed in their approaches. This article presents a theory of "inclusive special education" that comprises…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Educational Theories
Lind, Mary Racansky – ProQuest LLC, 2019
There is a growing concern that public charter schools, as publicly funded entities, which are mandated to ensure FAPE [Free and Appropriate Public Education] and IDEA [Individuals with Disabilities Education Act], are lagging significantly behind public non-charter schools, when it comes to special education student enrollment. This potentially…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Special Education, Students with Disabilities
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Fowler, Susan A.; Coleman, Mary Ruth B.; Bogdan, William K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
The "State of the Special Education Profession" survey was commissioned by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Pioneers Division and supported by CEC. It provides a current snapshot of the state of the special education profession and serves as a foundation for CEC leadership and program development. The goal of the survey is to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Individualized Education Programs
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Boscardin, Mary Lynn; Rude, Harvey; Schulze, Rob; Tudryn, Patrick – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this investigation was to better understand how administrators of special education prioritize leadership statements that are part of professional standards related to leading special education programs. The article begins by examining professional identities and professionalization of special education leadership and administration…
Descriptors: Special Education, Administrator Attitudes, Standards, Leadership
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Aksoy, Veysel; Cavusoglu, Tezcan; Kalayci, Gulefsan Ozge – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2018
The process of training special education teacher candidates is an issue that has been widely discussed in literature, yet there is no consensus as to the most effective method. Therefore, it is recommended that methods designed to meet the needs of special education teacher candidates with proven efficiency should be used collectively. This…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Thorius, Kathleen A. King; Moore, Tammera S.; Coomer, M. Nickie – Advances in Special Education, 2019
We reviewed three existing reviews of literature: two related to cultural and linguistic diversity in well-regarded special education research outlets including "Advances in Special Education," and the third regarding constructions of culture, race, disability, and risk in early childhood and early childhood special education (ECSE)…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Students with Disabilities
Cogswell, Leah Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of early childhood special education (ECSE) services on students' continued eligibility for special education services through the end of middle school and the similarities and differences in the sociodemographic characteristics of those who received ECSE services and those who began receiving…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Eligibility, Special Education, Outcomes of Education
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Gomez-Najarro, Joyce – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Response to Intervention (RTI) may create an opportunity for equitable approaches to special education evaluation, in part, through collaboration among general and special education teachers, who can combine their areas of expertise to better understand how to serve students' unique academic needs, particularly in underresourced schools serving…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Response to Intervention
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