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Lanterman, Christopher S.; Applequist, Karen – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Seventy-seven pre-service teachers enrolled in an introductory special education course completed a questionnaire on their beliefs about learning, teaching, and disability, before and after completing one of two randomly assigned training modules on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Module A presented UDL as a strategy for meeting the specific…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Access to Education
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Specht, Jacqueline A.; Metsala, Jamie L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Teachers who show high teacher efficacy affect student achievement positively. Teaching is sometimes seen as an overwhelming profession because of classroom diversity and expectations placed on teachers. It is important to bring beginning teachers to the point at which they feel they are capable and will be more emotionally equipped to take on the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Inclusion
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Kiely, Mary Theresa – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Teaching writing well poses several challenges in today's diverse classrooms. Despite a growing research base on teaching writing, outcomes for students with disabilities in secondary schools continue to be disappointing. Research in the naturalistic tradition that would help educators understand the knowledge and beliefs that influence teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Disabilities, Secondary School Teachers
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Glenn, Christine V. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
The purpose of this article is to present the scale items, the statistical characteristics, and evidence of validity of the previously unpublished Beliefs about Learning and Teaching Questionnaire that examines elementary teachers' epistemological beliefs and their beliefs about learning and teaching in inclusive classrooms. In this study, 186…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Ability, Questionnaires
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Jordan, Anne – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
The Supporting Effective Teaching project commenced in the early 1990s with studies of how classroom teachers work with students with special educational needs included in their elementary classrooms. Over the ensuing 20 years, the project team prepared and tested a model of the factors that influence student outcomes in inclusive classrooms, with…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Jordan, Anne – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
This article presents the development and the technical and conceptual characteristics of two of the three measures used in the SET project, to discuss how they relate to each other, and to present evidence of their concurrent validity. The Pathognomonic-Interventionist (P-I) Interview yields rich descriptions of teachers' experiences with one or…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, At Risk Students, Teacher Effectiveness
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Young, Gabrielle; Specht, Jacqueline A.; Hunter, Fiona E.; Terreberry, Sarah; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Hutchinson, Nancy L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe the ways in which the experiences gained during practica influence the developing self-efficacy of Canadian pre-service teachers for teaching in inclusive classrooms. Questionnaires were issued to participants in teacher education programs at 11 universities across Canada, and the data were subjected to…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Beliefs
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Ricci, Leila A.; Osipova, Anna – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
In this era of reading as a priority, research has indicated that children with Down syndrome (DS) can indeed learn to read, attaining functional levels of literacy and beyond. Families of children with DS are also increasingly advocating for reading instruction for their children. However, few studies have examined what beginning educators know…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Children, Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Hong, Ee Rea; Gong, Liyuan; Ganz, Jennifer B.; Neely, Leslie – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
While no exact information on the prevalence exists, it is assumed that the overall incidence of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has risen every year in Japan. However, given the lack of resources and services for families of children with ASD in Japan, there is a dearth of practical guidance for the support for those families. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacing, Electronic Learning, Video Technology
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Bartlet, Nadine A.; Freeze, Trevi B. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
An increasing number of children and youth have mental health disorders. To address this issue, federal and provincial mental health policymakers in Canada have recommended: (a) improving the coordination of services, and (b) increasing the role that schools play in providing supports. One way to operationalize these recommendations is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Mental Disorders, Mental Health
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Robinson, Kyle – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
In Canada little research has been conducted on inclusive education practices in secondary schools. The purpose of this study is to report, for a diverse group of four secondary school teachers in a single school board in southeastern Ontario, their descriptions of facilitating the inclusion of exceptional students in general classrooms. The four…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Children
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Squires, Maureen E.; Countermine, Brad – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Throughout the United States, students with disabilities (SWD) are entering higher education in greater numbers than in the past; they also encounter barriers that negatively impact their college experience. This qualitative study explores the challenges of SWD at a public comprehensive college in the northeastern United States. Our research…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Barriers, College Environment
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Black, Rhonda S.; Tsumoto, Courtney A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Characters with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have become increasingly popular in young adult literature. Using a case-study format, this article describes the communication, sensory, and social characteristics of eight protagonists in award-winning young adult novels. All told in the first person, these novels provide insight for young readers…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Young Adults, Case Studies
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Freer, John R. R. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
In recent years, educational assistants (EAs) have taken on an integral role in special education. They often work with the most challenging and vulnerable student population (i.e., students with exceptionalities). To prepare EAs, some of Ontario's publicly funded colleges have developed pre-service training programs. In Ontario, the number of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Maich, Kimberly; Hall, Carmen L.; van Rhijn, Tricia Marie; Squires, Kim – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Two preliminary pilot phases of a peer-mediated social skills program--Stay, Play, and Talk--within inclusive early years settings in Ontario, Canada, investigated changes in observed social interactions and perceived social skills. In Phase 1, a single-subject AB design demonstrated increases in total social interaction units for two of three…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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