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Nishimura, Trisha – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2014
This article examines how inclusive education activities can be facilitated through coaching as a means of professional development. A review of literature on effective professional development practices is discussed, and a recent study focused on individualized peer coaching is examined.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Literature Reviews
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Valadez, Gilbert; Moineau, Suzanne – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2010
This paper will describe a five year research project of a teaching strategy whereby pre-service credential students at a southern California university were taught to develop and apply science curriculum to parents of elementary-aged English as a Second Language students. The paper will elaborate upon the importance of parental engagement in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Minority Group Children
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Cramer, Elizabeth; Liston, Andrea; Nevin, Ann; Thousand, Jacqueline – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2010
In this paper, the authors address the question: what are skills, knowledge and professional dispositions that U.S. co-teachers need to balance the seemingly competing mandates of NCLB and IDEIA in order to prepare teachers for the classrooms of today and tomorrow? Based on the results of two recent studies that focused on secondary co-teacher…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Change, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods
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Wolfberg, Pamela; LePage, Pamela; Cook, Ellen – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2009
This article introduces two innovative teacher preparation programs that emphasize inclusive education at San Francisco State University. The Combined Elementary and Special Education program has as its main goal to provide specialized cross training for special and general educators who work in highly diverse inclusive public school settings. The…
Descriptors: Credentials, Inclusive Schools, Elementary Education, Autism
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Hoang, Thienhuong N. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2007
There are many factors that influence the academic success and motivation of students. Social cognitive theory contends that individuals learn and perform based upon a triadic reciprocality of personal factors, behavior, and the environment. Personal factors such as beliefs, behaviors, and the environment equally influence one another. Existing…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Santamaria, Lorri; Thousand, Jacque – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2004
This article describes one school's year-long effort to provide equitable access to the core curriculum to a very culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse student body while increasing teachers' needs for responsive professional development by piloting a dramatic change in the special education service delivery system with the support…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Core Curriculum, Democracy, Individualized Instruction