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National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Partnerships between schools and universities allow these organizations to leverage their assets while expanding and enhancing their knowledge bases. The Professional Development School (PDS) is a well-established type of partnership in which university and school faculty provide school-based preparation experiences for preservice teachers, while…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Learning to interact with other adults in a positive and productive manner is an important dimension of learning to teach. Novice special education teachers rely on others for support as they navigate the school culture, learn policies and procedures, and work to solve problems. Although interactions with adults can be helpful, they also can be…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Inclusion, Teacher Collaboration
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Positive climates that encourage professional growth and teacher collaboration can bolster the impact of induction programs and may influence novice special education teachers' decisions to remain in teaching. As you plan induction programs, consider how Professional Learning Communities--the topic of this Brief--may be used to integrate special…
Descriptors: School Culture, Disabilities, Teacher Collaboration, Special Education Teachers
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Beginning special education teachers have the same responsibilities as their more experienced counterparts. However, as these new teachers assume full teaching responsibilities they also must become familiar with district and school policies, curriculum, and assessment procedures. At the same time they are expected to build relationships with…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Professional Development
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
The learning curve is high for novice special education teachers. They must assume full teaching responsibilities while at the same time becoming familiar with district and school policies, curriculum, and assessment policies and procedures. They are expected to build relationships with administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, families, and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Inclusion
Pugach, Marleen C.; Blanton, Linda P.; Correa, Vivian I.; McLeskey, James; Langley, Lisa K. – National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2009
The purpose of this literature review is to explore the role of professional collaboration within the school context as a means of improving the quality and retention of beginning special education teachers (SETs). The assumption underlying the review is that the local school context in which new SETs work should also function as the primary…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Literature Reviews, Educational Quality, Teacher Improvement
Hirsch, Eric; Rorrer, Andrea; Sindelar, Paul T.; Dawson, Shirley Ann; Heretick, Jennifer; Jia, Cai Lun – National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2009
In this paper, the authors review and analyze state policy regarding beginning teacher mentoring with a focus on special education. Mentoring policies guide the selection, assignment, and training of mentors and the process with which novice teachers are matched with veteran mentors. Mentoring is a component of induction; but induction also…
Descriptors: Mentors, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Professional Development