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Bethune, Keri S.; Kiser, Ansley – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2017
There is a need for both special education teachers and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who are trained to work in rural school settings with students with disabilities and problem behaviors. The specific challenges presented by rural communities, such as diminished access to resources and fewer community partners, can make it difficult…
Descriptors: Special Education, Rural Schools, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems
Altieri, Elizabeth M.; Colley, Kenna M.; Daniel, Leslie S.; Dickenson, Kathie W. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
In this article, teacher education faculty of a medium-size university, historically grounded in teacher preparation within a rural context, describe their ongoing work to transform their practice in order to prepare special and general educators who co-plan, co-teach, and co-assess with their counterparts in the field. Follow-up research with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Training Methods, Rural Education
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Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
Profiles three program awards for exemplary rural special education practices. Describes an Arizona program that allows teachers to pursue advanced training without quitting their jobs, an Idaho program of work experience and transitional services for special education students, and a Virginia program for normalization of students labeled…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mainstreaming
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Lazzari, Andrea M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes Technical Assistance Centers established by the Virginia Department of Education to provide support services to preschool professionals throughout the state. Technical assistance--provided only at the request of the person who will receive it--includes needs assessments, information services, library services, on- and off-site…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Linking Agents, Networks