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Schmidt, Matthew; Gage, Ashley MacSuga; Gage, Nicholas; Cox, Penny; McLeskey, James – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
This paper provides a summary of the design, development, and evaluation of a mobile distance supervision system for teacher interns in their field-based teaching experiences. Developed as part of the University of Florida's Restructuring and Improving Teacher Education 325T grant project, the prototype system streams video of teachers in rural…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Supervisory Methods, Field Experience Programs, Handheld Devices
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Lemke, June; Harrison, Suzanne – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2000
To address Hawaii's shortage of rural special education teachers and new state teacher employment requirements, Gonzaga University (Washington) designed a master's level preservice teacher education program to be delivered at an Oahu high school. Course content, scheduling, and format were tailored to meet the needs of currently employed but…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, High Schools, Higher Education, Masters Programs
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Ruscello, Dennis M.; Werner, Jeffrey; Price, Kari; Williams, Diane – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2000
A West Virginia preservice program prepares professionals in a variety of fields to work with rural children with swallowing disorders. Program features include graduate assistantships, interdisciplinary academic coursework, a practicum in a swallowing disorders clinic under supervision of a faculty mentor, and a technology project related to…
Descriptors: Assistantships, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Jordan, LuAnn; Spooner, Fred; Calhoun, Mary Lynne; Beattie, John; Algozzine, Bob; Galloway, Tara – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1999
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) Master's degree in learning disabilities is delivered via distance education to surrounding rural counties. Describes the UNCC-community college partnership, technology selection and resources, faculty and student training for using distance education technology, costs, funding, student…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Interactive Television
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Ryan, Susan – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1999
To address the shortage of qualified early interventionists for young rural children with disabilities, the University of Alaska Fairbanks developed a Master's program that used distance education at remote practicum sites during fall and spring and on-campus instruction during the summer. The program has fostered university-rural community…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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Welch, Marshall; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1992
Videotaped sessions were designed to present teachers with a comprehensive staff development program on learning strategies and the means for creating personal problem-solving strategies in various settings. Site-based facilitators were trained to coordinate program activities. Pilot participants significantly increased their knowledge base and…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Hulme, Bruce W. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1989
Describes procedures for mainstreaming multihandicapped children at the elementary level in a program designed to meet children's individual needs while developing positive social skills, self-esteem, communication skills, and daily living skills. Notes benefits for regular education students. (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Interpersonal Relationship, Kindergarten, Low Incidence Disabilities
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Herbert, Michael A.; Mayhew, John C.; Sebastian, Joan P. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
Describes a federally-funded University of Utah model project to prepare teachers to work with American Indian students with disabilities in both rural and urban regions. Components include cultural sensitivity and awareness, nonbiased assessment, fostering resilience, curriculum and instructional strategies, transition and collaboration, field…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Cultural Awareness, Disabilities, Distance Education
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Reid, Barbara J.; Bross, Mary – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1993
Describes Project TRAIN, which provides graduate-level preservice training at the University of Wisconsin for early intervention professionals interested in working in rural areas with special-needs infants and toddlers and their families. Discusses project rationale, objectives, professional competencies, coursework, performance-based evaluation,…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Graduate Study
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Joyce, Bonnie; Wienke, Wilfred – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1988
Describes an inservice teacher course incorporating 34 competencies identified as important for behavior disorder teachers in rural West Virginia, and featuring 15 seminars tailored to participants' needs, videotaped practicum experience, and use of portable computers to record and analyze student behaviors. Contains 28 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Competency Based Teacher Education, Computer Managed Instruction, Higher Education
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Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes a report on New Mexico's public school services for three- and four-year-old handicapped children, focusing on features of special interest to rural educators. Topics are curriculum selection, program models, and program delivery system alternatives. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
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Elrod, G. Franklin; Cahalane, Benita H.; Combe, JoAnne – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
Special educators from rural and remote school districts in eastern Oregon surveyed local employers and designed a school-to-work site-based work-experience program for students with disabilities in an area with limited employment resources. Components of the six-year program (grades 7-12) and the outcome of enhancing associated work skills are…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
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Huebner, E. Scott; Wise, Paula Sachs – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1992
Proposes a rural-focused preservice training program for school psychologists that would prepare them to act as leaders, facilitators, generalists, and team members supportive of the special education-regular education partnership. Discusses program objectives and competencies, methods of student recruitment, curriculum, leadership training, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Leadership Training
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Churton, Michael W. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1988
Examines a program training teachers to deliver adapted physical education services in Appalachia and other rural areas. Discusses the unique training concerns related to rural settings, the program's curriculum content, field-based experiences, and a faculty mentor program to encourage student retention in the program. Contains 12 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Design