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ERIC Number: EJ875670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
What We Know and Need to Know about Teacher Education and Special Education
Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Wood, Charles L.; Hicks, S. Christy
Teacher Education and Special Education, v33 n1 p44-54 2010
Researchers have conducted two prior longitudinal retrospective syntheses of the journal "Teacher Education and Special Education." The present authors' approach is different; they analyze only the content published during their tenure as editors. They define big ideas that they believe are representative of what they published. They found that federal initiatives and personnel preparation (32%) and teacher beliefs and practices (24%) accounted for 56% of the articles published, followed by the "other" category (11%) and program descriptions and evaluations; recruitment, retention and attrition; collaboration; and technology applications (each less than 10%). They also find that quantitative research approaches (55%), qualitative designs (14%), and mixed-method (11%) designs are represented in the published articles. The authors reflect on these outcomes and offer a perspective on teacher education and special education. (Contains 1 note and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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