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Voltz, Deborah L.; Collins, Loucrecia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
Special education administrators must be prepared for their leadership roles in inclusive, culturally diverse, standards-based school settings. These challenges create the need for new skills, required for effective special education leaders in the 21st century. In this article, the authors examine the standards used to prepare special education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Leadership, Special Education, Teachers
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
The diversity of teacher roles has been a long-standing concern in the field of special education. Role complexity has been implicated in teacher burnout and attrition and in the inefficiency of service delivery models. Recent evidence suggests that new policy may be further complicating teacher roles and that teachers may not be prepared for such…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teacher Role, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Collins, Belva C.; Schuster, John W.; Ludlow, Barbara L.; Duff, Michael – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
Based on a review of the literature and the authors' experience, this article addresses issues in three aspects of the planning and delivery of online content: (1) online support services; (2) technology assistance; and (3) course content. Recommendations are given for administrators and instructors involved in the delivery of online coursework in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Disabilities, Distance Education, Education Courses
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Tyler, Naomi C.; Easterling, Jeff; Smith-Davis, Judy; Clarke, Cynthia Cantou; Mims, Victoria A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
Discussion of the need for diversity in the teaching force, especially in special education, focuses on Congress's efforts to address this issue. It describes the Alliance 2000 Project, a federal program created to provide technical assistance to the nation's minority colleges and universities to increase their access to personnel preparation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Diversity (Faculty), Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid