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Fink Chorzempa, Barbara; Smith, Michael D.; Sileo, Jane M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Within their teacher preparation courses and field experiences, preservice teachers are introduced to numerous instructional practices, not all of which are considered research-based. For this reason, instruction in how to evaluate the effectiveness of one's practices is essential, but it is often a lacking component of initial certification…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers
Mitchell, Barbara S.; Hirn, Regina G.; Lewis, Timothy J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Effective classroom instructional and behavior management is essential to ensure student academic and social success. Foundational strategies such as clear expectations and routines, specific feedback, and high rates of opportunities to respond have strong empirical support, yet are often missing from educator repertoires. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Viel-Ruma, Kim; Houchins, David; Jolivette, Kristine; Benson, Gwen – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
In order to examine the relationship between reported levels of teacher self-efficacy, collective efficacy, and job satisfaction in special educators, teachers in one school district completed three surveys measuring these constructs. The results indicated that teacher self-efficacy had a direct effect on job satisfaction. It was further found…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bailes, Cynthia Neese; Hulsebosch, Patricia; Martin, David S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
In this study, the authors examine the content of reflective journals written by six Deaf pre-service teachers during their student teaching in classrooms with hearing students. In doing so, the authors analyze and compare the journal entries to the established literature on student teaching. Results indicate that these student teachers focused on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Journal Writing
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Griffin, Cynthia C.; Kilgore, Karen L.; Winn, Judith A.; Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Hou, Wei; Garvan, Cynthia W. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
Despite a history of research in general education on novice teachers, researchers have only recently begun to investigate the experiences of beginning special educators. Many of these studies describe problems encountered, noting the high attrition rate among beginning special education teachers and emphasizing the importance of keeping qualified…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Special Education, Teaching Conditions
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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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Rock, Marcia L.; Gregg, Madeleine; Thead, Beth K.; Acker, Sarah E.; Gable, Robert A.; Zigmond, Naomi P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
In this study, the authors examine whether an advanced online technology can be used to give teacher trainees real-time feedback on their use of research-based classroom practices. Participants include 15 teachers enrolled in a field-based graduate special education teacher preparation program. Data include video-recorded teacher observations and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Trainees
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Abernathy, Tammy V.; Taylor, Shanon S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
Teacher education programs typically provide pre-service teachers preparation in assessment and identification procedures used to identify students with learning disabilities. What may be missing from teacher preparation is the development of communication skills to thoughtfully and professionally teach children about their disabilities. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Learning Disabilities
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Utley, Bonnie L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
This paper presents the findings of a study of learning gains made by students with disabilities and those without disability when taught by teacher candidates completing a unified teacher preparation program. "The Student Academic Performance Sample", the culminating performance-based assessment of the program was the primary data source. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Models, Disabilities
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Mitchem, Katherine; Koury, Kevin; Fitzgerald, Gail; Hollingsead, Candice; Miller, Kevin; Tsai, Hui-Hsien; Zha, Shenghua – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
Interactive, multimedia cases with technology supports present new ways of teaching and learning in teacher education. In this mixed-methods, naturalistic study, the authors investigate how and what participants learn from multimedia cases and, in particular, how instructional implementation affects learning outcomes from multimedia cases.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Education Courses, Teaching Methods, Multimedia Instruction
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Griffin, Cynthia C.; Jitendra, Asha K.; League, Martha B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
In this study, the authors examine the influence of teacher and student communication patterns, instructional practices, and teacher pedagogical content knowledge on students' mathematics learning in both general and special education mathematics classrooms. Five pre-service special education teachers in field placements and 43 students with…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction, Special Needs Students
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Allsopp, David H.; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Cranston-Gingras, Ann – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
In this article, the authors describe a systematic effort by a department of special education to integrate technology into teaching through a one-to-one laptop initiative and to examine preservice teachers' perceptions concerning their experiences with the initiative. The authors investigate beliefs about preservice teachers' proficiency in using…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Technology Integration
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Carroll, Stuart Z.; Petroff, Jerry G.; Blumberg, Richard – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2009
In 2006, the authors' college joined the ranks of those offering programs for young adults with intellectual disabilities on campus. The program includes several inclusive courses in which typical students study together with their peers with intellectual disabilities. This article describes how 12 pre-service teachers who participated in an…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Inclusive Schools
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Rosenberg, Michael S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
With the proliferation of alternative route (AR) special education teacher preparation programs, many teacher educators are likely to be involved in AR program design and implementation. Unfortunately, few resources have focused on best practices for program developers to prepare the nontraditional participants who typically populate their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Program Design, Guidelines, Special Education Teachers
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Nevin, Ann I.; Cramer, Elizabeth; Voigt, Jorine; Salazar, Liliana – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
When teachers move to the next grade with their students, they are sometimes referred to as teachers who loop with the children. In this descriptive case study, the authors describe the experiences of two teachers who collaborate with others as they move with a class of students from third to fourth grade (i.e., looping). The classroom context,…
Descriptors: General Education, Disabilities, Looping (Teachers), Special Education Teachers
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