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Bartlett, Maggie; Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Peters, Lacey – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) has been widely adopted in schools of higher education across the United States. Different state education departments have set policies, to varying degrees, that determine the outcomes for passing the edTPA, with some requiring a passing score to obtain licensure. As a result of the high-stakes nature of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Performance Based Assessment
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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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Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Winn, Judith; Griffin, Cynthia; Kilgore, Karen – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
The purpose of the current study was to examine beginning special educators' experiences in their attempts to implement two key requirements associated with reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1997: access to the general education curriculum and participation in general education programs. We conducted in-depth interviews…
Descriptors: General Education, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Winn, Judith – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article describes the teacher education program in special education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The program has developed and integrated program standards and accountability into the teacher education curriculum. The process, impact, and challenges of working toward becoming a standards-based teacher education program are…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education