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Robb, Susan Mortorff; Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Understanding the context of the demand for special education (SE) teacher education (TE) faculty is important because it can provide faculty at doctoral-granting universities with useful information for program planning. Knowing more about SE teacher preparation programs currently in place and program revisions being planned allows doctoral…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education Teachers, Program Development
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The first article in this special issue is about the doctoral programs, the suppliers of new doctoral graduates in special education. It focuses on one component of a larger effort, the Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment (SEFNA) project, which investigated many aspects of the supply of new doctoral graduates as well as the demand for new…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Tyler, Naomi Chowdhuri; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth; Smith, Deborah Deutsch – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
As the field of special education (SE) examines issues related to supply and demand of SE teachers and faculty, an investigation of students currently enrolled in doctoral programs and doctoral graduates is an important perspective to consider. The results of two components of the "Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment" (SEFNA), focused on…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education, College Students
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Truong, Anthony; Watson, Roxanne; Hartley, Melissa D.; Robb, Susan Mortorff; Gilmore, Robert – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Three studies are described in this article. Each is focused on a different aspect of the long-standing initiative that supports special education doctoral students. This initiative is one of the discretionary programs of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act that is managed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Public Agencies
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Robb, Susan Mortorff; West, Jane; Tyler, Naomi Chowdhuri – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The roles and obligations of teacher educators have expanded substantially in recent years. Expectations have increased because of national concerns about the overall achievement results of all students and because of specific federal mandates--expressed in reauthorizations of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals With Disabilities…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Pion, Georgine M.; Tyler, Naomi Chowdhuri; Gilmore, Robert – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
After a systematic national search, 86 special education doctoral programs were found to be active in 1999. Program administrators were surveyed and results indicate most special education doctoral programs are under enrolled, doctoral students' enrollment has declined 30% over the last 20 years, and programs are not highly selective. (Contains…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Disabilities, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs
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Tyler, Naomi C.; Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Pion, Georgine M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
A survey of 1,267 doctoral students found their primary consideration in selecting a doctoral program was not having to relocate. Students were fairly satisfied with the training they received in research skills, less so in areas of college teaching, administration/supervision, and diversity. Less than half were interested in faculty positions.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Doctoral Programs, Faculty Mobility, Faculty Recruitment
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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