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Metsala, Jamie L.; Harkins, Mary Jane – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Teachers' self-efficacy and beliefs are important to classroom practices and student success. In this study, the authors examine preservice teachers' self-efficacy and beliefs related to inclusive education. One hundred seventy-nine preservice teachers enrolled in secondary or elementary education programs participated in this study. Overall,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Cole-Lade, Gretchen M.; Bailey, Lucy E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the roles of paraeducators in educational teams who supported young children with complex communication needs (CCNs). Participants included members of three teams which included general and special education teachers, paraeducators, speech and language pathologists (SLPs), and parents. An instrumental,…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Student Needs, Teamwork, Role
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Gomez-Najarro, Joyce – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Response to Intervention (RTI) may create an opportunity for equitable approaches to special education evaluation, in part, through collaboration among general and special education teachers, who can combine their areas of expertise to better understand how to serve students' unique academic needs, particularly in underresourced schools serving…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Response to Intervention
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Klopfer, Kristina M.; Scott, Katreena; Jenkins, Jennifer; Ducharme, Joe – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Childhood emotional and behavioral problems are prevalent in elementary classroom settings, making it imperative that high-quality, efficacious training be available to support teachers in managing disruptive and distressed child behaviors. Our study used a randomized control design to examine the impact of 36 hours of preservice education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Pretests Posttests, Emotional Disturbances
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Bertuccio, Rebecca F.; Runion, Megan C.; Culler, Erica D.; Moeller, Jeremy D.; Hall, Cristin M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Most students with autism engage in the general education (GE) setting for a majority of the school day. Though there are standards to identify the expectations for educating students with autism in the inclusive classroom, GE teachers and paraeducators report limited knowledge and self-efficacy in supporting students with autism, and both…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Self Efficacy
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Washburn, Erin K.; Mulcahy, Candace A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Skilled reading is a complex process in which many subskills are involved, including an awareness of the morphological structure of language. Morphological awareness is the ability to understand how words are broken into meaningful units (e.g., affixes, root words). Explicit and systematic teaching of morphological concepts are reported to help…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Instruction
Lembke, Erica S.; McMaster, Kristen L.; Smith, R. Alex; Allen, Abigail; Brandes, Dana; Wagner, Kyle – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Few teachers receive adequate preparation to provide effective individualized instruction for children with intensive early writing needs. In this article, the authors describe an attempt to close this learning gap, by developing Data-Based Instruction-Tools, Learning, and Collaborative Support (DBI-TLC), a comprehensive professional development…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Individualized Instruction, Writing Instruction, Data
Griffin, Cynthia C.; Dana, Nancy F.; Pape, Stephen J.; Algina, James; Bae, Jungah; Prosser, Sherri K.; League, Martha B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Enhancing all students' academic performance continues to be a national priority, and although achievement gains have been made overtime, shortfalls in mathematics learning for students with disabilities (SWD) remain. Research reveals that a substantial portion of the variability in students' mathematics achievement gains is due to the teacher. To…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Elementary School Mathematics, Inclusion
Hoover, John J.; Soltero-Gonz├ílez, Lucinda – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Special educators assume an essential leadership role in school-wide multilayered instructional systems for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse learners with and without disabilities, including learners at risk of being inappropriately referred for special education. Research findings from a model demonstration project are presented…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Disabilities, Primary Education
Cavazos, Linda; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Ortiz, Alba – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
This mixed methods descriptive study examined the effects of job-embedded professional development (JEPD) in reading on the content knowledge and instructional practice of teachers of English learners (ELs). Four first-grade teachers of ELs at one urban elementary school received JEPD over the course of a year. Results of pre- and posttests of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Bennett, Sheila; Keen, Deb; Muspratt, Sandy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The Learning and Engagement Questionnaire (LEQ) measures instructional and environmental variables associated with learner engagement. The present study sought to determine the suitability of the LEQ to measure learner engagement with a sample of Canadian teachers and to further investigate the factorial structure in comparison with the Australian…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Collins, Belva C.; Spooner, Fred; Olcay-Gul, Seray – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The researchers in this study used a multiple baseline design across dyads to examine the effects of professional development with coaching to train general education teachers to use a simultaneous prompting procedure when teaching academic core content to students with autism and the effects of the procedure on the students' outcomes. Three…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Methods
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Zagona, Alison L.; Kurth, Jennifer A.; MacFarland, Stephanie Z. C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
There is a need to advance inclusive education for students with significant disabilities, and one way to support this effort is to ensure educators have expertise in, and are prepared to implement, inclusive practices. We surveyed and interviewed general and special education teachers to understand their experiences and preparation to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods
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Butler, Anne; Monda-Amaya, Lisa – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Challenging behavior can have adverse effects on both students and teachers, and preservice teachers often report feeling ill prepared to manage this behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine (a) preservice teacher perceptions of student and teacher behavior during scenarios of challenging behavior, (b) alternative solutions or strategies…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Behavior Problems
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Able, Harriet; Sreckovic, Melissa A.; Schultz, Tia R.; Garwood, Justin D.; Sherman, Jessica – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The current prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) coupled with the mandate to provide services to students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms warrants the need to examine the dynamics of inclusion for students with ASD. Focus groups were conducted with special and general educators at the elementary, middle, and high school…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Focus Groups
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