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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
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Urbach, Jennifer; Moore, Brooke A.; Klingner, Janette K.; Galman, Sally; Haager, Diane; Brownell, Mary T.; Dingle, Mary – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to understand special education teachers' beliefs regarding their roles and responsibilities and to determine how these beliefs differ among more and less accomplished teachers. In this study, the authors examine the interviews of special education teachers identified as either more or less accomplished based on the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility
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Rakap, Salih; Jones, Hazel A.; Emery, Alice Kaye – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
This article describes the development, implementation, and second-year evaluation of Project Autism Competencies for Endorsement (ACE), a web-based professional development (PD) program that is designed to train teachers currently working in the field to meet the unique and diverse needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Competencies
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Leko, Melinda M.; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Brownell, Mary T.; Osipova, Anna; Dingle, Mary P.; Mundy, Charlotte A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the discourse patterns characterizing individual special education teachers as they participated in a collaborative professional development (PD) group, and how these individual discourse patterns influenced other group members' opportunities to learn about reading instruction for upper elementary…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Educational Opportunities, Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Bianco, Margarita; Leech, Nancy L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The goal of this mixed methods study was to explore differences among teachers (n = 52 special education teachers, n = 195 general education teachers, and n = 30 gifted education teachers) on their perceptions of students with disabilities and their willingness to refer them to a gifted and talented program. In this follow-up to an earlier work,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Little, Mary E.; King, Laura M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
Although research identifies a plethora of evidence-based instructional practices, classroom teachers find research difficult to access and often of little relevance to classroom practice; therefore, they do not implement these practices. Bridging the gap between research and practice requires continued and mediated support as teachers translate…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Learning Modules
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Griffin, Cynthia C.; Jones, Hazel A.; Kilgore, Karen L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
Collaborative problem solving is an activity in which special education teachers and other school professionals work together to solve the academic or behavioral problems of their students. The purpose of this study was to understand preservice teachers' perceptions of a collaborative problem solving activity they implemented with other…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Behavior Problems, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Brownell, Mary T.; Yeager, Elizabeth Anne; Sindelar, Paul T.; vanHover, Stephanie; Riley, Tamar – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2004
One of the greatest challenges that general education teachers face is how to address the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Perhaps what is most disturbing about this challenge is that many general education teachers seem unprepared to face it. Researchers investigating inclusive classrooms have found that general…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, General Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, High Risk Students
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Daunic, Ann P.; Correa, Vivian I.; Reyes-Blanes, Maria E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2004
To respond to an increasingly diverse student population, educators need to evaluate how well teacher education programs prepare graduates in culturally responsive teaching (CRT). In this study, we used a performance-based assessment to determine whether (a) different levels of preservice preparation in CRT and (b) preparation in special versus…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, General Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Little, Mary E.; Crawford, Patricia A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
This article describes a collaborative effort of educators from a university, state department, and local school district to redesign a master's level course in instructional strategies. Delivery format was changed to a week-long summer course; content changed to emphasize research-based instructional practices and more local and state (Florida)…
Descriptors: Course Organization, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Innovation