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Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Proffitt, William A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
In this article, co-written by a self-identified White female professor and a self-identified Black male doctoral student, the authors address the pressing need to train and retain a teacher workforce willing and able to foster equity for students from nondominant racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. They make three arguments. First, the…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Equal Education, Teacher Education, Identification (Psychology)
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Billingsley, Bonnie; Bettini, Elizabeth; Mathews, Hannah Morris; McLeskey, James – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Special education teachers (SETs) are expected to use effective practices to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, yet even those who are well-prepared may not be effective in teaching these students, as problematic working conditions may limit their opportunities to teach effectively and their longevity in the profession. To complicate…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Persistence
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Mason-Williams, Loretta; Bettini, Elizabeth; Peyton, David; Harvey, Alexandria; Rosenberg, Michael; Sindelar, Paul T. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
In this article, the authors describe the complexity of special education teacher (SET) shortage, how shortage undermines equal educational opportunity, and strategies that school districts and state and federal governments have used to combat them. The authors consider the economic consequences of shortage and describe how school budgets are…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Students with Disabilities, Poverty
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Bialka, Christa S.; Hansen, Nicole; Wong, Sarah Jin – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Teacher preparation programs play a seminal role in the development of prospective teachers, as they provide future educators with information regarding the rights of students with disabilities and the pedagogical means to support them in the classroom. Yet, few programs focus on how to discuss disability with students (Abernathy & Taylor,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Disabilities
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
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Maheady, Larry – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
This article was developed from an earlier invitation to discuss what it was like to teach at a comprehensive arts and science college with a large teacher education program while also trying to conduct and publish applied research. Were there any particular tricks to getting things done that could be handed down to younger professionals working…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Education Programs, Research Needs, Agenda Setting
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Tran, Le M.; Patton, James R.; Brohammer, Margene – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone for documenting the appropriate education being provided to students who qualify for special education and related services under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. A growing group of students with a disability are students who are culturally and linguistically diverse and…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies
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Cooper, Justin T.; Scott, Terrance M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Academics and behavior are inextricably linked, and as such, management of behavior should be considered not as an addition to the teacher's repertoire of skills but as an integral foundational component of effective instruction. Paradoxically, teachers report that students with challenging behavior are both their greatest challenge and that…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Probability, Classroom Techniques
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Myers, Diane; Sugai, George; Simonsen, Brandi; Freeman, Jennifer – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
In this article, the authors provide an overview of empirically supported practices and techniques for monitoring and assessing teachers' use of effective behavior support practices. They focus on how teacher preparation programs, administrators, and supervising teachers provide pre-service teachers with helpful feedback on their teaching…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Teacher Education Programs, Feedback (Response), Student 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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Hanley-Maxwell, Cheryl; Wycoff-Horn, Marcie – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Adoption of the edTPA as part of new teacher licensing and/or program approval requirements has created heated discussions among teacher educators. Among the discussion topics is the supposition that state-level bureaucrats have been the sole source of the decision to require the edTPA, with little input from the preparation programs. This article…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Teacher Certification, Partnerships in Education, State Agencies
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Bergstrand Othman, Lama; Robinson, Rowand; Molfenter, Nancy F. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The purpose of teacher preparation programs is to ensure that teachers are adequately equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to support the various educational needs of their students. Nevertheless, a call for a uniform process through which teacher candidates can demonstrate their ability to meet their students' educational needs using…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies
Pugach, Marleen C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Collaboration across teacher education in the service of a more inclusive preservice pedagogy is now taking place within a context of high intensity accountability that includes the widespread adoption of the edTPA. This analysis explores how teacher educators in special and general education might advance the preparation of preservice students…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Check Lists, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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McLaughlin, Virginia L.; West, Jane E.; Anderson, Jeffrey A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Current political polarization and competing priorities complicate development of sound education policy. Particularly troubling is the disconnect between research and policy, as decision makers rely more on the work of think tanks and advocacy groups than the knowledge base of the profession. The mismatch between higher education and policy…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Rock, Marcia L.; Spooner, Fred; Nagro, Sarah; Vasquez, Eleazar; Dunn, Cari; Leko, Melinda; Luckner, John; Bausch, Margaret; Donehower, Claire; Jones, Jennie L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Contemporary challenges confronting special education teachers include, in part, workload, role ambiguity, evaluation, and shortages. Based on these and other challenges, the piece-meal fragmented approach to pre- and in-service training, which exists currently, needs to be replaced with 21st century models of special education teacher development…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Disabilities, Change Agents
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