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Maddox, Laura L.; Marvin, Christine A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Training and technical assistance programs for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have emerged in many states as educators, administrators, and institutions of higher education attempt to address the increasing needs for enhancing the knowledge and skills of educators and disseminating the ever-growing knowledge of educational practices. This report…
Descriptors: Autism, Trainees, Technical Assistance, Educational Practices
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Benitez, Debra T. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
This study examined critical features of secondary special educator's experiences with transition professional development to predict variables most likely to influence performance of transition planning and services. Results included the extent to which secondary special educators are prepared to perform transition practices, the relationship…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Professional Development, Course Content, Special Education Teachers
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Nagro, Sarah A.; Cornelius, Kyena E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Special education teacher development is continually studied to determine best practices for improving teacher quality and promoting student learning. Video analysis is commonly included in teacher development targeting both teacher thinking and practice intended to improve learning opportunities for students. Positive research findings support…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Video Technology, Evaluation Methods
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Hunt, Jessica H.; Powell, Selma; Little, Mary E.; Mike, Alyson – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
There is a critical need to mentor novice special education teachers to meet the current and projected teacher shortages. However, due to the various skill-levels of beginning special education teachers in schools and the small number of current special educators in each school who could serve as mentors, there is difficulty finding…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Kunnavatana, S. Shanun; Bloom, Sarah E.; Samaha, Andrew L.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Dayton, Elizabeth; Harris, Shannon K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Functional behavioral assessments are commonly used in school settings to assess and develop interventions for problem behavior. The trial-based functional analysis is an approach that teachers can use in their classrooms to identify the function of problem behavior. The current study evaluates the effectiveness of a modified pyramidal training…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Sebald, Ann – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Seventy-six teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing within a western state of the United States were surveyed to explore their perceptions of the (a) importance of self-determination, (b) skills taught to students, (c) skills used by students, and (d) benefits associated with teaching self-determination. Results indicated that teachers believed…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Skill Analysis
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Whetstone, Patti; Abell, Michael; Collins, Belva C.; Kleinert, Harold L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Teachers of students with moderate and severe disabilities must possess the skills and knowledge to address a unique set of needs and challenges. These may include, but are not limited to, management of challenging behaviors, performance of health-related procedures, use of assistive technology, and instruction using evidence-based strategies.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, State Standards, Educational Technology
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Courey, Susan Joan; Tappe, Phyllis; Siker, Jody; LePage, Pam – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Efficient lesson planning with universal design for learning (UDL) enables teachers to more effectively meet students' individual needs. In this study, a comparison of lesson plans by teacher candidates in a teacher preparation program before and after UDL training is presented. After training, teachers (n = 45) incorporated more differentiated…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Technology, Learning Theories, Lesson Plans
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Allday, R. Allan; Neilsen-Gatti, Shelley; Hudson, Tina M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Inclusion of students with disabilities has been practiced and advocated for more than two decades in the United States. This practice involves the placement of students with disabilities in a general education classroom for part or all of the day, and the primary instructor is a general education teacher in collaboration with a special education…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Preservice Teacher Education
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Barton, Erin E.; Chen, Ching-I; Pribble, Lois; Pomes, Maria; Kim, Young-Ah – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
The purpose of this article is to describe two studies that examined the effects of training and coaching on preservice teachers' implementation of an intervention focused on teaching play to young children with disabilities. A multiple-baseline across teachers single-case research design was used to systematically examine the relation between…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Play, Skill Development, Disabilities
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Walker, David W.; Haley-Mize, Shannon – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Previous research conducted by Nelson and Coorough (1994) found support for the statement that PhD programs were more research oriented, whereas doctorate of education (EdD) programs were more oriented to the educational practitioner. This previous study, however, had grouped all dissertations in education and had not looked at dissertations by…
Descriptors: Research Design, Disabilities, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis
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Thompson, James R.; Klass, Patricia H.; Fulk, Barbara M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Instructional content was presented differently in two introductory special education course sections. In a face-to-face (f2f) section, the instructor met with students on regularly scheduled days and times and presented content in person. In the other section, content was presented using enhanced podcasts, consisting of the instructor narrating…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Education Courses, Student Attitudes, Course Content
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McCray, Erica D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
In this article, the author details the findings of a study of completers during their last semester of a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in special education. The purpose of this multiple-case study was to understand how the extent to which the program was implemented, the participants' background and career trajectories, and the…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Case Studies
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Osher, David; Coggshall, Jane; Colombi, Greta; Woodruff, Darren; Francois, Samantha; Osher, Trina – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The school-to-prison pipeline (STPP)--disproportionately impacting students of color--involves a set of interactions between and among children, youth, their families, school personnel, other service providers, and gatekeepers to such outcomes as incarceration or college. Educators can, through their interactions with and expectations for…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Urban Schools, Correctional Institutions, Disproportionate Representation
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Shippen, Margaret E.; Patterson, DaShaunda; Green, Kemeche L.; Smitherman, Tracy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Youth at risk for school failure need community and school supports to reduce the likelihood of developing delinquent behavior. This article provides an overview of community and school approaches aimed at intervening on the school-to-prison pipeline. Community and school efforts are emerging that take into account empirical evidence demonstrating…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Student Personnel Services, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency
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