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Browder, Diane M.; Jimenez, Bree Ann; Mims, Pamela J.; Knight, Victoria F.; Spooner, Fred; Lee, Angel; Flowers, Claudia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The "What Works Clearinghouse" guidelines for high-quality professional development were used to develop a Tell, Show, Try, and Apply (TSTA) method of training. This method was used to train teachers to align instruction to grade-level content for students with severe developmental disabilities. A total of 193 teachers of students who…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Professional Development, Developmental Disabilities, Autism
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Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E.; Murphy, Kristin M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
This article addresses professional development (PD) issues for those who provide services to students in the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP). Emphasis is on implementing evidence-based practices. The authors use a modified version of Desimone's PD framework for the structure of this article involving (a) collective participation and common…
Descriptors: Evidence, Professional Development, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Gagnon, Joseph C.; Houchins, David E.; Murphy, Kristin M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Personnel in juvenile corrections (JC) work with students who have challenging academic, behavioral, and mental health needs. The complexity of the JC setting requires personnel to be highly skilled in effective practices to meet the demands of their job. Unfortunately, juvenile correctional personnel are neglected as an important link in the…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Health, Professional Development, Juvenile Justice
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Horrocks, Erin L.; Morgan, Robert L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
A multicomponent training package (live training, video modeling, role playing, and feedback) was used to train teachers to conduct assessment and to instruct students with profound multiple disabilities. Phase 1 of the study involved training seven teachers to conduct assessment in three areas: (a) preference assessment (i.e., identification of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Inservice Teacher Education, Role Playing
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Kim, Eun-Joo; Vail, Cynthia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
This study examines preservice teachers' perspectives on family involvement in special education and effective teaching methods for delivering family-involvement content. Eighty-three preservice teachers provided data on pre- and postadministrations of a questionnaire. The effectiveness of two methods, a video and a guest speaker, in delivering…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Family Involvement
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Pugach, Marleen C.; Blanton, Linda P.; Correa, Vivian I. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
This article provides an analysis of how collaborative teacher education has developed in terms of practice, discourse, and the relationship between general and special education across three historical stages. It explores how collaborative teacher education between general and special education has been positioned over time in relationship to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Change, Special Education
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Oyler, Celia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
The author's preservice program prepares both single and dual certification master's students to teach in inclusive classrooms. This article provides an overview of the context in which, and for which, the program was designed, a description of the program, including what the author means by inclusive education and critical special education,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Mainstreaming, Teacher Competencies
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Brownell, Mary T.; Griffin, Cynthia; Leko, Melinda Marie; Stephens, Jenna – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Although collaborative teacher education programs have grown in number over the past two decades, we still do not understand the ways in which these programs, or the practices in those programs, improve the preparation of inclusive teachers. At a time when teacher education's viability is being questioned, it is problematic that little information…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
In this commentary, the author provides a framework for examining the articles in this issue. The author does so by providing a focus for reading and linking our brief history to the present and the future. She provides a set of questions about engaging research that seeks to improve the ways in which we question, construct understanding, and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Educational Improvement, Cooperation
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Recchia, Susan L.; Puig, Victoria I. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Preparing teachers to meet the needs of children with disabilities remains a complex challenge. General education teachers feel unprepared, and attrition and teacher shortages in special education remain high. Despite a trend toward inclusive education, many children continue to be educated in segregated settings. This study explores the potential…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Inclusion, Disabilities, Field Experience Programs
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Zetlin, Andrea; Beltran, Dolores; Salcido, Patricia; Gonzalez, Teresa; Reyes, Teresa – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Historically, neither a positive nor a supportive relationship existed between the population of students designated English language learners (ELLs) and the field of special education. Children's lack of English proficiency was often misinterpreted as a disability and they were referred for special education, whereas others who actually had a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Bellini, Scott; Henry, Daniel; Pratt, Cathy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Given the substantial increase in the numbers of students identified with an autism spectrum disorder, it is imperative that effective training for classroom teachers, administrators, and other support staff be undertaken to increase the capacity within schools to effectively educate these students. Although many professional development programs…
Descriptors: Models, Logical Thinking, Autism, Professional Development
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Muwana, Florence C.; Gaffney, Janet S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
A service-learning component was embedded as the centerpiece in the Culture of Disability Across the Lifespan course, designed for students' exploration of issues related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society. Participants included 19 university freshmen, 6 representatives of community agencies, and 3 consumers…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Teacher Education, Advocacy, Special Education
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Allday, R. Allan; Duhon, Gary J.; Blackburn-Ellis, Sarah; Van Dycke, Jamie L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Observational bias can significantly affect results attained through observation. This study focused on 122 preservice teacher educators who conducted a structured observation, using momentary time sampling procedures with 10-second intervals, to measure student on-task and off-task behaviors. The experimental variable altered was the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intervals, Observation, Teacher Educators
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Voltz, Deborah L.; Collins, Loucrecia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
In this article, the authors present a rejoinder to Drs. Boscardin, Mainzer, and Kealy's response to their article "Preparing Special Education Administrators for Inclusion in Diverse, Standards-Based Contexts: Beyond the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium" (ISLLC; Voltz & Collins, 2010).…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Misconceptions, Instructional Leadership, Special Education
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