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Welch, Marshall; Sheridan, Susan M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a technology-enhanced staff development program. The program utilized video tele-conferences and training videos to train five elementary schools in the creation of collaborative partnerships (i.e., team teaching and family centers). A discussion of procedures, outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Inclusive Schools
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Boudah, Daniel J.; Knight, Stephanie L.; Kostobryz, Carol; Welch, Nancy; Laughter, Diane; Branch, Racheal – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article describes the characteristics of Participatory Research and Development (PR&D), a means of integrating research and practice by linking the university research and teacher practice. It outlines related methods and activities, details a number of qualitative findings regarding the nature of instructional change, and discusses the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Voltz, Deborah L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
A review of programs supported under the federal Alliance 2000 Project stresses the value of a variety of models for the preparation of special education personnel to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities. (DB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Diversity (Student)
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O'Shea, Dorothy J.; Hammitte, Diana; Mainzer, Richard; Crutchfield, Margaret D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This introductory article describes key factors in teacher preparation and continuing professional development and efforts promulgated by the Council for Exceptional Children on special educator standards and assessments. The need to align standards for state licensing, program accreditation, and national certification is emphasized. The following…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Winn, Judith – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article describes the teacher education program in special education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The program has developed and integrated program standards and accountability into the teacher education curriculum. The process, impact, and challenges of working toward becoming a standards-based teacher education program are…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kenney, Stephanie L.; Hammitte, Diana J.; Rakestraw, Jennie; LaMontagne, M. J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article discusses how Georgia Southern University redesigned its special education teacher curriculum to reflect the core competencies identified by the Council for Exceptional Children, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and the National Collegiate Accreditation for Teacher Education. Portfolio assessment procedures were…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Drecktrah, Mary E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
A survey of 212 Wisconsin special educators found the majority were expected to supervise paraeducators but had no preservice education or inservice from their school system. Ninety percent felt teacher-educator institutions should educate preservice educators and indicated topics that should be covered. Respondents' challenges to working with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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Townsend, Brenda L.; Patton, James M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This introductory article describes following articles that address issues of ethics, power, and privilege within the context of educating African American learners with disabilities and those who are gifted and talented, and the path educators can follow in order to incorporate properly these perspectives into their practice and research. (CR)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Blacks, Disabilities, Educational Discrimination
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Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.; Comer, James – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article explores how pre-existing structures within the educational system impede the academic achievement of many African-American learners and contribute to low self-concept, mislabeling, and placement in lower academic tracks. Methodologies and strategies needed to change these practices and/or to limit their ill effects are suggested.…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Townsend, Brenda L.; Patton, James M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article reflects on previous articles (EC 624 620-621) that explore how pre-existing structures within the educational system impede the academic achievement of many African-American learners. It urges more educators to be willing to critique school practices and to seek understanding of African American culture in order to alter teacher,…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Attitude Change, Blacks, Cultural Awareness
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Prater, Mary Anne; Sileo, Thomas W.; Black, Rhonda – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article describes a University of Hawaii at Manoa course that is designed to prepare teachers and related school personnel to work with at-risk students in inclusive settings. A survey of 105 special education teacher certification programs found that only 9 offered a separate course on working with at-risk students. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Course Content, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students
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Monteith, Dianne S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
The Special Education Training Program at South Carolina State University offers training for school administrators on both theory and practice in designing, developing, implementing, and supervising programs for students with special needs in least restrictive environments. Each course requires a 10-hour field experience and students must also…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wright-Harp, Wilhelmina; Munoz, Emma – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This paper describes the two-year master's degree program for speech-language pathologists with a specialization in bilingualism (Spanish/English) developed at the University of the District of Columbia. First, the article describes the program's curriculum, clinical practicum, recruitment, and retention activities. It then discusses the student…
Descriptors: Bilingual Special Education, Communication Disorders, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Tyler, Naomi C.; Blalock, Ginger; Clarke, Cynthia Cantou – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
This article explores four mentor-mentee relationships arranged through the Alliance 2000 Project. Faculty members of minority institutions of higher education worked with mentors (successful proposal writers, grant holders, and content experts) from other academic institutions during proposal development for submission to the Office of Special…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Faculty, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Faculty)
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Tschantz, Jennifer M.; Vail, Cynthia O. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
Three Head Start teachers who served students with special needs in their inclusive classrooms participated with an early childhood special education teacher conducting peer coaching sessions. Results indicated that all Head Start teachers increased their rate of responsive statements. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education
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