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Butler, Anne; Monda-Amaya, Lisa – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Challenging behavior can have adverse effects on both students and teachers, and preservice teachers often report feeling ill prepared to manage this behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine (a) preservice teacher perceptions of student and teacher behavior during scenarios of challenging behavior, (b) alternative solutions or strategies…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Behavior Problems
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Kennedy, Michael J.; Alves, Kat D.; Miciak, Jeremy; Romig, John; Mathews, Hannah Morris; Thomas, Cathy Newman – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Content Acquisition Podcasts for Teachers (CAP-T) are a form of multimedia-based instruction that are supported by an empirical record of effectiveness and are grounded in Mayer's cognitive theory of multimedia learning and accompanying instructional design principles. In this study, 162 students enrolled in an introductory course in special…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Instructional Design, Educational Principles, Introductory Courses
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Darling, Sharon M.; Dukes, Charles; Hall, Kalynn – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
The theoretical base that supports human universals served as a model for proposing special education teacher education universals. The human universals model is explained and put forth as a basis for identifying special education teacher education universals. Twenty-four English language journals from different countries representing four…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Educational Principles, Theory Practice Relationship, Models
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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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West, Jane E.; Shepherd, Katharine G. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
When the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE) convened in January 2016 in Washington, we celebrated both IDEA's and HECSE's 40th anniversaries. As we reflected on those two anniversaries, the convictions that generated this special issue became increasingly evident: the irrevocable significance of the impact of public policy…
Descriptors: Reflection, Public Policy, Advocacy, Special Education Teachers
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deBettencourt, Laurie U.; Hoover, John J.; Rude, Harvey A.; Taylor, Shanon S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
There is a well-documented need for leadership personnel who are prepared at the doctoral level to fill special education faculty positions at institutions of higher education (IHEs) and train the next generation of teachers. The intersection of continued retirements of special education faculty, shortage of well-prepared special education faculty…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, College Faculty, Special Education Teachers, Doctoral Programs
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Walker, Zachary – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Global comparisons of teacher education programs should start with an understanding of the school systems that teachers are being prepared for in their local contexts. The purpose of this article is to describe Singapore's dual education system as well as teacher preparation in a country that educates many students with disabilities in a separate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion, Educational Objectives
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Keller, Clayton; Al-Hendawi, Maha; Abuelhassan, Hadeel – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
The provision of special education for students with disabilities depends upon the availability of well-qualified special educators, which, in turn, depends upon the availability and characteristics of preparation programs. In countries of the world where special education systems are still developing the capacity to provide the education that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, International Cooperation
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Xin, Joy F.; Accardo, Amy L.; Shuff, Midge; Cormier, Mary; Doorman, Diane – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Globalization affects many aspects of our lives in the 21st century and requires us to adopt an international perspective. For this study, global content was integrated into one course of an undergraduate special education teacher education program. A total of 118 teacher candidates were enrolled in the course over two semesters. A pre-post test…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Special Education, Lesson Plans, Scoring Rubrics
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Vince Garland, Krista M.; Holden, Kara; Garland, Dennis Patrick – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
One of the challenges facing educators who teach students with autism spectrum disorders is implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) with fidelity. One EBP used to help such learners in acquiring targeted behavioral or academic skills is prompting. In this study, the authors examine the efficacy of individualized clinical coaching (ICC) of…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Beginning Teachers, Graduate Students, Autism
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Plotner, Anthony J.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Rose, Chad A.; Carlson-Britting, Kinsey B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Students with disabilities lag behind peers without disabilities in most postsecondary outcome areas such as employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. Numerous initiatives aimed at supporting students as they transition from school to adult life have received attention over the last few decades. These initiatives include those…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Chapin, Shelley E.; Nolan, James F. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
In recent years, there has been an increase in paraeducator supports, in large part because students with low incidence disabilities are being included more frequently in general education settings. As a result, special education teachers have been given additional supervisory responsibilities related to directing the work of paraeducators in…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Cooperation
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Shepherd, Katharine G.; Fowler, Susan; McCormick, Jazarae; Wilson, Cynthia L.; Morgan, Daniel – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Over the years, a variety of political, social, and other contextual factors have contributed to the expansion of roles for PK-12 special educators, leading to a complex set of challenges and opportunities that must be addressed as the field of special education looks to the future. Today's special educators need to collaborate with general…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Educational Policy
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Rahn, Naomi L.; Ottley, Jennifer Riggie; Storie, Sloan – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of eCoaching on two special education teachers' use of modeling strategies across child-led, teacher-led, and mealtime routines. A multiple-probe, single-case design was used to determine the effects of eCoaching on teachers' use of three modeling strategies. Each of the three strategies was…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Special Education Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Modeling (Psychology)
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