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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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Harvey, Michael W.; Yssel, Nina; Jones, Ruth E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
In this study, the authors represent an exploratory investigation of current preparation of preservice teachers related to response to intervention (RTI) in institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) Regional Resource and Federal Centers (RRFCs) North Central Region and Pennsylvania. In this study,…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Investigations
Naraian, Srikala; Surabian, Mark – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
Even as research continues to suggest the potential of assistive technology for improving student outcomes, it remains under-utilized in schools. Among numerous challenges to the effective utilization of assistive technology, research has suggested that educators are inadequately prepared to consider and implement the use of such technologies. In…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation
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Dunst, Carl J.; Bruder, Mary Beth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
This paper includes results from a study that examined the relationships between teacher discipline, type of teaching degree, and teacher feelings of preparedness and the self-efficacy beliefs (competence and confidence) of early intervention and preschool teachers with regard to either natural environment or inclusion practices. The participants…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers, Special Education Teachers