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Zirkel, Perry A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Intended as professional development for both new and experienced special educators, this article provides both the basic requirements and nuanced issues for foundational, successive, and overlapping key components under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): (a) child find, (b) eligibility, and (c) free appropriate public…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Cramer, Elizabeth; Nevin, Ann – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
A mixed methodology approach was used to study the relationship between general and special educators who were co-teaching. On two co-teacher assessment instruments, sums of ratings from special educators and general elementary and secondary educators in an urban multicultural school district in the southeastern USA were similar to those obtained…
Descriptors: Children, Special Education Teachers, Research Methodology, Teacher Attitudes
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Au, Kathryn H. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1997
Discusses the whole literacy curriculum, which encompasses ownership, the writing process, reading comprehension, language and vocabulary knowledge, word reading and spelling strategies, voluntary reading. Outcomes of a five-year implementation effort in Hawaii indicate curriculum can improve literacy achievement of students of diverse…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education