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Suhrheinrich, Jessica; Rieth, Sarah R.; Dickson, Kelsey S.; Roesch, Scott; Stahmer, Aubyn C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching (CPRT) is a naturalistic behavioral intervention for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that was systematically adapted for teacher use. In this study, the authors evaluate outcomes of a large randomized trial training teachers (n = 126) to use CPRT. Training involved 12 hours of small group sessions…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Walker, Virginia L.; Douglas, Karen H.; Brewer, Chelsea – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
As paraprofessionals gain more instructional responsibilities for individual students, feasible training strategies must be established to promote effective delivery of instruction. This train-the-trainer study was designed to teach paraprofessionals how to implement an evidence-based instructional practice under the direction of the classroom…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Training
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Cruz, Rebecca A.; Manchanda, Sarah; Firestone, Allison R.; Rodl, Janelle E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is a set of practices designed to build on students' cultural and linguistic backgrounds as teaching and learning occur. Although CRT can have positive effects on student outcomes, little research has examined teachers' self-efficacy to implement CRT practices. Using the Culturally Responsive Teaching…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Englert, Carol Sue; Mariage, Troy V.; Truckenmiller, Adrea J.; Brehmer, Julie; Hicks, Karen; Chamberlain, Courtney – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
In this study, the authors examine the learning of 48 preservice teachers (PSTs) taking a literacy course in special education and the primary-grade struggling readers they tutored in a field component of the course. The primary purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the effects of the course and tutoring on PSTs' knowledge and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Metsala, Jamie L.; Harkins, Mary Jane – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Teachers' self-efficacy and beliefs are important to classroom practices and student success. In this study, the authors examine preservice teachers' self-efficacy and beliefs related to inclusive education. One hundred seventy-nine preservice teachers enrolled in secondary or elementary education programs participated in this study. Overall,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Cole-Lade, Gretchen M.; Bailey, Lucy E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the roles of paraeducators in educational teams who supported young children with complex communication needs (CCNs). Participants included members of three teams which included general and special education teachers, paraeducators, speech and language pathologists (SLPs), and parents. An instrumental,…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Student Needs, Teamwork, Role
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Fogle, Keri C.; Hoppey, David; Allsopp, David H. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Parents have advocated for the educational rights of their children with disabilities for decades, and more so since the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Advocating for one's child while working as an employee in the same school district where your child receives special education services comes with…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Student Rights, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Gomez-Najarro, Joyce – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Response to Intervention (RTI) may create an opportunity for equitable approaches to special education evaluation, in part, through collaboration among general and special education teachers, who can combine their areas of expertise to better understand how to serve students' unique academic needs, particularly in underresourced schools serving…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Response to Intervention
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Beck, Stephenson J.; DeSutter, Keri – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Special education professionals serve as facilitators of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team meetings. As special educators serve on many IEP teams during the course of an academic year, and as the member composition for each team varies, facilitators are confronted with a unique set of challenges to managing successful meetings. In this…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Meetings, Teamwork, Cooperative Planning
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Hirsch, Shanna E.; Randall, Kristina N.; Common, Eric Alan; Lane, Kathleen Lynne – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Content-focused practice-based professional development (PBPD) with active learning is one avenue to support teachers in learning new strategies, practices, and programs. This type of professional development moves away from traditional lectures. In this descriptive study, the authors used a pre-post group design to examine the extent to which a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Morano, Stephanie; Riccomini, Paul J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
To provide effective fractions instruction, teachers need deep understanding of fraction concepts (i.e., content knowledge) and skill in using visual representations of fractions to support student learning (i.e., pedagogical content knowledge); yet, research indicates that many pre- and in-service teachers lack knowledge in both areas. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Fractions
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Neeper, Lance S.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
The purpose of this investigation was to determine how service-learning (SL) is used by special education faculty in higher education courses. Participants were 13 special education faculty with documented expertise in SL pedagogy. Sources of data included a demographic questionnaire, a semistructured interview, and course documents. Interviews…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Myers, Jonté A.; Gilbert, Kacey; Sindelar, Paul – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
Persistent teacher shortages have led states to promulgate policies to support alternative pathways into teaching and hence supplement supply. Such alternatives may differ from traditional preparation in many ways, but each tends to tap non-traditional participants. Currently, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Compliance (Legal), Federal State Relationship, Special Education Teachers
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Sayeski, Kristin L.; Hamilton-Jones, Bethany; Cutler, Grace; Earle, Gentry A.; Husney, Lauren – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
A greater emphasis on measuring the outputs of teacher preparation programs such as practice-based evaluations (e.g., edTPA) has increased the need for teacher educators to examine "best practice" for developing the skill-based competencies of teacher candidates. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of practice and feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Role, Preservice Teachers, Accuracy
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Klopfer, Kristina M.; Scott, Katreena; Jenkins, Jennifer; Ducharme, Joe – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Childhood emotional and behavioral problems are prevalent in elementary classroom settings, making it imperative that high-quality, efficacious training be available to support teachers in managing disruptive and distressed child behaviors. Our study used a randomized control design to examine the impact of 36 hours of preservice education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Pretests Posttests, Emotional Disturbances
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