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Pearl, Cynthia E.; Vasquez, Eleazar, III.; Marino, Matthew T.; Wienke, Wilfred; Donehower, Claire; Gourwitz, Jillian; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Duerr, Sunny R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to provide content validation for quality indicators included in an observation instrument developed to evaluate classrooms serving students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A panel of 103 subject-matter experts consisting of a mixture of field personnel (n = 64; 59 classroom teachers, five school administrators)…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Inclusion
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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
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Neeper, Lance S.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe the use of service-learning (SL) by special education faculty at 4-year colleges and universities across the United States, and to determine faculty attitudes and beliefs about the application of SL in special education. Participants included faculty with experience in SL teaching and/or research in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Special Education Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Sindelar, Paul T.; Rosenberg, Michael S. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
Information from 121 chairs of 1997-98 special educational search committees was collected. The majority of positions were at the rank of Assistant Professor and were left vacant due to faculty mobility. Seventy-three percent of searches ended successfully; 76% of those hired were women; and 20% were culturally or linguistically diverse. (Contains…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Diversity (Faculty), Faculty Mobility, Faculty Recruitment
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Zabel, Robert H.; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1984
Over 600 special education teacher educators completed questionnaires about conditions and satisfaction with various aspects of their work. Five discrete job satisfaction factors were identified, with statistically significant differences according to age, marital status, sex, academic rank, tenure status, salary, and number of years in higher…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Special Education Teachers
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Sugai, George – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1981
Twenty-eight unergraduates preparing for elementary and special education certification were observed on a team measurement activity. A number of performance skill deficits were revealed including inability to follow directions and inability to multiply mixed fractions. (SB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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Knight, Diane; Wadsworth, Donna – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1998
A study examined practices of 101 universities with regard to the inclusion of family-issues courses in their special-educator preparation programs. Most early childhood programs required one or more separate courses in family issues; however, most mild/moderate disability programs integrated this content within the general special-education…
Descriptors: Course Content, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement
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Bos, Candace; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1995
Special education doctoral programs in 44 universities were surveyed to assess program characteristics, student characteristics, and student financial support. Results indicate that both numbers of focus areas of doctoral studies (such as early childhood, severe/multiple disabilities, and learning disabilities) and sources of student support have…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Doctoral Programs, Higher Education, National Surveys
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McKenzie, Robert G. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1995
A study of 78 institutions of higher education examined the degree to which institutions value and provide content area background to secondary special education teachers. Results showed that preservice training in content areas was minimal and that science and social studies were considered less important than English and mathematics. (CR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Disabilities, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Dieker, Lisa A.; Monda-Amaya, Lisa E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1997
A study investigated the impact of training and reflective frameworks (concerning effective instruction and problem solving) on reflective patterns of seven preservice special education teachers. Results indicated that the effective teaching frameworks had minimal impact on problem solving. However, direct training and use of a problem-solving…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Panyan, Marion V.; Hillman, Sherry A.; Liggett, Annette M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1997
Describes how focus groups that included 32 special and regular education teachers were used in conjunction with questionnaires to evaluate and revise a Collaborative Teaching Master's Program. The use of focus groups to complement the use of questionnaires in the revision and improvement of programs is discussed. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Focus Groups, Higher Education
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Brusca, Rita M.; Montemurro, Theodore J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1994
Comparison of typical courses of study from 1970 to 1990 for students preparing to be teachers of pupils with mental retardation found little change in percentage of programs offering a special course on mental retardation; increased percentage of programs offering cross-categorical courses; and decreased percentage of programs requiring joint…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Change, Higher Education, Mental Retardation
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O'Shea, Lawrence J.; Stoddard, Kim; O'Shea, Dorothy J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
A survey of 70 preservice special educators and 78 experienced special educators found the groups shared similar, negative perceptions regarding their general educator counterparts' skills to adapt general education curricula and to accommodate students' needs for statewide assessments. Groups differed in their beliefs regarding student…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Espin, Christine A.; Yell, Mitchell L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1994
This study investigated the relationship between behaviors of 10 preservice student teachers completing their student teaching in the area of emotional disturbed/behavior disorders and ratings of their teaching effectiveness by observers. The highest obtained correlation was between the amount of off-task student time observed in the classroom and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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May, Deborah; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1994
The literature on teen sexuality, human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), drug abuse, and homelessness is reviewed as it relates to students with special needs. A survey of 258 special education teacher preparation programs revealed wide variability in the coverage that these programs were providing on these…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Course Content, Disabilities
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