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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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Elksnin, Linda K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1998
Analysis of responses (N=141) to a survey of teacher educators concerning the Case Method of Instruction (CMI) found that 78% were using or had recently used CMI; CMI was used most frequently in assessment and methods classes. Respondents identified CMI advantages as the application of theory to practice and development of problem-solving skills.…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher 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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Miller, Susan Peterson; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1991
A university supervisor conducted professional coaching sessions with three pairs of special education team teachers enrolled in a practicum, to increase positive teacher behaviors and decrease negative teacher behaviors. The coaching was found to be effective in improving teacher skills as well as in maintaining and generalizing the skills. (JDD)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Disabilities, Generalization, Higher Education
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Ellsworth, Nancy J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1993
This study examined the perceptions of 249 trainees in graduate teacher education courses, both regular and special education, concerning the frequency and importance of teaching methods modeled in their professional training. Results indicated that most trainees had experienced little variety in instructional practices and that they tended to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Modeling (Psychology)
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Strang, Harold R.; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1986
Studies at the Curry School of Education (University of Virginia) have demonstrated that microcomputer-based simulations of classroom interactions increase participants' use of appropriate instructional techniques with computer-generated pupils. Performance feedback from the system resulted in significant decreases in inappropriate management…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Computer Simulation, Higher Education
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Cossairt, Ace; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1990
This study investigated on-going program evaluation techniques designed to assess 22 special education preservice students' perceptions of the efficacy of a direct instruction course. Based on formative and summative evaluations, the study revealed a high level of satisfaction with direct instruction components that increased after field-based…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Disabilities, Higher Education
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Ruhl, Kathy L.; And Others – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1987
Undergraduate special education majors (N=72) who took a course utilizing the "pause procedure" (the lecturer pauses for two minutes three times during each 45-minute lecture) scored significantly higher on measures assessing recall of fact and on objective tests than did students who received the standard lecture format. (CB)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Lecture Method
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Jones, Eric D.; Krouse, James P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1988
Student teachers (N=21) in elementary classrooms for mildly handicapped learners were randomly assigned to training and supervision in either databased problem-solving instructional approaches or conventional treatments. Teachers in the databased condition had significantly greater effects on reading achievement and off-task behavior control. No…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Education, Higher Education