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Urbach, Jennifer; Moore, Brooke A.; Klingner, Janette K.; Galman, Sally; Haager, Diane; Brownell, Mary T.; Dingle, Mary – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to understand special education teachers' beliefs regarding their roles and responsibilities and to determine how these beliefs differ among more and less accomplished teachers. In this study, the authors examine the interviews of special education teachers identified as either more or less accomplished based on the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility
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Morfidi, Eleni; Samaras, Anastasia P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
In this exploratory study, the authors examine Greek special education teachers' individual and collaborative teaching experiences in the context of their literacy instruction. The Five Foci Framework, situated in Vygotskian theory, is utilized in the study's design to examine special education teachers' individual and collaborative experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Collaboration
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Leko, Melinda M.; Kulkarni, Saili; Lin, Meng-Chuan; Smith, Shane A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to complete an in-depth examination of the construct of teacher beliefs by investigating preservice teachers' beliefs about reading instruction for students with disabilities. Interview and artifact data were collected for 11 preservice teachers during a 10-month period. Dimensions of beliefs investigated were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Disabilities, Reading Instruction
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Pancsofar, Nadya; Petroff, Jerry G. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Co-teaching is a widely implemented instructional strategy that poses unique challenges to teachers and may require targeted training. This study considers the role of pre-service and in-service professional development opportunities regarding co-teaching and teacher confidence, interests, and attitudes regarding co-teaching in a sample of general…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Opportunities, Interests, Teaching Methods
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McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Daniel, Patricia L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2008
General education and special education teacher candidates lack experience in collaborating with each other as colleagues; however, upon graduating and entering their own classrooms, most are expected to know how to provide services to students with disabilities in the general classroom. This study describes the efforts of two professors, one in…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gehrke, Rebecca Swanson; Murri, Nancy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
This mixed methods study gathered information about the experiences of beginning special education teachers, their systems of support, and their intent to continue their careers in the field. Individual open-ended interviews were conducted with 8 first and second year special education teachers to obtain their perceptions of their first year of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Likert Scales, Special Education Teachers
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Alghazo, Emad M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2005
In this study, the author examined special education teacher's perceptions of their effective instruction practices in teaching students with disabilities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Participants included 107 prospective teachers who teach in special education classrooms, and 107 prospective teachers who teach in centers. They responded to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Arabs
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Whitaker, Susan D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
This study surveyed 156 special education teachers in South Carolina after their first year of teaching. Teachers reported they received less assistance than needed in all areas, especially in learning special education policies, procedures, and paperwork; materials and resources; and curriculum and instruction. They reported receiving the most…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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McLeskey, James; Waldron, Nancy L.; So, Tak-shing H.; Swanson, Kristin; Loveland, Tracy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
A study compared perspectives of 78 teachers in inclusive schools and 84 teachers in non-inclusive schools. The inclusion teachers had significantly more positive perspectives regarding inclusion. The groups differed regarding how well prepared their school was for inclusion, concern with teachers' roles, and concern with the effect of inclusion.…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Elementary Education
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Hodge, Samuel R.; Jansma, Paul – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2000
A study examined attitudes of 704 future physical educators towards teaching students with disabilities. Female physical educators, with experience teaching individuals with disabilities, exhibited more favorable attitudes toward teaching students with disabilities than their male peers (with and without such teaching experience) and female peers…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
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Sitlington, Patricia L.; Goh, Sharon R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1984
The pilot study investigated the stage of 67 secondary special education teachers' concerns about cooperation with vocational education and the relationship between years of teaching experience and the level of those concerns. Multiple regression analysis indicated a statistically significant relationship between total concern score and years of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Disabilities, Secondary Education, Special Education Teachers