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Brownell, Mary T.; Jones, Nathan D.; Sohn, Hyojong; Stark, Kristabel – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
In the 2010 issue of "Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE)," Sindelar and colleagues examined the current status of research on special education teachers and outlined future work necessary to improve the special education teacher workforce. In this article, the authors focus explicitly on Sindelar and colleagues' charge to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Proffitt, William A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2020
In this article, co-written by a self-identified White female professor and a self-identified Black male doctoral student, the authors address the pressing need to train and retain a teacher workforce willing and able to foster equity for students from nondominant racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. They make three arguments. First, the…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Equal Education, Teacher Education, Identification (Psychology)
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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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Bialka, Christa S.; Hansen, Nicole; Wong, Sarah Jin – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Teacher preparation programs play a seminal role in the development of prospective teachers, as they provide future educators with information regarding the rights of students with disabilities and the pedagogical means to support them in the classroom. Yet, few programs focus on how to discuss disability with students (Abernathy & Taylor,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Disabilities
Biggs, Elizabeth E.; Gilson, Carly B.; Carter, Erik W. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
The prominence of paraprofessionals in the education of students with severe disabilities highlights the importance of ensuring special education teachers provide effective supervision and support. The authors conducted in-depth individual interviews with members of nine educational teams--a total of 22 teachers and paraprofessionals--to identify…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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Shepley, Collin; Lane, Justin D.; Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; Spriggs, Amy D.; Winstead, Olivia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Teachers in inclusive preschool classrooms are required to provide supports and instruction to children with and without developmental delays. In addition, teachers are required to use research and evidence-based practices, such as naturistic instructional procedures. Despite a plethora of research on the effectiveness and utility of naturalistic…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Inclusion, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
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Orosco, Michael J.; Abdulrahim, Naheed A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Educator preparation in comprehension strategy instruction (CSI) is essential to meeting the needs of English learners (ELs) in contemporary schools. This article provides teacher educators and professional developers with concrete examples of practices to prepare classroom teachers in comprehensive strategy instruction, based on an experimental…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies, Comprehension, Teaching Methods
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Tran, Le M.; Patton, James R.; Brohammer, Margene – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone for documenting the appropriate education being provided to students who qualify for special education and related services under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. A growing group of students with a disability are students who are culturally and linguistically diverse and…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies
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Ortiz, Alba A.; Robertson, Phyllis M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Competencies needed by teachers who provide language and literacy instruction to English learners (ELs), including bilingual education, English as a second language, general education, and special education teachers, are outlined. The competencies suggest a shared knowledge base all teachers of ELs must have to provide linguistically and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disabilities, Reading Difficulties, Teacher Competencies
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Myers, Diane; Sugai, George; Simonsen, Brandi; Freeman, Jennifer – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
In this article, the authors provide an overview of empirically supported practices and techniques for monitoring and assessing teachers' use of effective behavior support practices. They focus on how teacher preparation programs, administrators, and supervising teachers provide pre-service teachers with helpful feedback on their teaching…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Teacher Education Programs, Feedback (Response), Student Teachers
Markelz, Andrew; Riden, Benjamin; Scheeler, Mary Catherine – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Enormous resources are committed by universities to prepare special educators to impact student outcomes of our most vulnerable and neediest learners. Generalizing teaching skills from university to K-12 classrooms must be a component of teacher preparation curriculum; otherwise, we continue to merely train our teacher candidates and hope they…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Generalization
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Zagona, Alison L.; Kurth, Jennifer A.; MacFarland, Stephanie Z. C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
There is a need to advance inclusive education for students with significant disabilities, and one way to support this effort is to ensure educators have expertise in, and are prepared to implement, inclusive practices. We surveyed and interviewed general and special education teachers to understand their experiences and preparation to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods
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Bergstrand Othman, Lama; Robinson, Rowand; Molfenter, Nancy F. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The purpose of teacher preparation programs is to ensure that teachers are adequately equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to support the various educational needs of their students. Nevertheless, a call for a uniform process through which teacher candidates can demonstrate their ability to meet their students' educational needs using…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies
Pugach, Marleen C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Collaboration across teacher education in the service of a more inclusive preservice pedagogy is now taking place within a context of high intensity accountability that includes the widespread adoption of the edTPA. This analysis explores how teacher educators in special and general education might advance the preparation of preservice students…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Check Lists, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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