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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