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Townsend Walker, Brenda L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
In this study, the author focuses on the exclusionary school and societal practices that route American males from schools to juvenile detention and adult prisons. Well documented are the linkages between these practices and dropping out or early school leaving. Leaving school without a diploma sets youth on a trajectory toward incarceration.…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Discipline, Males, Juvenile Justice
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West, Jane E.; Hardman, Michael L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The federal government plays an indispensable role in preparing special education personnel to become teacher educators in higher education. The 2011 Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment study documents a continued supply-demand imbalance of special education faculty. It also documents effectiveness and impact of the Office of Special…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Disabilities, Federal Government, Teacher Educators
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Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth; Young, Christopher J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Since 1988, researchers have monitored the extent and severity of the chronic special education (SE) faculty shortage. The present study sought to add to this knowledge base by (a) gathering data on the supply and demand of leadership personnel in SE since the "2001 Faculty Shortage Study"; (b) combining and comparing these data with other sources…
Descriptors: Evidence, Supply and Demand, Doctoral Programs, Labor Market
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Robb, Susan Mortorff; Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Understanding the context of the demand for special education (SE) teacher education (TE) faculty is important because it can provide faculty at doctoral-granting universities with useful information for program planning. Knowing more about SE teacher preparation programs currently in place and program revisions being planned allows doctoral…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education Teachers, Program Development
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The first article in this special issue is about the doctoral programs, the suppliers of new doctoral graduates in special education. It focuses on one component of a larger effort, the Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment (SEFNA) project, which investigated many aspects of the supply of new doctoral graduates as well as the demand for new…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Tyler, Naomi Chowdhuri; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth; Smith, Deborah Deutsch – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
As the field of special education (SE) examines issues related to supply and demand of SE teachers and faculty, an investigation of students currently enrolled in doctoral programs and doctoral graduates is an important perspective to consider. The results of two components of the "Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment" (SEFNA), focused on…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education, College Students
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Etscheidt, Susan; Curran, Christina M.; Sawyer, Candace M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Teacher reflection has been promoted as a necessary tool for educators to sustain responsive instructional practices. A variety of approaches for integrating inquiry into teaching and reflection in practice emerged from extensive and intensive efforts to reform teacher preparation programs. Based on those conceptualizations, a three-level model of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Journal Writing, Educational Change
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Santos, Rosa Milagros; Ruppar, Andrea L.; Jeans, Laurie M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
This article provides a description of service learning implemented in an introductory special education course focused on the culture of disability. Collaborating with liaisons from five community service organizations, students provided services to individuals with disabilities in a variety of projects across two semesters. Communication and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Service Learning, Special Education Teachers, Field Experience Programs
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Jasper, Andrea D.; Morris, Carrie Wachter – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Nonsuicidal self-injurious behavior (NSSIB) is one of the most perplexing and challenging behaviors special educators come across in their schools. Thus, there is a need for special educators to be equipped with information regarding NSSIB to help identify students with disabilities who engage in these behaviors and provide them with appropriate…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Self Efficacy, Special Education Teachers, Disabilities
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Scheeler, Mary Catherine; McKinnon, Kathleen; Stout, Jonathan – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
University faculty and supervisors dedicated to the preparation of future teachers are facing more challenges than ever before in doing more with less. This includes supervising more preservice teachers in more schools, spread out over a wide geographic area. Feedback is essential to learning, and recent research suggests that the most effective…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Distance Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The aim of this issue is to provide readers with a better understanding of the inexplicable connection between school, community, and incarceration, and how better prepared professionals can make a difference in the lives of youth in the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP). This issue provides readers with an awareness of the current status of the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Civil Rights, Normalization (Disabilities), Juvenile Justice
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Gonsoulin, Simon; Zablocki, Mark; Leone, Peter E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Zero-tolerance policies have created schools that are often intolerant and destructive to children and communities. High rates of suspension and expulsion of students are associated with negative outcomes and school dropout. New approaches to staff development that create positive school communities are essential in stemming the…
Descriptors: Expulsion, Dropouts, Educational Change, Best Practices
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Kennedy, Michael J.; Ely, Emily; Thomas, Cathy Newman; Pullen, Paige C.; Newton, Jennifer R.; Ashworth, Kristen; Cole, Mira T.; Lovelace, Shelly P. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Content Acquisition Podcasts (CAPs), created using Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, are a form of instructional technology that can deliver critical course content and be used by teacher educators to conserve limited face-to-face instructional time. In this study, the authors investigate whether the sequence of instruction for CAP…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Multimedia Materials, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Fults, Rachel Marie; Harry, Beth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
Family-centered care and responsiveness to diversity are issues of great import for early childhood special education teachers. Nevertheless, the research for these related areas is divided throughout the field. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a master's-level course designed to integrate instruction in family-centered…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Children, Attitude Change, Special Education Teachers
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