International Portal of Teacher Education

Keyword: Special education
Abstract
02.04.2017
Theories & Approaches
What Unites Us All: Establishing Special Education Teacher Education Universals
This article searched in twenty-four English language journals from different countries representing four continents for special education teacher education universals, represented by four b...
Abstract
02.04.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Special Education Teacher Preparation in Singapore’s Dual Education System
This article aims to describe Singapore’s dual education system as well as teacher preparation in a country that educates many students with disabilities in a separate environment. The focus...
Abstract
02.04.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Integrating Global Content Into Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs
For this study, global content was integrated into one course of an undergraduate special education teacher education program. Results demonstrated that the candidates in the intervention ...
Summary
27.03.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Development and Design of a Merged Secondary and Special Education Teacher Preparation Program
This article describes the process used by cross-department faculty to develop the program design and components and how program evaluation led to revisions that strengthened the program. Af...
Abstract
22.03.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Special Education Teacher Preparation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
In countries of the world where special education systems are still developing the capacity to provide the education that laws and policies promise, choices made in the design and offering o...
Abstract
15.03.2017
Theories & Approaches
Building Adaptive Expertise and Practice-Based Evidence: Applying the Implementation Stages Framework to Special Education Teacher Preparation
In this paper, the authors describe a capstone project that meets these needs and prepares pre-service special educators for their role in the development of practice-based evidence. These a...
Abstract
31.01.2017
Teacher Education Programs
The Search for Role Clarity: Challenges and Implications for Special Education Teacher Preparation
The recent re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) creates a new policy context with the potential to bring about additional changes in PK-12 settings and teach...
Abstract
30.01.2017
Trends in Teacher Education
21st Century Change Drivers: Considerations for Constructing Transformative Models of Special Education Teacher Development
In this paper, the authors briefly address persistent and unresolved challenges. They identify contemporary change drivers, and discuss ways in which teacher education professionals could le...
Abstract
19.01.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Common Core Preparation in Special Education Teacher Education Programs: Beginning the Conversation
This study is a preliminary exploration of current Common Core State Standards (CCSS) preparation in Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). Focus groups were conducted with pre-service te...
Summary
13.12.2016
Preservice Teachers
Using Concept Maps to Elicit and Study Student Teachers’ Perceptions about Inclusive Education: A Tanzanian Experience
In this study, concept map exercises were used to trigger student teachers’ thinking about the inclusion of students with disabilities in the regular learning settings. The results show that...
Abstract
06.12.2016
Theories & Approaches
Moving From a Continuum to a Community: Reconceptualizing the Provision of Support
The notion of the continuum is applied to special education in diverse contexts across many nations. This article explores its conceptual underpinnings, drawing on a systematic search of the...
Abstract
02.08.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Response to Intervention Preparation for Preservice Teachers: What Is the Status for Midwest Institutions of Higher Education
This study presents an exploratory investigation of current preparation of preservice teachers related to response to intervention (RTI) in institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Off...
Abstract
30.07.2015
Teacher Educators
Selection Pressures on Special Education Teacher Preparation: Issues Shaping Our Future
In this article, the authors will introduce the notion of selection pressures and its impact on an evolutionary process, illustrating how special education teacher education has changed or e...
Summary
07.07.2015
Preservice Teachers
Inclusion Seen by Student Teachers in Special Education: Differences among Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Students
This paper describes various views of special teacher students towards inclusion. The specific aims were to see how these views can be seen as supportive or challenging for inclusion in scho...
Abstract
15.03.2015
Teacher Education Programs
New Literacy Studies: An Alternative Frame for Preparing Teachers to Use Assistive Technology
In this article, the authors suggest that New Literacy Studies can serve as a generative frame to stimulate the dispositions necessary for a strong commitment to the use of assistive technol...
Abstract
16.02.2015
Multiculturalism & Diversity
The Consequences of Cumulative Discrimination: How Special Schooling Influences Employment and Wages of Roma in the Czech Republic
This paper looks at the role of special schooling in driving labour market inequalities between Roma and non-Roma in the Czech Republic. The authors find that the discriminatory streaming of...
Abstract
25.06.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs With a Focus on Outcomes
As one component of a program improvement grant provided by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEPs), the authors’ teacher preparation program (TPP) underwent substantial program red...
Abstract
25.06.2014
Assessment & Evaluation
Special Education Teacher Candidate Assessment: A Review
The authors review prior research on special education candidate assessment from 2000 to the present. They examine three primary domains: a) skills and knowledge related to academics, behavi...
Abstract
25.06.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Course Delivery: Keystones of Effective Special Education Teacher Preparation
This article reviews 17 studies, which investigated course delivery methods for preparing special education teachers. This analysis led to the emergence of five themes: (a) established ne...
Abstract
22.04.2014
Preservice Teachers
Coaching Preservice Teachers to Teach Play Skills to Children With Disabilities
This article aims to describe two studies that examined the effects of training and coaching on preservice teachers’ implementation of an intervention focused on teaching play to young child...
Abstract
13.04.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Evaluating the Evidence Base of Video Analysis: A Special Education Teacher Development Tool
In this evaluation, quality indicators were used to determine whether video analysis is an evidence-based practice for developing special education pre-service and in-service teachers. Signi...
Abstract
13.04.2014
ICT & Teaching
Comparing Online and Face-to-Face Presentation of Course Content in an Introductory Special Education Course
This article describes an instructional content, which was presented differently in two introductory special education course sections. In a face-to-face (f2f) section, the instructor met w...
Abstract
19.03.2014
Research Methods
Content Analysis of PhD and EdD Dissertations in Special Education
The current study is a comparison of PhD and EdD dissertations from 1997 to 2010 in the content area of special education on the variables of research design, statistics, target populations,...
Abstract
19.03.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Use of Service-Learning Among Special Education Faculty
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. This study also aimed to...
Abstract
19.03.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Averting Current and Future Special Education Faculty Shortages: Policy Implications and Recommendations
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 Assessme...
Abstract
19.03.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Market Demand for Special Education Faculty
The present study sought to add to the knowledge base of the extent and severity of the chronic special education (SE) faculty shortage. The most important finding from this study indicates ...
Abstract
19.03.2014
Teacher Education Programs
The Context of the Demand for Special Education Faculty: A Study of Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs
This article describes the results of a survey completed in fall of 2009 by special education and teacher education coordinators. The survey requested information about past, present, and f...
Abstract
19.03.2014
Preservice Teachers
Preparation for Inclusion in Teacher Education Pre-Service Curricula
The authors reviewed coursework related to inclusion provided to pre-service elementary teachers during their teacher preparation programs. Results suggest that many teacher preparation prog...
Abstract
18.03.2014
Mentoring & Supervision
The Effects of E-Mentoring on Beginning Teacher Competencies and Perceptions
There is difficulty finding induction-level mentors that possess similar or the same teaching credentials or teaching assignments as mentees in the same schools or geographical regions, due...
Abstract
17.09.2013
Assessment & Evaluation
Including Students With Disabilities and English Learners in Measures of Educator Effectiveness
This essay aims to provide an overview of the challenges of accounting for students with disabilities (SWDs) and English learners (ELs) in the evaluation of mainstream teachers. The authors ...
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07.08.2013
ICT & Teaching
Integrating Assistive Technology into Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a model for integrating assistive technology (AT) throughout a preservice undergraduate special education teacher preparation p...
Abstract
15.07.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using a Computerized Classroom Simulation to Prepare Pre-Service Teachers
The main purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of simSchool in improving participants’ scores in teacher preparation and attitudes toward inclusion. Findings revealed that s...
Abstract
27.02.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Triarchic Model for Teaching “Introduction to Special Education”: Case Studies, Content Acquisition Podcasts, and Effective Feedback
The purpose of this article is to introduce the content acquisition podcast (CAP) method to deliver course content (i.e., characteristics of students with disabilities) in order to maximize ...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Preparation for Inclusive and Critical (Special) Education
The author's preservice program prepares both single and dual certification master's students to teach in inclusive classrooms. The current paper provides an overview of the context in whi...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Theories & Approaches
Using a Classification System to Probe the Meaning of Dual Licensure in General and Special Education
The alignment of the teacher quality provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the transparency of low achievement of s...
Abstract
30.08.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teacher Training for Implementation of Teaching Strategies for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
In this study, the authors explored training received by teachers of students with autism spectrum disorders in one southern state. Ninety teachers reported training received via an online v...
Abstract
30.08.2012
Trends in Teacher Education
A Historical Perspective on the Role of Collaboration in Teacher Education Reform: Making Good on the Promise of Teaching All Students
The current paper provides an analysis of how collaborative teacher education has developed in terms of practice, discourse, and the relationship between general and special education across...
Abstract
30.08.2012
Beginning Teachers
Confidence or Confusion: How Well Are Today’s Newly Qualified Teachers in England Prepared to Meet the Additional Needs of Children in Schools?
The current paper investigates the perceived confidence levels of student teachers in their final year, prior to entering the profession in regard to meeting the needs of children with a ran...
Summary
13.03.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Included Students with Autism and Access to General Curriculum: What Is Being Provided?
This literature review examines access to the general curriculum for students with autism by looking at the following: (a) a description of the landscape of curriculum modifications and in...
Abstract
13.02.2012
ICT & Teaching
Special Education Teachers’ Use of Assistive Technology With Students Who Have Severe Disabilities
This study was conducted to identify factors that are predictive of integrating assistive technology into teaching practices among general and special education teachers of students with sev...
Abstract
08.02.2012
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Bedouin Special-Education Teachers as Agents of Social Change
This study examines the career motives of minority special-education teachers in the Bedouin Arab society of southern Israel. The results show that the teachers aspire to become agents of so...
Summary
25.01.2012
Trends in Teacher Education
Citizenship and Self-Determination for Individuals With Cognitive Disabilities: The Interdependence of Social Studies and Special Education
This article examines the ways to implement citizenship education in educational settings for individuals with cognitive disabilities. For their successful integration into society as contri...
Abstract
15.12.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Institutional Separation in Schools of Education: Understanding the Functions of Space in General and Special Education Teacher Preparation
This spatial study is aimed to understand the function space play in a combined credential program in the US in helping or hindering the program’s inclusive mission. The study examines how p...
Summary
14.09.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Building a Pathway of Optimal Support for English Language Learners in Special Education
The current article delineates the many problems experienced by English language learners (ELLs) students within special education. The article also describes a set of preservice modules tha...
Summary
04.09.2011
Preservice Teachers
Service-Learning Experiences of College Freshmen, Community Partners, and Consumers With Disabilities
In this study the authors have described the experiences of students, community partners, and consumers with disabilities with the implementation of service-learning projects. The authors in...
Summary
29.08.2011
Professional Development
Professional Learning for Teachers Without Special Education Qualifications Working With Students With Severe Disabilities
The aim of the project was to explore the impact of a small-scale, personalized professional learning project on the opportunities that teachers provided for students to communicate and on t...
Summary
18.06.2011
Preservice Teachers
Dance Lessons: Preparing Preservice Teachers for Coteaching Partnerships
Recent legislative mandates, such as Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act and No Child Left Behind, calling for improved access to the general education curriculum for st...
Summary
13.06.2011
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Coteaching: A Qualitative Study
The purpose of this research was to explore attitudes about and practices of preservice special and social studies education teachers toward coteaching. Two findings emerged in this study. F...
Abstract
30.05.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Clickers in Teacher Education: Student Perceptions by Age and Gender
The current study explored the perceptions of classroom response systems, or “clickers,” by teacher-candidates of diverse ages and both genders. 63 teacher education students participated in...
Summary
23.01.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Special Education Teacher Candidates: Extending Case Method to Practice
In this article, the authors explore two examples of case method instruction that extend beyond university classrooms to field sites: case report and case study. Both examples were used in s...
Summary
04.01.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Comparison of Traditional Versus Alternative Preparation of Special Education Teachers
The purpose of this study was to investigate how alternative certification programs may affect special education teacher retention. The authors compared the University of Memphis's alternati...
Summary
29.10.2010
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Perceptions of Special Education Professors and Culturally Linguistically Diverse Doctoral Students on Cohorts
The authors investigate the perceptions related to cohort education models (CEMs) of special education professors and doctoral students. The doctoral program was located in a Carnegie-design...
Summary
29.10.2010
Assessment & Evaluation
A Preliminary Investigation of Why Few Special Educators Are Nationally Board Certified
The purpose of this investigation was to investigate whether specific questions posed in the Portfolio section of the National Board Certification process for special education teachers were...
Summary
26.10.2010
Preservice Teachers
Who's Teaching Math to Our Most Needy Students? A Descriptive Study
The purpose of this study is to determine the mathematical background, beliefs, and perceptions of future intervention specialists. The participants were 26 students enrolled in a graduate p...
Summary
26.10.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Book Talks in Special Education Methods Courses: Using Literature to Influence, Inspire, and Prepare Teacher Candidates
The article describes an investigation on the use of literature as part of the teacher preparation process which probed the impact of book talks on teacher candidates' attitudes toward peopl...
Abstract
18.08.2010
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Physical Education Teachers' Attributes Related to Teaching a Student Labeled ADHD
The current study assessed the association between preservice teacher-related variables on measures of the Physical Educators' Intention toward Teaching Individuals with Disabilities II – Pr...
Summary
15.06.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Preparing Special Education Administrators for Inclusion in Diverse, Standards-Based Contexts: Beyond the Council for Exceptional Children and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium
In this article, the authors examine the standards used to prepare special education administrators. The authors offer new insights into the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate the inc...
Summary
15.06.2010
Assessment & Evaluation
A HOUSSE Built on Quicksand? Exploring the Teacher Quality Conundrum for Secondary Special Education Teachers
In this study, the authors focus on one highly contested provision of the No Child Left Behind Act, which allows states flexibility in how the quality of teachers is defined and evaluated: t...
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15.06.2010
ICT & Teaching
Providing Immediate Feedback to Co-Teachers Through Bug-in-Ear Technology: An Effective Method of Peer Coaching in Inclusion Classrooms
Ideally, special education and general education teachers work together in general education classrooms as instructional teams, but a "one teaching, one assisting" model is often in place wi...
Summary
13.06.2010
Teacher Education Programs
The Changing Education Landscape: How Special Education Leadership Preparation Can Make a Difference for Teachers and Their Students With Disabilities
The roles and obligations of teacher educators have expanded substantially in recent years. However, the nation continues to face a shortage of faculty who can generate new knowledge about e...
Summary
13.06.2010
ICT & Teaching
Investment vs. Return: Outcomes of Special Education Technology Research in Literacy for Students with Mild Disabilities
This article presents a review of the research on technology integration in the area of literacy for individuals with mild disabilities. In the area of reading, research has investigated suc...
Summary
13.06.2010
Research Methods
Special Education Teacher Education Research: Current Status and Future Directions
In this article, the authors propose an agenda for special education teacher education researchers. The authors emphasize that particular attention should be paid to policy work and studies...
Summary
12.01.2010
Preservice Teachers
A National Survey of Pre-Service Preparation for Collaboration
The degree to which special educators serve in a meaningful collaborative capacity in inclusive classrooms has come under scrutiny, and hence, the quality of collaboration training afforded ...
Summary
12.01.2010
ICT & Teaching
Examining Perceptions of Systematic Integration of Instructional Technology in a Teacher Education Program
In this article, the authors describe a systematic effort by a department of special education to integrate technology into teaching through a one-to-one laptop initiative and to examine pre...
Abstract
15.12.2009
Teacher Education Programs
The Use of Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies in Special Education Settings in Secondary Schools: Development, Implementation and Outcomes
This study examined the level of implementation of evidence-based practices by teachers after they participated in a unique training program aimed at enhancing the use of evidence-based prac...
Summary
30.11.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Instructional Components
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to synthesize findings from 42 interventions (randomized control trials and quasi-experimental studies) on instructional approaches that enhance the mat...
Summary
23.11.2009
Professional Development
Special Education Teaching as a Profession: Lessons Learned From Occupations That Have Achieved Full Professional Standing
This article discusses issues surrounding the status of special education teaching as a profession. First, the authors consider what makes an occupation a profession and examine the range of...
Abstract
02.11.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Instructional Settings in Science for Students with Disabilities: Implications for Teacher Education
This study identifies administrative structures, instructional settings, and special/general education teacher roles in teaching science to students with disabilities. A phone survey was con...
Abstract
29.06.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Evaluating the Federal Investment for Personnel Preparation in Special Education
In light of the current federal intent to evaluate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Personnel Preparation program and the potentially high stakes of this evaluation, the purp...
Abstract
29.06.2009
Teacher Education Programs
An Analysis of the Outcomes of a Unified Teacher Preparation Program
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which teacher candidates are successful in meeting the needs of all students, including those with disabilities. Units of 20 teacher...
Abstract
17.06.2009
Professional Development
Teachers' Voices Concerning Collaborative Teams within An Inclusive Elementary School
This qualitative study explored aspects of the inclusive program in an elementary school in a rural section of the upper Midwest of the United States. The paper describes a university and el...
Abstract
17.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Instructing Special Education Pre-Service Teachers through Literacy Video Cases
This study investigated the use of video cases to teach literacy instruction to special education pre-service teachers. Results suggest that video cases did not result in greater learning ...
Abstract
11.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Team Teaching in an Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Program: A Decade of Lessons Learned
The purpose of this paper is to articulate a unique model of program collaboration between early childhood special education and early childhood regular education. This cooperation demonstra...
Abstract
01.06.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
The Difficulties of Inclusive Pedagogy for Initial Teacher Education and Some Thoughts on the Way Forward
It is difficult to introduce innovations such as inclusive pedagogy through conventional initial teacher education (ITE) programs. The solution to this problem is widely recognized to be the...
Abstract
01.06.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
The Inclusive Practice Project in Scotland: Teacher Education for Inclusive Education
This article describes how the structure and content of an initial teacher education program for primary and secondary teachers has been revised to ensure that social and educational inclusi...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Discourses of Inclusion in Initial Teacher Education: Unravelling a New Zealand ‘Number Eight Wire’ Knot
The article provides a methodological justification for a longitudinal study of the experience of developing an integrated ‘inclusive education’ curriculum in one initial teacher education p...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Research Methods
A Framework for Conducting Research on Collaborative Teacher Education
The purpose of this article is to propose a framework for conducting research on teacher education programs. These programs practice collaboration between special and general education facul...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Theories & Approaches
Using Activity Theory to Understand Prospective Teachers' Attitudes to and Construction of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
The research is concerned with prospective teachers' conceptualizations of terms such as ‘disability’ and ‘special education’. Activity theory is proposed as a lens through which to consider...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Resistance and Discursive Practice: Promoting Advocacy in Teacher Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes
The authors investigate their interrelations, interactions, and possibilities for advocacy of/by and for diverse disabled students within the context of two teacher-preparation programs in t...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Teachers' Prior Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs to Develop In-Service Teacher Education Courses for Inclusion
The article explores one important dimension of inclusive education: the development of in-service teacher education courses. Using an example from Cyprus, it discusses the issue of contextu...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Classrooms
The authors argue that effective inclusionary practices and therefore overall effective teaching, depend in part on the beliefs of teachers about the nature of disability and about their rol...
Abstract
20.05.2009
Assessment & Evaluation
Models of Cognition for Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities: Implications for Assessment
With the advent of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002 ), all students, including students with significant cognitive disabilities, must be included in measures of large-scale educational ass...
Abstract
11.05.2009
ICT & Teaching
Assistive Technology Training at the Pre-Service Level: A National Snapshot of Teacher Preparation Programs
The Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act mandates that every student with an Individualized Education Program be considered for assistive technology (AT). As a result, future specia...
Abstract
11.05.2009
Preservice Teachers
Preparing Special Education Mentors Using Classroom Artifacts as a Vehicle for Learning About Teaching
The authors investigate a project that focuses on preparing special educators to mentor preservice teachers throughout their preparation program, instead of mostly at the end of their progra...
Abstract
07.05.2009
ICT & Teaching
Technology-Mediated Instruction in Distance Education and Teacher Preparation in Special Education
The authors examine the literature on distance education. They offer a brief chronology of its past-to-present development, with special attention to the evolution of technology mediated ins...
Abstract
07.05.2009
Preservice Teachers
Effects of Modeling Collaborative Teaching for Pre-Service Teachers
The authors explore pre-service special education teacher reaction to and experience in a collaboratively taught higher education course. 43 full-time post-baccalaureate students participate...
Abstract
12.03.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Learning to Read: Learning Disabled Post-Secondary Students Talk Back to Special Education
The paper reveals the findings of a participatory ethnography with post-secondary students enrolled in a large West Coast University in British Columbia. These students had previously been i...
Abstract
21.01.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Efficacy of Embedding Special Education Instruction in Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States
This study examined the effects of embedding special education instruction into preservice general education assessment courses. Participants were 208 teacher candidates in the United States...
Abstract
12.01.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
“It Enables Me to Realise My Fantasies Regarding The Practicum”: A Preliminary Study of An Academia–School Partnership in Israel
This article presents an exploratory study of a 10-year-old partnership between a special education department at a Teacher Training College in Israel and a special school for children with ...
Abstract
07.01.2009
Teacher Education Programs
From “Big Ideas” to Deliberate Action: Curriculum Revision and Alignment in An American Special Education Teacher Preparation Program
This paper presents an overview of how one American special education program used the model described by Kame'enui, E. J., Carnine, D. W., Dixon, R. C., Simmons, D. C., & Coyne, M. D. (2002...
Abstract
10.11.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Perceptions of Collaboration: A Content Analysis of Student Journals
As collaborative instruction for students with disabilities becomes a prominent practice, teacher educators must examine prospective educators' views on these practices. Researchers analyzed...
Abstract
10.11.2008
ICT & Teaching
Perceptions of Graduate Students on the Use of Web-based Instruction in Special Education Personnel Preparation
This study examined the perceptions of graduate students on the use of Web-based instruction in preparing special education personnel. Findings supported Web-based instruction as a convenien...
Abstract
27.10.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Targeting Resources to Students with Special Educational Needs: National Differences in Policy and Practice
Multiple policy strategies exist to promote equity and inclusion in education and training systems. Across countries, the provision of additional resources to students with special educati...
Abstract
25.09.2008
Teacher Education Programs
National Trends in the Sources of Supply of Teachers in Special and General Education
This paper provides the first national information specifically on (a) the national demand- supply, and shortage of first-time special education teachers (SETs) in comparison to general educ...
Abstract
29.07.2008
Teacher Education Programs
A Web-based Training Model for Preparing Teachers to Supervise Paraeducators.
Training teachers to supervise paraeducators is critical to their effective and ethical use in school programs (Drecktrah, 2000; May & Marozas, 1986; Wallace et al., 2001). This project has ...
Abstract
28.07.2008
Assessment & Evaluation
Evaluation of an Online Tool for Assessing Competence in Achievement Testing.
Special education teacher preparation programs typically require training in delivery of standardized achievement assessments. Appropriate administration of standardized assessments in eligi...
Abstract
21.07.2008
Assessment & Evaluation
An Analysis and Evaluation of Online Instructional Activities
A key factor in successful teacher education is designing activities that promote attainment of instructional objectives. However, in online teacher education there is little evidence regard...
Abstract
21.07.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Learning about Co-teaching: A Collaborative Student Teaching Experience for Preservice Teachers.
This case study explored the experiences of two pairs of preservice teachers who co-taught as they were placed with teams of collaborating cooperating teachers for a semester-long student te...
Abstract
20.07.2008
Preservice Teachers
Developing Collaboration Skills in Pre-service Teachers: A Partnership Between General and Special Education.
Today's general and special educators must develop skills as collaborative educators to educate children with disabilities. This article explores this collaborative relationship, discusses i...
Abstract
17.07.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Comparing Web-based to Traditional Instruction for Teaching Special Education Content.
Web-based instruction (WBI), including both online courses and online degree programs, offer flexibility to students and instructors and are now typical in higher education programs. Researc...
Abstract
19.06.2008
Beginning Teachers
Sustaining and Retaining Beginning Special Educators: It Takes a Village
The article explores the need to support a beginner teacher for two reasons: the need of shortage teacher for certain disciplines, the current emphasis on teacher qualifications and student ...
Abstract
04.03.2008
Preservice Teachers
"Yeah, but I still don't want to deal with it". Changes in a Teacher Candidate's Conceptions of Inclusion
Making the connections between course activities and actual classroom teaching practices assisted a preservice teacher in forming a commitment to teaching students with disabilities. The stu...
Abstract
24.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
What We Know about Integrating Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs: A Review, a Reminder and a Request
In response to the dramatic changes in programs serving young children with all abilities and children with disabilities, the author has presented a review of research and rationale behind t...
Abstract
14.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Influence of an Inclusive Education Course on Attitude Change of Pre-service Secondary Teachers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has slowly shifted from insulating students with disabilities in special classrooms, to providing inclusive programs in regular classrooms. As a result, teacher education instituti...
Abstract
10.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Authentic Pedagogy and Students with Severe Disabilities
The article describes a project which aimed to explore the implementation of a new model of pedagogy to the education of severely disabled students. The study included an analysis of the dev...
Abstract
18.12.2007
ICT & Teaching
Student teachers, special educational needs and inclusion education: reviewing the potential for problem-based, e-learning pedagogy to support practice
The article reviews a pilot program that integrated problem-based and blended e-learning pedagogy to support student teachers learning in special needs and inclusion education areas. Findin...
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