Search results for: Special education
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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 regarding the types of activities that can be used to achieve specific objectives and variation from class to class while providing effective instruction. This study examined 6 online activities focused on the types of objectives instructors often set in teacher education coursework. The activities were evaluated in an online graduate methods course.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2008
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 teaching experience.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2008
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 implications for change in teacher preparation, and describes one teacher education seminar designed to provide prospective general and special educators with opportunities to practice essential skills of collaboration.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2008
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. Researchers compared WBI to traditional instruction for teaching undergraduate students about students with disabilities. Forty-four students participated in this study. Half were enrolled in the Web-based section of the course; half were enrolled in the traditional section.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2008
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 achievement. The study engaged five-year special education teachers in the USA, and supplied them with support. Results indicate the support influenced the teachers' ability to focus on student learning, and retaining them in their position.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2008
'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 study illustrates the experiences that contributed to the preservice teacher's understanding and changing attitudes towards inclusion. It included a 15-week literacy methods course, and data from observations, interviews and course reflections.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008
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 the decision to integrate Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).
Updated: Jan. 24, 2008
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 institutions have begun offering study programs in order to facilitate coping with the diversity in the classes. The paper examines the adequacy of the inclusive education on the attitude change of preservice teachers in Hong Kong. The study consisted of surveys administered to 200 preservice teachers regarding their opinions about the inclusion program, before and after the special module study.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
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 development of communication skills relating to deep knowledge, deep understanding and high order thinking. The study results point at a pedagogy framework that can be applied to teach cognitive skills that are usually taught by teachers of normally developing students.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2008
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. Findings indicate that carefully constructed programs can effectively support key teaching and learning aspects of preservice training.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2007