Search results for: Special education
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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 Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) Regional Resource and Federal Centers (RRFCs) North Central Region and Pennsylvania. The authors found special education faculty indicating high agreement on many items related to preservice preparation to implement RTI.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2015
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 evolved. They discuss these changes in the context of the 21st century and contextualize this explanation by representing special education teacher education as an avatar, thereby borrowing from the virtual world. They borrow concepts from natural science and the virtual world to help promote a new understanding of the nature of special education teacher education.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2015
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 schools. The results show that students in similar Nordic countries have different views about inclusion. Norwegian students mostly supported inclusion while the special teachers in Finland and in Sweden have more reservations. To sum up, Scandinavian countries are similar yet different. Teacher education needs to be a place to explore inclusion critically as well as a place to prepare for it.
Updated: Jul. 07, 2015
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 technology and to increase accessibility in the classroom.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2015
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 Roma into special remedial schools for the mentally disabled influences both labour market outcomes and the level of educational attainment; the latter effect being particularly strong. Special school attendance explains a small part of Roma labour market discrimination as typically measured. However, its main impact is through lowering Roma educational attainment suggesting an additional discriminatory element in Roma and non-Roma labour market outcomes. Thus, the authors propose that labour market inequality should be understood as a complex outcome of cumulative discrimination.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2015
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 redesign. In this article, the authors provide a detailed overview of the process they undertook to revamp their program based on the fundamental question, “Upon graduation, what should our graduates know and be able to do?”
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014
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, behavior, collaboration, and transition; b) dispositional factors, including attitudes about disability, inclusion, and diversity; and c) authentic, field-based assessments, including measures of candidates’ impact on students and their induction experiences.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014
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 needs, (b) effectiveness, (c) logistics, (d) instructional methods, and (e) critical factors.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014
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 children with disabilities. The results indicated that didactic training alone was not associated with changes in teacher behaviors. However, training plus coaching resulted in teachers’ increased use of the intervention package. Child pretend play behaviors also were examined in Study II and increased with the teachers’ high-fidelity use of the intervention.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2014
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. Significant findings supported video analysis across all seven studies, and the overall quality of the published research suggests video analysis is a promising practice.
Updated: Apr. 13, 2014