Search results for: Special education
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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 range of complex needs. The research forms part of a three-year project supported by ESCalate.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
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 version of the Autism Treatment Survey. The most common type of training reported was attendance at a full- or half-day workshop; fewer than 15% reported receiving training from teacher preparation programs at colleges or universities.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
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 instructional accommodations for students with autism; (b) a review of research conducted on the meaning and degree of access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities, since there were none specifically for students with autism; and (c) specific studies on the inclusion of students with autism.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2012
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 severe disabilities. It was found that out of seven independent variables, teacher preparedness was determined to be the primary significant predictor of student assistive technology use. Implications of the findings are discussed in light of the way in which teacher preparation can be enhanced to support teachers’ integration of assistive technology.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2012
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 social change in three spheres.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
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 contributing citizens, individuals with cognitive disabilities need self-determination skills such as autonomy, making choices, and self-regulation to be infused throughout their curriculum, and they should begin learning such skills as early as possible.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012
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 physical and social manifestations of general and special education are (re)organized in the new program. It was found that the lack of successful inclusive education in schools is related to the lack of well-aligned inclusive preparation in universities. Furthermore, physical and social spaces are active components of maintaining the educational status quo.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2011
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 that were designed for special education teacher candidates to learn about and develop strategies for working with students of diverse language backgrounds. The authors conclude that only by infusing these principles into special education teacher training programs can we hope that future generations of ELLs will not repeat the experiences that past generations have had to endure.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2011
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 investigated the extent to which students and community partners were satisfied with their service-learning experience and the aspects of the project that contributed to and detracted from their personal satisfaction.
Updated: Sep. 04, 2011
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 their responsiveness to potentially communicative behavior. The project activity was based on the principles described by Gersten and colleagues. It was found that there was an increase in the opportunities teachers offered, with larger effects in two of the classes.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2011