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The purpose of the study was to determine the particular preservice and in-service variables that best explained variations in the participants’ confidence and competence beliefs. The findings reveal that preservice preparedness to work with young children and their families, and in-service types of types of training activities were important predictors of self-efficacy beliefs.
Updated: Sep. 20, 2015
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 Assessment study documents a continued supply–demand imbalance of special education faculty. It also documents effectiveness and impact of the Office of Special Education Program’s leadership (doctoral) preparation initiative.
Updated: Mar. 19, 2014
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 students who have disabilities under the testing mandates of NCLB have converged to create substantial renewed interest and activity in collaborative programs of teacher education. The goal of this article is to provide a conceptual framework to simultaneously make sense of and problematize the landscape of collaborative teacher education, based on a classification system of program models.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
This paper examines ways in which the current policy context influences teaching and explores the challenges these influences pose for research on teaching. To illustrate this potential policy impact, the authors focus on three core dimensions of teaching: who is the teacher, is teaching practice stable or changing, and what constitutes teaching quality.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
Copying Right and Copying Wrong with Web 2.0 Tools in the Teacher Education and Communications Classrooms
Understanding copyright as it impacts online communication and publishing with Web 2.0 tools on open access networks must become an important part of literacy and communication education in today’s Information Age. In this article, the authors describe an approach they have employed in their English education and communications classrooms to address this need.
Updated: Jan. 17, 2012
This study focused on a crucial component of literacy coaches’ professional lives – the redelivery of professional development in Reading First. The authors interviewed two literacy coaches in the Georgia Reading First curriculum model about how they redelivered professional development. The coaches negotiate competing discursive forces, frame success and represent their practices in different and complex ways despite the assumed uniformity of Reading First redelivery.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
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 students with disabilities. However, preservice teachers have not been adequately prepared for collaborative teaching in inclusive classrooms. To address this disconnect, the authors describe a cross-departmental collaboration created to bridge the experiences of general and special education preservice teachers and provide a context for coteaching at the preservice level.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2011
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: the high, objective, uniform state standard of evaluation (HOUSSE) option. The authors conducted a national survey of representatives from each state to explore how HOUSSE is being interpreted for secondary special education teachers. Findings indicate that significant variability in the interpretation and implementation of the HOUSSE provision exists across states and that numerous challenges with the implementation of federal teacher quality requirements persist and difficulties with holding districts accountable for teacher quality provisions.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2010
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 inclusion of diverse students with disabilities in standards-based classrooms.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2010
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 effective practices, and prepare a sufficient supply of new and highly skilled teachers. In this article, the authors discuss the current policy landscape, connections between the shortage of teachers and the shortage of special education faculty, and the role of the federal government in addressing these shortages. The authors conclude with a call for national dialogue—necessary so that the continuing cycle of faculty shortages and resulting shortages of those who directly serve students with disabilities may finally be resolved.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010