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Search Results for 'Patricia McHatton Alvarez' (Author/Editor)
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1   |   From section Preservice Teachers
“Less Afraid to Have Them in My Classroom”: Understanding Pre-Service General Educators’ Perceptions about Inclusion
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to understand the perceptions of pre-service general educators about the inclusion of students with disabilities (SWDs) prior to and at the end of a required course on integrating exceptional students; and (2) to determine if there was a difference by program. The authors conclude that infusion of special education content across the curriculum is one recommendation for enhancing and understanding of SWDs, but the quantity and quality of content in this area will vary based on the background knowledge of each instructor. The authors suggest that teacher educators can only strengthen programs by building relationships across disciplines. Instructional strategies and accommodations that seamlessly grant students with disabilities maximum access to the general education curriculum should naturally be infused in methods courses.
Publication Year: 2011    |    Updated in ITEC: March 16, 2017
2   |   From section Theories & Approaches
Demystifying the Data-Based Decision-Making Process
This article aims to describe a conceptual model, including specific skills and processes of data-based decision making, to address accountability demands for continuous improvement based upon student learning results across multiple contexts. Considerations for implementation by teacher educators will be shared to build a comprehensive system of sustained school reform.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: January 25, 2016
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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 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.
Publication Year: 2010    |    Updated in ITEC: June 2, 2015
4   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning to Teach School Mathematics: Perceptions of Special Education Teachers
This research examines perceptions of special education teachers pertaining to mathematics instruction as learners and teachers throughout a semester-long mathematics methods course. The participants were eighteen alternate-entrant special education teachers who were enrolled in the required elementary school mathematics methods course for their program of study. Data were collected via mathematics autobiographical narratives, recollections of the participants’ experiences as K-12 learners of mathematics, and information pertaining to elements of their ideal mathematics classroom.
Publication Year: 2009    |    Updated in ITEC: August 31, 2014
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