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Evaluating Teacher Education Programs to Ensure their Effectiveness with Students with Disabilities
This video is primarily focused on the ways that teacher preparation programs are evaluated, instead f individual teachers. Evidence from general education measures of effective teachers are considered for their application to special education teachers. There is also discussion of on interesting emerging practice to help measure and record what teachers are teaching, and how.
Mary Brownell is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Florida and the Director of the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR Center). Her recent research efforts focus on improving the reading instruction of both general and special education teachers and improving the induction of beginning special education teachers into the classroom. Dr. Brownell has also been actively involved in mentoring doctoral students and creating high quality programs for them.