Murray State University


Editor-in-Chief: Jamie Mahoney, Murray State University
Associate Editors: Wanda G. Chandler, Western Kentucky University
Debbie Schumacher, Campbellsville University

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal

The purpose of the Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KTEJ) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of original research, critical issues, information and ideas concerning teacher preparation to advance instruction for educators of exceptional and gifted children, for a positive impact on the education of students with and without disabilities. This journal has a focus of national, regional and state perspectives and research related to teacher education issues in special education and gifted education.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1 (2017) MSU First KTEJ Issue

Efficacy, Website Accessibility, and Repeated & Choral Readings

Welcome to the Murray State University's first hosting of the Kentucky Teacher Education Journal. We certainly look forward to many years to come being located here at MSU's digital commons. Three exciting articles are featured in this issue discussing teacher efficacy, website accessibility and repeated & choral reading strategies. One article discusses efficacy of special education referrals in Appalachian schools of Kentucky. The article looks at the multidisciplinaray referrals for special education based upon the qualification rates of Appalachian vs non Appalachian schools. Another article discusses the website accessibility for those with disabilities based upon ADA and the Section 504 of the Workplace Rehabilitation Act. School district websites were analyzed using WAVE (web accessibility versatile evaluator). Practical suggestions provided to correct the errors found. The final article relates to our moderate and severe population of students with significant cognitive disabilities. The students have the same educational rights to receive reading instruction with a comprehensive approach. Repeated and choral reading are strategies that assist this population in comprehension.

Research Articles