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ERIC Number: ED491435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Resiliency Assessment within Special Education Evaluations
Woitaszewski, Scott A.; Thielen, Dana; Stovall, Donald L.
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Data were gathered from 65 teachers of students with learning disabilities to assess their perceptions of one of two school-based special education evaluation reports: a primarily deficit-oriented report or the same report with embedded protective factor (resiliency) information added. Results suggested that the learning disability teachers who reviewed the resiliency report were significantly more optimistic for the evaluated student than those teachers who reviewed the deficit report. In contrast, the protective factor comments did not specifically contribute to more positive teacher perceptions of the report itself. Implications are discussed, including potential methods for reporting collected resiliency data in written evaluation reports. The following are appended: (1) Resiliency data that was included in the resiliency report (at six separate points); and (2) Perceptions of the Report items. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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