ERIC Number: ED495862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Creating Environments that Work for All Youth: Increasing the Use of Evidence-Based Strategies by Special Education Teachers. Research to Practice Brief. Volume 5, Issue 1
Kutash, Krista; Duchnowski, Albert J.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota
With a goal of increasing the use of evidence-based practices in special education programs and improve student outcomes, a research demonstration project was developed through a unique partnership of special educators, parents, administrators, and investigators. This brief reports on the method, implementation, and initial findings from this project. It describes the process used to achieve the collaborative partnership, the identification of evidence-based strategies, the development of associated manuals to support implementation by special educations teachers, and the results of subsequent evaluation. A brief list of resources is also included. (Contains 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Special Programs, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Effectiveness, Special Education
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncset.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.