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ERIC Number: ED536397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 177
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-5200-1
Experiences of Looping for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Phenomenological Case Study
Brown, Laura C.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
The problem is the academic, social, and emotional needs of students with learning disabilities are not being met within the general classroom. Looping, the practice of a teacher staying with the same group of students for two or more years, has been suggested as an educational approach designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The purpose of this research project was to examine the experiences of looping for students with learning disabilities from the perspectives of the looping teacher, the students with learning disabilities, and their parents. Therefore, a phenomenological case study design was utilized. The methods of data collection included teacher and student interviews, a parental questionnaire, examination of student artifacts, and observations of everyday school activities. Examination of the research data revealed no significant improvement in the academic or speech performances of the students with learning disabilities; yet, their social skills and emotional competencies improved. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States