ERIC Number: EJ1171362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Literacy Interventions for Secondary Students Formally Identified with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Trends and Gaps in the Research
Garwood, Justin D.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v27 n1 p23-52 Mar 2018
There has historically been much less research on the literacy skills of adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) compared to the amount of intervention research targeting their behavior. Within the limited literacy research available, there are multiple issues that need to be addressed, including (a) a predominant focus on children in elementary school, (b) gender differences in students with EBD, and (c) variation in the labels of research participants. The purpose of this integrative, comprehensive review was to investigate these concerns and provide a summary of the data to guide future research studies. A total of 63 articles targeting the reading and/or writing skills of middle and high school students with EBD were identified, spanning 37 years of research (1980-2016). Analysis of the articles revealed that less than 15% of the participants were female, and the percentage of females included in this research has declined across time; 11 different labels have been used to describe research participants; oral reading fluency, persuasive writing, and reading comprehension were the three most common dependent variables; and less than 5% of studies took place in inclusive general education settings. Recommendations for practitioners serving students with EBD and for researchers are discussed.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Secondary School Students, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Gender Differences, Research Reports, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Persuasive Discourse, Writing Skills, Middle School Students, High School Students, Reading Comprehension, Trend Analysis, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Literature Reviews
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Education Level: Secondary Education
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