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ERIC Number: EJ1179699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8151
A Commentary on Personal Thoughts on Early Childhood Special Education Research
Fixsen, Dean L.
Journal of Early Intervention, v40 n2 p117-120 Jun 2018
Strain provides his perspective on four issues facing science and practice in early childhood and special education. He points to the need for (a) long-term functional research, (b) greater emphasis on the use of evidence-based programs in practice, (c) moving special education research back to the Office of Special Education Programs, and (d) research that focuses on individuals and "honor[s] the idiosyncratic needs of an ever more diverse population of families and learners." Comments are provided regarding each of these perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: H326K080001