ERIC Number: EJ816088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
A Content Analysis of "Learning Disabilities Research & Practice:" 1991-2007
Vostal, Brooks R.; Hughes, Charles A.; Ruhl, Kathy L.; Benedek-Wood, Elizabeth; Dexter, Douglas D.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v23 n4 p184-193 Nov 2008
The purpose of this review was to analyze the content of "Learning Disabilities Research & Practice" to identify prevalent topics and types and proportions of articles published from 1991 through 2007. Also analyzed was the nature of the research reported including designs, participants, interveners, and settings. Analysis indicated that the three most prevalent topics were reading, assessment and identification, and inclusion. Furthermore, 57 percent of the content reflects original research with almost half of these being descriptive in nature. Position papers constitute the most common form of nonresearch articles. Students with learning disabilities as well as those identified as being at risk were the populations studied most often and studies were largely conducted in elementary or middle school classrooms (either special education or general education) with the intervention delivered by a teacher in almost half the studies. More detailed results of the overall analysis along with discussion of the findings are also presented.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Position Papers, Content Analysis, Classrooms, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Intervention
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