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ERIC Number: EJ855961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
What is Published in the Field of Special Education? An Analysis of 11 Prominent Journals
Mastropieri, Margo A.; Berkeley, Sheri; McDuffie, Kimberly A.; Graff, Heidi; Marshak, Lisa; Conners, Nicole A.; Diamond, Christina M.; Simpkins, Pamela; Bowdey, Floyd Robert; Fulcher, Amie; Scruggs, Thomas E.; Cuenca-Sanchez, Yojanna
Exceptional Children, v76 n1 p95-109 Fall 2009
This journal analysis identifies types of articles published in 11 highly visible journals relevant to special education from 1988 through 2006 paying particular attention to intervention research. It was concluded that (a) research articles represent the largest category of articles published across all journals, (b) the proportion of intervention research studies published (15.9%) is disappointingly small, (c) academic intervention research is conducted more frequently than social intervention research, (d) reading intervention research represents the largest area of academic intervention research, and (e) intervention research employing preschool and elementary students with disabilities is published more frequently than research with middle and secondary students. Findings are discussed with respect to implications for research, practice, and policy in special education. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A