ERIC Number: EJ927932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 94
Educational Programs for Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities: Can They Be Both Effective and Inclusive?
McLeskey, James; Waldron, Nancy L.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v26 n1 p48-57 Feb 2011
One of the most controversial issues in special education over the last 40 years has been the extent to which students with learning disabilities (LD) should be educated in general education classrooms. Recent mandates in federal law requiring that all students with disabilities have access to the general education curriculum and make adequate yearly progress relative to this content have intensified this debate. In this article, a brief summary of research regarding the nature of instruction that produces significantly improved educational outcomes for students with LD is provided. This is followed by a review of research related to the delivery of this high-quality instruction in inclusive, general education classrooms and in resource settings. We conclude that this research provides the foundation for reconsidering full inclusion and how services are delivered for elementary students with LD.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Objectives, Learning Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Outcomes of Education, Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Educational Quality, Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Program Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Delivery Systems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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