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Vaswani, Nina – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
While the ability, and indeed right, of children to be active participants in the research process has become better understood in recent years, concerns still persist when the research topic is particularly sensitive, or when the participants are vulnerable. This article provides an account of an ultimately unsuccessful research project aimed at…
Descriptors: Failure, Barriers, Grief, Children
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In 2015, the New Zealand Ministry of Education released a new curriculum policy document for sexuality education in all schools -- "Sexuality Education: A Guide for Boards of Trustees, Principals and Teachers". This policy is a rare international example of a curriculum document that explicitly values diversity, promotes inclusive school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Educational Policy, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Stough, Laura M.; Kang, Donghyun; Lee, Sungyoon – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Students are highly dependent on the emergency planning and evacuation decisions made by policymakers and school personnel when disasters occur. The purpose of this study was to examine selected cases of school-related disasters, highlighting how factors of the school context intersected with natural hazards and subsequently affected…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, School Safety, Educational Policy
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Bambara, Linda M.; Thomas, Amanda; Chovanes, Jacquelyn; Cole, Christine L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience conversational or pragmatic language difficulties which can interfere with reciprocal and sustained social interactions with peers (Paul, Orlovski, Marcinko, & Volkmar, 2009). Peer mediated intervention (PMI), in which typical peers serve as mentors, is emerging as an effective high…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence
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Yanez, Christina; Lessne, Deborah – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Student victimization and school violence have been an ongoing cause of national concern, resulting in a concerted effort among educators, administrators, parents, and policymakers to determine the gravity of the issue and consider approaches to crime prevention. This Statistics in Brief presents estimates of student criminal victimization at…
Descriptors: Victims, Violence, Questionnaires, National Surveys
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Sheehey, Patricia H.; Wells, Jenny C. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Response interruption and redirection, commonly referred to as RIR, is an evidence-based intervention that has been demonstrated to quickly reduce moderate to high levels of vocal stereotypy in children with autism spectrum disorder. The RIR intervention is a simple, three-step procedure that can be embedded in classroom instruction with minimal…
Descriptors: Repetition, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Intervention
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Waldron, Rob – Education Next, 2018
Companies have developed a dizzying array of new software tools designed to do everything from assessing and monitoring students' progress to supporting a blended-learning environment to supplying entire curricula, complete with online activities and homework assignments. Educators seem to have developed a taste for these new digital tools,…
Descriptors: School Districts, Vendors, Educational Technology, Expenditures
American Association of School Librarians, 2018
AASL's new integrated standards are designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The new "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries" reflect an evolution of AASL Standards, building on philosophical foundations and familiar elements of previous standards while featuring the…
Descriptors: National Standards, School Libraries, Educational Environment, Best Practices
Chesnut, Colleen E.; Dimitrieska, Vesna – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2018
This brief provides guidance to policymakers and practitioners on the challenges and opportunities of the "dual language immersion" (DLI) model and presents research conducted with teachers and administrators both before and during their first years of implementing new DLI programs in several Indiana school districts. The brief also…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education, Models, English (Second Language)
Perkins, Y. – Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2018
The "Autism at-a-Glance" series provides a current summary of topics relevant to high school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as practical tips and resources for school and community personnel and family members. This report was designed to help high school staff and family members in supporting adolescents on the…
Descriptors: Autism, Sleep, Adolescents, Health Behavior
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Paek, Insu; Cui, Mengyao; Öztürk Gübes, Nese; Yang, Yanyun – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
The purpose of this article is twofold. The first is to provide evaluative information on the recovery of model parameters and their standard errors for the two-parameter item response theory (IRT) model using different estimation methods by Mplus. The second is to provide easily accessible information for practitioners, instructors, and students…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Computation, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Racial inequity has long been an issue in the educational system. In recent years, researchers and policy makers have begun to recognize the role of implicit bias in the disproportionate number of African American children who are suspended or expelled from school. Particular attention is being given to the use of exclusionary practices in early…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Early Childhood Education, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Kirk, T. Nicole; Justin A. Haegele – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Children who are deafblind have unique educational needs, especially when it comes to developing a foundation for recreation. This foundation includes a well-rounded physical education program. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of adults who are deafblind as they recall their involvement in physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Transitional Programs, Deaf Blind, Physical Recreation Programs
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Toth, Paul D.; Moranski, Kara – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Translating current principles of language learning into effective classroom practice requires a nuanced understanding of the cognitive and social factors that shape how learners engage in instructional activity. In this paper, we identify four principles that represent a current theoretical consensus in the field, which we hope will guide…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Practices, Metalinguistics
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Jozwik, Sara L.; Cahill, Alice; Sánchez, Gilberto – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Individualized education programs (IEPs) reflect the spirit of individualized instruction that lies at the heart of special education. Quality annual goal statements, which propel the implementation of special education programming, use clear language to communicate measurable, meaningful, and standards-aligned expectations to all members of the…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, English Language Learners
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