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Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Liu, Albert Y.; Burghardt, John; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
It is widely recognized that the 12 percent of all youth in American public schools who have disabilities comprise a set of students with distinct capacities and needs. Federal legislation, including the most recent updates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, identifies different disability groups and mandates that…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Bicehouse, Vaughn; Faieta, Jean – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Special education, a discipline that aims to provide specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of each child with a disability, has turned 40 years old in the United States. Ever since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) in 1975, every state has been directed to provide a free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Decision Making, Data, Disabilities
Tuchman, Sivan; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
The debate over school vouchers continues as more states offer government dollars to fund private schooling for students as a method of improving choice and quality in K-12 education. Previous research in the charter school sector has found that special education enrollment discrepancies between charters and traditional public schools is likely…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Private School Aid
Woods, Phillip K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study is to interview high school teachers of English Language Arts and special educators who are partners in a co-teaching model. It is important to understand the perceptions of teachers using co-teaching models to learn about the strengths of the program, as well as areas for improvement. In 1975, public education changed…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Accardo, Amy; Xin, Joy – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2017
In teacher preparation programs, teacher candidates are expected to learn parental collaboration through their required college coursework and field experiences. Due to confidentiality requirements in field placements, however, teacher candidates are typically not provided an opportunity to attend IEP or 504 plan conferences. In this study,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Simulation, Decision Making, Statistical Analysis
National Council on Disability, 2017
Strong mental and behavioral health supports on campus can improve the academic performance of students and increase their resilience and ability to handle stress, with reduced suicide rates, substance abuse, and eating disorders, but this study reveals that students with mental health disabilities continue to face barriers to accessing counseling…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Campuses, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
The topic of special education can be confusing and frightening for parents who suspect their child has a disability or has difficulty learning. Parents in this situation want to know how to get help for their child. This guide is intended as a reference for people who have questions about special education for a child. It summarizes the basic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Guides, Student Rights
Clark, Kelly A.; Allison, Ruth; Marable, Ronica – National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, 2017
Educational and vocational rehabilitation programs both have key roles and responsibilities in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Both entities must be involved in creating opportunities for students to develop skills and knowledge to prepare for careers in the 21st Century. To help facilitate understanding and promote…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabilities, Guides, Teacher Collaboration
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McCoy, Lauren; Esslinger, Keri; Baghurst, Timothy – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
Physical education teachers are often focused on the many benefits of physical education to students, but there must also be a consideration of risk. How can the risks in physical education be minimized to maximize the benefits? One way to accomplish this goal is to increase physical educators' understanding of the legal risks related to…
Descriptors: Injuries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Lesson Plans
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Decker, Janet R.; Pazey, Barbara L. – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
Allegations of improper discipline are commonly the focus of special education litigation filed against school districts. Because ignorance of the law is no defense, administrators and educators must understand special education law. Yet many educators receive little to no legal training. To address the lack of training and prevent future…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Teacher Education, Legal Responsibility
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Kahler, Janice E. – Journal of Access Services, 2017
Putting access in Access Services is the goal. The Course Reserves unit is the place. Textbooks are the focus. Electronic technologies are the future. Patron-centric services will be our standard. Access to textbooks by all patrons will be the achievement. Course Reserves located in Library West at the University of Florida George A. Smathers…
Descriptors: Library Services, Reference Services, College Libraries, Textbooks
de Azúa, Ramón L.; Keleher, Julia – National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), 2017
In 2017, the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC) released its first in a series of professional development briefs that focus on the professional development needs and interests of Neglected or Delinquent (N or D) State coordinators, correctional educators, and providers of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Delinquency, Child Neglect, Youth Programs
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Miller, Ellery M., Jr.; Mondschein, Eric S. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
As the focus on bullying has grown, attention to incidents of and concern about sexual harassment has diminished. It is easy to understand that sexual harassment can be a form of bullying, especially when it is used to intimidate, but it is also a form of discrimination prohibited by federal and state laws. Effective implementation and enforcement…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, School Policy, Administrator Role
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Crockett, Jean B. – Music Educators Journal, 2017
The public education of students with disabilities in the United States is governed by federal policies that promote school improvement, protect students from discrimination, and provide those who need it with special education and related services to meet their individual needs. This article explains the legal aspects of teaching students with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Music Education, Legal Responsibility, Student Needs
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Clossen, Amanda; Proces, Paul – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Video and Web-based tutorials created by libraries from 71 public universities designated by the Carnegie Classification as having the Highest Research Activity (R1) were reviewed for accessibility and usability by disabled people. The results of this review indicate that a large portion of library tutorial content meets neither the minimum legal…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Access to Education, Library Instruction, Tutorial Programs
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