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Wertlieb, Ellen C. – Journal of School Counseling, 2008
The current article is designed to provide school counselors an understanding of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The causes, characteristics, and treatment approaches are presented with examples focusing on school-related issues. The article concludes with a discussion about the role that the school counselor can take in helping the child…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Special Needs Students, Behavior Disorders
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Wilkens, Christian P.; Hehir, Thomas – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
The authors use elements of social capital theory to explore the rapidly changing landscape of deaf education in America. They suggest that the formation of relationships, and networks of relationships, between deaf students and adults has a value that often goes undetected or underappreciated in deaf education. The authors point out that social…
Descriptors: Deafness, Social Capital, Models, Adults
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Hall, Sarah A. – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2008
This article profiles Judy Heumann, who has spent her life as an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. She advocates for the full appropriate implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other related antidiscrimination legislation. Her ultimate goal is for people with disabilities "not to be seen as…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Females, History, Civil Rights
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Bradley, Cathy A.; Degler, Courtney; Zamora, Larry; Fitzpatrick, Michael – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2008
Creation of biases and stereotypes has led to individual and institutional discrimination of students who are emotionally and behaviorally disturbed (EBD). The lack of supports and under utilized research based techniques by educational staff has major implications on the success of students with EBD in various settings. Providing appropriate…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Empowerment, Evidence Based Practice
Smith, Beth Ann – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to increase the comfort level of teachers toward inclusion of students with learning, behavioral, and physical disabilities in general-education classrooms for one high school. Participants included 3 focus groups of teachers with 2 groups consisting of 6 teachers and 1 group consisting of 7 teachers. One…
Descriptors: Researchers, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Human Services
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Cunniff, Daniel T. – College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 2007
This paper addressed the need for continued awareness on the part of Educational Administrators as to their legal responsibilities as instructional leaders and custodians of the students under their supervision. Research revealed that school administrators unknowingly are violating the law everyday. Courts are keeping a close eye on school…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment, Courts, Court Litigation
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Handler, Beth R. – American Educational History Journal, 2007
Prior to the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975 (PL 94-142), the educational experience of disabled children and youth was varied and uncertain. Many children and youth with sensory, physical or cognitive impairments received minimal skill development training in institutions, separate day classes, church basements…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Federal Legislation
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Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Lynch, Patricia S. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2007
Although increased attention in special education has been given to individual transition planning, little research has been done to assess student opinions and knowledge on this process. The majority of research has focused on "best practice" to ensure quality transition planning for students. This study surveyed 103 students receiving…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Hazelkorn, Michael – Focus on Exceptional Children, 2007
June 22, 2007, was the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley (hereafter Rowley; 1982). In Rowley, the Supreme Court interpreted congressional intent in requiring that public schools provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Programs, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities
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Seese, Laura M.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2007
Section 504 is a civil rights statute mandating that persons with disabilities have equal access to all programs receiving federal financial assistance. Many initially interpreted Section 504 as a prohibition against employment discrimination in the schools because the overall act was concerned primarily with discrimination in employment settings.…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Federal Regulation, Benchmarking, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Cook, Lynne H.; Boe, Erling E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
This paper addresses the national quantity demand, supply, and shortage of special education teachers (SETs) in comparison to general education teachers (GETs). The main data source was the 1999-00 Schools and Staffing Survey. Results indicated that the total demand for SETs increased 38% from 240,000 in 1987-88 to 330,000 in 1999-00, a rate of…
Descriptors: General Education, Graduates, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
Leafstedt, Jill M.; Itkonen, Tiina; Arner-Costello, Fran; Hardy, Amber; Korenstein, Bernard; Medina, Matthew; Medina, Eileen; Murray, Alan; Regester, April – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
This article presents a panel discussion held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA), commonly referred to as PL 94-142. The panel discussion was one part of a statewide Commemoration in California. A seven member panel, consisting of families and educators were invited to share their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Public Education, Focus Groups, Federal Legislation
Coots, Jennifer J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
Parent participation has been one of the key principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) since it was first authorized in 1975 as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) and has continued through the most recent reauthorization in 2004. Parents of children with disabilities have decision making…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Parent Participation, Developmental Delays, Related Services (Special Education)
Jimenez, Terese C.; Graf, Victoria L.; Rose, Ernest – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
On November 29, 1975 then President Ford signed the "Education of All Handicapped Children Act" (EAHCA) into law, mandating for the first time that children and youth with disabilities be afforded the right to a free and appropriate public education, individualized programming, parental participation in the decision making process,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, General Education, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Kamens, Michele Wilson – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
To adequately prepare preservice teachers to implement inclusive classrooms, teacher preparation programs must encourage professional interaction, collaboration, and knowledge about inclusion. Although some of these skills can be presented in coursework, prospective teachers must be provided with opportunities to practice these skills in classroom…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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