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White, Isaiah L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The focus of this paper is to examine the complexities and problems of trying to learn with a learning disability. This paper is presented as an autoethnography to provide a personal account of my experiences as a student in elementary school, high school, and college; to get an inside look at learning disabilities, using myself as the subject and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Student Experience
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Grant, Marquis C., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Equality and equity are often mischaracterized as interchangeable terms in public education. This may explain why efforts towards reform and restructure are often not met with any real measure of success. "Equity, Equality, and Reform in Contemporary Public Education" provides emerging research on the reformation of education curriculum…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Change, Public Education
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Purdy, Noel; Mc Guckin, Conor – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2015
This paper reports in detail on the qualitative findings from a study which aimed to critically examine the experiences and confidence of student teachers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in relation to disablist bullying. This paper focuses in particular on the voice of student teachers from six focus group interviews (n = 29)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Student Teachers, Bullying
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Purdy, Noel; Mc Guckin, Conor – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This study explored the knowledge, experience and confidence of student teachers from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in relation to disablist bullying. Adopting a mixed methodological approach of four focus groups (N = 18) and a pencil-and-paper questionnaire (N = 257), the study explored the students knowledge, experience and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Rule, Audrey C.; Logan, Stephanie R.; Kohler, Frank W. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2013
Students who qualify for special education services are at risk for being bullied because of their cognitive, emotional, behavioral, or physical differences. Currently, teachers are not effective enough in reducing bullying; better preservice teacher preparation in this area may help to alleviate the problem. The current study explored the effects…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Bullying, Teaching Methods, Cartoons
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Dykes, Frank – SRATE Journal, 2010
Educators are often at a loss in handling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the classroom. tvOften this is attributable to a lack of training during the preservice program at the university level. This article suggests that special education teacher preparation programs are uniquely positioned to promote sexual diversity…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, Homosexuality, Special Education Teachers