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Intercultural Development Research Association, 2013
Many would agree on the primacy of a high quality education for social and economic health, democracy, and individual prosperity, but scarcely a week goes by that we do not hear that a quality education for all children is not possible. Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) and their partners are told that parents don't care;…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Family School Relationship
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Wang, Catherine Yan – Higher Education Management and Policy, 2013
China has made huge strides in expanding access to higher education since the 1980s. The main approach to achieve mass higher education was cost-sharing reforms of tertiary education. This article examines the policy reforms that affected tuition, fees and subsidies for tertiary students since the end of the 1980s and looks at the effects in terms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Finance Reform
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Connor, David J. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2013
The article describes the work of critical special education scholars and teacher educators in the field of Disability Studies who challenge the fundamental assumptions on which special education is founded, illustrating implications for all educators. A brief history of the field acknowledges the enormity of the institutionalization of special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, College Faculty, Special Education
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Banks, Joy; Hughes, Michael S. – Journal of Negro Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to present the academic experiences and perspectives of undergraduate African American male students labeled with disabilities. This study was intended to investigate an underexplored area that crosses the boundaries of ethnicity, disability, and postsecondary education. The students' reflections offer three key…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Undergraduate Students, Students with Disabilities
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Marder, Tamara J.; deBettencourt, Laurie U. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This paper describes a hybrid graduate study program used to train special educators to use research-based interventions with students on the autism spectrum (ASD) and provides satisfaction data from both graduate students and instructors. The program consisted of five courses leading to a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
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Mwaipopo, Rosemarie Nyigulila; Lihamba, Amandina; Njewele, Delphine Cosmas – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2011
Social development policies in Tanzania are exemplary in terms of their recognition of the rights of access to higher education institutions by specific demographic groups. Policy documents such as the 2005 "National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty" (known as the MKUKUTA) and the 2004 "National Policy on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disadvantaged, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Sanders, Pamela – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2011
This study sought to assess teacher candidates' knowledge of special education policies and procedures as mandated by the federal government. It also examines factors associated with accurate knowledge. A sample of 111 teacher candidates, drawn from a Missouri private university, completed a survey. Overall, teacher candidates lacked accurate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Special Education, Educational Legislation
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Obiakor, Festus E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2010
Teacher education programs (TEPs) are consistently challenged to respond to individual and collective growth. In addition, current demographic changes have forced these programs to address issues of quality and equity in measurable ways. As an African immigrant to the United States, I have been fortunate to be involved in these programs,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Blacks, Immigrants
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Williams, Jane M.; Martin, Suzanne M.; Hess, Robert K. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2010
Preparation of high quality personnel to provide educational services to students with disabilities living in rural areas is, at best, challenging. Findings from a comprehensive study concerning the status of the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in rural settings and the issues such implementation presents…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Disabilities, Rural Areas, Students
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Brown, Sheena – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2009
This article reveals the findings of a participatory ethnography with post-secondary students enrolled in a large West Coast University in British Columbia who had previously been identified as "learning disabled" and thus, the "recipients" of special educational policy interventions. Instead of starting from the official meanings of the special…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education, College Students, Self Concept
Welch, Danielle Trucano – ProQuest LLC, 2009
President George W. Bush signed into legislation one of the most influential and controversial educational reforms--the 2001 "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB). The purpose of the NCLB is to "ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Leadership Styles
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Gabel, Susan L.; Curcic, Svjetlana; Powell, Justin J. W.; Khader, Khaled; Albee, Lynn – Disability & Society, 2009
Issues of educational equity and opportunity cannot be understood without regard to special education, as a key response to disabilities, disadvantages, and difficulties. Likewise, globalization cannot be understood without regard to cross-border migration and minority group status in society. Illuminating the nexus of these, research into…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Disproportionate Representation, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Aiguo – International Education Studies, 2009
It is the urgent problem to quickly develop the graduate education of disabled college students for Chinese special higher education. Through the comparison of the foreign and domestic disabled graduate education actualities, we should constitute the postgraduate cultivation scheme and the education layout which could not only possess Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Schwartz, Diane; Blue, Elfreda; McDonald, Mary; Pace, Darra – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2009
With the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), the definition of a specific learning disability was significantly altered. No longer is it required that a student demonstrate a discrepancy between ability and performance to receive educational support (Horowitz, 1999). With this in mind,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Response to Intervention, Teacher Education Programs, Learning Disabilities
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