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Nagro, Sarah A.; Hooks, Sara D.; Fraser, Dawn W. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of the study was to understand current knowledge and implementation of a multitier system of support. The study focuses on tertiary interventions and uses input from teachers in a top education system who are responsible for implementing a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework daily. Sixty-three K-5 teachers were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Draper, Ellary A. – General Music Today, 2019
Since the passing of what we now call the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, students who were previously educated in separate facilities or campuses are now educated in their neighborhood schools. Even though students with severe disabilities are now in their neighborhood schools, many spend the majority of their day in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Music Education, Severe Disabilities, Students with Disabilities
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2018
The purposes of "Guidelines for Serving Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Educational Settings" are to: (1) Update previous guidance on serving students with specific learning disabilities (SLD); (2) Provide guidance on the implementation with fidelity of the Response to Intervention (RTI) models as well as the discrepancy…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Student Needs, Individualized Education Programs, Inclusion
National Council on Disability, 2018
This report describes the legal and scientific basis for an inclusive versus segregated education, summarizes national patterns for educating students with disabilities in general education classes, examines federal and state guidance, and state compliance with federal mandates, and describes effective educational practices for reducing…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Equal Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Lecount-Johnson, Margaret Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since the adoption of CCSS by 43 states, there has been growing concern regarding teacher training and preparation of state standards for students with disabilities. Through a better understanding of the kinds of support and training needed for teachers to apply the CCSS, the educational system may offer students with disabilities the experience…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes
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Lee, Chin-Wen; Ritchotte, Jennifer A. – Educational Forum, 2018
Through a four-part discussion, this essay advocates for seeing the characteristics and special needs of gifted students with disabilities and using best practices to support their learning. Part 1 delineates the evolution of the legislative acts and professional initiatives regarding twice exceptionality. Part 2 discusses the educational rights…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, Best Practices, Special Needs Students, Educational Legislation
Lenz, Jonathan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The educational policy Response to Intervention (RtI) was established in 2004 following the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). In California, the policy has become known as Response to Intervention and Instruction (RtI[superscript 2]). RtI[superscript 2] represents an educational reform initiative that…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Teacher Attitudes
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Othman, Lama Bergstrand – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of integrating culturally responsive instruction (CRI) into a course hosted by the school of education at a higher education institution. The study participants were pre-service teachers who completed a pre-course survey and a post-course survey designed to discern their views on the factors…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers
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Coleman, Mikki; Berge, Zane L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The proliferation of the Internet, computers, and mobile devices means that students of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, geographical locations, and abilities have access to higher education institutions that were previously unavailable. As the population of the United States ages and the number of students with diagnosed disabilities grows,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Best Practices, Inclusion
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Dyer, Rebekah – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
The number of students with disabilities who attend college is increasing, but many of them are not completing their degree program. Many students with disabilities are not socially prepared to attend college. They may struggle with developing relationships with peers and faculty, which leads to a feeling of not being supported. There are a…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Mohamed, Naglaa – Online Submission, 2018
The debate between progressivism and traditionalism has reached an impasse. Battles in curriculum are, according to Ackerman (2003), "manifestations of a fundamental debate between progressive educators and traditionalists" (p. 345) that has been going on for over a century (Pogrow, 2006). No educational institution exists that is purely…
Descriptors: Special Education, Progressive Education, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
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Nepo, Kaori – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2017
Introduction: The primary purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to ensure free appropriate public education for individuals with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. The statute also mandates student's access and services for students' access to devices and technology as part of the individual education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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Kahn, Sami; Pigman, Ryan; Ottley, Jennifer – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2017
Early childhood educators teach science to all students, including students with disabilities. Strategies for accommodating students with disabilities in science, including familiarity with equitable frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) are therefore a critical aspect of early childhood teacher candidates' pedagogical content…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Process Skills, Science Education, Special Education
Halbert, Julie Wright; Gamm, Sue – Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), asked the Council of the Great City Schools to review the district's services for students with disabilities and provide recommendations to improve performance and narrow the achievement gap between these students and their nondisabled peers. This report was designed to help SCUSD achieve its…
Descriptors: School Districts, Disabilities, Student Needs, Special Education
Nasir-Tucktuck, Mona – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teaching academic instruction to students with significant cognitive disability (SCD) has been done with success over the past years (Browder, Mims, Spooner, Ahlgrim-Delzell, & Lee, 2008; Hudson & Test, 2011; Mims, Hudson, & Browder, 2012), However, research is scarce and further instructional strategies are needed to help align the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Severe Disabilities, Prompting
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