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Higgins Averill, Orla C. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
School districts have been attempting to implement the response-to-intervention (RTI) framework in an effort both to comply with federal legislation (i.e., IDEA 2004) and to improve teaching for all students. Extant research on this framework has focused on exploring assessment practices across tiers and the efficacy of specific interventions,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Response to Intervention, School Districts, Educational Change
Hantzidiamantis, Patricia A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Co-teaching originated in the 1960's, when it became popularized as an example of progressive education. Progressivism mandates that schools should be "child-centered" with the curriculum and instruction tailored to facilitate the development of the individual and to raise standards for all students. Vygotsky was instrumental in…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
Gilkeson, Kristen DeRaad – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The renewal of IDEA (2004) produced a number of changes in the identification process for children with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs). The requirement that students must present a severe discrepancy between IQ and academic performance has been modified to allow for a more flexible problem-solving approach commonly labeled "Response to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Learning Disabilities, Identification, Problem Solving