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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