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DeMatthews, David Edward; Mawhinney, Hanne – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
Over the past forty years, schools across the United States have become more inclusive for students with disabilities. However, in many high-poverty urban school districts, a disproportionate number of minority children with disabilities are segregated from their non-disabled peers. This article presents findings from a qualitative case study of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusion, Urban Education, School Policy
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Finch, Kim; Watson, Robert; MacGregor, Cynthia; Precise, Natalie – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2013
The purpose of this study was to gather information on experiences of general education teachers concerning inclusion practices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In this case study third, fourth, and fifth grade general education teachers in a rural Southwest Missouri school district provided the data source to keep a narrowed…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Teachers, Needs
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Carey, Robin J. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2012
The author's purpose for this article is to examine the use of the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework to meet the needs of a continuum of learners, from those who most struggle to those in need of advanced educational opportunities. Through classroom observations, teacher interviews, and dialogue with the site-based Problem-Solving Team,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Focus Groups, Response to Intervention, Case Studies
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Nelson, Nickola Wolf; Van Meter, Adelia M. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2007
A language-levels model was used to analyze written narratives. The results have implications for instruction and for documenting change in the story-writing performance of students with and without special needs in the area of written language development. This study was based on stories written at midyear by 277 students (224 typical learners…
Descriptors: Written Language, Personal Narratives, White Students, Language Aptitude
McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Malmgren, Kimber; Nolet, Victor – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2006
Accountability for students with disabilities who receive special education services is now a result of policy requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. Together these pieces of federal legislation require that students participate in statewide…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Alternative Assessment, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs