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Dougherty, Shaun M.; Lombardi, Allison R. – Review of Research in Education, 2016
A long-standing debate has been waged over the past century or more about the purpose of education. Is the primary purpose to provide for the general edification of the individual, or must education have a pragmatic application that relates to one's intended role in the workforce? Public education's focus on these ends has evolved over time, often…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Career Readiness, Vocational Education, Scholarship
Skidmore, Kevin – Online Submission, 2014
As a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), special education teachers work along with their student with special needs and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to create and implement Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) to assist the student with their transition to the post-school environment. As mandated by Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education
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Miller, Christina R. – School Social Work Journal, 2013
A qualitative exploration of a service-learning program for high school students with disabilities is presented. Focus groups with (n = 15) students and interviews with (n = 3) service-learning teachers at multiple service-learning sites were conducted to explore the perceptions of students and service-learning teachers regarding the impact of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience, Social Work
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Nierengarten, Gerry – American Secondary Education, 2013
Including students with special needs in the general education classroom is being widely promoted in the public schools. This practice places a heavy burden on the general educator who is often inadequately trained to meet the needs of such a diverse classroom. Co-teaching has been one of the support strategies used to address the challenges and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Team Teaching
Watt, Lawrence – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The implications of No Child Left Behind made comparisons of all students in the American education system with students in other countries. NCLB also made historical comparisons with students from previous generations. The purpose of this study was to point out the impropriety of making these comparisons. Students who attended school prior to the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Pereles, Daphne A.; Omdal, Stuart; Baldwin, Lois – Gifted Child Today, 2009
Many books and articles have been written about a Response to Intervention (RtI) model of service delivery for students who are struggling learners. However, little has been written about this model's usefulness as a means of addressing the needs of advanced learners or twice-exceptional learners whose needs may be both remedial and advanced. The…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Intervention, Academically Gifted, Disabilities
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Cummings, Kelli D.; Atkins, Trent; Allison, Randy; Cole, Carl – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Special educators wear many different hats in our current educational system. Due to recent federal legislation, they may be required to wear a couple of new ones. This article provides a glimpse into past roles and begins to lay some groundwork for the future role of special educators in a Response to Intervention (RTI) context. This article (a)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Formative Evaluation, Special Education Teachers
Smith, Beth Ann – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to increase the comfort level of teachers toward inclusion of students with learning, behavioral, and physical disabilities in general-education classrooms for one high school. Participants included 3 focus groups of teachers with 2 groups consisting of 6 teachers and 1 group consisting of 7 teachers. One…
Descriptors: Researchers, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Human Services
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Koch, Kourtland R. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2006
A college professor relates his experiences of being diagnosed with learning disabilities while in high school, which affected his education, eventually making possible doctoral degree attainment. As a special education teacher and school psychologist, he cites the challenge of meeting post-secondary obstacles in transition planning for students…
Descriptors: Mentors, School Psychologists, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Texley, Juliana; Kwan, Terry; Summers, John – Science Teacher, 2005
With each passing year, the public expects more of schools and teachers. Curricula become more complex, student populations become more diverse, responsibilities are added, and, except for resources, very little is taken away. Fundamentally, teachers are held responsible for everyone and everything that goes on in their classrooms, an awesome…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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Owens, Laura; Konkol, Lynn – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2004
The purpose of this study was to gain a student's perspective on the differences between alternative and traditional educational settings. Specific objectives were to (1) identify obstacles students perceived in transitioning from alternative settings to traditional school settings and (2) hear the authentic voices of students to determine what…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Nontraditional Education, Traditional Schools, Emotional Disturbances
Monahan, Michael P. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2003
Low employment and underemployment rates for students with disabilities have drawn national attention resulting in federal legislation. The research literature indicates a strong relationship between job success and interpersonal factors, especially for employees with disabilities. This study investigated social skills and problem behaviors of…
Descriptors: Employees, Individualized Transition Plans, Federal Legislation, Disabilities