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Lock, Robin H.; Carlson, Dawn M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2000
This article describes how a group of elementary teachers set out to master their instructional software to turn the collection into an effective aid for enabling the success of students with and without disabilities. It discusses planning for systematic intervention and positive outcomes through the use of computer programs. (Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
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Kay, Pamela J.; Fitzgerald, Martha – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes the action research process and provides practical guidelines for using the process to improve the education of children with disabilities and increase parental involvement. Laying the groundwork for action research, recruiting parents to participate in the research, and involving parents in each step are discussed. (CR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T. – Focus on Exceptional Children, 1996
Discusses the positive value of conflicts and describes a six-step program, Teaching Students To Be Peacemakers, that instructs students in how to negotiate and mediate conflicts. Reviews research on the effectiveness of the program and the benefits of self-regulation for school discipline programs. Provides steps on how to structure academic…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Discipline
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Blalock, Ginger – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1991
The article reviews the use of paraprofessionals in special education programs and offers specific guidance on hiring (including preemployment orientation, vocational assessment, and interviewing); training and supervision (including roles and responsibilities, the importance of regular cooperative planning, and enhancing job status); and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Job Skills
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Slade, Jill Conoley; Conoley, Colleen Wyatt – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1989
Multicultural education in teacher preparation programs seeks to sensitize preservice special education teachers to individual differences attributable to culture or ethnicity. Described are the goals and objectives of a multicultural module; teaching strategies; module evaluation; resources used; and such learning techniques as fishbowl…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity
Wood, Heather J. – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1986
A behavior management program which uses play money to motivate students and reinforce appropriate behavior helps elementary school students (including disabled students) develop responsibility for their behavior. All students in the class participate and are allowed to buy items from the class store with money earned. (CB)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities
Instructor, 1987
Ways that teachers can prepare themselves for a class with a mainstreamed disabled student are described, including obtaining information about the specific disability, visiting the child and parents at home, reflecting upon personal attitudes about disabilities, setting up for a wheelchair user, working with visually- or hearing-impaired…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Mainstreaming
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Kauffman, James M.; And Others – Focus on Exceptional Children, 1986
Relationships among teachers, exceptional children, and their peers should be considered when determining causes of misbehavior and the strategies to correct them. Checklists outline possible teacher and student behaviors which contribute to student misbehavior, and such interventions as independent, dependent, and interdependent group…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques
Heinze, Carol – Academic Therapy, 1987
Journal-writing helps students (including those with disabilities) gain a clearer sense of self and increases teacher insight into student behavior. Suggestions are presented for teachers on preparing students to write and teaching them when, how, and what to write in their journals. (CB)
Descriptors: Diaries, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Raschke, Donna; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1987
Contingency packages can be incorporated into classroom management techniques for reluctant learners (who may have already experienced failure in education) to encourage enthusiasm and motivation for learning. Suggestions are provided for implementing programs using a robot or football concepts. (CB)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Contingency Management, Disabilities
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Appl, Dolores J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1996
An early childhood special education program to foster appreciation of diversity is described. Suggestions are offered for ways to use books and activities to celebrate diversity. Sociograms before and after the program indicated improved attitudes by most children toward peers of diverse colors, cultures, and backgrounds. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Disabilities
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Lai, Yuan – B.C. Journal of Special Education, 1994
This article addresses the educational challenge posed by special needs students who are Chinese, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia (Canada). The issues of self-esteem, assessment and placement, and "double handicap" are discussed. Chinese cultural characteristics are described, and suggestions…
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Disabilities
Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas – Diagnostique, 1988
Curriculum-based measurement (CBM) is defined and described through a case study of a fourth-grade student. CBM is suggested as a system for monitoring goal appropriateness, adjusting instructional programs, and formulating instructional improvements. Potential contributions of CBM to special education practice are outlined, and areas of needed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods