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Mercado, Antonieta – Communication Teacher, 2019
This activity highlights the concept of cultural hegemony, illustrating it by a reflection on the images of success and successful people portrayed in the media. The purpose of the exercise is to introduce students to this concept, and for them to examine how hegemonic views of others and the self affect the way they conceptualize success and…
Descriptors: Success, Mass Media Effects, Cultural Influences, Gender Differences
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Fisher, Karin – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
According to the new federal spending bill signed into law in March 2018, funding is being provided for education programs and initiatives in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Many provisions allow for funding to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education that includes diverse learners in activities such as…
Descriptors: Robotics, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation
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Couvillon, Michael A.; Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Even though special education law is covered in most teacher and administrative certification programs, it is an area that is continually evolving. The results of the 2017 U.S. Supreme Court case "Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District" will have a lasting impact on the future of special education guidelines; the outcomes of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Lynch, Sararose D.; Hunt, Jessica H.; Lewis, Katherine E. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2018
This article demonstrates how to consider differentiating instruction for diverse learners while maintaining the cognitive demand of a mathematics task. The authors present scenarios involving hypothetical cases of students in inclusive classrooms who engaged in productive struggle within the differentiated task. The authors specifically focus on…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Student Needs
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Mesa, Jennifer – Science and Children, 2018
As an instructional framework, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can guide science teachers to purposefully apply evidence-based instructional practices to increase engagement and learning of students with disabilities (Israel, Ribuffo, and Smith 2014; Marino et al. 2014; Ok et al. 2016). This article describes how to use the Universal Design…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Access to Education, Barriers, Student Needs
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Miller, Bridget; Satsangi, Rajiv – Science and Children, 2018
Today's classrooms contain students with a variety of needs. Although teachers work to differentiate and meet the needs of diverse students, inclusion of students with physical disabilities can present multiple obstacles in science classrooms. However, with advanced planning and strategic accommodations, the needs of these students can often be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 2, Rural Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Meloncon, Lisa – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
A hallmark of business and professional communication is an emphasis on pragmatic but theoretically grounded work. Thus, business and professional communication scholars are ideally suited to turn the theories found in disability studies into practice. In this article, I do just that by creating a theory--orienting access--that draws on concepts…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Classroom Techniques, Business Communication, Disabilities
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Nielsen, Danielle – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article addresses the importance of teaching transformative usability and accessibility concepts through the lens of disability studies in general business and professional communication courses. It argues that when students learn to analyze audiences, include diverse users, and foresee accessibility "before" the final draft because…
Descriptors: Usability, Accessibility (for Disabled), Concept Teaching, Business Administration Education
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Rowe, Dawn A.; McNaught, John; Yoho, Louise M.; Davis, Mariya; Mazzotti, Valerie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Although there are many transitions that occur in a young person's life, transition from high school to adulthood can be one of the most challenging. This transition requires autonomy and decision-making skills. To support youth in having positive outcomes after high school, it is imperative for teachers to have strategies to guide students in…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Internet, Resources, Personal Autonomy
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Monahan, Jessica; Lombardi, Allison; Madaus, Joseph – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
College and Career Readiness (CCR) is broadly defined as the ability of an individual to be successful in postsecondary education and employment. Although the definition of CCR continues to develop within policy and research, scholars suggest that both academic and nonacademic skills are crucial components. Recently a CCR framework for students…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Disabilities, Postsecondary Education
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Hedin, Laura; DeSpain, Stephanie – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Although different authors define the SMART acronym differently, an IEP-related interpretation of the acronym is as follows: specific, measurable, action verbs, realistic, and time limited. In addition to these features, well-written IEP goals reflect students' unique strengths and needs. This article discusses how educators can produce specific,…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Disabilities
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Kelly, Daniel P.; Sabet, Andrina; Galloway, Cole – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Technology, engineering, and design (TED) education is replete with hands-on projects and activities to engage students in project- and problem-based learning. TED design briefs provide a realistic context for problems so that students are immersed in as realistic a problem scenario as possible. This article provides a model of best practice for…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Service Learning, STEM Education, Experiential Learning
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Bouck, Emily C.; Working, Christopher; Bone, Erin – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Understanding mathematical concepts is important for all students, although often challenging for many students with disabilities. Historically, educators have used concrete manipulatives to support and build conceptual understanding. Mobile devices provide a valuable option to support students with disabilities in mathematics through app-based…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Manipulative Materials, Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction
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Pennell, Ashley E.; Wollak, Barbara; Koppenhaver, David A. – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article discusses the importance of making available in classrooms a range of children's literature offering authentic and meaningful representations of characters with disabilities. The focus is not only on reading inclusive literature with typically developing students but also on the importance of making inclusive literature available to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Literary Devices
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Ennis, Robin Parks – Beyond Behavior, 2018
Group contingencies are effective classroom-based interventions that can be used to increase the academic engagement of students with disabilities. This article defines and outlines examples of dependent, independent, and interdependent group contingencies. In addition, tips for success, including making reinforcement accessible to students,…
Descriptors: Success, Student Behavior, Group Dynamics, Classroom Techniques
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