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Yun, Joonkoo; Beamer, Jennifer – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
The importance of physical activity has received considerable attention during the past decade. Physical education has been viewed as a cost-effective way to promote physical activity as a public health initiative. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that a "substantial percentage" of students' overall…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Activities, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
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Ennis, Robin Parks; Blanton, Kimberly; Katsiyannis, Antonis – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Since the enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (IDEA's forerunner) in 1975, an important requirement has been Child Find activities. According to Shapiro and Derrington (2004), Child Find is broadly defined as the entire range of activities, including public awareness, identification, referral, eligibility determination, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Rossetti, Zachary; Sauer, Janet Story; Bui, Oanh; Ou, Susan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Although there has been a consistent vision for multicultural education and family collaboration in teacher preparation programs for decades, collaborative partnerships between culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families and their children's educators remain elusive (Harry, 2008; Trent, Kea, & Oh, 2008). Family engagement in special…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Partnerships in Education, Special Education, Family Involvement
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Bicehouse, Vaughn; Faieta, Jean – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Special education, a discipline that aims to provide specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of each child with a disability, has turned 40 years old in the United States. Ever since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) in 1975, every state has been directed to provide a free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Decision Making, Data, Disabilities
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Zabel, Robert H.; Kaff, Marilyn; Teagarden, James – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
Richard Simpson is professor of special education at the University of Kansas (KU). Dr. Simpson's duties at KU have included roles of staff psychologist, teaching associate, assistant professor, project director, associate professor, professor, and chairperson for the Department of Special Education. He has directed numerous University of Kansas…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Disorders, Autism
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Kranzler, John H.; Benson, Nicholas; Floyd, Randy G. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article briefly reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and youth in the United States of America, as well as current practices and future directions. Although administration of intelligence tests in the schools has been a longstanding practice in the United States, their use has also elicited sharp controversy over time.…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Youth, Test Construction
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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
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Pennington, Robert; Courtade, Ginevra; Jones Ault, Melinda; Delano, Monica – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Despite encouraging changes in the expectations of programming for persons with moderate to severe intellectual disability (MSD), data suggest that programs for these individuals are still lacking in several critical areas. Building administrators play a key role in promoting high quality programs for students with MSD within local schools but may…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Severe Intellectual Disability, Administrator Role
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Baldwin, Lois; Baum, Susan; Pereles, Daphne; Hughes, Claire – Gifted Child Today, 2015
For more than 50 years, the unique needs of twice-exceptional (2e) learners have challenged educators. Because of this challenge, much work has been done in different areas across the country in creating appropriate learning environments for serving this population. However, no unified way has been developed to bring together the best research and…
Descriptors: Comorbidity, Autism, Disabilities, Definitions
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Lloyd, John Wills; Lloyd, Patricia A. – Remedial and Special Education, 2015
Since 1966 when we began our careers in special education, we and others in our cohort have seen substantial changes in our discipline. In our personal experience, we had the opportunity to work together in situations that led us to focus on practices and procedures that produced better outcomes for our students, and better outcomes for students…
Descriptors: Success, Special Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Educational Practices
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Thompson, Carmelita – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2015
The principal is the key element in shaping and sustaining educational programs that provide children with disabilities the opportunity to be educated in the general education setting. Federal mandates require compliance in educational services for children with disabilities. This has changed the role of principals in education. As schools strive…
Descriptors: Principals, Inclusion, Disabilities, Special Education
Jolly, Jennifer L.; Robinson, Ann – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
In classic Western movies, the good guy could be frequently identified by his trademark white Stetson hat, whereas the bad guy always wore black. James J. Gallagher wore many hats during his career that spanned over six decades; he too would be known as the "man in the white hat,"--trusted to do the right thing. From 1967 to 1970,…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Special Education
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Lee, Barbara A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
Data collected by the US Department of Education in 2008 indicate that US colleges and universities enrolled 707,000 students with disabilities, divided roughly equally between public and private institutions. The survey found that 31 percent of these students reported learning disabilities, 18 percent ADD or ADHD, 15 percent mental illness or…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Darrow, Alice-Ann – General Music Today, 2014
As music educators, we can do much to promote the image of students with disabilities in our schools by using appropriate terminology in our teaching and communications with others. For music educators who are already aware of the various reference conventions related to persons with disabilities, perhaps you can do more to educate your students…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Disabilities
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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
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