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Beaudoin-Saunders, Valerie Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Special education-related lawsuits are a concern to school systems. They are time-consuming, expensive, and contentious. School and parental relationships become strained when litigation is involved. This study analyzed data from the Virginia Department of Education's due process database over a 12-year period of time to note common disabilities…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Public Schools, Special Education, Civil Rights
Bhattacharya, Victoria – ProQuest LLC, 2017
For the inclusive education indicated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to occur at the high school level, teachers must be prepared to teach students with multiple ability levels and learning profiles in one classroom. Since the passage of IDEA, large numbers of students with mild to severe learning needs have been placed…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Strategies, Educational Needs, Student Needs
Bubb-McKinnie, Esther – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Paraprofessionals often constitute the primary support system for special education students and are core members of special education instructional teams. Therefore, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act requires that paraprofessionals receive adequate training, including training in evidence-based practices (EBP). However,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
Burton-Fox, Kizin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is a plethora of research to suggest that there are a number of benefits to parent participation in a student's education, including improved education outcomes for students (Cheung & Pomerantz, 2012). However, there has been no real consensus on whether or not African American parents demonstrate appropriate involvement in their…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parents, Trust (Psychology), Special Education
Higgins Averill, Orla C. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
School districts have been attempting to implement the response-to-intervention (RTI) framework in an effort both to comply with federal legislation (i.e., IDEA 2004) and to improve teaching for all students. Extant research on this framework has focused on exploring assessment practices across tiers and the efficacy of specific interventions,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Response to Intervention, School Districts, Educational Change
Cole, Brenda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This qualitative research study examines the preschool choices made by five mothers of children with disabilities who had interacted with early intervention professionals in the year prior to their children's transition to preschool. The purpose of this study was to examine the understanding parents created of their children's disability through…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Mothers, Early Intervention
Carter, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative case study investigated the process of teaching the self-management strategies, self-determination, and self-monitoring to chronically misbehaved students from the perspective of a secondary special education teacher. The investigation used a purposeful sample to select an urban high school setting and a tenured special education…
Descriptors: Self Management, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Qualitative Research
Jandura, Collette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Parents of Cherokee children with disabilities encounter educational agencies from their child's birth to adulthood. Living rurally within the Cherokee Nation's jurisdictional boundaries, these indigenous families engage with a myriad of special education agencies and subsequent policies. This qualitative study explores parental involvement with…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Disabilities, Parents, Special Education
Scott, Kristina Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The number of children identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) entering mainstream public school classrooms is increasing. No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that these students be taught using research-based practices. There is, however, very little known about best practices in the public…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
Toson, Amy L. -M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB, 2002) and the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004), the inclusion of students with disabilities (SWDs) in general education classrooms has become more prevalent within our public schools (DuFour & Eaker, 1998; Mcleskey et al., 2010). Current…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, General Education, Public Schools
Cappiello, Leslie Williams – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The findings from the case study research demonstrated that the high school students at the Christian academy who have emotional and behavioral disorders are successful in teaching, retaining, and graduating this population of students. Their teaching methods and strategies included a strong biblical foundation to develop emotional and behavioral…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Self Control, Case Studies
Schulte, Rebecca Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Collaboration between general and special education teachers is essential for students with disabilities to have access to general education curriculum and instruction, and improved outcomes in school. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), and No Child Left Behind Legislation, include mandates that increase demands for collaboration.…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Case Studies
Foster, Megan Holmwood – ProQuest LLC, 2013
It has been nearly four decades since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (1975), yet some of the most fundamental issues still remain. Reauthorized in 1997, and again in 2004, as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), this act requires all children with disabilities be offered educational opportunities in the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Smith, Valerie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 have directly contributed to an increase in students receiving inclusive specialized instruction within the general education classroom setting. To accommodate these students, many schools have implemented the practice of co-teaching, or…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Special Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Rivera-Tubbs, Tammy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative case study examined the degree to which one faith-based school perceived its capacity to support students with special needs and how those perceptions influenced decisions regarding student enrollment based upon current special needs practice policies for students with disabilities. While faith-based schools can be seen as a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Administrators, Teachers
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