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Zabel, Robert; Teagarden, Jim; Kaff, Marilyn – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Dr. Tim Lewis provides his reflections on his career working as a researcher-teacher to address the issues of children with challenges. Dr. Lewis also provides his advice for those entering the field.
Descriptors: Special Education, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Positive Behavior Supports
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Cooc, North; Yang, Man – Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, 2017
Thirty years after the Council for Exceptional Children's first symposium on Asian American youth with disabilities, this study synthesizes research on the key experiences of this population and their families. Results show that most studies focused on the views of Asian American parents, especially their perceptions of and attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Asian American Students, Children, Disabilities
Tuchman, Sivan; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
The debate over school vouchers continues as more states offer government dollars to fund private schooling for students as a method of improving choice and quality in K-12 education. Previous research in the charter school sector has found that special education enrollment discrepancies between charters and traditional public schools is likely…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Private School Aid
Peterson, Darrell Howard – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 demands that assistive technology be considered for all students with disabilities, yet it is vastly underutilized amongst people with mental retardation (Arc, 1993; Wehmeyer, 1995), learning disabilities (Jeffs, Behrmann, & Bannan-Ritland, 2006; Lewis, 1998; Raskind, Higgins,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Assistive Technology, Federal Legislation
Roberson, Eura S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Response to Intervention (RtI) has been widely accepted by many school districts in the United States as an instructional method that can be used to consistently decrease learning gaps and ultimately enhance learning for all students. Though implementation of RtI as an instructional method has not been legally mandated, many school districts have…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Nasir-Tucktuck, Mona – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teaching academic instruction to students with significant cognitive disability (SCD) has been done with success over the past years (Browder, Mims, Spooner, Ahlgrim-Delzell, & Lee, 2008; Hudson & Test, 2011; Mims, Hudson, & Browder, 2012), However, research is scarce and further instructional strategies are needed to help align the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Severe Disabilities, Prompting
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Schanding, G. Thomas; Cheramie, Gail M.; Hyatt, Hannah; Praytor, Sarah E.; Yellen, Jessica R. – SAGE Open, 2017
In total, 139 Texas special education due process hearings that occurred between 2011 and 2015 were examined. Cases were coded with regard to the student's special education disability category; the number of hearings in which a specific party prevailed; the primary, secondary, and/or tertiary issues of the case; the number of issues in these…
Descriptors: Special Education, Civil Rights, Student Rights, Hearings
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Williams, Natalie A.; Nelson, Kristin L.; Rasmussen, Clay L.; Alexander, Melina; Ricks, April H. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2017
Teachers are often required by their administrators to implement Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) into their daily routines. Although there is research to support wide reading, there is little to support the specific practice of SSR. Recent researchers have suggested modified versions of SSR to better address the needs of struggling readers,…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Sustained Silent Reading
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Schnorr, Crystalyn I.; Freeman-Green, Shaqwana; Test, David W. – Remedial and Special Education, 2016
This study evaluated the quality of the research and evidence base for using response cards to increase opportunities to respond (OTR) for students with and without disabilities at the elementary level (i.e., kindergarten through Grade 5). Using quality indicator criteria for single-case research, six single-case studies investigating response…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Responses, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Lane, Julie M.; Jones, David R. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2015
The 1997 Amendments of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that children placed in private schools by their parents are no longer afforded the right to special education services. However, IDEA does state that child find activities between public school representatives and private schools are to remain intact. This study…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Disability Identification, Special Education
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Jones, Sara K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
This article explores trends in research since the 1975 passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), notes gaps in the literature, and offers suggestions for future directions music education researchers could take in exploring the needs and experiences of music teachers…
Descriptors: Music Education, Disabilities, Preservice Teacher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Thorius, Kathleen A. King; Maxcy, Brendan D. – Remedial and Special Education, 2015
Since 1997, revisions to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) have shown promise for addressing special education equity concerns: For example, states have the option to use response to intervention (RTI) for determining and thus reducing inappropriate disability determination, and states and districts are required to assess and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Federal Legislation
Newman, Kevin D. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
School administrators are responsible for ensuring state and federal special education laws and regulations are being implemented properly. This study examined the amount of training a Virginia school principal receives while attending principal preparation programs as well as professional development offered by their school division on how to…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Professional Development, Legal Responsibility
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Kiarie, Mary W. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
In terms of the number of students served and the overall quality of special education services provided, it is clear that special education has, from its early beginnings in the late seventeenth century, advanced at various rates in the different countries of the world. Data from the United States Department of Education (2007) indicates that 12%…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Policy, Special Education, Disabilities
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Akpan, Joseph P.; Beard, Lawrence A. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Despite enormous improvements in AT devices and services in American classrooms, the number of students with special needs, and the complexity of needs that they and their families experience continues to be sky rocketed nationwide. In response to these urgent needs, more advanced and specialized assistive technologies have been developed that…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Special Needs Students, Computers, Technology Integration
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