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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Kahn, Sami; Pigman, Ryan; Ottley, Jennifer – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2017
Early childhood educators teach science to all students, including students with disabilities. Strategies for accommodating students with disabilities in science, including familiarity with equitable frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) are therefore a critical aspect of early childhood teacher candidates' pedagogical content…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Process Skills, Science Education, Special Education
Dragoo, Kyrie E. – Congressional Research Service, 2017
The skills, knowledge, and credentials obtained through education are widely believed to be connected to positive occupational and economic outcomes. In recent decades, considerable attention has been devoted to improving educational attainment levels of students with disabilities. This report discusses policies aiming to promote educational…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, High School Graduates, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education
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Weis, Robert; Dean, Emily L.; Osborne, Karen J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Clinicians uniformly recommend accommodations for college students with learning disabilities; however, we know very little about which accommodations they select and the validity of their recommendations. We examined the assessment documentation of a large sample of community college students receiving academic accommodations for learning…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Two Year Colleges
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Yavuz, Olcay – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2016
Disparities in college access for underrepresented urban students are one of the most urgent educational problems of America's education system. In response to growing national concern, this longitudinal study investigated how school leaders worked collaboratively with key stakeholders to implement research-supported student services in order to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Change, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Baglieri, Susan E. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an orientation to instructional design that aims to diversify pedagogy for the purpose of responding to inherently diverse neurological processes that comprise learning (Rose & Meyer, 2002). In the Higher Education Opportunity Act, UDL is recommended as means to provide appropriate accommodations toward…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities
Juniel, Pamela Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The identification and implementation of evidence-based practices by special education and general education teachers continues to be an issue in the field of education (Cook & Cook, 2011; Cook, Tankersley, Cook, & Landrum, 2008). Since the mandates of providing students with disabilities access to the general education curricula (IDEA,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, School Districts, Professional Development, Special Education
Intercultural Development Research Association, 2013
Many would agree on the primacy of a high quality education for social and economic health, democracy, and individual prosperity, but scarcely a week goes by that we do not hear that a quality education for all children is not possible. Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) and their partners are told that parents don't care;…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Family School Relationship
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Wang, Catherine Yan – Higher Education Management and Policy, 2013
China has made huge strides in expanding access to higher education since the 1980s. The main approach to achieve mass higher education was cost-sharing reforms of tertiary education. This article examines the policy reforms that affected tuition, fees and subsidies for tertiary students since the end of the 1980s and looks at the effects in terms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Finance Reform
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Mwaipopo, Rosemarie Nyigulila; Lihamba, Amandina; Njewele, Delphine Cosmas – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2011
Social development policies in Tanzania are exemplary in terms of their recognition of the rights of access to higher education institutions by specific demographic groups. Policy documents such as the 2005 "National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty" (known as the MKUKUTA) and the 2004 "National Policy on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disadvantaged, Disabilities, Foreign Countries