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Casale-Giannola, Diane – American Secondary Education, 2012
Secondary schools continue to face significant challenges as they work to support increasing numbers of students in inclusion settings. Career and Technical Education (CTE) high schools have typically offered students with special needs valuable learning opportunities. Nevertheless, little research has been done to identify the strengths and needs…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Academic Education, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Casale-Giannola, Diane – Tech Directions, 2011
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 and 2004 have brought more students with special education classifications into general education courses and made general education teachers accountable for the performance of those students. They are expected to participate in individual education plan…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Disabilities
Casale-Giannola, Diane; Green, Linda Schwartz – Corwin, 2012
Motivating adolescents to learn can be a challenge! Often distracted and easily bored, these kids are also critical thinkers capable of thriving in the classroom while learning 21st century skills. How do we hold their attention and develop their abilities? Research shows that all students--regardless of learning style, disability category, or…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Thinking Skills
Green, Linda Schwartz; Casale-Giannola, Diane – Corwin, 2011
Research indicates that students of all ages and demographics benefit from active learning strategies. The challenge is translating what we know into what we do. Award-winning educators Linda Schwartz Green and Diane Casale-Giannola build that bridge with more than 40 easy-to-implement strategies for today's inclusive classroom. This practical…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Active Learning
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Casale-Giannola, Diane; Kamens, Michele Wilson – Mental Retardation: A Journal of Practices, Policy and Perspectives, 2006
For young adults with developmental disabilities, postsecondary experiences on a university campus with same-age peers can provide opportunities for learning and social integration. Through the collaborative support of university instructors, a preservice teacher, and her mother, a young woman with Down syndrome was successfully included in a…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Private Colleges, Learning Experience, Young Adults