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Bryan, Tanis – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2005
Over the past 20 years, teachers have been under continuous pressure to increase students' academic achievement gains. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the latest effort in the 20+-year-old school reform movement, is a federal mandate that demands in part that school districts implement science-based instructional strategies to ensure…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, Social Problems, Educational Strategies
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Bryan, Tanis; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1982
Self-ratings of 23 learning disabled (LD) and 27 nondisabled junior high school students were assessed to determine their willingness to conform to peer pressure to engage in antisocial and prosocial actions. LD students rated themselves more likely to engage in antisocial actions with friends. (Author/SEW)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Conformity, Friendship, Junior High Schools
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Pearl, Ruth; Bryan, Tanis – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1992
This study found that 74 high school students with learning disabilities were more likely than 85 nondisabled students to expect that a teenager trying to convince a peer to engage in misconduct would use simple, direct requests and were less likely to expect requests that minimized the possibility of getting caught. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Comparative Analysis, Expectation, High Schools