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Browarnik, Brooke; Bell, Sherry Mee; McCallum, R. Steve; Smyth, Kelly; Martin, Melissa – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The relation between items assessing knowledge about educating students with disabilities and the Tschannen-Moran and Hoy's Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES; 2001) was explored for 140 preservice, general education teachers using biserial correlation coefficients and a multiple regression equation. From the data collected, 8 correlations…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Combee, Susan W. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Administrative support plays a vital role in the self-efficacy of special education teachers (Otto & Arnold, 2005). In order to meet the education needs of special education students and comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB, 2002), education leaders and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Compliance (Legal), Correlation, Administrator Role
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Finch, Kim; Watson, Robert; MacGregor, Cynthia; Precise, Natalie – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2013
The purpose of this study was to gather information on experiences of general education teachers concerning inclusion practices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In this case study third, fourth, and fifth grade general education teachers in a rural Southwest Missouri school district provided the data source to keep a narrowed…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Teachers, Needs
Curry, Vickie Elaine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Transition from high school to post-school activities is recognized as a serious challenge for students with disabilities (Shandra & Hogan, 2008; Wehman, 2006). The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (2006) outlines the development of the IEP and transition plan as an essential task. However, the preponderance of secondary…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Transitional Programs, Teacher Attitudes
Tubpun, Tida – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Changes in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) have opened a door to a new outlook on educational services in both general education and special education. Response to Intervention (RTI) is an answer to the changes prescribed in that legislation. RTI is a promising framework for education…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, General Education, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
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Chitiyo, Morgan; Wheeler, John J. – Preventing School Failure, 2009
The reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 emphasized the use of positive behavioral interventions, supports, and services for students with disabilities who display challenging behaviors. Unfortunately, most teachers and schools still lack systems for identification, adoption, and sustained use of these…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Disabilities, Technical Assistance, Consultation Programs
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
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Loiacono, Vito; Valenti, Valerie – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The sustained increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become a widespread concern throughout the US as well as globally. Federal mandates (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], 2004; No Child Left Behind [NCLB]) have directed state education departments and local educational…
Descriptors: Intervention, General Education, Federal Legislation, Autism
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McMaster, Kristen L.; Kung, Shu-Hsuan; Han, Insoon; Cao, Marisa – Exceptional Children, 2008
This study determined the effectiveness of Kindergarten Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (K-PALS) for English Learners (ELs). We compared 20 K-PALS ELs to 20 Control ELs and to 20 K-PALS non-ELs on early reading skill acquisition, using a pretest-posttest control group design with matched samples. We also compared proportions of ELs unresponsive…
Descriptors: Intervention, Early Reading, Learning Strategies, Phonemic Awareness
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Riley, David P. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
Five years ago, the "Journal of Special Education Leadership" (JSEL) dedicated a special issue to "Critical Issues in Urban Special Education" and offered insights into the challenges of special education leadership in urban school districts. These perspectives focused on access to the curriculum, school-wide behavior supports,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Suspension, Disproportionate Representation, School Districts
Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational History, Educational Research, Research Design
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Hoppe, Sue E. – TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 2004
This article evaluates Check and Connect (Hoppe & Bray, 2000), a computer-assisted learning program funded by a competitive subgrant under the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B" (ages 3-21). The program targeted 20 students in high school with disabilities categorized as "learning disabilities,"…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Multimedia Instruction
Heffernan, Dale – Online Submission, 2012
Post-secondary transition plans are a mandatory component of the individual education program (IEP) for all students aged 16 and over, that are eligible for special education services. This regulation has been in effect since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990. IDEA has been reauthorized twice in the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Speech Impairments, Learning Disabilities