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Epler, Pam; Ross, Rorie – IGI Global, 2015
Educators today are challenged with the task of designing curricula and standards for students of varying abilities. While technology and innovation steadily improve classroom learning, teachers and administrators continue to struggle in developing the best methodologies and practices for students with disabilities. "Models for Effective…
Descriptors: Models, Delivery Systems, Special Education, Academic Support Services
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Shahriar, Ambreen, Ed.; Syed, Ghazal Kazim, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
The pursuit of higher education has become increasingly popular among students of many different backgrounds and cultures. As these students embark on higher learning, it is imperative for educators and universities to be culturally sensitive to their differing individualities. "Student Culture and Identity in Higher Education" is an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Awareness
Brady, Susan A., Ed.; Braze, David, Ed.; Fowler, Carol A., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Research into reading development and reading disabilities has been dominated by phonologically guided theories for several decades. In this volume, the authors of 11 chapters report on a wide array of current research topics, examining the scope, limits and implications of a phonological theory. The chapters are organized in four sections. The…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Theories, Evidence, Phonology
Fletcher, Jack M.; Lyon, G. Reid; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Barnes, Marcia A. – Guilford Publications, 2006
Evidence based and comprehensive, this important work offers a new approach to understanding and intervening with students with learning disabilities. The authors--leading experts in neuropsychology and special education--present a unique model of learning disabilities that integrates the cognitive, neural, genetic, and contextual factors…
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties, Neuropsychology, Intervention
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Seo, Seonjin; Brownell, Mary T.; Bishop, Anne G.; Dingle, Mary – Exceptional Children, 2008
Researchers conducted a study that examined the classroom reading practices of beginning special education teachers and each teacher's ability to promote student engagement. The researchers observed 14 beginning special education teachers over a 6-month period and identified the teachers as most engaging, highly engaging, moderately engaging, or…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Qualitative Research, Learning Disabilities, Data Analysis
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Putnam, Joanne; And Others – Journal of Social Psychology, 1996
Explores the effects of 417 regular education students' acceptance of 41 learning disabled classmates. Participants were upper elementary students enrolled in either cooperative or competitive learning classes. After eight months positive changes in peer ratings among the students occurred more frequently in the cooperative learning classes. (MJP)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Humanistic Education
Cain, Kate, Ed.; Oakhill, Jane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2007
Comprehension is the ultimate aim of reading and listening. How do children develop the ability to comprehend written and spoken language, and what can be done to help those who are having difficulties? This book presents cutting-edge research on comprehension problems experienced by children without any formal diagnosis as well as those with…
Descriptors: Congenital Impairments, Written Language, Comprehension, Speech Impairments
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Cameron, Lois; Murphy, Joan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
Research in the field of learning disability presents particular ethical challenges when obtaining consent from participants. This is further exacerbated when the nature of the research requires participation at all ability levels and involves people with communication impairments. The process of obtaining consent in a research study with 48…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Learning Disabilities, Ability, Ethics
Kass, Corrine E.; Maddux, Cleborne D. – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2005
This book presents a human development model for understanding and treating age related deficits that seem to be characteristic of individuals with learning disabilities. It is the culmination of years of clinical experience, qualitative research, and scholarship in the search for a framework that would be useful for the treatment of learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Problems, Identification, Qualitative Research
Scruggs, Thomas E., Ed.; Mastropieri, Margo A., Ed. – JAI Press, 2004
Secondary education of students with learning and behavioral disabilities is an issue of great importance. Unlike elementary schools, secondary schools require substantially more independent functioning, assume the effective use of student planning and study skills, and often lack the classes in basic skills needed by some learners. Further, new…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders
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Zirkel, Perry A.; Rose, Tessie – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2009
A systematic analysis of the references to "scientifically based research" (SBR) and closely related terms, such as "peer-reviewed research" (PRR), in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) legislation, regulations, commentary, and case law reveal that SBR and its primary variants apply largely to state support…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Learning Disabilities, School Districts, Technical Assistance
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Dalton, Bridget; Morocco, Catherine Cobb; Tivnan, Terrence; Mead, Penelope L. Rawson – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1997
This study compared effects of two approaches to hands-on science, supported inquiry science (SIS) and activity-based science, in six urban and two suburban fourth-grade general education classrooms involving 172 students, 33 of whom had learning disabilities (LD). The study found that students with and without LD demonstrated greater concept…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Discovery Learning, Educational Methods, Elementary Education
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
Two studies examined response to varying amounts of time in reading intervention for two cohorts of first-grade students demonstrating low levels of reading after previous intervention. Students were assigned to one of three groups that received (a) a single dose of intervention, (b) a double dose of intervention, or (c) no intervention.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Student Reaction, Acceleration (Education)
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MacArthur, Charles A. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2009
In this article, I discuss research on the use of technology to support the writing of students with learning disabilities. Struggling writers can benefit from a wide range of computer applications for writing. Word processing, spelling checkers, word prediction, and speech recognition offer support for transcription and revision. Word processing…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Disabilities
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Carpenter, Barry – British Journal of Special Education, 2007
We are entering a new phase in learning about childhood disabilities. While we have found out much of what we need to know about their causes and aetiology, solutions to many of the challenges we will face in the future will come from the evidence base held by practitioners. Practitioners are ideally placed to carry out "real world" research but…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Action Research, Educational Researchers, Educational Research
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