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Robinson, Lora; Maldonado, Nancy; Whaley, Jerita – Online Submission, 2014
The absence of differentiated instruction in many classrooms stifles success for students who do not learn the same way as their peers. Providing teachers with the knowledge and tools to differentiate in their classrooms may increase test scores and help low achieving students find success, while expanding the learning growth of gifted and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment
Roberson, Eura S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Response to Intervention (RtI) has been widely accepted by many school districts in the United States as an instructional method that can be used to consistently decrease learning gaps and ultimately enhance learning for all students. Though implementation of RtI as an instructional method has not been legally mandated, many school districts have…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Joseph, Laurice M.; Kastein, Laura A.; Konrad, Moira; Chan, Paula E.; Peters, Mary T.; Ressa, Virginia A. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2014
The ongoing collection and documentation of evidence of students' performance in the classroom is a fundamental component of formative instructional practices, essential for ensuring student success. Multiple methods of collecting and documenting evidence of students' academic performance in the classroom are described. These methods include…
Descriptors: Evidence, Data Collection, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Innovation
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Thompson, Carmelita – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2015
The principal is the key element in shaping and sustaining educational programs that provide children with disabilities the opportunity to be educated in the general education setting. Federal mandates require compliance in educational services for children with disabilities. This has changed the role of principals in education. As schools strive…
Descriptors: Principals, Inclusion, Disabilities, Special Education
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O'Connor, Evelyn A.; Yasik, Anastasia E.; Horner, Sherri L. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2016
In the United States increasingly more children are being identified as needing special services. Teachers are usually the first to identify children in need of such services and refer those children for evaluation. Due to the fact that more of these children are being included in the regular classroom environment, it is imperative for teachers to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, School Law, Familiarity
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Dymond, Stacy K.; Chun, Eul Jung; Kim, Rah Kyung; Renzaglia, Adelle – Remedial and Special Education, 2013
A statewide survey of coordinators of inclusive high school service-learning programs was conducted to validate elements, methods, and barriers to including students with and without disabilities in service-learning. Surveys were mailed to 655 service-learning coordinators; 190 (29%) returned a completed survey. Findings support the validity of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Surveys, Validity, Inclusion
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Jones, Beth A. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2012
Including students in the general education classroom successfully requires multiprofessional coordination. However, given the well-documented barriers to successful collaboration, special educators in the inclusive model face a task that can be overwhelming. Research has shown that effective communication is one of the biggest hurdles in the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Cooperation, Individualized Education Programs
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Green, Joanne; Matthews, Susan; Carter, Emilie; Fabrizio, John; Hoover, Jane; Schoenfeld, Naomi A. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
Recent years have brought many changes to the ways in which schools in the United States address learning disabilities in their students. In an attempt to provide all students with appropriate reading instruction and to identify struggling students in a more timely manner, the 2004 revision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Response to Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
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Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) affirms that the construct of learning disabilities represents a valid, unique, and heterogeneous group of disorders, and that recognition of this construct is essential for sound policy and practice. An extensive body of scientific research on learning disabilities continues to support…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Learning Disabilities, Accountability, Research and Development
Wilson, Carolyn H.; Brice, Costeena; Carter, Emanuel I.; Fleming, Jeffery C.; Hay, Dontia D.; Hicks, John D.; Picot, Ebony; Taylor, Aashja M.; Weaver, Jessica – Online Submission, 2011
Children with exceptional learning needs find it very difficult to retain content information from the regular curriculum. Many content teachers also find it difficult to adapt curriculum to the learning needs of these exception children within the confines of the classroom and without any assistance. Although many schools are equipped with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Children, Technology Uses in Education
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Bakken, Jeffrey P.; Smith, Beverly A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
This article addresses the important topic of culturally proficient/responsive school administrators for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with learning disabilities (LD). Culturally proficient/responsive school administrators with knowledge and strong leadership skills in multicultural education are essential to impact school…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Learning Disabilities, School Administration, Administration
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Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
As students with disabilities increasingly are included into the general education classroom, teachers at all grade levels need to be knowledgeable about supports that promote student success. An assistive technology (AT) is any device or program that promotes the success of students with disabilities. This article provides an overview of ATs and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Mele, Susan Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine and explain the quality of teacher supervision of paraprofessionals. The researcher analyzed (a) pre-service and in-service supervisory training received by teachers who supervised paraprofessionals, (b) teacher knowledge of supervisory practices, (c) teacher supervisory practices applied to supervision,…
Descriptors: Supervision, Teacher Role, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Education
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Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
Founded in 1975, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is a national committee of representatives of 12 organizations committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities. More than 350,000 individuals constitute the membership of the organizations represented by the NJCLD. The NJCLD considers…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Response to Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
Briggs, Ebony Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Special education and general education teachers must work collaboratively in a single classroom that serves the diverse needs of all children due to federal regulations such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. Evidence-based practices that foster collaboration are scarce. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Facilitators (Individuals), Communities of Practice
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