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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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Hayes, Anne M.; Dombrowski, Eileen; Shefcyk, Allison H.; Bulat, Jennae – RTI International, 2018
Learning disabilities are among the most common disabilities experienced in childhood and adulthood. Although identifying learning disabilities in a school setting is a complex process, it is particularly challenging in low- and middle-income countries that lack the appropriate resources, tools, and supports. This guide provides an introduction to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Mutch-Jones, Karen; Puttick, Gillian; Minner, Daphne – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2012
The Lesson Study for Accessible Science (LSAS) project created middle school teams comprised of both science and special education teachers who engaged in collaborative work to improve instruction in inclusive classrooms. The intervention is based on Lesson Study, a professional development approach that originated in Japan, which supports the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Middle School Teachers, Learning Disabilities, Intervention
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Hardy, Ian; Woodcock, Stuart – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
This paper provides an analysis of inclusive education policies across international, and Anglo-American national and provincial/state jurisdictions to reveal how policies discursively construct inclusion under current, increasingly neoliberal conditions. In making this case, the paper draws upon primary UNESCO and Organisation for Economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, International Organizations
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Garcia, Shernaz B.; Tyler, Brenda-Jean – Theory Into Practice, 2010
To be academically successful in general education classrooms, English language learners (ELLs) with learning disabilities (LD) need instruction that is simultaneously responsive to their disability, English language status, and culture. Because the majority of students with LD have reading disabilities, ESL and classroom teachers must be familiar…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Instructional Development, Reading Difficulties, General Education
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Fraser, Sherwin – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2017
One of the major challenges facing special and general education teachers and parents in Guyana is the current educational move towards inclusion. This move has been characterized by the changing political and economic systems which have resulted in inclusion gaining increased momentum in many circles including major organizations, institutions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Greenwood, Jo; Kelly, Catherine – British Journal of Special Education, 2017
This article uses a literature review process to explore current literature on Response to Intervention (RtI), an approach to the identification of and provision for students with special educational needs introduced in the USA by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. Parallels are made between RtI and the graduated…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
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Wiliam, Dylan – Review of Research in Education, 2010
The idea that validity should be considered a property of inferences, rather than of assessments, has developed slowly over the past century. In early writings about the validity of educational assessments, validity was defined as a property of an assessment. The most common definition was that an assessment was valid to the extent that it…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Validity, Inferences, Construct Validity
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Duszynski, Ramzia; Jonak, Jolanta; Garjaka, Karla; Jankowska, Anna M. – School Psychology Forum, 2015
Children adopted from foreign countries, especially those who were in an orphanage, may experience greater difficulties than culturally or linguistically diverse children who do not come from such a background. Delays in learning language and, consequently, slower cognitive and social development, can undermine the academic success of these…
Descriptors: Adoption, Child Development, Achievement Gap, At Risk Students
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Kena, Grace; Musu-Gillette, Lauren; Robinson, Jennifer; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Zhang, Jijun; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Barmer, Amy; Velez, Erin Dunlop Velez – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The U.S. Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report to help inform policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. Using data from across the center and from other sources of education data, "The Condition of Education 2015" presents 42 key indicators on…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
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Hasselbusch, Andrea; Penman, Merrolee – Kairaranga, 2008
The focus of this study was to explore the occupational therapy consultation process used with students on the autistic spectrum attending their regular school. Individual, in-depth interviews with senior occupational therapists were employed to collect the data. Grounded theory (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Strauss, 1987; Strauss & Corbin,…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Inclusion, Holistic Approach
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Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Cumming, J. Joy – Education and the Law, 2008
The extent to which educational institutions and their teachers in the USA, England, and Australia should bear legal responsibility in damages for ineffective classroom teaching is the subject of this article. At the heart of the controversy regarding educational malpractice is the issue of remedies. Federal and state courts in the USA have…
Descriptors: Negligence, Schools, State Courts, Foreign Countries
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Williams, Jane M.; Li, Lv – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2005
In both China and the United States, educators are committed to the provision of rigorous academic instruction in inclusive environments to students with disabilities. This paper presents the reflections of the authors from the 2004 U.S.-China Conference on Educating Students with Special Needs held in Beijing, China in June 2004. The authors…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inclusive Schools, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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