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Bays, Debora A.; Crockett, Jean B. – Exceptionality, 2007
Instructional leadership has been studied since the inception of public education in the United States, but few studies have addressed the supervisory practices used to ensure that students who have disabilities receive an appropriate public education. We used grounded theory methods to investigate how instructional leadership for special…
Descriptors: Special Education, Public Education, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Cobb, Cam – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
If parental involvement in a child's education is generally viewed in positive terms, then it is important to understand what sorts of barriers might hinder it. This article reviews literature on culturally and linguistically diverse parental involvement in special education in the United States and Canada. In analyzing 20 articles published in…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Special Education, Educational Research, Cultural Differences
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Farran, Dale C. – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
In the United States, for typically developing children, age has historically been the most common factor determining when a child starts formal schooling. Recently, there has been increased emphasis on other indicators of being ready for school. Beginning with Head Start in 1965 and mushrooming into state-funded prekindergarten programs in most…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Reading Readiness, Intervention, Low Income
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Forlin, Chris; Earle, Chris; Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
This paper reports the final development of a scale to measure pre-service teachers' perceptions in three constructs of inclusive education, namely, sentiments or comfort levels when engaging with people with disabilities; acceptance of learners with different needs; and concerns about implementing inclusion. The Sentiments, Attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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DeLuca, Christopher – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
Large-scale assessment programs are becoming increasingly common throughout Canada and the United States. Given the emphasis on inclusive education in North America, special education students are largely expected to participate in these programs. However, several challenges exist for educators, policymakers, and psychometricians with respect to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Measurement