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Simpson, Richard L.; McKee, Michael; Teeter, Dixie; Beytien, Alyson – Exceptionality, 2007
Despite variable interpretations of the meaning and nature of specific effective practice methods and research-supported strategies, such approaches are generally considered essential for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Indeed, there is general consensus that only by qualified professionals using effective methods in an…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Youth, Children, Teaching Methods
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Kauffman, James M.; Konold, Timothy R. – Exceptionality, 2007
One wrong assumption about reality is sufficient to ensure the failure of education policy. For a variety of reasons, too many people have ignored realities in policies such as the No Child Left Behind Act. Individuals who are serious about reforming or improving education, general or special, must confront realities in at least the following…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Opinions
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Lashley, Carl – Exceptionality, 2007
Current federal policies have changed leadership practices in schools and ushered in an era of public accountability for the educational performance of all students, including students who have disabilities. In this discussion, a former special education director reflects on changes in professional practice and comments on the administration of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Leadership, Disabilities, Special Education
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Gallagher, Deborah J. – Exceptionality, 2006
Because researchers cannot achieve theory-free observation, it is therefore impossible to attain absolute objectivity. This realization has led to issues of major consequence concerning our understanding of educational research and of ourselves as educational researchers. Specifically, serious questions have been raised about the nature of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Practices, Educational Researchers, Attitudes
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Kauffman, James M.; Sasso, Gary M. – Exceptionality, 2006
Postmodern arguments about doubt, certainty, and objectivity are both old and unsound. All philosophical relativity, or postmodernism by whatever name it is known, denies the possibility of objective truth. Postmodernists' arguments for reducing uncertainty or approximating truth are apparently nonexistent, and their method of reducing uncertainty…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Postmodernism, Special Education, Cultural Awareness
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Kauffman, James M.; Sasso, Gary M. – Exceptionality, 2006
Postmodernism, by whatever label, is intellectually bankrupt. It cannot be reconciled with a scientific view. If taken seriously, it leads to catastrophic consequences for any field of study, including special education. It also leads to malpractice in special education. Whole language instruction, radical multicultural education, and facilitated…
Descriptors: Special Education, Postmodernism, Special Education Teachers, Educational Practices
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Deppeler, Joanne – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
Founding Editor of the journal "Exceptionality Education Canada," Judy Lupart's research, publication, and teaching interests have included an important focus on inclusive education and school transformation. Two of her papers relevant to this work were published in "Exceptionality Education Canada" a decade apart: "Toward…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Special Education
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Kavale, Kenneth A.; Mostert, Mark P. – Exceptionality, 2003
This article suggests that much of the full inclusion movement is permeated by radicalism rejecting the empirical. It finds that the full inclusion movement has influenced special education to a degree disproportionate to its claims of efficacy. The article discusses the ideological underpinnings, consequences, and rhetoric of the movement and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Oswald, Donald P.; Best, Al M.; Coutinho, Martha J.; Nagle, Heather A. L. – Exceptionality, 2003
This paper presents nationally representative information about the extent of disproportionate gender representation in special education for the disability conditions of learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional disturbance. Recommendations are made for research to elucidate the basis for differences, improved data collection and…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Incidence
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Repetto, Jeanne B. – Exceptionality, 2003
Discussion of transition for students with disabilities emphasizes transition skills needed for life beyond work. The importance of assisting students in planning for their life roles as workers, family members, friends, consumers, and community members is discussed. Suggestions are offered to better prepare students for all their life roles by…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Educational Principles
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Eisenman, Laura T. – Exceptionality, 2003
Discussion of school-to-work (STW) transitions for youth with mild disabilities first summarizes current research and models of practice on STW transition in special education, then identifies implicit yet infrequently named theories in research and practice, makes connections to STW theories outside special education, and suggests how emerging…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, High Schools, Mild Disabilities
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Neubert, Debra A. – Exceptionality, 2003
This article addresses assessment in transition services for students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997. The legislative foundation, purposes, and uses of transition assessment in the middle and high school years are discussed in relation to transition planning. Competencies needed by…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation
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Hutchinson, Nancy L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
While it is easy to call for the reconciliation of cognitive and socially influenced cognitive accounts of learning and learning disabilities, it is more challenging to take these two perspectives into account consistently and simultaneously. This article offers a response on five papers that represent the ongoing work of early career scholars in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Processes, Social Cognition
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Slee, Roger – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2006
In Canada and elsewhere, governments are expending considerable effort in the production of inclusive education policy texts, resources allocation models, and programs. The author notes that despite of the analytic power and the political intent of inclusive education as a counterpoint to special education, its appropriation is imminent if not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Organization, Educational Change, Inclusive Schools
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Logan, Kent R.; Gast, David L. – Exceptionality, 2001
This article describes the types of preference assessment procedures that have been used with individuals with profound multiple disabilities (PMD). It provides a rationale for conducting preference assessment to assist in curriculum development and describes a process for conducting preference assessments and targeting social, affective, and…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
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