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Leko, Melinda M.; Handy, Tamara; Roberts, Carly A. – Exceptionality, 2017
This study presents findings from a survey of secondary special education teachers who teach reading. Respondents were 577 special education teachers from a large Midwestern state who completed an online or mail survey. Results based on quantitative and qualitative analyses indicate predominant foci of secondary special education teachers' reading…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Educational Practices, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Ok, Min Wook; Kim, Woori – Exceptionality, 2017
New technology devices such as iPads and iPods have become very popular and widely used in special education settings to teach students with disabilities. The 20 selected single-case design studies published by November 2015 were comprehensively reviewed to examine the effects of using iPads and iPods on academic performance and engagement of…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Special Education, Disabilities
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Guckert, Mary; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E. – Exceptionality, 2016
Although evidence-based practices are considered critical to student success, a research-to-practice gap exists. This qualitative study examined practicing special education teachers' perceptions of their use of evidence-based practices. Special education teachers were interviewed and their classroom practices examined. Major themes emerged and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Evidence Based Practice, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Ullery, Mary Anne; Katz, Lynne – Exceptionality, 2016
This study examined the rates of special education placement during middle school grades (sixth through eighth) among children who participated in the Linda Ray Intervention Program (LRIP) center-based and home-based learning modalities. The study sample included 113 children in Miami Dade County Public Schools who had gestational cocaine exposure…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Placement, Special Education, Early Intervention
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Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Maccini, Paula; Mulcahy, Candace – Exceptionality, 2014
The current study focuses on results from a national survey of special education mathematics teachers in secondary psychiatric schools. A total of 115 (33.04%) respondents completed a mail or online survey concerning school-level mathematics curriculum and assessment policies and practices. No statistically significant differences existed between…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Special Education Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Special Schools
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Johnson, David R.; Stout, Karen E.; Thurlow, Martha L. – Exceptionality, 2009
In response to more than two decades of criticism that American students exit high school lacking the skills and knowledge necessary for a productive citizenry, states have implemented graduation policies intended to raise academic standards for all students. Such policies have included state and local district testing, development of exit…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Alternative Assessment, Exit Examinations, Graduation Requirements
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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
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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Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Exceptionality, 2006
Promoting student access to the general education curriculum remains a focus of the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This article examines educational practices that promote such access for students with mild mental retardation, overviews issues pertaining to the implementation of supplementary aids and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Practices, Mild Mental Retardation, General Education
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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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Walker, Hill M.; Sprague, Jeffrey R.; Close, Daniel W.; Starlin, Clay M. – Exceptionality, 2000
This article reviews the current status of the behavior disorders field in the context of increasing criticisms of special education generally. It notes critical issues within the field and reviews its strengths, contributions, notable achievements, and capacity to produce high quality research. Challenges such as the need to translate research…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Searcy, Sheri; Maroney, Sharon A. – Exceptionality, 1996
A survey of 205 special education teachers investigated how lesson plans were developed, what components were included, and what recommendations they had for beginning teachers. Results indicated the majority did not write out their lesson plans but recommended that beginning teachers write out lesson plans. (CR)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Educational Planning
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Gelzheiser, Lynn M.; Meyers, Joel; Pruzek, Robert M. – Exceptionality, 1997
Comments on researchers' efforts to develop and refine a methodology to use in a study that investigated patterns in general education teachers' integration practices (EC 618 917). The need to combine qualitative and quantitative methods in more creative ways to investigate actual practice in special education is discussed. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Miller, Kevin J.; And Others – Exceptionality, 1996
The researchers who conducted a review of 995 journal articles on mainstreaming reflect on the finding that there has been much more survey research than direct measurement of teacher and student performance. The need for empirical research on instruction and learning in inclusive settings is stressed. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Trends
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Hocutt, Anne M.; Alberg, Joni Y. – Exceptionality, 1995
The application of noncategorical special education in two states and categorical special education in two companion states was considered, with a focus on program practices and procedures. The effects of grade level, disability severity, and school district size on state and local implementation of the noncategorical approach were examined, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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