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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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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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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
This commentary offers authors' reflections on their case-study approach to examining the application of categorical and noncategorical special education (EC 612 095). The reflections address why the authors decided to study this issue, how case study methodology assisted in the study, and implications of the study. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices