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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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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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Porath, Marion – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
This paper discusses issues relevant to gifted children's readiness for school. It raises a number of questions that challenge thinking about what is meant by school readiness. Gifted children can often be ready for school entrance before the age traditionally considered appropriate. Their complex developmental profiles challenge accepted notions…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Gifted, Learning Motivation, Profiles
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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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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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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
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Lupart, Judy L. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes legislative and policy provisions that support educational services for children with disabilities in Alberta. It presents an overview of present policy and examines how it translates into inclusive practices. Three collaborative initiatives are highlighted: collaboration with the Ministry for Children's Services,…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Educational History
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Goguen, Leonard J. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes policy provisions supporting educational services for children with disabilities in New Brunswick. Following an overview of the legislative provision and a description of the distinct Francophone and Anglophone sectors, two external assessments of the New Brunswick provisions are examined and factors generating total…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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O'Donoghue, Fiona – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes the legislative and policy provisions that support educational services for children with exceptional needs in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, Canada. The impact of the historical and cultural context on education is considered and significant achievements and challenges facing educators working to implement inclusion…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History
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Pudlas, Kenneth A. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes policy provisions supporting educational services for children with disabilities in British Columbia. It presents an overview of present policy and reviews the efficacy of current practice, particularly in the area of human resources, financial resources, early intervention, Individualized Education Programs, and parental…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Finance
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Patterson, Donna; Hoium, Don – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes the final report from the Special Education Review Committee, the Minister's Response, and the final report of the Task Force and Public Dialogue on the Role of School and outlines some of the changes that are taking place in Saskatchewan as a result of these public consultations. (Contains 6 references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History
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Lutfiyya, Zana Marie; Van Walleghem, John – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article reviews current educational legislative and policy provisions in Manitoba for students with exceptional learning needs. It describes formal provisions for such students and then moves on to implementation procedures, practices, and personal preparation. Recent efforts to change special education and issues facing the system today are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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Dore, Robert; Wagner, Serge; Dore, Isabelle – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article examines the current situation and evolution of school integration policies in Quebec and the influence of court decisions on these policies. Variations across Canada are discussed, particularly the differences between English-language school boards, who integrate many more students with intellectual disability, and French-speaking…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Educational History
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