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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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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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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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Slee, Roger – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article explores tensions between a general theory of inclusive education and those policies directed toward the schooling of students with disabilities. It examines theories of inclusive education, highlights tensions in the field of inclusive education, discusses these tensions as they are played out in Australia, and makes suggestions.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Educational Trends
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Lupart, Judy; Webber, Charles – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article analyzes the many meanings of school restructuring and highlights the ongoing nature of school reform in Canadian schools. Following a selective chronology of general and special education reform, it attempts to capture what appear to be the key features of school reform and progressive inclusion. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Principles
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Muthukrishna, Nithi – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article analyzes policy and legislation pertaining to special needs education in South Africa. It examines South African research and projects aimed at developing sustainable inclusive education policy and practice and concludes that sustainable inclusive education programs must be linked to programs for social and economic growth and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, 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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