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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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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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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