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Rozalski, Michael; Stewart, Angie; Miller, Jason – Exceptionality, 2010
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that students with disabilities be educated with peers without disabilities "to the maximum extent appropriate." When the individualized education program (IEP) team is reviewing the student's current performance, establishing the student's goals, and determining the services that the…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Mainstreaming
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Zigmond, Naomi; Kloo, Amanda; Volonino, Victoria – Exceptionality, 2009
After the passage of PL 94-142 in 1975 guaranteeing a free, appropriate, public education to all students with disabilities, multiple reauthorizations of IDEA have refined, revised, and renewed the nation's moral and pedagogical commitment to providing well-planned, public, inclusive, and appropriate education to all students with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Public Policy, Special Education
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Marino, Matthew T. – Exceptionality, 2009
This article reports the findings from a study that examined how adolescent students with reading difficulties utilized cognitive tools that were embedded in a technology-based middle school science curriculum. The curriculum contained salient features of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) theoretical framework. Sixteen general education…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Instructional Design, Scientific Concepts, Reading Ability
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Algozzine, Kate; Christian, Christina; Marr, Mary Beth; McClanahan, Tina; White, Richard – Exceptionality, 2008
The complex mix of systematic and unsystematic discipline that characterizes most schools creates heightened potential for variation and violation in school and classroom behavior. The challenge of maintaining order intensifies with teachers' concerns about the growing inclusion of students with emotional and behavioral problems in general…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Inclusive Schools, Student Behavior, Elementary Schools
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Diamond, Karen E.; Hong, Soo-Young; Tu, Huifang – Exceptionality, 2008
Understanding children's decisions to include a child with a disability in activities is an important component of the social environment of children with disabilities. We examined preschool children's understanding of the motor and social competence of hypothetical children with a physical disability, children's decisions to include or exclude a…
Descriptors: Play, Physical Disabilities, Preschool Children, Social Environment
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Tsao, Ling-Ling; Odom, Samuel L.; Buysse, Virginia; Skinner, Marti; West, Tracy; Vitztum-Komanecki, Joann – Exceptionality, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the social participation of young children with disabilities in inclusive preschool programs. One hundred forty-three preschool-aged children with disabilities were observed in classrooms representing four organizational contexts: community-based, Head Start, public school, and blended. Children's and…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Disadvantaged Youth, Disabilities, Interaction
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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A. – Exceptionality, 2007
Throughout the history of education, debate has existed between the relative merits of instructed versus constructed knowledge. In this article, we review our program of research in science education for students with disabilities in order to reveal some insights into this debate. We review research in science curriculum, mnemonic strategies,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational History, Science Curriculum, Peer Teaching
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Troia, Gary A.; Maddox, Mary E. – Exceptionality, 2004
We examined writing instruction in the middle school context from the perspectives of special and general education teachers via focus groups and rating scales. We found that special and general educators alike valued a balanced approach to teaching writing, that both groups held a positive view of their teaching efficacy, and that both groups…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Chmiliar, Linda – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
One of the most significant changes in education over the last few decades is the movement toward inclusive education. Many schools have adopted an inclusive approach of educating students with learning disabilities (LD) in the regular classroom. The present study utilized a multiple case study approach to examine the perspectives of stakeholders…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities, Case Studies, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Mady, Callie; Arnett, Katy – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
Through an examination of one mother's journals about her son's academic struggles to navigate the French immersion (FI) program in Canada, this article explores the tensions that exist when the construct of "inclusion" is juxtaposed against that particular second language-learning context. The analysis of the mother's journals revealed…
Descriptors: Mothers, Diaries, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Loreman, Tim; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Barber, Jennifer; Lupart, Judy – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
This paper is one of a series of papers examining inclusive education in the context of a rural Canadian school district that has adopted a philosophy of inclusion. The results of a survey of 438 parents on their views about aspects of inclusive education at their youngest child's school are reported. The results indicate that the majority of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Rural Areas
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Kavale, Kenneth A.; Mostert, Mark P. – Exceptionality, 2003
A significant portion of the full inclusion movement appears permeated by radicalism, rejecting the empirical in favor of the nonepistemic and postmodern. Further, current full inclusion spin seems to have had wide influence on the field disproportionate to its claims of efficacy. We briefly discuss the ideological underpinnings, consequences, and…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Ideology, Rhetoric, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Kavale, Kenneth A.; Mostert, Mark P. – Exceptionality, 2003
This article suggests that much of the full inclusion movement is permeated by radicalism rejecting the empirical. It finds that the full inclusion movement has influenced special education to a degree disproportionate to its claims of efficacy. The article discusses the ideological underpinnings, consequences, and rhetoric of the movement and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Boudah, Daniel J.; Blair, Ellen; Mitchell, Vickie J. – Exceptionality, 2003
The authentic professional development (APD) model is presented as an effective approach for providing professional development for teachers of classes that include students with learning disabilities. A study involving 57 teachers indicated higher implementation rates in classrooms of teachers who participated in the APD model rather than…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities
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Thompson, S. Anthony; Baumgartner, Lynsey – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
In the inclusive/special education literature, practitioners often claim that using portfolios is excessively time-intensive, while other researchers lay claim to positive possibilities for students with disabilities/exceptionalities, such as increased self-esteem, internal locus of control, choice-making, and active participation in learning. To…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Disabilities, Use Studies, Portfolio Assessment
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