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Etscheidt, Susan; Curran, Christina M. – Exceptionality, 2010
The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams to base the selection of special education, related services, and supplementary aids and services on peer-reviewed research (PRR) to the extent practicable. This article examines the intended purpose of the PRR provision and…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Intention, Peer Evaluation, Federal Legislation
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Christle, Christine A.; Yell, Mitchell L. – Exceptionality, 2010
The individual education program (IEP) is of critical importance to educators, parents, and students. Through the IEP process school-based teams (a) assess the educational needs of a student, (b) develop meaningful and measurable goals that direct the student's program, (c) develop and implement a program of special education and related services,…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Special Needs Students, Teamwork, Needs Assessment
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Cress, Cynthia J.; Epstein, Michael H.; Synhorst, Lori – Exceptionality, 2010
This article reports three studies that evaluated the test-retest and inter-rater reliability of the "Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale" (PreBERS) (Epstein & Synhorst, 2009). First, teachers rated 63 children receiving school services for disability on the PreBERS, with two ratings one month apart. Second,…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Disabilities, Preschool Children, Rating Scales
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Farmer, Thomas W.; Hamm, Jill V.; Petrin, Robert A.; Robertson, Dylan; Murray, Robert A.; Meece, Judith L.; Brooks, Debbie Sprott – Exceptionality, 2010
This study involved a pilot examination of the impact of the Supporting Early Adolescent Learning and Social Strengths (SEALS) model on the 6th grade academic and social context following the transition to middle school. Two middle schools from a high poverty Appalachian school district were randomly assigned to the intervention and control…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Intervention, At Risk Students, Early Adolescents
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Sutherland, Kevin S.; Conroy, Maureen; Abrams, Lisa; Vo, Abigail – Exceptionality, 2010
Young children who exhibit problem behavior are at-risk for a host of negative developmental outcomes. Early intervention at multiple ecological levels is crucial to interrupt what can be a detrimental transactional cycle between children and their caregivers, including their teachers. In this article we promote a strengths-based approach to…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Caregivers, Young Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Lanterman, Christopher S.; Applequist, Karen – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Seventy-seven pre-service teachers enrolled in an introductory special education course completed a questionnaire on their beliefs about learning, teaching, and disability, before and after completing one of two randomly assigned training modules on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Module A presented UDL as a strategy for meeting the specific…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Access to Education
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Specht, Jacqueline A.; Metsala, Jamie L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Teachers who show high teacher efficacy affect student achievement positively. Teaching is sometimes seen as an overwhelming profession because of classroom diversity and expectations placed on teachers. It is important to bring beginning teachers to the point at which they feel they are capable and will be more emotionally equipped to take on the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Inclusion
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Kiely, Mary Theresa – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Teaching writing well poses several challenges in today's diverse classrooms. Despite a growing research base on teaching writing, outcomes for students with disabilities in secondary schools continue to be disappointing. Research in the naturalistic tradition that would help educators understand the knowledge and beliefs that influence teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Disabilities, Secondary School Teachers
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Glenn, Christine V. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
The purpose of this article is to present the scale items, the statistical characteristics, and evidence of validity of the previously unpublished Beliefs about Learning and Teaching Questionnaire that examines elementary teachers' epistemological beliefs and their beliefs about learning and teaching in inclusive classrooms. In this study, 186…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Ability, Questionnaires
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Jordan, Anne – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
The Supporting Effective Teaching project commenced in the early 1990s with studies of how classroom teachers work with students with special educational needs included in their elementary classrooms. Over the ensuing 20 years, the project team prepared and tested a model of the factors that influence student outcomes in inclusive classrooms, with…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Jordan, Anne – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
This article presents the development and the technical and conceptual characteristics of two of the three measures used in the SET project, to discuss how they relate to each other, and to present evidence of their concurrent validity. The Pathognomonic-Interventionist (P-I) Interview yields rich descriptions of teachers' experiences with one or…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, At Risk Students, Teacher Effectiveness
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Young, Gabrielle; Specht, Jacqueline A.; Hunter, Fiona E.; Terreberry, Sarah; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Hutchinson, Nancy L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe the ways in which the experiences gained during practica influence the developing self-efficacy of Canadian pre-service teachers for teaching in inclusive classrooms. Questionnaires were issued to participants in teacher education programs at 11 universities across Canada, and the data were subjected to…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Beliefs
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Ricci, Leila A.; Osipova, Anna – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
In this era of reading as a priority, research has indicated that children with Down syndrome (DS) can indeed learn to read, attaining functional levels of literacy and beyond. Families of children with DS are also increasingly advocating for reading instruction for their children. However, few studies have examined what beginning educators know…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Children, Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Hong, Ee Rea; Gong, Liyuan; Ganz, Jennifer B.; Neely, Leslie – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
While no exact information on the prevalence exists, it is assumed that the overall incidence of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has risen every year in Japan. However, given the lack of resources and services for families of children with ASD in Japan, there is a dearth of practical guidance for the support for those families. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacing, Electronic Learning, Video Technology
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Bartlet, Nadine A.; Freeze, Trevi B. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
An increasing number of children and youth have mental health disorders. To address this issue, federal and provincial mental health policymakers in Canada have recommended: (a) improving the coordination of services, and (b) increasing the role that schools play in providing supports. One way to operationalize these recommendations is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Mental Disorders, Mental Health
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