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Fisher, Larry B.; Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Anderson, Kelly M.; Brosh, Chelsi R.; Robertson, Colleen E. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Conducting and supporting scientifically valid research activities and implementing evidence-based practices have driven recent hopes and efforts to achieve better outcomes for all students. In the context of ongoing internal review and continuous improvement, we were interested in how this evolution was reflected in empirical studies published in…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Butakor, Paul Kwame; Ampadu, Ernest; Suleiman, Saratu Jenepha – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2020
Social and inclusive education as captured under the Sustainable Development Goals enjoined most countries to implement policies to bring about education for all students. Inclusive education recognises that students come from diverse backgrounds with varied characteristics, which include different learning capacities and cognitive development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Gender Differences
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Örnek, Funda; Miranda, Ruben; Orbay, Metin – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2021
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact factors of special education journals in indexed in the "Education, Special (ES)" category of the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (Web of Science, WoS) as well as considering some bibliometric indicators. As an alternative metric of the journal impact factor (JIF), JIF…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Citation Analysis
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Farley, Jennifer; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Trout, Alexandra L.; Duppong Hurley, Kristin – Grantee Submission, 2020
Parents who are knowledgeable of special education are more likely to engage in their child's education. Parents seek information about special education from a number of sources including State Departments of Education (SDEs). However, little is known about the web-based special education resources SDEs provide to parents. We sought to address…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Information Dissemination, Access to Information, Special Education
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Morin, Kristi L.; Sam, Ann; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Waters, Victoria; Odom, Samuel L. – Grantee Submission, 2020
Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) are a set of self-paced, online learning modules designed to disseminate information about the 27 evidence-based practices identified through a large-scale review of focused intervention practices for individuals with autism. In this study, we used descriptive statistics and an analysis of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Online Courses
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Bronstein, Briana; Breeden, Nicole; Glover, Todd A.; Reddy, Linda A. – Grantee Submission, 2020
Paraprofessionals are increasingly being hired to support students with special needs in schools and are key implementers of behavior interventions for students. However, research is limited on how paraprofessionals perceive the management of student behavior. Using a mixed-methods design approach, the current investigation assesses…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Student Behavior, Attitudes, Behavior Problems
Johnson, Evelyn S.; Zheng, Yuzhu; Crawford, Angela R.; Moylan, Laura A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
In this study, we developed an Explicit Instruction special education teacher observation rubric that details the elements of explicit instruction, and tested its psychometric properties using many-faceted Rasch measurement (MFRM). Video observations of classroom instruction from 30 special education teachers across three states were collected.…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics, Special Education Teachers
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Weikart, David P. – Journal of Special Education, 2016
In recent years, more than 700,000 children aged 3 through 5 years identified with speech or language impairments (44%), developmental delay (37%), autism (9%), and other disabilities (10%) received federally supported special education services. For our republished article in the inaugural issue of the 50th anniversary volume, we have selected a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged, Evidence Based Practice
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Haring, Norris G. – Journal of Special Education, 2016
The middle part of the 1970s marked the beginning of an era of enhanced concern for the education, treatment, and care of individuals with severe disabilities. For our republished article in this issue of the "Journal of Special Education's" ("JSE") 50th anniversary volume, we have selected a piece by Dr. Norris Haring,…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Journal Articles, Quality of Life, Intervention
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Harper, John – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
This article provides background and commentary on the articles in this issue of "Journal of Special Education Leadership." Each of the articles describes the agonizing choices and constant struggles in the evolving educational landscape. Two themes emerged: (1) the conflicting intersection of the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Career Development, Special Education, Disabilities
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Stevenson, Nathan A.; VanLone, Janet; Barber, Brian R. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2020
Teachers' skill in fostering students' engagement and limiting disruptive behavior is important for maintaining a safe, productive, and effective learning environment. Yet, teachers lacking specific training in classroom and behavior management continue to report high levels of stress and are more likely to leave the profession (Ingersoll,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Learner Engagement, Stress Variables, Classroom Techniques
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Hicks, Tyler A.; Raley, Sheida K.; Pace, Jesse R.; Rifenbark, Graham G.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne – Grantee Submission, 2020
A major instructional focus of interventions designed to promote self-determination, such as the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI), is to engage students in learning to set their goals, identify action plans, and evaluate their performance. However, little is known about how students define their goal attainment outcomes, or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation, Intervention
Shanley, Lina; Clarke, Ben; Doabler, Christian T.; Kurtz-Nelson, Evangeline; Fien, Hank – Grantee Submission, 2017
Early number skills, comprised of both informal and formal skills, are associated with later mathematics achievement. Thus, the development of foundational early number skills is an important aspect of early mathematics instruction. This study explored relations between early number skills gains and mathematics achievement for students at risk for…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, At Risk Students, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
Mohamed, Naglaa – Online Submission, 2018
The debate between progressivism and traditionalism has reached an impasse. Battles in curriculum are, according to Ackerman (2003), "manifestations of a fundamental debate between progressive educators and traditionalists" (p. 345) that has been going on for over a century (Pogrow, 2006). No educational institution exists that is purely…
Descriptors: Special Education, Progressive Education, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Lee, Jaehoon; Panko, Pavel – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study examined, using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, the impact of constructs associated with self-determination (i.e., autonomy, self-realization, and psychological empowerment, measured while youth were in secondary school) on postschool (a) employment and payment/benefits, (b) education, (c) independent living, and…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Empowerment, Self Actualization, Disabilities
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