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Allsopp, David H.; Haley, Keri C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
This paper reports the results of a synthesis of research related to teacher education, mathematics, and students with learning disabilities (SWLD) and other struggling learners. The goals of this synthesis were to determine the nature of the current research base (2004-2014) and to determine how it can inform teacher educators about the effective…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities
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Freeman, Rachel; Miller, Dawn; Newcomer, Lori – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
The evolution of multi-tier systems of support (MTSS) for both academics and behavior has reflected the diverse interests of those leading implementation efforts, the influence of various state and local regulatory requirements, and differing funding methods and priorities. These variations have naturally led to many different pathways for…
Descriptors: School Districts, Board of Education Role, Leadership, Intervention
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Prasse, David P.; Breunlin, R. James; Giroux, Dorothy; Hunt, Jane; Morrison, Diane; Thier, Kimberly – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2012
Teachers today are called on to have an ever expanding knowledge base and skills that support working within a multi-tiered system of supports, including Response to Intervention (MTSS/RtI). Yet, most teachers do not possess these skills. Current field-based professional development initiatives focus on the existing teacher corps. However, Pk-12…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Clinical Experience, Response to Intervention, Teacher Education
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Utley, Cheryl A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
An exploratory factorial analysis of the Multicultural and Special Education Survey (MSES) evaluated the professional development training needs of general and special educators in a midwestern state. Survey items were selected from the culturally and linguistically diverse multicultural, bilingual and special education literature bases (CLD). The…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Factor Analysis, Community Relations
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Patton, Daniel C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The overall effectiveness of the culturally relevant and responsive education (CRRE) professional development program in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was evaluated. Recruitment procedures included general and special educators and school administrators as participants. The "CRRE Observation Coding Scheme" and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Active Learning, School Districts, Parent School Relationship