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Polleck, Jody; Yarwood, Jordan – Preventing School Failure, 2020
Conducted in an urban alternative education program for adolescents ages 17-21, this study provides an overview of a professional development program that sought to support teachers in developing unit plans that incorporated backwards design principles and culturally relevant and sustaining instruction. The authors offer a qualitative thematic…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Urban Education, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
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Stacy, Jen; Gutierrez, Linda; McMillian, Danita – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Familial engagement is a cornerstone in comprehensive alternative education; however, implementing high-quality parental outreach is difficult. Traditional approaches to parent outreach view diverse families from a deficit perspective and seek to change their behaviors, instead of building on their funds of knowledge. This article presents a case…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Parent Education
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Erion, Joel; Hardy, Jennifer – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Parents of three second-grade students identified as at-risk readers were trained to tutor their children. The reading interventions were either accuracy (i.e., modeling and phrase drill) or proficiency (i.e., repeated reading and reward). Intervention selection was based on predicted level of the instructional hierarchy. Students reading below 32…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Parents as Teachers, Intervention
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Hampshire, Patricia Korzekwa; Butera, Gretchen D.; Bellini, Scott – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Homework challenges are particularly relevant for students with autism spectrum disorders who demonstrate difficulty maintaining attention, motivation, and developing effective study skills. These challenges are often exacerbated for adolescents with disabilities who face a number of challenges during the middle school years. A multiple baseline…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Middle School Students, Self Management
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Conderman, Greg; Johnston-Rodriguez, Sarah – Preventing School Failure, 2009
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) made significant changes in the roles of general and special educators, especially related to inclusion and collaboration. This pilot study examined the perceptions of beginning elementary and secondary school special and general education teachers in a midwestern state in the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, School Culture, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes