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Dybdahl, Claudia S.; Ryan, Susan – Preventing School Failure, 2009
The authors aimed to investigate the perceptions and experiences of regular education classroom teachers whose students included at least 1 child diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum (FAS) disorders. The authors collected data over a 3-year period in 3 school districts in the Pacific Northwest. Data included interviews with classroom teachers,…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Experience, Inclusive Schools
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McClanahan, Barbara – Preventing School Failure, 2009
In today's inclusive classrooms, general and even many special education teachers often do not feel confident that they know or are using methods and strategies that researchers have shown to be effective in the general education setting for students who struggle with grade-level reading regardless of whether educators have identified them as…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Teaching Methods
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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
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Carter, Nari; Prater, Mary Anne; Jackson, Aaron; Marchant, Michelle – Preventing School Failure, 2009
As schools emphasize accountability and academic progress for all students, professional collaboration is a critical aspect of planning accommodations and interventions that address the learning needs of diverse learners. To better understand collaborative processes, the authors investigated the nature of a collaborative planning experience for…
Descriptors: General Education, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Special Education
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King-Sears, Margaret E. – Preventing School Failure, 2008
A student with moderate mental retardation included in a general education math setting was taught how to use self-management to increase his on-task behaviors. A researcher and special educator worked together to determine the content for self-management, and each collected 2 different types of data to monitor the impact of self-management.…
Descriptors: Moderate Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers, Researchers, Self Management
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Kloo, Amanda; Zigmond, Naomi – Preventing School Failure, 2008
Coteaching involves 2 certified teachers: 1 general educator and 1 special educator. They share responsibility for planning, delivering, and evaluating instruction for a diverse group of students, some of whom are students with disabilities. In this article, the authors review models of coteaching and the research base for coteaching and describe…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities, Special Education
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Kaff, Marilyn S.; Zabel, Robert H.; Milham, Morgan – Preventing School Failure, 2007
In this study, the authors determine special educators' judgments of the use, intensity, and effectiveness of communication and behavior management strategies. In an earlier study, F. H. Wood (1991) examined general educators' cost-benefit considerations in managing behavior of students with emotional or behavioral disorders. As an extension of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, General Education, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Disorders
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Gunter, Philip L.; Reffel, Julia M.; Rice, Cheryl; Peterson, Stephanie; Venn, Martha L. – Preventing School Failure, 2005
Three National Board-Certified Teachers share modifications they used with preschool, elementary, and middle school students identified as difficult to teach. Each modification shared is presented in the reflective format required by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The modifications and descriptions are discussed in terms…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, General Education, Teaching Methods, National Standards
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Steele, Marcee M. – Preventing School Failure, 2004
Because of recent legislation, students with mild disabilities frequently receive science instruction in the general education classroom. Elementary teachers therefore have the challenge of teaching science to children with a wide range of abilities and preparing them to pass the federally mandated assessments in science. The emphasis in the…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Classroom Environment, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Preventing School Failure, 2004
Two federal laws have been extremely important in providing rules and regulations to guide the educational placement of students with disabilities. The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) created a detailed set of guidelines to ensure an appropriate education in the least restrictive setting for students who are eligible for special…
Descriptors: Special Education, Guidelines, Court Litigation, Compliance (Legal)
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Voltz, Deborah L. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article explains the combination of instructional practices called personalized contextual instruction (PCI) and illustrates its implementation by a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a paraprofessional working together in a multiage primary inclusive classroom. The PCI approach incorporates individual learning…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Mahdavi, Jennifer N.; Borthwick-Duffy, Sharon – Preventing School Failure, 2003
A study explored expectations of 80 elementary teachers of the prereferral intervention team process and the need for direct support in implementing proposed interventions. The majority expected to acquire classroom interventions, obtain professional support, and inform parents of concerns. More than half were in favor of in-class demonstrations…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Disabilities, Elementary Education, Inclusive Schools
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Martin, Sylvia S.; Seevers, Randy L. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article provides a guide for planning field trips for educational engagement of all children in early childhood education settings. Based on interviews, environmental assessments, and evaluations of activities, it includes field trip considerations and a field trip planning guide that includes the teacher, the parents, and the field site…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Class Activities, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Haselden, Polly G. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article describes how the affinity diagram, a tool for gathering information and organizing it into natural groupings, can be used in inclusive classrooms. It discusses how students can be taught to use an affinity diagram, how affinity diagrams can be used to reflect many voices, and how affinity diagrams can be used to plan class projects.…
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cook, Mary A. – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article briefly reviews the literature on the efficacy of both differential placements and inclusion for students with disabilities. It urges better coordination in research evaluating school programs and those evaluating post-school outcomes. It also urges agreed-on definitions of service models and standards for identification and placement…
Descriptors: Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
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