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Hoover, John J.; Soltero-González, Lucinda; Wang, Chao; Herron, Shelley – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
A 5-year model demonstration project designed to improve literacy instruction and special education referrals for English learners (ELs) in grades K-3 in three rural community elementary schools was completed with specific attention to sustainability 1 year after implementation. The model, which was developed and implemented through a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Rural Schools, Community Schools, English Language Learners
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Francis, Grace L.; Gross, Judith M. S.; Lavín, Carlos E.; Casarez Velazquez, Lu Ankely; Sheets, Nicholas – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
The transition for young adults with disabilities from high school to gainful employment is often difficult. This transition is even harder for students from minority or marginalized backgrounds, including young adults who identify as Latino. As the Latino population increases in the United States, it is imperative that the transition from high…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disabilities, Hispanic Americans, Rural Areas
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Ruiz, Maria Isolina – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
Response to intervention (RTI) allows schools to support the academic success of English learners (ELs) while helping educators rule out cultural or linguistic differences and educational background as the root of ELs' academic or behavioral struggles. However, in rural schools, insufficient training in how to effectively instruct ELs and limited…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Rural Schools
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Hudson, Melissa E.; Voytecki, Karen S.; Owens, Tosha L.; Zhang, Guili – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The effects of mixed-reality teaching experiences on participants' perceptions of their classroom management ability are evaluated using a mixed-methods design. Mursion, a technology that enables virtual simulations, is used. Participants include 29 undergraduates pursuing a degree in special education for learners with mild or moderate/severe…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Classroom Techniques, Rural Education
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Dahle-Huff, Kari L.; Waller, Rachael J. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
This article examines how a small, regional comprehensive university located in a geographically isolated context reinvigorated its master's degree in reading. The process began with articulating a vision for the program that was centered in understanding the unique geographic context of the region. Coherent program goals were then developed to…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Masters Programs, Educational Change, Alignment (Education)
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Fiechtl, Barbara J.; Hager, Karen D. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
This article describes a statewide online alternative teacher preparation program in early childhood special education. The history and evolution of the program is explained along with the programmatic changes that resulted from working with noncertified teachers with a wide variety of backgrounds in both rural and urban districts. Challenges and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Distance Education, Educational History, Special Education
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Hyer, Glenda; Cooper-Duffy, Karena – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The primary purpose of this study was to prepare special education interns to implement two-task analyses to teach elementary students with severe intellectual disability (SID) emergent literacy and hand washing skills. The secondary purpose was to evaluate the effect of intern instruction on both the independent emergent literacy and hand washing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Severe Intellectual Disability, Literacy Education, Hygiene
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Jameson, J. Matt; Walker, Ryan M.; Farrell, Michael; Ryan, Joanna; Conradi, Lyndsey Aiono; McDonnell, John – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
This article describes rural and remote teacher training in low incidence (LI) disabilities through an alternative teaching pathway (ATP) and the efforts of one university's ATP program to address the ongoing critical special education teacher shortage in rural and remote school districts. The impact of the federal investment in…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Alternative Teacher Certification, Special Education Teachers, Students with Disabilities
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Jordan, LuAnn; Spooner, Fred; Anderson, Kelly; Dillon, Ann S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
For more than 20 years, distance education has provided an option for prospective special education teachers to achieve licensure and a graduate degree. The program began as a two-way interactive television endeavor located at area community college sites. Over time, the program evolved to include online coursework with synchronous class meetings.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Students with Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Hawkins-Lear, Sarah; Grisham-Brown, Jennifer – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Two case studies were utilized to teach math skills while embedding the constant time delay teaching strategy. The study targeted children who were at risk for having mathematic difficulty in school due to disabilities, socioeconomic status, and living in a rural area. Four 3- to 5-year-old children with disabilities who attended rural inclusive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children, Disabilities, Rural Areas
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Hott, Brittany L.; Dibbs, Rebecca-Anne; Naizer, Gil; Raymond, Lesli; Reid, Campbell C.; Martin, Amelia – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Students with mathematics difficulties and disabilities require evidence-based instructional strategies and interventions to improve their mathematical performance. Dissemination of these practices to teachers in rural settings presents specific challenges, including lack of Internet access, few discretionary resources, and geographic isolation.…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Low Achievement
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Gosselin, Katrine S.; Sundeen, Todd H. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The roles of teachers and related service providers (e.g., speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists) are vital to skill acquisition and meaningful access to the general education curriculum for students who have been identified as having significant or extensive support needs. However, often delivery of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Literacy Education, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Love, Kristen; Mock, Martha – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Students with intellectual disabilities have a unique pathway into college, and for many rural areas, this is a relatively new pathway. The reauthorization of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-315) prioritizes inclusive postsecondary education opportunities with an emphasis on students accessing academic, social, and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Student Attitudes, Rural Education
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Guðmundsdóttir, Kristín; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla; Sigurðardóttir, Zuilma Gabriela – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
This study describes the development and evaluation of a behavioral parent training protocol via telecommunication for three parents of preschool children with autism, with limited access to behavioral expertise. A single-subject, multiple baseline experimental design across child behaviors, replicated across parents, was used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Autism, Program Development
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Waldron-Soler, Kathleen M.; Ruby, Susan F.; Chaffin, Jamie M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Since the enactment of Public Law 94-142, school districts have struggled to hire and retain required special education personnel (i.e., special education teachers, school psychologists, and related service providers). Data show that shortages of these qualified personnel are even more magnified in rural school districts. Distance education can…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Models, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists
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