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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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Rivera-Singletary, Georgina; Cranston-Gingras, Ann – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
Children of migrant farmworkers change schools frequently and must navigate through a maze of confusing and often inconsistent academic policies. Migrant students are often identified as English learners and some have disabilities, which results in additional academic and federal policies that families must contend with as they seek to support…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Migrant Workers, Migrant Children, Parent Attitudes
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Jozwik, Sara; Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
Constructing written text in English can be a challenging endeavor for all students, but it holds particular challenges for English Language Learners (ELLs) with learning disabilities (LD). For this reason, effective instruction needs to recognize the gifts of emergent bilingualism and respond to the challenges that ELLs with LD bring to the task…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Persuasive Discourse, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities
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Rennie, Brandon J.; Goforth, Anisa N. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
This article describes the results of a qualitative investigation of social changes and challenges for rural adolescents who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI). We interviewed adolescents with mild to moderate TBI and their mothers using an iterative approach based in grounded theory. Interviews focused on social adjustment and interaction as…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Head Injuries, Brain, Mothers
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Peterson, Patricia J.; Sandigo, Alma M.; Stoddard, Susan E.; Abou-Rjaily, Kathleen; Ulrich, Judith – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
Arizona teacher education programs are largely concentrated in urban or suburban areas, with the majority of practicum experiences and student teaching placements located in the same metropolitan areas. However, in Arizona, 35% of K-12 students are served by the 135 school districts that qualify as "rural." In the extreme southwest…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Students, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs
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Mamlin, Nancy; Diliberto, Jennifer A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
The current investigation surveyed 83 preservice teacher education candidates enrolled in institutions of higher education (IHEs) to pursue licensure in special education. The purpose of the investigation was to determine why these candidates were pursuing a career as a special education teacher, when they decided, and where they saw themselves…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Career Choice, Special Education Teachers
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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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