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Floyd, Kimberly; Hughes, Kimberly; Maydosz, Ann – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
Web-based instruction is not a new phenomenon. There are 15-20 years of research and literature to support the effectiveness of web-based instruction. The purpose of this article is to synthesize the research in this field in order to determine which factors are critical to the success of web-based instruction. We created a toolkit to assist…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Guidelines, Educational Technology, Synthesis
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Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara; Hayes, P. Lynn – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
Most students who are deaf or hard of hearing do not read proficiently. When adults read regularly to these students, the students' language and literacy abilities improve. Ten essential practices for adults to use when reading aloud are presented with examples. Also included are activities in which students read to adults. Contains 24 references.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Learning Activities
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Palma, Gloria M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Discusses importance of paraprofessionals in rural special education. Suggests that positive teacher-paraprofessional relationships are obtained through valuing each other's respective roles; giving credit where due; involving paraprofessionals in planning and decision making; showing paraprofessionals the why as well as the how of lessons;…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Interprofessional Relationship
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Shaeffer, Margaret B.; Shaeffer, James M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1993
Describes the University of Wyoming's use of audio teleconferencing to deliver coursework to rural teachers and other professionals fulfilling new state certification requirements in early childhood special education. Suggests teaching methods, teacher behaviors, and "classroom" techniques that increase effectiveness of teleconferencing…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education
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Neel, Richard S.; Cessna, K. Kay – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1993
Suggests that student problem behaviors are best addressed through instruction; teacher-student interactions are the best arena for teaching social behaviors; and problem behaviors have the same social ends as desirable ones. Outlines steps for analyzing the child's desired outcome of problem behaviors, choosing replacement behaviors, and planning…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies