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Duppong Hurley, Kristin; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Supporting the needs of youth with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and their families can be challenging in rural settings. Implementing strategies that take into account for and address barriers in rural settings is important. One strategy to improve outcomes for both students with EBD and their families in rural settings is providing…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Barriers
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King, Laura H.; Allen, Ayla E. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Knowledge and understanding of assistive technology is important for all education majors as they prepare to serve increasingly diverse classrooms. This article provides a program description of how one rural university embedded assistive technology content and skills in both a special education plan of study, as well as in professional core…
Descriptors: Special Education, Rural Areas, Universities, Assistive Technology
Altieri, Elizabeth M.; Colley, Kenna M.; Daniel, Leslie S.; Dickenson, Kathie W. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
In this article, teacher education faculty of a medium-size university, historically grounded in teacher preparation within a rural context, describe their ongoing work to transform their practice in order to prepare special and general educators who co-plan, co-teach, and co-assess with their counterparts in the field. Follow-up research with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Training Methods, Rural Education
Johnson, Evelyn S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
The Technology Accentuated Teacher Education for Rural Specialists (TATERS) program aimed to: (a) prepare highly qualified special education teachers across a state comprised of more than 70% rural districts, (b) develop a system of support through a mentor network and institutions of higher education collaboration to address the needs of teacher…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Evidence Based Practice
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Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; McCormick, Katherine M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
The United States is becoming increasingly diverse with the largest growth in Hispanic populations. Diversity also is increasing in rural America. This diversity is reflected in the participants in early care and education programs and K-12 students. Unfortunately, demographics for college and university teacher education programs do not match…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas
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Young-Pelton, Cheryl A.; Doty, Doug – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
The Montana Autism Education Project (MAEP), that started in 2010, aimed to: (a) increase teacher knowledge of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs), (b) provide on-site technical assistance and peer-to-peer collaboration, (c) develop sustainable support for teachers across Montana, and (d) develop inter-agency collaboration between the project and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Descriptions
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McLaren, Elizabeth; Rutland, Julie Harp – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
National shortages of qualified personnel in the field of early childhood special education are well documented, with shortages magnified in regions characterized by poverty and rural geography. This article provides an overview of the challenges faced and innovations implemented by an alternate-track, personnel preparation program in Appalachian…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Teacher Shortage, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Dempsey, Stephen D.; Stephens, J. Todd – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
This article describes a model in special education personnel preparation designed to respond to needs in rural areas for fully licensed Director of Special Education and Pupil Services administrators. The program utilizes a fully online course format and also requires participants to complete a supervised practicum in their school districts.…
Descriptors: Pupil Personnel Services, Training Methods, Models, Online Courses
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Thompson, Christy L.; Buchanan, Michelle L.; Heinlein, Kenneth B.; Westlake, Laura L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2001
A Wyoming research project is investigating the efficacy of distance assessments of young children with special needs in rural areas. Interactive technology transmits video signals to, and audio signals to and from, off-site assessment team members. The arrangement affords rural families high-quality assessment services without traveling long…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Evaluation Research
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Sealander, Karen; Eigenberger, Martin; Peterson, Patricia; Shellady, Suzanne; Prater, Greg – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2001
Three Arizona programs aim to train culturally and linguistically diverse general and special educators who understand the needs and strengths of rural communities. Native Americans and Mexican Americans from rural areas who want to work with special needs populations are recruited, as well as whites. Many are paraprofessionals, working full time…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, College School Cooperation, Extension Education, Geographic Isolation
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Dennis, Ruth; Edelman, Susan W.; Cloninger, Chigee – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2001
Vermont's I-Team has provided technical assistance and training to educational team members serving children with disabilities for 25 years. Characteristics of sustainable human services programs include flexibility, collaborative consultation, consideration and inclusion of families and communities, competent management, on-going training for all…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Cooperation, Educational Trends, Family Involvement
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Hoy, Mary P. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
Live microwave broadcasts from two special education and six regular elementary classrooms are disseminated nationally via satellite, providing a special observation laboratory experience available to teacher preparation institutions. Observation theory is merged with effective teaching research in an instructional model that has demonstrated…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Lesson Observation Criteria
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Dopheide, Bill; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes and evaluates a three-year, accelerated graduate education program designed to give participants a master's degree and two years of professional experience as speech-language clinicians in schools and intended to improve the supply and continuity of persons providing language, speech, and hearing services to children in rural schools.…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education
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Horn, William A.; Godsey, Linda C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes survey of services for gifted and disabled military dependents attending schools located on military installations which do not receive monies for special education under P.L. 94-142. Finds schools provide services comparable to those of public schools and serve comparable numbers of students, but show uneven distribution between…
Descriptors: Dependents Schools, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
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Prater, Greg; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1996
A Northern Arizona University program prepares preservice special education teachers to work with Native American children and families. University students live on the Navajo reservation and receive practical classroom experience at Kayenta Unified School District (Arizona). Anglo students are paired with Navajo students who act as "cultural…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, Anglo Americans
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