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Jordan, LuAnn; Spooner, Fred; Calhoun, Mary Lynne; Beattie, John; Algozzine, Bob; Galloway, Tara – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1999
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) Master's degree in learning disabilities is delivered via distance education to surrounding rural counties. Describes the UNCC-community college partnership, technology selection and resources, faculty and student training for using distance education technology, costs, funding, student…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Interactive Television
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Gruenhagen, Kathleen; McCracken, Tom; True, Judy – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1999
An interactive, two-way, video conferencing system enables North Georgia College and State University to place and supervise student teachers in remote, rural schools. Costs, technical aspects, and program processes are discussed. Student teachers are able to return to their home communities, university supervisors save travel time, and the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Geographic Isolation, Higher Education
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Ryan, Susan – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1999
To address the shortage of qualified early interventionists for young rural children with disabilities, the University of Alaska Fairbanks developed a Master's program that used distance education at remote practicum sites during fall and spring and on-campus instruction during the summer. The program has fostered university-rural community…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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Knapczyk, Dennis; Rodes, Paul; Chung, Haejin; Chapman, Carrie – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1999
A successful Indiana distance education program that provides special education courses to rural teachers uses technologies available in target communities, collaborates with host schools on practicum experiences, focuses on inclusive settings, uses team teaching to increase student engagement, and uses teacher-participants as on-site coordinators…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
The four issues of the "Rural Special Education Quarterly" for 1985 contain 17 major articles with the following titles and authors: "The Challenges in Providing Appropriate Educational Services to Rural Visually Impaired Children and Their Families" (K. Huebner); "Rural Orientation and Mobility: A Preview" (J. Tucker); "Organizations Serving the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
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Clapham, Joyce A.; Teller, Henry – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
Educators in Texas and rural Louisiana programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students used videotapes to communicate with parents, including Spanish-speaking parents; to model teaching strategies for parents to carry out at home; and to teach new sign language vocabulary to parents. Communication between parents and students, and between parents…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Bilingual Special Education, Deafness, Educational Innovation
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Hopper, Chris; Munoz, Kathy D.; MacConnie, Susan; Gruber, Mary B. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1998
Physical fitness of children with learning disabilities may be comparatively low. In a school-university cooperative program, four rural children with learning disabilities and their families participated in a 10-week fitness program that included nutrition education and family exercise activities. Results were positive and showed the need for…
Descriptors: Child Health, College School Cooperation, Elementary Education, Family Programs
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Welch, Marshall; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1992
Videotaped sessions were designed to present teachers with a comprehensive staff development program on learning strategies and the means for creating personal problem-solving strategies in various settings. Site-based facilitators were trained to coordinate program activities. Pilot participants significantly increased their knowledge base and…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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D'Alonzo, Bruno J.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1993
A lifespan model of career education suitable for rural learners with disabilities includes career consciousness (preschool and elementary education); investigation of career aptitude (middle school and junior high school); career examination (early high school); career experience (later high school); and career acquisition (later high school and…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
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Clark, Gary M.; McDonnell, John – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Addresses the feasibility of developing rural community transition councils to improve transition services for students with disabilities. Describes the role of local transition councils in relation to the context of rural communities and transition services. Includes suggestions for enhancing community cohesiveness and community capacity to…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Community Involvement, Community Services, Community Support
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Zeph, Lucille A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1991
Describes six rural service delivery models that place severely disabled students in regular classrooms: team teaching, pairing regular and special education teachers; parallel teaching by special educators within regular classrooms; regular classroom base with in-class or separate tutorial; regular classroom placement with dual-certified teacher…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Incidence Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Demchak, MaryAnn – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1993
The pyramid model of staff training provides rural school districts with a practical low-cost solution to the problem of underqualified teachers of students with severe disabilities. In this model, special-education administrators or supervisors receive training in program improvement, train teachers in their districts, and provide ongoing…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Rural Education, Rural Schools
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Hulme, Bruce W. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1989
Describes procedures for mainstreaming multihandicapped children at the elementary level in a program designed to meet children's individual needs while developing positive social skills, self-esteem, communication skills, and daily living skills. Notes benefits for regular education students. (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Interpersonal Relationship, Kindergarten, Low Incidence Disabilities
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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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Slate, Neldea M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1988
Defines career education appropriate for exceptional and regular elementary learners. Identifies study and work skills common to career and elementary curriculum needs. Suggests techniques for teaching these skills in elementary classrooms, including development of plan by student and teacher to document progress toward curriculum objectives. (TES)
Descriptors: Career Education, Classroom Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Education
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