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Cummings, Katrina P.; Hardin, Belinda J.; Meadan, Hedda – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2017
Understanding the contexts in which young children develop is essential for promoting positive outcomes. In this study, the researchers used focus groups to investigate the perspectives of 14 parents across rural North Carolina concerning ecocultural features that enhanced or prevented sustained engagement with their infants and toddlers with…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Parent Attitudes, Rural Areas, Infants
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Stanley, Summer Lynn Gainey – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
Legislation maintains expectations that educators form partnerships with parents, specifically within the field of special education (IDEA, 2004), and requires schools to allow parents to participate in all phases of educational assessment and planning for students who receive special education services. Many parents, however, encounter barriers…
Descriptors: Mothers, African Americans, Rural Areas, Advocacy
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Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Brandes, Joyce A.; Chesnut, Pik Wah; Haring, Kathryn A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine if differences existed across rural, urban, and suburban environments when special education teachers reported perceived levels of student and parent involvement and participation during IEP meetings. The investigators surveyed special education teachers (N = 159) across a Southwest state and applied log…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Comparative Analysis, Student Participation, Parent Participation
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Wells, Jenny C.; Sheehey, Patricia H.; Moore, Amy N. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This article describes the impact of a MAPS process on team member agreement on postsecondary expectations and goals for a middle school student with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a rural area. The results revealed similarities and differences in the beliefs and expectations of the participants on the transition team and that the MAPS approach…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Rural Schools, Academic Aspiration, Expectation
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Thurston, Linda P.; Navarrete, Lori A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
A study of low-income rural mothers in four states investigated the differences in demographics, school experience, social support, and school involvement for mothers with children with and without special needs. Forty percent of the mothers reported having at least one child with special needs. Twice as many mothers who did not complete the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Poverty, Low Income Groups, Demography
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Gallagher, Peggy A.; Vail, Cynthia O.; McCormick, Katherine; Malone, D. Michael – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2001
A higher education consortium (HEC) in early intervention (EI) is described. An evaluation of the model found that benefits to faculty of HEC participation included development and implementation of EI coursework, development of interdisciplinary collaborative relationships, increased knowledge of state resources, and enhanced knowledge of EI…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Child Caregivers, College Faculty, Consortia
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Ryan, Susan M.; Dennis, Ruth E. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2000
Surveys, interviews, and observations were carried out at six remote Alaska village schools to explore perceptions and experiences of teachers and aides related to inclusionary practices for students with disabilities. Findings focus on personal stories affecting participants' perceptions, barriers and supports for inclusionary practices, and the…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Isolation
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Carr, Sonya C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2000
A course at Southeastern Louisiana University prepares special education teachers to collaborate with rural families having children with disabilities. Precourse, postcourse, and 2-year followup questionnaires found that participants had a new understanding of family dynamics and the impact on the family of a special-needs child and developed…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Disabilities, Education Courses, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Rhodes, Robert L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1996
A long-standing challenge for special education personnel is how to appropriately involve Spanish-dominant migrant parents in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process, especially in rural agriculturally based school districts. Twelve recommendations for the IEP process are presented related to parent rights, parent orientation to school…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Hispanic Americans, Individualized Education Programs
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Minner, Sam – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1989
A minimally trained paraprofessional made 6 visits to the homes of mildly mentally retarded and behaviorally disordered rural primary students to teach their parents basic instructional methods in mathematics. After 12 weeks of parent tutoring, the mathematical performance of experimental subjects improved significantly compared to that of matched…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Home Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Mild Disabilities
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Glimps, Blanche E. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Focuses on characteristics of rural Black families and the importance of their role in the education of handicapped children. Urges schools and teachers to understand the cultural strengths of rural Black children and use these cultural advantages to optimize the learning environment. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black Education, Black Family, Black Students
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Joyce, Bonnie G. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
A parent interview process identified preference for various parent involvement activities among parents of handicapped preschool children. All parents were interested in maintaining contact with their child's teacher through informal procedures including telephone calls and notes. All but two parents expressed interest in combining these informal…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Argus-Calvo, Beverley; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1996
Overviews the current status of special education programs in Mexico in general and in Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua) and surrounding rural areas. Two special education administrators employed in the Ciudad Juarez school system discuss problems associated with teacher training and lack of administrative support, and the importance of parental and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Community Involvement, Disabilities
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Palma, Gloria M; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1993
A functional curriculum for individuals who are developmentally disabled was developed at Tohatchi Special Education and Training Center, located within the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. The curriculum guide includes a contextual framework, extensive background information, and objectives for fine- and gross-motor and language and…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Disabilities
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