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Vasquez, Eleazar, III; Serianni, Barbara A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This review of literature highlights the empirical work to date in the area of K-12 distance education and online learning. While research indicates that distance and online learning can be equally effective as compared to more traditional learning environments for many students, there is little empirical evidence to suggest that previously…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities
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Berry, Ann B. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This study examined the relationship of work-related support to teacher satisfaction and job commitment for rural special educators. The researcher conducted a phone survey with 203 special education teachers from randomly selected rural districts in 33 states. The results suggest that several key sources of support, such as support from other…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Special Education Teachers, Work Ethic, Work Attitudes
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McClain, Donna; Schmertzing, Lorraine; Schmertzing, Richard – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This instrumental case study used qualitative methods and grounded theory to examine the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) in a rural preschool program. Ten of the preschool staff and eight parents were involved. Other data sources included continuous field notes, memos maintained by the researcher, classroom observations, and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, Case Studies
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Suppo, Jennifer; Floyd, Kim – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
The purpose of this review was to examine the literature on parent training for parents of children with autism. Families with a child diagnosed with autism often face a discrepancy between their need for services and the availability of services either because they live in geographically distant areas or because they are on a long wait list for…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Education, Literature Reviews
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Collet-Klingenberg, Lana; Neitzel, Jen; LaBerge, Julie – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Teaching staff at a rural middle school, with support from the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC-ASD), implemented a peer-mediated intervention. This program involved 4 learners with ASD and 18 typical peers divided into three groups that met over a semester as typical peers were taught about social skills…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
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Keramidas, Cathy Galyon – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Online coursework is common across the United States, and many institutes of higher education include it in their strategic plans (Allen & Seaman, 2011). Special education has embraced distance education technology--especially personnel preparation programs that are in rural areas and/or prepare teachers who will work in rural areas.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Comparative Analysis, Electronic Learning
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Conroy, Paula Wenner – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
The changes in demographics in the United States are creating challenges in today's schools as more children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds are identified with disabilities and live in rural areas. Collaboration with families is a foundation for the success of all CLD students with disabilities (Harry, 2008). This…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Rural Schools, Special Education, Ethnic Diversity
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Hudson, Tina M.; Knight, Victoria; Collins, Belva C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This article provides an overview of the planning and instructional delivery of a course in Applied Behavior Analysis using Adobe Connect Pro™. A description of software features used by course instructors is provided along with how each feature compares to resources found to deliver instruction in a traditional classroom setting. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Computer Software, Graduate Study, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Alexander, Melina; Williams, Natalie Allen; Nelson, Kristin L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Supervisors are sometimes assigned to pre-service teachers who are placed in far-away schools, often in rural districts. It can be difficult or impossible for supervisors to observe these teachers enough, or perhaps at all, because of the distance. This article describes a single-subject case study that was conducted with two pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Self Management, Preservice Teachers, Behavior Change
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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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Hager, Karen D. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Student teachers in classrooms for students with moderate-severe disabilities used self-monitoring to increase their use of effective teaching strategies. In the first study, the participant videotaped daily instructional sessions and collected data on her use of varied praise statements and the number of opportunities to respond in a multiple…
Descriptors: Self Management, Preservice Teachers, Disabilities, Teaching Methods
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Hager, Karen D.; Baird, Constance M.; Spriggs, Amy D. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Faculty and staff from three university departments (Special Education, Distance Learning Programs, and Distance Learning Networks) collaborated to develop a system for remote observation of student teachers. Colleges across the campus currently use the system. The development process from inception to implementation is described, and the specific…
Descriptors: Observation, Special Education, Distance Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Murphy, Melissa A.; Ruble, Lisa A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Little is known about services for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) living in rural areas. The purpose of this study was to examine parent report of access to and satisfaction with services for children with ASD in rural areas and compare results to parents from urban areas. Parents in both groups reported children were diagnosed…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Urban Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Access to Education
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Marder, Tamara J.; deBettencourt, Laurie U. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This paper describes a hybrid graduate study program used to train special educators to use research-based interventions with students on the autism spectrum (ASD) and provides satisfaction data from both graduate students and instructors. The program consisted of five courses leading to a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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O'Brien, Chris; Aguinaga, Nancy J.; Hines, Rebecca; Hartshorne, Richard – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
Ongoing developments in educational technology, including web-based instruction, streaming video, podcasting, video-conferencing, and the use of wikis and blogs to create learning communities, have substantial impact on distance education and preparation of special educators in rural communities. These developments can be overwhelming, however,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Special Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
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