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Black, Kristine; Hill, Pamela – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Legislation has paved the way for students with disabilities to be afforded the same educational opportunities as students without disabilities (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, 2004), leading to the importance of collaboration between special and general education teachers so that students receive effective instruction.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Meetings, Teacher Collaboration, Special Education Teachers
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Miller, Amanda L.; Toews, Samantha Gross – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Inclusive education is "a process that helps overcome barriers" to presence, participation, and achievement in school (UNESCO, 2017, p. 7) for all youth, including students who have been historically marginalized and students with disabilities. For youth with disabilities specifically, inclusive education is the provision of necessary…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Cornelius, Kyena E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
Special educators are required to collect data on student progress and use it as formative data to inform instructional decisions. Being told to collect student data without being shown how to effectively and efficiently collect it, may cause teachers to become overwhelmed. This article provides three easy-to-use templates to facilitate quick data…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Special Education, Eligibility, Individualized Education Programs
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Kleinert, Harold L.; Jones, Melissa M.; Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Harp, Beverly; Harrison, Elizabeth M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
In this article we describe the new opportunities for postsecondary education available to students with intellectual disabilities (ID) through the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008. We also identify the importance of these opportunities for students with ID, and key strategies for ensuring that their college experience is an important…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Opportunities, Extracurricular Activities, Career Exploration
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Diliberto, Jennifer A.; Brewer, Denise – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, 2004) mandates that each student with a disability has an individualized education program (IEP). The IEP serves as the curriculum roadmap for special education services. In order to generate a clear roadmap, full team communication is necessary. The purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation