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Kauffman, James M., Ed. – Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022
Special education's future is threatened by anti-scientific sentiment and poor thinking about school reform. The devolution of special education has been caused by decades of illogical, destructive criticism and a focus on issues other than ensuring a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) for individuals with educational disabilities. Special…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Students with Disabilities
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Blackwell, William H.; Lilly, Juliana D. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2022
Administrators face multiple challenges in effectively managing special education programs and services. These challenges include communication failures between stakeholders, inconsistency in implementing policies, difficulty in collaborating with multiple personnel throughout a district, and inefficiencies in implementing special education…
Descriptors: Organizational Theories, Special Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Administrative Organization
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Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Farley, Jennifer; Hurley, Kristin Duppong; Lambert, Matthew; Trout, Alexandra – Exceptionality, 2022
Parental engagement in special education promotes positive student outcomes and parent-school relationships. In order to promote engagement, parents must possess a basic knowledge and understanding of special education processes and parent and student rights. Little is known regarding parental knowledge about special education or how they learn…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Special Education, Knowledge Level, Parent School Relationship
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Jones, Leah – Journal of Education, 2023
The article investigates how a change in educational status from general education to special education is associated with students' social confidence and academic outcomes. This study uses longitudinal data, a difference-in-difference model, and propensity score matching techniques. Findings indicate that students placed in special education, on…
Descriptors: Special Education, General Education, Self Esteem, Academic Achievement
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Markelz, Andrew M.; Nagro, Sarah A.; Szocik, Katherine; Monnin, Kevin; Gerry, Margot; Macedonia, Anna; Mason, Allison – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine the nature and extent that undergraduate special education programs teach special education law. Extant data from the state department of education websites and a sample of university department webpages (n = 67) were analyzed to identify educational requirements. In addition, a sample of faculty…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Special Education, Laws, Undergraduate Study
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Woulfin, Sarah L.; Jones, Britney – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2022
COVID-19 school closures disrupted special education. In Fall 2020, districts sought to reopen schools, recover from the shocks of the pandemic, and implement special education to serve students with disabilities. Using policy document data from the United States' 25 largest school districts, we surface patterns in how districts communicated…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Special Education
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Palacios, Rosario; Larrazabal, Sofia; Monzalve, Manuel – British Journal of Special Education, 2022
This article discusses special education teachers' initial training within public policies establishing teaching students with special educational needs and disabilities in mainstream classrooms. Based on the question of how special education teachers' initial training in Chile is responding to inclusive education policy regulations, we describe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Farley, Jennifer; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Hurly, Kristin Duppong; Aitken, A. Angelique; Trout, Alexandra L. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2022
Policy and professional standards shape the way that special education teachers partner with parents. Such partnership is key to engaging parents in the process of special education and can serve as the foundation for collaboration and information sharing. Although the literature describes recommendations for how teachers can provide information…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Information Dissemination, Parents, Knowledge Level
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Stock, Wendy A.; Carriere, Danielle – Education Economics, 2021
We exploit differences in state special education funding systems based on special education enrollment ('bounty systems') or on total student enrollment ('census systems') to assess whether funding systems impact teacher turnover, teacher specialty, special education enrollment, state education spending, average class sizes, and teacher effort.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Enrollment
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Maki, Kathrin E.; Adams, Sarah R. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2022
Special education service provision depends upon referral for evaluation, corresponding evaluation procedures, and resulting eligibility decisions. However, how school districts and decision-makers (e.g., school psychologists) apply special education evaluation procedural rules is largely unknown. Through a survey of practicing school…
Descriptors: Special Education, Eligibility, Referral, Decision Making
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Nordness, Philip D.; Leader-Janssen, Elizabeth M.; Swain, Kristine D.; Reeves, Diedra A. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate students' reasons they would or would not choose to major in special education. Given the chronic shortage of special education teachers, it is essential to understand the variables that may influence an undergraduate student to choose a career in special education so that recruitment…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration
Farmer, Thomas W., Ed.; Talbott, Elizabeth, Ed.; McMaster, Kristen, Ed.; Lee, David, Ed.; Aceves, Terese C. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022
Divided into two volumes, "Handbook of Special Education Research" provides a comprehensive overview of critical issues in special education research. This first volume addresses key topics in theory, methods, and development, exploring how these three domains interconnect to build effective special education research. Each chapter…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Applied Behavior Analysis
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Across all 50 states, there are different ways in which states allocate K-12 and special education funding to districts. Education Commission of the States has collected information on states' primary funding models, base per-student funding amounts, student attendance count methods, and funding for special education, English language learners,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation
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Morris, Nancy – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2022
In the author's study of leadership, they have found distinct connections between the adaptive leader and the experience of working as a K-12 special education teacher. They find these connections are even clearer when reflecting on navigating the complexities of educating students in a Pandemic impacted world. The author describes their study of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Leadership, Adjustment (to Environment), Leaders
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Reeves, Linda M.; Parrish, Christopher W.; Guffey, Sarah K. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2021
Over the past three decades, the severe shortage of special education teachers has continued to pose a significant challenge for schools in several countries. This study investigated factors that influence an individual's decision to choose a career in special education. Understanding more about the experiences of those entering the field of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Decision Making
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