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Price, Lynda; Patton, James R. – Remedial and Special Education, 2003
This article explores new connections between the current literature base on adult developmental theory and the field of learning disabilities. Emphasis is on theory and practice in self-determination and adult development. Implications for special education, vocational education, general education, and adult learning are discussed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Developmental Stages, Learning Disabilities
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McLeskey, James; Billingsley, Bonnie S. – Remedial and Special Education, 2008
Although effective practices have been developed to address the needs of a wide range of students with disabilities, evidence suggests a limited use of these practices. Potential contributors to the research-to-practice gap focus on problems with pre-service teacher preparation, professional development, and the nature of research. The authors…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Little, Mary E.; Houston, Debby – Remedial and Special Education, 2003
This article describes the conceptual professional development model and implementation activities used in Florida to ensure that scientifically based instructional practices are used within the state's classrooms. It reports on the model and practices that have been implemented and validated through collaboration of research professionals, the…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Menzies, Holly M.; Mahdavi, Jennifer N.; Lewis, James L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2008
This study documents the implementation of research-based strategies to minimize the occurrence of reading difficulties in a first-grade population. Three strategies were implemented: (a) A system of progress monitoring was used to assess student progress and skill acquisition; (b) instruction was characterized by high intensity through the use of…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Phonemic Awareness, Reading Instruction
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Schiller, Ellen P.; And Others – Remedial and Special Education, 1995
The federal role of developing connections between researchers and practitioners in education is discussed, with attention to the activities of the Office of Special Education Programs' Division of Innovation and Development. Changes in the roles of teachers in applying research knowledge are considered. (SW)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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McLaughlin, John A. – Remedial and Special Education, 1995
Research as a means to advocacy is discussed in this commentary on the research articles published in volume 16, issue 3 of "Remedial and Special Education." The role of quantitative and qualitative methods is considered, along with the researcher's ideological perspectives on research, and the importance of generating knowledge that promotes…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Murray, Christopher – Remedial and Special Education, 2003
This article examines how the related concepts of risk factors, protective factors, and resilience relate to postschool outcomes for youth with disabilities, especially the adult transitions of youth with high-incidence disabilities. Issues related to research and practice are identified, including building resilience through support at the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Education Work Relationship, Mild Disabilities
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Klingner, Janette K.; Vaughn, Sharon; Hughes, Marie Tejero; Arguelles, Maria Elena – Remedial and Special Education, 1999
Three years after seven teachers had participated in an intensive year-long professional development experience in three multilevel reading practices (partner reading, collaborative strategic reading, and making words), all but one teacher sustained one or more of the practices at a high rate, as determined by classroom observation and interviews.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Followup Studies, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ball, Deborah Loewenberg – Remedial and Special Education, 1995
Proposed educational reforms of instruction and the curriculum are briefly examined, and ways that research and practice can be better coordinated are discussed. Experiences in grade three mathematics instruction are shared to illustrate how blurring the boundaries between teaching and research might enhance both endeavors. (SW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Carnine, Douglas – Remedial and Special Education, 1995
Weaknesses in the field of education that have implications for collaborative research are considered, and education is compared to the more mature professions of health sciences and engineering which have agreed-upon standards and controls. Educational practitioners and researchers are seen as turning to collaborative decision making to bridge…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Decision Making, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research
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Gersten, Russell; Brengelman, Susan Unok – Remedial and Special Education, 1996
Procedures and strategies that consistently lead to teachers' sustained use of innovative research-based practices are characterized by the provision of both behavioral and technical support and opportunities for teachers to explore the conceptual aspects underlying the research. A case study illustrating these components suggests reasons for…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Classroom Techniques, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E. – Remedial and Special Education, 1997
A review of the research on developing reading comprehension skills in students with learning disabilities found strongest outcomes for teacher-led questioning and self-questioning strategies, text enhancement strategies, and strategies involving basic skills instruction and reinforcement. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities
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Byrne, Marilyn Kent – Remedial and Special Education, 1995
This response to an article by Jeanne Schumm and Sharon Vaughn on professional development programs to help teachers accommodate students with disabilities in the regular classroom considers the process of connecting personal knowledge to the external knowledge base gained through theoretical, empirical, or practical information sources. (SW)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Carnine, Douglas – Remedial and Special Education, 1999
Offers a six-step campaign to improve education by applying research findings to practice. The steps are: (1) target important visible problems; (2) build a powerful, dedicated coalition with a prominent, credible leader; (3) staff the campaign; (4) assemble the right information; (5) launch the campaign; and (6) implement solutions. (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Research
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Browder, Diane M.; Grasso, Edward – Remedial and Special Education, 1999
A review of the literature identified 43 studies that provided instruction in money skills for individuals with mental retardation. Most studies taught money skills in the context of making purchases or classroom instruction on money computation. Guidelines are offered for research and practice. (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation
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