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  1. Special Education in Yugoslavia.

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    Hrnjica, Sulejman

    1990-01-01

    This article describes Yugoslavia's education system, health and welfare services for children with disabilities, the nature and organization of special education services, the integration of disabled children in ordinary schools, models for training special educators, and problems. (DB)

  2. Assessing Special Educational Needs.

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    Wolfendale, Sheila, Ed.

    This essays in this book contain valuable and up-to-date information about current issues and developments in assessing special educational needs. The context of the book is the mainstream setting in the United Kingdom. The aim of these chapters is to consider special needs in inclusive education, consistent with British special needs legislation.…

  3. Special Education Teacher Persistence

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    Thorp, Sally A.

    2013-01-01

    The focus of this study was special education teachers, who remained in the teaching field 5 or more years. Through the use of qualitative mixed-methods study, variables contributing to their longevity were explored. Research indicates that 50% of special education teachers leave the field within five years of employment (Alliance for Education,…

  4. Challenges Facing Special Education.

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    Meyen, Edward L., Ed.; And Others

    This book presents 17 selected papers from recent issues of the journal, "Focus on Exceptional Children," concerning current and emerging challenges facing the field of special education. The book is organized in two parts. Part 1, "Contemporary Challenges," includes the following articles: "Transitions in Early Childhood Special Education: Issues…

  5. Handbook of Special Education.

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    Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed.

    Intended to serve as a basic reference work for students and professionals in special education, the book contains 34 author contributed chapters concerned with the conceptual foundations of special education, service delivery systems, curriculum and methods, and child and child/environmental management. Chapters have the following titles and…

  6. Special Education in Jordan

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    Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Al-Hmouz, Hanan

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide a brief background about special education system in Jordan and particularly describes the present types of programmes and legislation provided within the country to students with special needs, as well as integration movement. Jordan has historically provided a limited number of educational opportunities…

  7. Special Education Resource System.

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    Kampert, George J.

    The guide to the Special Education Resource System (SERS) of the Flour Bluff (Texas) school system contains policies and procedures regarding organization, services, and process of the system. Noted is the SERS purpose of providing information and access to appropriate instructional media and materials for special education personnel. Briefly…

  8. A Very Special Education

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    Jones, Hilda B.

    1973-01-01

    Granite School District, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah, has a staff of 349 teachers and other professional personnel who provide career education and job experience for more than 5,000 special children. (DS)

  9. Handbook of Special Education

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    Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…

  10. Fixing Special Education

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    Greene, Jay P.

    2007-01-01

    The current system of educating disabled students provides financial incentives to schools to overidentify students as disabled and underserve those that are identified. The incentive to overidentify is caused by providing schools with additional funds as more students are placed in special education categories that are ambiguous to diagnose and…

  11. Spotlight on Special Education

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    Karge, Belinda Dunnick; Lasky, Beth

    2009-01-01

    With the everyday juggling act principals perform, they have a daunting challenge to keep up the latest research in education. At the same time, the literature documents an intensive need for increased professional development of principals in special education (Goar, Schwenn, & Boyer, 1997; Lasky & Karge, 2006; McLaughlin & Nolet, 2004). To…

  12. Special Education: Procedural Guide.

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    Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.

    The guide is intended to provide information to administrators and regional and local case study committees on special education procedures within Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). The manual addresses a step-by step approach from referral to the implementation of individualized education programs (IEP). The following topics are…

  13. Some Speculations about Special Education.

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    Hope, Mary

    1982-01-01

    Discusses the possible impact of microelectronics/microtechnology in the special education setting, including availability of hardware and Microelectronics Education Programme involvement in determining the best use of microcomputers with special education students. (Author/JN)

  14. Special Education Law Update.

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    Zirkel, Perry A.

    1989-01-01

    Due to an error made in printing Professor Zirkel's "Special Education Law; Recent Developments" in Volume 48 (October 13, 1988), these updates to the article are printed. Citations are organized under the following major sections: (1) diagnosis and placement; (2) treatment issues; (3) financial issues; and (4) gifted students. (MLF)

  15. Response Essay: Special Education Research.

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    McGee, Paid

    2000-01-01

    This commentary reflects on findings from previous articles that reviewed trends in special education research in the United States, Norway, Botswana, Ecuador, Australia, and Turkey. It discusses the function, funding, and subject matter of special education research, on research on the education of special education teachers, and on research…

  16. The Problem Is Education Not "Special Education"

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    Fellner, Gene

    2015-01-01

    In his article, "Urban special education policy and the lived experience of stigma in a high school science classroom," Chris Hale persuasively argues that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and subsequent special education policies have largely failed to serve special education students who are stigmatized by their deficit…

  17. Comparative Studies in Special Education.

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    Mazurek, Kas, Ed.; Winzer, Margret A., Ed.

    This text presents 26 case studies which examine special education provisions for children in the world today. The reports focus on the current state of special education in selected nations and major issues and controversies in the field of special education within those nations. Each case study addresses the following themes: (1) prevalence of…

  18. Are Pupils in Special Education Too "Special" for Regular Education?

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    Pijl, Ysbrand J.; Pijl, Sip J.

    1998-01-01

    In the Netherlands special needs pupils are often referred to separate schools for the Educable Mentally Retarded (EMR) or the Learning Disabled (LD). There is an ongoing debate on how to reduce the growing numbers of special education placements. One of the main issues in this debate concerns the size of the difference in cognitive abilities between pupils in regular education and those eligible for LD or EMR education. In this study meta-analysis techniques were used to synthesize the findings from 31 studies on differences between pupils in regular primary education and those in special education in the Netherlands. Studies were grouped into three categories according to the type of measurements used: achievement, general intelligence and neuropsychological tests. It was found that pupils in regular education and those in special education differ in achievement and general intelligence. Pupils in schools for the educable mentally retarded in particular perform at a much lower level than is common in regular Dutch primary education.

  19. Special Education and Student Services.

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    Brazeau, Karen; And Others

    This report examines the current status and plans for special education, student services, and special projects and studies in Oregon. The first section offers an overview of special education long-range planning in secondary and transition programs, the student population with severe emotional disturbance, low incidence populations, families, the…

  20. Manual for Special Education Nurses.

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    Schnetter, Vicki A., Ed.

    This manual aims (1) to provide a standard, well-referenced resource for Iowa special education nurses and (2) to provide direction and continuity for health services to pupils with special needs. The first chapter provides an overview of the special education nurse's role, including philosophy, definitions of assignments, levels of service, and…

  1. Replication Research and Special Education

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    Travers, Jason C.; Cook, Bryan G.; Therrien, William J.; Coyne, Michael D.

    2016-01-01

    Replicating previously reported empirical research is a necessary aspect of an evidence-based field of special education, but little formal investigation into the prevalence of replication research in the special education research literature has been conducted. Various factors may explain the lack of attention to replication of special education…

  2. Special Education Finance in California

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    Hill, Laura; Warren, Paul; Murphy, Patrick; Ugo, Iwunze; Pathak, Aditi

    2016-01-01

    California's system of special education served about 718,000 students in 2014-15, or about 11.5 percent of the K-12 population. It is expensive, consuming some $12 billion in federal, state, and local dollars annually. Special education operates within a legal framework that sets it apart from the rest of the K-12 system. The state's enactment of…

  3. Shifting Trends in Special Education

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    Scull, Janie; Winkler, Amber M.

    2011-01-01

    This report examines trends in the number of special-education students and personnel at both the national and state levels from 2000-01 to 2009-10. It finds that the overall population of special-education students, after decades of increases, peaked in the 2004-05 school year and has declined since. But within this population, individual…

  4. Wessex Studies in Special Education.

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    Jackson, Robin, Ed.

    The document presents 10 papers addressing special education programs in Wessex, England, and reviews of 11 books dealing with special education for disabled children. Papers have the following titles and authors: "The Development of New Services for Mentally Handicapped People in Horticulture and Agriculture" by D. Carter and A. Carter;…

  5. Are Special Education Students Happy?

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    Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Kankaanpaa, Paula; Makinen, Tuula; Raeluoto, Tiina; Rauttu, Karoliina; Tarhala, Veera; Lehto, Juhani E.

    2012-01-01

    This study compared the subjective and school-related happiness of 75 11- to 16-year-old special education students to 77 age- and gender-matched mainstream students using two quantitative measures. Additionally, the respondents chose from a list of 12 putative happy makers what they felt increased their happiness. Ten special education students…

  6. Driving Change in Special Education

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    Gallagher, James J.

    2006-01-01

    How has special education policy evolved over the years, and where should it go in the near future? One of the best known and most respected leaders in special education policy, Jim Gallagher, takes a candid and critical look at these questions in this informative book. Students, administrators, and policymakers will fully understand how four…

  7. Public Relations for Special Education.

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    Steinke, Gary L.; Steinke, Roberta J.

    This paper offers suggestions to help special educators and administrators effectively and thoroughly tell people about their school's programs and events dealing with special education. General suggestions include appointing a public relations coordinator, having school personnel complete a Public Relations Help Request Form when publicizing…

  8. Racial Inequity in Special Education.

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    Losen, Daniel J., Ed.; Orfield, Gary, Ed.

    This collection of papers discusses issues related to the overidentification of minority students in special education. After a "Foreword" (Senator James M. Jeffords) and an introduction, "Racial Inequality in Special Education" (Daniel J. Losen and Gary Orfield), 11 chapters include: (1) "Community and School Predictors…

  9. Demystifying Special Education in Virtual Charter Schools. Special Report. Primers on Special Education in Charter Schools

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    Rhim, Lauren Morando; Kowal, Julie

    2008-01-01

    This special report is a supplement to a series of special education primers created to inform state officials, authorizers and charter school operators about special education in the charter sector. The primer series also provides tools to help these stakeholders build charter school capacity to provide special education and related services. In…

  10. Elective Home Education and Special Educational Needs

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    Arora, Tiny

    2006-01-01

    This paper reviews the literature on home education with reference to special educational needs (SEN). A rapid expansion in home educating families is noted. Parents present a variety of reasons for this, including those with concerns about the provision for their child's SEN. In one Local Education Authority (LEA), data were obtained through…

  11. The problem is education not ``special education''

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    Fellner, Gene

    2015-12-01

    In his article, Urban special education policy and the lived experience of stigma in a high school science classroom, Chris Hale persuasively argues that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and subsequent special education policies have largely failed to serve special education students who are stigmatized by their deficit classification. Though classified students may be doubly stigmatized, research suggests that students of color who live in economically stressed communities are also subject to systemic educational policies that produce stigma; special education should be understood within the larger context of educational policy in the inner city. Though we cannot immediately dismantle the macro level structures that nurture stigma, I suggest pedagogies based on facilitating phenomenological awareness enacted through individual-collectively based methodologies to challenge the stigma that classified as well as non-classified students in the inner city often carry with them.

  12. Special Education Research Advances Knowledge in Education

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    Vaughn, Sharon; Swanson, Elizabeth A.

    2015-01-01

    Research in special education has yielded beneficial outcomes for students with disabilities as well as typical achieving students. The authors provide examples of the valuable knowledge special education research has generated, including the elements of response to intervention (e.g., screening and progress monitoring), instructional practices…

  13. Urban Issues in Special Education. A Special Study Institute Proceedings.

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    Graeb, Thelma S., Ed.; Gaughan, Joseph P., Ed.

    Presented are the proceedings of a special study institute which field tested the Special Education Administration Simulator (SEASIM) to acquaint urban school administrators with the role of the Special Education Director and with information on current trends in special education. SEASIM is said to be based on 31 critical problems and issues…

  14. Special Education Law: Recent Developments.

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    Zirkel, Perry A.

    1988-01-01

    An annotated outline of reported court decisions on special education issues are grouped in the following operational sequence: (1) diagnosis and placement; (2) treatment issues; (3) financial issues; and (4) gifted students. (MLF)

  15. Dance and Special Education

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    Munsell, Sonya E.; Bryant Davis, Kimberly E.

    2015-01-01

    Arts activities have been included in the educational curriculum of public schools for a number of years. Most often, course offerings in the arts consist of visual art, vocal music, and instrumental music classes. Although not as common, dance has also been included in the educational curriculum. Research and anecdotal evidence suggest that…

  16. Outsourcing Special Education Services

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    McKenzie, Anne S.; Bishop, Anna M.

    2009-01-01

    The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, organized in 1974, consists of seven school districts legally bound in a governance structure. Although the member districts are located in Hampden County, Massachusetts, the collaborative provides educational programs and services to school districts and municipalities throughout western…

  17. Cybernetics and Education (Special Issue)

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    Kopstein, Felix F., Ed.

    1977-01-01

    This is a special issue examining the potential of cybernetics in educational technology. Articles discuss: cybernetic methods, algorithms, feedback learning theory, a structural approach to behavioral objectives and criterion-referenced testing, task specifications and diagnosis, teacher-child interaction, educational development, teaching…

  18. Early Childhood Special Music Education

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    Darrow, Alice-Ann

    2011-01-01

    The process of early intervention is a critical component of Early Childhood Special Music Education. Early intervention is the process of providing services, education, and support to young children who have disabilities or to children who are at-risk of developing needs that may affect their physical, cognitive, or emotional development. The…

  19. Technology Trends in Special Education.

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    Blaschke, Charles L.

    1985-01-01

    Describes the dramatic growth in the use of microprocessor-based systems and the effects of this new technology, including microcomputers, telecommunications systems, and communications aids, on special education. Factors contributing to widespread use include requirements for individualized educational programs, increased support for special…

  20. Special Section: Educating Elderly Caregivers.

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    Epstein, Bernice A.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Four articles in this special section report on (1) Arizona curriculum for home-based caregivers of the elderly in rural communities (Epstein, Koenig); (2) educational programs for nursing home caregivers (Marsden); (3) extension programs for helping low-income elderly with money management (Koonce); and (4) energy education for the elderly…

  1. The Law and Special Education.

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    Yell, Mitchell L.

    This textbook provides information on the legal development of special education, the current legal requirements in providing a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities, and the procedures involved in obtaining legal information in law libraries and on the Internet. Specifically, the 16 chapters address: (1) sources of law…

  2. Neuroscience, Education and Special Education

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    Goswami, Usha

    2004-01-01

    The discipline of neuroscience draws from the fields of neurology, psychology, physiology and biology, but is best understood in the wider world as brain science. Of particular interest for education is the development of techniques for imaging the brain as it performs different cognitive functions. Cognitive neuroimaging has already led to…

  3. 75 FR 55785 - Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services...

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    2010-09-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department... Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) funds NCEO to address national, State, and local...

  4. Special Education in Indonesia (Scope and Development).

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    Semiawan, Conny

    The paper covers characteristics of Indonesia's special education program. Considered are the scope of special education, some viewpoints on the impact of culture on the perspective of special education in Indonesia (including programs, services, teacher training, and financial resources). The scope of special education is considered; and some…

  5. Selected Websites for International Special Education.

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    Cutolo, Frank J.

    2001-01-01

    This article describes 13 Internet sites of interest relating to the field of special education with a global perspective. These Web sites address language translation, special needs resources, special education resources in Spanish, Canadian special education resources, inclusive education in Europe, accessibility, and general education…

  6. Attitudes of School Personnel toward Special Education.

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    Anderson, Rhydonia; And Others

    A total of 334 certified school personnel from three school districts in the Mississippi Delta were surveyed regarding their attitudes toward special education and students receiving special education services. The overall attitude toward special education was moderately positive. Special education teachers and administrators had the most positive…

  7. Special Education. Research Brief

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    Walker, Karen

    2008-01-01

    Meeting the needs of every student so that they can be successful in the real world and life is one of the primary goals of education. In this era of high stakes standardized testing and No Child Left Behind, it is expected that all students should achieve at the same academic levels. Yet, no two students are identical so it makes logical sense…

  8. Special Education and Vocational Education Compatibility.

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    Yoshinaga, Myrtle E.; Kallman, James R.

    1977-01-01

    The differences in the developmental philosophies of vocational education personnel and special education personnel, and the effects of these differences on students, are discussed. The need to examine specific job skills, to work with groups and modify group-developed materials, and to look at individual students prescriptively are discussed.…

  9. Special Education: Migrant Education Policy Brief.

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    Interstate Migrant Education Council, Washington, DC.

    This brief aims to alert educators to the special education needs of migrant children with disabilities. In 1991, the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) identified 711,696 migrant children, ages 0-21. The "at-risk" characteristics of the migrant family's health, working, and living conditions suggest that a representative number of…

  10. 34 CFR 300.39 - Special education.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Special education. 300.39 Section 300.39 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN...

  11. 34 CFR 300.39 - Special education.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Special education. 300.39 Section 300.39 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN...

  12. 34 CFR 300.39 - Special education.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2011-07-01 2010-07-01 true Special education. 300.39 Section 300.39 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN...

  13. 34 CFR 300.39 - Special education.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Special education. 300.39 Section 300.39 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN...

  14. Operant Conditioning for Special Educators.

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    Pedrini, Bonnie C.; Pedrini, D. T.

    The paper briefly explains operant conditioning as it pertains to special educators. Operant conditioning is thought to be an efficient method for modifying student behavior. Using the B. F. Skinner frame of reference, operant conditioning is said to include behavior modification and therapy, programed instruction, and computer assisted and…

  15. Social Implications of Special Education.

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    Blosten, Patty; Rosenbaum, James E.

    The paper reviews the literature on special education placement for mildly handicapped students from a sociological perspective. Using J. Rosenbaum's framework for understanding the sociological implications of selection systems, which has been applied to curriculum and ability tracking, this paper extends the framework to another selection…

  16. Segregation--Alias: "Special Education."

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    Weshner, Margaret C.

    School systems are perpetuating racial segregation within integrated schools through intelligence tests and special education classes. Disproportionate numbers of blacks, American Indians, Mexican Americans and Puerto Rican Americans have been placed in classes for the emotionally disturbed or mentally retarded. Suits have been brought against the…

  17. Special Educational Needs and Disability

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    Keil, Sue; Miller, Olga; Cobb, Rory

    2006-01-01

    Issues relating to the categorisation and labelling of pupils, and, the use of the terms "special educational needs" and "disability" in particular, have been the topic of debate in "BJSE" before. In this article, Sue Keil, a research officer at the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), Olga Miller, of the…

  18. CEC Special Education Advocacy Handbook.

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    Bootel, Jaclyn A.

    This handbook, for individuals working with people who have disabilities, is designed to empower them to be a force for meeting the policy challenges in the communities in which they live and work. It is designed to help in channeling one's strength, commitment, and knowledge of the special education field into effective advocacy efforts. The…

  19. Special Education Professional Development Needs in Zimbabwe

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    Chitiyo, Morgan; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Changara, Darlington M.; Chitiyo, George; Montgomery, Kristen M.

    2017-01-01

    Since 1980 when Zimbabwe obtained political independence, special education has not received the same priority as the entire education system. One of the manifestations of this discrepancy is the shortage of qualified special education teachers in the country. In order to address this trend and promote the development of special education,…

  20. Primer on Special Education in Charter Schools

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    Luna, Tom

    2007-01-01

    This section of the Idaho Primer on Special Education in Charter Schools is divided into two parts: (1) a discussion of the legal status of charter schools and their linkage to other local education agencies (LEAs), and (2) a synopsis of federal laws that are most relevant to special education in charter schools. The Primer on Special Education in…

  1. Reducing the Special Education Teacher Shortage

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    Thornton, Bill; Peltier, Gary; Medina, Ricky

    2007-01-01

    New demands and high attrition levels of special education teachers have created a crisis for education and extensive additional stress for special education directors and principals. The critical shortage of highly qualified special education teachers has significantly increased the pressure to hire and retain them. This article discusses factors…

  2. 75 FR 55786 - Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services...

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    2010-09-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education; Notice of Final Extension of Project Period and Waiver for the National...

  3. Special Education as a Social Movement.

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    Lilly, M. Stephen; Smith, Paula

    1980-01-01

    Social movements are defined, the extent to which special education fits common definitions of social movements is assessed, and the life cycle of social movements is examined with particular focus on implications for special education. (Author)

  4. Rethinking Special Education for a New Century.

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    Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed.; Rotherham, Andrew J., Ed.; Hokanson, Charles R., Jr., Ed.

    This book scrutinizes the education now being received by 6 million U.S. children with disabilities. It identifies the problems that currently beset special education, analyzes their causes, and suggests solutions. Chapters include: (1) "The Evolution of the Federal Role" (Tyce Palmaffy); (2) "Time To Make Special Education 'Special' Again" (Wade…

  5. Mixed Method Research in Special Education.

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    McWilliam, R. A.

    This paper addresses the conditions under which quantitative and qualitative research methods could be combined in special education. The paper asserts that qualitative designs have not had a significant effect on special education research and speculates that mixed-method research might be more acceptable to special education researchers or…

  6. Music in Special Education [with DVD

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    Adamek, Mary; Darrow, Alice-Ann

    2005-01-01

    This book explains essential features of special education that are important for interdisciplinary communication and effective teaching. Part I introduces the reader to historical and instructional foundations of music in special education. Major topics and developments in the field of special education, important terminology, and curricular…

  7. Special Education in Mexico: One Community's Response.

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    Shepherd, Terry L.; Contreras, Diana; Brown, Randel

    2002-01-01

    This article looks at the history of special education in Mexico, discusses the emergence of special education programs, and examines a school for special education in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. The school provides vocational training for students with a variety of disabilities and has a partnership with the local maquiladora industry. (Contains 5…

  8. What's "Special" about Special Education? A Field under Siege.

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    Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S.

    Special education is under fire from full inclusionists who advocate for children with severe mental retardation and who contend that special education settings are immoral dumping grounds for children deemed "unteachable." Other advocates of inclusion focus on the invalidity of disability categories, tests, and instructional services which, in…

  9. The Pedagogic Signature of Special Needs Education

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    Weiß, Sabine; Kollmannsberger, Markus; Lerche, Thomas; Oubaid, Viktor; Kiel, Ewald

    2014-01-01

    The goal of the following study is to identify a pedagogic signature, according to LS Shulman, for working with students who have special educational needs. Special educational needs are defined as significant limitations in personal development and learning which require particular educational measures beyond regular education. The development of…

  10. Special Education and General Education--Coordinated or Separated? A Study of Curriculum Planning for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

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    Nilsen, Sven

    2017-01-01

    The central issue of this article is the coordination between special and general education in curriculum planning for pupils with special educational needs. The focus is on individual education plans (IEPs) in special education and work plans in general education. This is also viewed in relation to how special and general education teachers…

  11. Considering Special Education Adequacy in California

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    Harr, Jenifer J.; Parrish, Tom; Chambers, Jay; Levin, Jesse; Segarra, Maria

    2006-01-01

    The ways in which the needs of special populations--students in poverty, English learners, and particularly special education students--have been addressed in studies measuring educational adequacy vary widely. This paper analyzes how these populations have been treated across various adequacy studies, with its major focus on special education…

  12. Principals' and Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of Special Education Teachers' Roles and Responsibilities

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    Mott, Japhia

    2013-01-01

    This explanatory mixed methods study focuses on the perceptions of principals and special education teachers about special education teachers' roles and responsibilities. An online survey was conducted with 11 principals and 41 special education teachers (Resource Specialists and Special Day Class teachers). Independent semi-structured interviews…

  13. Educational Criticism as a New Specialization

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    Leonardo, Zeus

    2016-01-01

    This article argues that a new specialization in education has been developing: educational criticism. It takes as its model the existing fields of criticism found in other disciplines, mainly in literature, or literary criticism. The article outlines the central features of educational criticism as a new specialization, guided by a program of…

  14. Japanese Special Education Today: Issues and Implications.

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    Narita, Shigeru

    This paper presents a summary discussion of the current status of special education in Japan, its recent history, and issues and trends. Noted is establishment of the current educational system (and special education system) as part of post-war American occupation. The following issues are discussed: centralization and teacher autonomy; compulsory…

  15. Preparing Urban Special Education Leaders: What Works

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    Martin, Suzanne M.; Little, Joyce; Miller, Katie; Gourwitz, Jillian

    2014-01-01

    Special education administrators play a critical role in the implementation of successful inclusion in diverse, standards-based environments. They provide the vision and leadership necessary to guide educators in both general and special education as they deliver instructional programs to meet the needs of diverse students with disabilities.…

  16. Guidebook for Classes in Special Education.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Instructional Services.

    Statements are made concerning the philosophy of special education classes, the role of the State Department of Education in them (including background and financial assistance available), and the steps in setting up a special education program (administrative responsibilities, selection and placement, and parent consultation). Programs are…

  17. Sound Bytes from Special Education Reform Rhetoric.

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    Hallahan, Daniel P.

    1998-01-01

    Identifies four relatively empty and overused phrases in calls for special education reform: (1) "special education classes are a dead end for students;" (2) "good teaching is good teaching;" (3) "students with disabilities need access to the general education curriculum;" and (4) "all children can learn." (DB)

  18. Issues in Special Education & Rehabilitation, 1993.

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    Vergason, Glenn A., Ed.; Hutzler, Yeshayahu, Ed.

    1993-01-01

    This interdisciplinary scientific journal emphasizes the linkage between special education and rehabilitation services. Selected papers from the first two issues include: "The Impact of Current Issues in Teacher Education on the Preparation of Special Educators" (Patricia Edelen-Smith and others); "Training Teachers and Parents To Work…

  19. Special Education Teacher Candidate Assessment: A Review

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    McCall, Zach; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Shealey, Monika Williams

    2014-01-01

    Teacher preparation has been under intense scrutiny in recent years. In order for preparation of special education teacher candidates to remain viable, candidate assessment practices must apply practices identified in the extant literature base, while special education teacher education researchers must extend this base with rigorous efforts to…

  20. Special Education for a New Century

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    Katzman, Lauren I., Ed.; Gandhi, Allison Gruner, Ed.; Harbour, Wendy S., Ed.; LaRock, J. D., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    "Special Education for a New Century" pays particularly close attention to how inclusive education practices can best be promoted in the era of standards-based accountability. An updated version of the best-selling "Special Education at the Century's End", this new volume combines cutting-edge research and theory about students…

  1. Prospective Special Education Teachers' Metaphorical Perceptions on the Concept of Special Education Teacher

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    Deniz, Levent

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this research is to define the perceptions of prospective special education teachers regarding special education teacher through metaphors. Phenomenology design was used in this research. The study group comprised 116 third year prospective special education teachers studying at Marmara University, Ataturk Faculty of Education, Special…

  2. Position on Response to Intervention (RTI): The Unique Role of Special Education and Special Educators

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    Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children (NJ1), 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recognizes the impact that Response to Intervention (RTI) can have on the education of all children, roles of special educators, as well as on the special education system. Special educators play an integral role and have a strong and clear identity in the RTI process. As such, this brief presents CEC's…

  3. Inclusive Education for Learners with Special Educational Needs in Botswana: Voices of Special Educators

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    Mukhopadhyay, Sourav

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe the roles and responsibilities of the special education teachers, and challenges they encounter in supporting the inclusion of learners with special educational needs (SEN) in regular primary schools of the south central regions of Botswana. Thirty-eight Senior Teacher Advisors Learning Disabilities…

  4. Special Education through Neighbourhood Centers in Algeria.

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    Boucebci, Mahfoud

    1981-01-01

    The article provides a survey of special education needs in Algeria with emphasis on the role of neighborhood centers which involve parents in the education of mentally handicapped children. Journal availability: see EC 133 861. (DB)

  5. What Unites Us All: Establishing Special Education Teacher Education Universals

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    Darling, Sharon M.; Dukes, Charles; Hall, Kalynn

    2016-01-01

    The theoretical base that supports human universals served as a model for proposing special education teacher education universals. The human universals model is explained and put forth as a basis for identifying special education teacher education universals. Twenty-four English language journals from different countries representing four…

  6. Disability and Democracy: Reconstructing (Special) Education for Postmodernity. Special Education Series.

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    Skrtic, Thomas M., Ed.

    This book presents 10 chapters covering issues in the reconstruction of special education in inclusive schools. The book's three parts focus on deconstructing and reconstructing the professions, optional metatheories of special education and disability, and optional theories of special education and disability. Five of the chapters are by Thomas…

  7. Job Design for Special Education Teachers

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    Major, Amanda E.

    2012-01-01

    Special education teachers, especially those that teach students with behavioral/emotional challenges, have high attrition rates stemming from stress, job dissatisfaction, and low motivation. The external factors in the school setting and job contribute to special education teachers' attrition and disengagement. A relationship between motivation…

  8. Professional Standards for Australian Special Education Teachers

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    Dempsey, Ian; Dally, Kerry

    2014-01-01

    Although professional standards for Australian teachers were developed several years ago, this country is yet to develop such standards for special education teachers. The lack of standards for the special education profession is associated with the absence of a consistent process of accreditation in Australia and a lack of clarity in the pathways…

  9. Special Education in the European Community.

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    Commission des Communautes Europeennes (Luxembourg).

    The monograph contains a report on developments and trends in special education within the European community and a selection of the principal papers of a conference on special education in Europe. Chapter 1 contains results of a comparative study presented tabularly and narratively covering all handicaps in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France,…

  10. Current and Emerging Forces Impacting Special Education.

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    Yates, James R.

    Using the methodology of force field analysis, the paper develops possible futures for special education based on current trends. Demographic forces impacting special education include age changes, ethnicity changes, the needs of emerging language minorities, specific change in the youth population, environmental factors and the incidence of…

  11. Risk Communication in Rural Special Education.

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    Bull, Kay Sather; Kimball, Sarah

    1997-01-01

    Risk communication is a methodology recommended for rural special education professionals who communicate with parents and teachers. Using rural special education examples, the steps of risk-based decision making are described: hazard identification, hazard assessment, risk assessment, risk management, risk analysis, and risk communication.…

  12. Special Education Finance in California. Technical Appendices

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    Hill, Laura; Warren, Paul; Murphy, Patrick; Ugo, Iwunze; Pathak, Aditi

    2016-01-01

    This document presents the technical appendices that accompany the full report, "Special Education Finance in California." The appendices include: (1) Problems with AB 602 and Other State Funding Programs for Special Education; (2) Additional Figures for Analysis of Distribution of Students with Disabilities; (3) Using Supplemental and…

  13. Special Education in Arab Countries: Current Challenges

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    Hadidi, Muna S.; Al Khateeb, Jamal M.

    2015-01-01

    Arab countries have undertaken various measures to develop special education programmes and services over the last three decades; nevertheless, major challenges remain regarding the expansion of these programmes and services and improving their quality. "This article provides an update on disability and special education in Arab…

  14. Descriptive Cost Analysis of Special Education.

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    Slobojan, Alan

    1987-01-01

    Presents a study of cost analysis of the Frederick County Public Schools (Maryland) special education programs and services. The Larson IPSEC Model was used as the basis for the cost analysis. The modified Larson model provides a valuable tool to determine the per pupil cost of special education. (Author/MD)

  15. Special Education Programs Within the United States.

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    Jones, Morris Val, Ed.

    Twenty-two special education programs in the United States are described. Diagnostic centers and special schools discussed are the Institute for Childhood Aphasia, California programs for orthopedically handicapped children, the experimental education unit of the University of Washington Mental Retardation and Child Development Center, the Phoebe…

  16. Distinguishing Disability: Parents, Privilege, and Special Education

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    Ong-Dean, Colin

    2009-01-01

    Students in special education programs can have widely divergent experiences. For some, special education amounts to a dumping ground where schools unload their problem students, while for others, it provides access to services and accommodations that drastically improve chances of succeeding in school and beyond. "Distinguishing…

  17. Special or Inclusive Education: Future Trends

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    Florian, Lani

    2008-01-01

    In this article, Lani Florian, Professor of Social and Educational Inclusion at the University of Aberdeen, examines the relationships between "special" and "inclusive" education. She looks at the notion of specialist knowledge among teachers and at the roles adopted by staff working with pupils with "additional" or "special" needs in mainstream…

  18. Systemic Inequities in Special Education Financing

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    Conlin, Michael; Jalilevand, Meg

    2015-01-01

    Since the implementation of IDEA in 1975, as spending on education has continued to grow, a large portion of that spending has been dedicated to students with special needs. This study uses a panel dataset of local and intermediate school districts to examine the complex special education funding and delivery scheme in the State of Michigan. Using…

  19. Special Education in South Korea: Daegu University

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    Kim, Byung Ha; Rhee, Kun Yong; Burns, Carol; Lerner, Janet W.

    2009-01-01

    Daegu University has enjoyed a long and remarkable history of special education. Daegu University is large University located in Daegu, South Korea, a large city in South Korea that is south of Seoul. Since the 1970's, South Korea has achieved unusual and comprehensive growth in its economy, and the field of special education continued to thrive…

  20. Leadership in Early Childhood Special Education

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    Arora, Samita Berry

    2013-01-01

    With the demands of high quality early childhood special education programs within public school settings, there is a need to place emphasis on research and training regarding early childhood leaders and managers in this complex and diverse field. The focus of this research is to examine what early childhood special education (ECSE) leadership…

  1. Fluent Reading in Special Primary Education

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    Houtveen, Anthonia A. M.; van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; Brokamp, Saskia K.

    2014-01-01

    The learning gains in reading of students in 57 classrooms in special primary education doubled as a result of implementing the Reading Impulse in Special Education (RISE) programme. Raising the scheduled reading time with 1.5 hr in all classrooms and implementing standards-based teaching characterised by "monitoring of pupil progress",…

  2. Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment Study Implications

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    Smith, D.D.; Tyler, N.; Montrosse, B.E.; Young, C.; Robb, S.M.

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents the highlights of the Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment Study (SEFNA). Actions taken after the release of The 2001 Faculty Shortage Study demonstrate that supply-and-demand imbalances can be improved. The projected shortage of special education faculty will directly and negatively affect students with disabilities and…

  3. Inclusive Special Education: Development of a New Theory for the Education of Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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    Hornby, Garry

    2015-01-01

    Inclusive education and special education are based on different philosophies and provide alternative views of education for children with special educational needs and disabilities. They are increasingly regarded as diametrically opposed in their approaches. This article presents a theory of "inclusive special education" that comprises…

  4. 75 FR 47798 - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services-Special Demonstration Programs-Model...

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    2010-08-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services--Special Demonstration Programs--Model...) Served by State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies AGENCY: Office of Special Education...

  5. Education Should Be Special for All.

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    Thomas, Bill

    1994-01-01

    Separate field of special education needs to continue evolution toward eventual merger with general education. Pete Idstein's December 1993 "Kappan" article, "Swimming against the Mainstream," is an example of systemic weaknesses reflecting need to devise more substantial system of education for all. Like Ronald Doe, too many students and teachers…

  6. Racial Inequity in Special Education Undefined

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    Losen, Daniel J., Ed.; Orfield, Gary, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    An illuminating account of a widespread problem that has received little attention, "Racial Inequity in Education" sets the stage for a more fruitful discussion about special education and racial justice. An illuminating account of a widespread problem that has received little attention, "Racial Inequity in Education" sets the…

  7. Procedural Safeguards in Special Education Under IDEA

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    Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Parents of a child who may receive special education, have certain rights that are guaranteed by federal law: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These rights are listed in this brochure and include parental rights to participate in meetings dealing with the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of your child…

  8. Educating Young Children with Special Needs.

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    Porter, Louise

    The 12 chapters in this Australian text on early childhood education of children with special needs are organized into two parts, the foundations of early years education and programming for atypical developmental needs. The 12 chapters are: (1) "Fundamentals of Early Education" (Louise Porter); (2) "Collaborating with Parents"…

  9. Special Education Dissemination Project. Final Report.

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    Felker, Roberta M.

    The final report summarizes activities of a 3-year project which accomplished the following goals: (1) identification of the most pressing concerns in special education currently facing state and local education policymakers; (2) location of research information through the U.S. Department of Education and other sources which address these issues;…

  10. The Development of Special Education in Macau

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    Lau, Diana Cheng Man; Yuen, Pong Kau

    2010-01-01

    Education is important for the sustainable development for Macau because there is no natural resource in this area. The only thing that the city can count on to survive and excel is the knowledge and skills of its people. Currently, there is limited literature on the education system of Macau, in particular the area of special education. It is the…

  11. A Special Education Program Review Guide.

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    Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.

    The site review program guide is designed to assist local education agencies (LEAs) in the full implementation of Wiconsin's Chapter 115, federal law P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 through a systematic review and monitoring of the total special education program. The…

  12. Software Publication Considerations and Special Education.

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    Fuchs, Victor E.

    1982-01-01

    Market factors surrounding computer software in special education are examined, including proliferation of computers in schools, widespread marketing and distribution patterns for software, consumer demands for software, quality, timelessness, emphasis on basic skills, and an understanding of future capabilities. (CL)

  13. Special Education Handbook: Information about Services for Students with Special Education Needs.

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    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. Dept. of Student Services and Special Education.

    This handbook is intended as a practical resource guide for students, parents, educators, and other interested persons working together to help students (ages 2-21) who require special education in Fairfax County, Virginia. It summarizes federal and state laws and local school policies regarding special education in several sections. An overview…

  14. "Fixing" Secondary Vocational Special Education: Vocational Teacher Perceptions of Espoused Best Practice in Special Education

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    Blazejowski, Laura

    2013-01-01

    Special education is a service mandated by law for students identified as having a disability. Students receive special education services through accommodations or modifications of the curriculum. A vocational program is one type of a secondary education opportunity. In vocational schools, students split their time approximately in half between…

  15. China's Special Education: A Comparative Analysis.

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    Mu, Keli; And Others

    This paper, written in outline form, summarizes the history and current situation of special education in China. The paper begins by listing milestones in Chinese special education from 200 B.C. to 1990 A.D. and noting that currently there are an estimated 6,500,000 children (ages 7-15, with disabilities, of whom 70,000 are being served in special…

  16. Observation Opportunities for Rural Special Education.

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    Hoy, Mary P.

    1987-01-01

    Live microwave broadcasts from two special education and six regular elementary classrooms are disseminated nationally via satellite, providing a special observation laboratory experience available to teacher preparation institutions. Observation theory is merged with effective teaching research in an instructional model that has demonstrated…

  17. The Misdiagnosis of Special Education Costs.

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    Berman, Sheldon H.; Urion, David K.

    2003-01-01

    Massachusetts study finds that increases in district's special-education costs are not due to district policies and practices, but to three external factors: medical advances that have increased the survivability of children born with disabilities, the deinstitutionalization of special-needs children, and the higher percentage of children living…

  18. Microcomputers in Special Education: Promises and Pitfalls.

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    Budoff, Milton; Hutten, Leah R.

    1982-01-01

    The paper indicates major features of microcomputer systems and suggests limitations of the current microcomputer systems for special education applications. Many questions about the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction with special populations remain. Teachers must become computer literate, knowledgeable in instructional classroom…

  19. Meeting Our Responsibilities in Special Education.

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    LeRoy, C. H.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    This paper reviews transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and stages of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); AIDS symptoms in children; special complications for children with disabilities; and responsibilities of special educators, including, among others, inclusion in schools, interdisciplinary team management, providing a family…

  20. 34 CFR 300.18 - Highly qualified special education teachers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Highly qualified special education teachers. 300.18... special education teachers. (a) Requirements for special education teachers teaching core academic subjects. For any public elementary or secondary school special education teacher teaching core...

  1. 34 CFR 300.18 - Highly qualified special education teachers.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Highly qualified special education teachers. 300.18... special education teachers. (a) Requirements for special education teachers teaching core academic subjects. For any public elementary or secondary school special education teacher teaching core...

  2. 34 CFR 300.18 - Highly qualified special education teachers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2011-07-01 2010-07-01 true Highly qualified special education teachers. 300.18... special education teachers. (a) Requirements for special education teachers teaching core academic subjects. For any public elementary or secondary school special education teacher teaching core...

  3. 34 CFR 300.18 - Highly qualified special education teachers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Highly qualified special education teachers. 300.18... special education teachers. (a) Requirements for special education teachers teaching core academic subjects. For any public elementary or secondary school special education teacher teaching core...

  4. Special Education Terminology Every Physical Education Teacher Should Know

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    Columna, Luis; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Lytle, Rebecca; Arndt, Katrina

    2014-01-01

    An initial step to demonstrate commitment and professional behaviors is to be knowledgeable in the terminology used by special education colleagues, and to share with them common terminology used in physical education settings. Adapted physical education (APE) and general physical education (GPE) teachers need to know terminology used by…

  5. Geologic Hazards Meet the Special Education Classroom

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Haddad, D. E.; Haddad, A.; Turner, M.

    2011-12-01

    Mainstream classrooms have difficulty accommodating students with special learning needs and helping them achieve state-mandated standards in reading, writing, math, and science. These students are subsequently grouped into special education classrooms where they receive specialized instruction. Few lesson plans and teaching activities exist to help special education teachers guide their students toward meeting the state-mandated academic standards. This is especially true for science curricula. The goal of this project is to develop a set of science-themed lesson plans for special education students using geologic hazards as a prototype theme. The dynamic nature of geologic hazards provides an excellent opportunity to stimulate the natural curiosity students have about the world around them. We designed and implemented lesson plans for elementary-level students with learning and cognitive disabilities revolving around earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, etc. The lesson plans used tactile and interactive learning activities to teach Earth science and science inquiry concepts outlined in the Arizona Department of Education curriculum standards. All lesson plans were administered by a special education teacher to a class of 8-10 students over the course of three weeks. Student responses were coded semi-quantitatively to assess the effectiveness of the lesson plans. Pre- and post-assessments of each student's state of knowledge showed increased retention of geologic concepts after implementing our new lesson plans. This project demonstrated that real-world science concepts like natural hazards are both engaging to special education students and effective in meeting otherwise elusive state-mandated science curricula. Future efforts will concentrate on making effective, prepackaged lesson plans available to special education teachers on a grab-and-go basis.

  6. New Patterns in Special Education.

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    Gallagher, James J.

    1990-01-01

    Reviews Lipsky and Gartner's book, "Beyond Separate Education: Quality Education for All," and Biklen, Ferguson, and Ford's book, "Schooling and Disability: (NSSE Yearbook Series)." Discusses the shared opinion that the direction of reform should be toward the integration of handicapped children into the regular school program. (JS)

  7. Special Education in Multicultural Contexts.

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    Winzer, Margret A.; Mazurek, Kasper

    This book examines the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on the learning of children with disabilities and giftedness, and explores multicultural education and the ways that multicultural perspectives can be taught to children with disabilities. Five major sections discuss: the foundations of multicultural education, multicultural…

  8. Defending Rights in (Special) Education

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    Ben-Porath, Sigal

    2012-01-01

    The state's commitment to educating all children can be framed as a matter of human capital development, or the economic benefits accrued to individuals and society as a result of educational attainment; it can be framed as a matter of capabilities, or the development of functionings that enable human flourishing; and it can be framed as a matter…

  9. International Consultation on Early Childhood Education and Special Educational Needs.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Basic Education Div.

    This document reports on a 1997 international conference on early childhood education and special educational needs which examined policy, program development, and service provision. The conference's guiding principle was inclusion of young children with special needs in the context of needed services in both industrialized and developing…

  10. Annotated Bibliography of Special Education Instructional Materials.

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    Cook, Iva Dean, Comp.

    The annotated bibliography lists approximately 900 commercially prepared materials available for statewide distribution from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies Special Education Instructional Materials Center (WEIMC) for use in teaching educable (EMR) and trainable mentally retarded (TMR) students. Materials are grouped under subject…

  11. Emerging State Policy in Online Special Education

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    Basham, James D.; Carter, Richard A., Jr.; Rice, Mary Frances; Ortiz, Kelsey

    2016-01-01

    There has been a dramatic increase and acceptance of online learning in the last decade. In its various forms, online learning has begun to disrupt the status quo of K-12 education and, in turn, special education. The growing prevalence of K-12 online learning provides a grounded opportunity to reflect on traditions and redesign policies, systems,…

  12. Special Education in India at the Crossroads

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    Thirumurthy, Vidya; Jayaraman, Brinda

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the authors first discuss the multi-tiered Indian education system. Then, they examine the challenges for special education in India, including: (1) the issues surrounding appropriate assessment in a multilingual country, which is enhanced by marked differences in children's socioeconomic status; (2) social stigma of disabilities…

  13. Preparing Secondary Special Educators: Four Collaborative Initiatives

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    Simmons, Kate D.; Carpenter, Laura Bowden; Dyal, Allen; Austin, Sheila; Shumack, Kellie

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to share the results of multiphase initiatives funded by four separate grants. The projects were designed to improve and enhance collaborative teaching at the secondary level. Each project provided opportunities for increased collaboration between special education faculty, secondary education faculty, and…

  14. Single Subject Research: Applications to Special Education

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    Cakiroglu, Orhan

    2012-01-01

    Single subject research is a scientific research methodology that is increasingly used in the field of special education. Therefore, understanding the unique characteristics of single subject research methodology is critical both for educators and practitioners. Certain characteristics make single subject research one of the most preferred…

  15. Microcomputers: An Available Technology for Special Education.

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    Joiner, Lee Marvin; And Others

    1980-01-01

    The article describes the capabilities and features of basic microcomputer systems and describes special education applications: computer assisted instruction, prosthesis, testing, communication, and enhancing personal relations. Problems such as the availability of authoring languages, high quality educational software, and computer safety are…

  16. Special Education Placement Factors for Latino Students

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    Kraemer, Robert J.

    2010-01-01

    The disproportionate representation of minority students in special education programs has been a problem for over forty years. Factors contributing to minority overrepresentation include the lack of primary prevention, inappropriate language and educational assessment, over-referral of minority students for suspected learning difficulties,…

  17. Readability of Special Education Procedural Safeguards

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    Mandic, Carmen Gomez; Rudd, Rima; Hehir, Thomas; Acevedo-Garcia, Dolores

    2012-01-01

    This study focused on literacy-related barriers to understanding the rights of students with disabilities and their parents within the special education system. SMOG readability scores were determined for procedural safeguards documents issued by all state departments of education. The average reading grade level was 16; 6% scored in the high…

  18. Cost of Special Education Programs in California.

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    Keefe, R. F.; And Others

    The document reports a study for the California State Department of Education to provide clarification of existing studies and reports on the cost of special education in California. Chapter 1 covers the background of the study, purpose and plan, study design (which included review of existing cost reports and studies and structured interviews…

  19. Historical Overview of Special Education in Belize

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    Sukhram, Diana P.; Monda-Amaya, Lisa; Enriquez, Eleanor

    2011-01-01

    Belize is a developing country located in Central America along the Caribbean Coast. A common social understanding in Belize is that each individual is entitled to an equitable and moral education; therefore it is interesting to examine how special education policies and practices in this country have developed over time, particularly in the…

  20. Special Education: Views from America's Cities.

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    Lytle, James; Penn, William

    The report contains descriptive results of a study of special education operations in 33 city school systems. Results were organized according to seven themes: (1) variation in local implementation in Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act; (2) magnitude of the referral, evaluation, and placement process; (3) limited…

  1. Secondary Mathematics Inclusion: Merging with Special Education

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    Dieker, Lisa A.; Stephan, Michelle; Smith, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    The merging of the fields of special education and mathematics was never meant to be a recent phenomenon. The true intention of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (1975) was for students with disabilities to remain in the least restrictive environment. However, because mathematics is a content area with the greatest dependency on…

  2. Controversial Issues Confronting Special Education: Divergent Perspectives.

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    Stainback, William; Stainback, Susan

    This book of 24 papers presents divergent views on 12 issues in special education: organizational strategies, classroom service delivery approaches, maximizing the talents and gifts of students, classification and labeling, assessment, instructional strategies, classroom management, collaboration/consultation, research practices, higher education,…

  3. Legislation Pertaining to Special Needs Education.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

    This report presents the findings of a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization) survey of the state of legislation on special needs education in 52 member states. Most of the information was gathered in 1992-93. This document represents the final work compiled in 1994-95. Part 1 presents an analysis and synthesis of…

  4. 77 FR 20802 - Applications for New Awards; Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs...

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    2012-04-06

    ... Development for Teachers and Related Services Providers Special Education Policy, Finance, and Systems Autism... Special Education Policy, Finance, and Systems Autism Spectrum Disorders Technology for Special...

  5. The University of Guam Special Education Program: Preparing Special Education Teachers in a Very Diverse Culture

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    Fee, Richard W.; Fee, Julie M.; Snowden, Peggy A.; Stuart, Nicole M.; Baumgartner, Dana

    2012-01-01

    Only 12 students graduated from the M.Ed.-Special Education program at the University of Guam during its first 20 years. In the spring of 2007, with technical assistance from The Monarch Center, the University of Guam School of Education in partnership with the Guam Department of Education and the Guam Commission on Educator Certification began a…

  6. Facilitating Local Implementation of Special Education Program Evaluation.

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    Danielson, Louis C.; Greenburg, David E.

    1987-01-01

    Eight school districts assessed the applicability of a total of four evaluation models: Massachusetts Special Education Programs Evaluation Model, California Statewide Cooperative Program Evaluation Model for Special Education Programs, Systems Framework for Special Education Program Evaluation, and SPEED/SMA (Special Education Total Program…

  7. Supply and Demand of Special Education Professionals. Synthesis Brief.

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    Muller, Eve; Markowitz, Joy

    This paper summarizes key findings from three 2002 documents on availability of special education professionals: "The Supply and Demand of Special Education Teachers: The Nature of the Chronic Shortage of Special Education Teachers" (J. McLeskey and others); "Special Education Teacher Retention and Attrition" (B. Billingsley); and "The…

  8. Beginning Special Educators' Intent to Stay In Special Education: Why They Like It Here

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    Gehrke, Rebecca Swanson; Murri, Nancy

    2006-01-01

    This mixed methods study gathered information about the experiences of beginning special education teachers, their systems of support, and their intent to continue their careers in the field. Individual open-ended interviews were conducted with 8 first and second year special education teachers to obtain their perceptions of their first year of…

  9. Homeschoolers' Rights to Special Education.

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    Zirkel, Perry A.

    2003-01-01

    Analyzes a Nevada case involving parents' challenge to district's policy that denied speech therapy services to their home-schooled, speech-impaired student. Ninth Circuit Court upheld the legality of the district's policy, holding that it did not violate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) since home schooling is not considered…

  10. Expert Systems and Special Education.

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    Hofmeister, Alan M.; Ferrara, Joseph M.

    The application of artificial intelligence to the problems of education is examined. One of the most promising areas in artificial intelligence is expert systems technology which engages the user in a problem-solving diaglogue. Some of the characteristics that make expert systems "intelligent" are identified and exemplified. The rise of…

  11. General Education and Special Education Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusion

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    Hernandez, David A.; Hueck, Susan; Charley, Carmen

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the difference in general education and special education teachers' attitudes towards inclusion of students with disabilities and to ascertain if levels of self-efficacy, teacher type, and education level were predictors of teachers' attitudes towards inclusion. Data were collected from 118 elementary and…

  12. TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION. EDUCATION U.S.A. SPECIAL REPORT.

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    WILSON, ROY K.; AND OTHERS

    THE POSSIBLE RESULTS AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN EDUCATION ARE DISCUSSED, WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ART, TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS, EDUCATION IN SLUM AREAS, INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION, A MODERNIZED LEARNING SYSTEM, EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND FUNDING ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL, NECESSARY…

  13. Special Educators' Social Networks: A Multiple Case Study in a Finnish Part-Time Special Education Context

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    Tuomainen, Jenna; Palonen, Tuire; Hakkarainen, Kai

    2012-01-01

    This article explores the networking roles and practices of special educators with the methods of social network analysis. This multiple case study included three special educators in a Finnish part-time special education context. The results revealed that although the special educators had central positions in the formal teacher communities as…

  14. A Guide to Special Demonstration and Teacher Education Projects: Special Answers for Special Needs.

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    Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.

    Intended to share information about specialized training and demonstration activities from a rich diversity of local subject interests, environments, and populations served, this guide is a compilation of adult education and literacy resources funded under the Adult Education Act. Information is provided on 276 projects funded under Section 353 of…

  15. Risk and Resilience in Beginning Special Education Teachers

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    Belknap, Bridget; Taymans, Juliana

    2015-01-01

    Special education teachers leave the field at a rate that outpaces their general education teacher counterparts, with special education teaching positions unfilled at a rate 5.5 times greater than general education positions (Boe, 2006). This study identified perceptions of risk and resilience in nine first year special education teachers in order…

  16. Restructuring Special Education Certification: What Should Be Done?

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    Eichinger, Joanne; Downing, June

    2000-01-01

    This article recommends revamping special education certification to support quality education in inclusive settings by aligning special education certification with general education certification, allowing for collaborative teacher training for general and special education at the initial certification level, and providing advanced training for…

  17. Special education in Russia: historical aspects.

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    Malofeev, N N

    1998-01-01

    Tracing the history of special education services in Russia from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century through the rapid expansion of both private and government-supported programs and institutions until the restrictive Soviet period provides both understanding and appreciation of current Russian special education services and institutions. Theoretical principles guiding special education formulated by L. Vygotsky, and sources outside the USSR, were officially suppressed, as were testing and statistical data on handicapped individuals. Official mandates to bring students with handicaps up to state-approved standards resulted in the development of creative, effective approaches. The framework of special education changed little until the breakdown of the USSR. The new Russian Federation ratified UN resolutions protecting the rights of children. Categorical language is a recent development, and terms such as defective, retarded and pedologist are gradually being replaced. The final decade of this century is witnessing rapid change at the initiation of the Ministry of Education that is beginning to produce needed reform. One of the major initiatives is to provide LD specialists in all schools so that students will not need to be a great distance from home to receive needed services.

  18. Preparing Special Education Higher Education Faculty: The Influences of Contemporary Education Issues and Policy Recommendations

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    deBettencourt, Laurie U.; Hoover, John J.; Rude, Harvey A.; Taylor, Shanon S.

    2016-01-01

    There is a well-documented need for leadership personnel who are prepared at the doctoral level to fill special education faculty positions at institutions of higher education (IHEs) and train the next generation of teachers. The intersection of continued retirements of special education faculty, shortage of well-prepared special education faculty…

  19. Recruiting and Retaining Male Special Education Teachers

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    Rice, Craig J.; Goessling, Deborah Peters

    2005-01-01

    The percentage of male students who complete an undergraduate degree in the field of special education continues to be much lower than that of female graduates. Low status, low salaries, the perception of teaching as women's work, potential complaints of child abuse and sexual harassment, and a lack of male peer groups factor into this low…

  20. Selected Websites for International Special Education.

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    Cutolo, Frank J.

    2002-01-01

    This article describes Internet sites relating to special education with a global perspective. The Web Accessibility Initiative is described, as is the current standard for Web accessibility: "Bobby Approved". Webable, a provider of Web accessibility technology, the Archimedes Project, and a Web site for translating languages are also…

  1. Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Diverse Special Educators

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    Valle-Riestra, Diana Martinez; Shealey, Monika Williams; Cramer, Elizabeth D.

    2011-01-01

    In light of the current challenges in addressing the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students, the persistent problems of disproportionality in special education, and the dismal post-school outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students and those living in poverty, it is critical that successful models of…

  2. Special Education at Starcross before 1948

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    Dale, Pamela

    2007-01-01

    Recent comments by Baroness Warnock have reignited controversy over the relative merits of policies designed to promote inclusion and address special educational needs. These debates, conducted mainly between practitioners and parents, do not encourage input from historians but can usefully contextualize earlier models of service delivery. This…

  3. Recent Advances in Special Education and Rehabilitation.

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    Eaves, Ronald C.; McLaughlin, Phillip J.

    This book provides 12 papers on assessment, instruction, and policy making in special education and rehabilitation. Part I focuses on assessment, with the following papers: "A Theory of Human Behavior" (Ronald Eaves); "Describing the Cognitive Aspects of Intelligence" (David Sabatino and Hubert Vance); and "Critical Issues in the Diagnostic…

  4. Special Education: Creating Opportunities, Reaching for Success

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    Butler, Heather

    2011-01-01

    Kappa Delta Pi embodies the belief that educators have a responsibility to live their lives in such a way that they serve their students to the best of their ability, giving all that they have to help the students succeed. It is a worthy ideal--one that all teachers should strive to meet. Students with special needs disabilities have been touched…

  5. Special Education Professionals' Perceptions toward Accessible Playgrounds

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    Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Schmidt, Eric L.

    2016-01-01

    The perceptions and beliefs of 303 special education professionals toward currently available playgrounds in their school or community were examined. Survey respondents (a) indicated that their students with a disability could not fully participate in their school or community's playground offerings, (b) discussed the need for a peer buddy program…

  6. Special Education for Language Minority Students.

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    Esquivel, Giselle B.; Yoshida, Roland K.

    1985-01-01

    The article reviews research on bilingual special education in terms of instruction for language academic achievement (with information on such topics as increased learning time and the role of motivation) and instruction for developing social skills (the effects of poverty, cultural transition, and school failure). (CL)

  7. Sharing Special Education Strategies in Rural Kenya

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    Shamberger, Cynthia T.

    2014-01-01

    As a former special education teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels, many unique and complex learning situations were encountered. The author, who was a junior faculty member on her initial trip to Kenya, experienced a very challenging, yet rewarding, learning opportunity with teachers gathered in a community located in rural…

  8. Innovations in Special Education and Rehabilitation.

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    Nathanson, Jeanne H., Ed.

    1993-01-01

    This bulletin issue contains seven papers describing innovations in various areas of special education and rehabilitation. "Training Criminal Justice Personnel To Recognize Offenders with Disabilities" (Keith L. Curry and others) examines prevalence figures of disabilities among incarcerated adults and describes the "Effectively…

  9. Issues and Concerns in Special Education Microcomputing.

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    Maddux, Cleborne D.

    1986-01-01

    Discussion of microcomputer use in public elementary schools focuses on the field of special education. Two main ways of using computers are described: (1) traditional uses, including administration, computer-assisted instruction, and assessment; and (2) new applications, including programming, word processing, simulations, and prosthetic aids…

  10. Neuroscience and Special Education. inForum

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    Muller, Eve

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to provide a brief overview of how links are being developed between the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience and the practice of special education. The first part of the document introduces definitions and terminology, provides an overview of how findings from neuroscience are being applied to the field of…

  11. Market Demand for Special Education Faculty

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    Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth; Young, Christopher J.

    2012-01-01

    Since 1988, researchers have monitored the extent and severity of the chronic special education (SE) faculty shortage. The present study sought to add to this knowledge base by (a) gathering data on the supply and demand of leadership personnel in SE since the "2001 Faculty Shortage Study"; (b) combining and comparing these data with other sources…

  12. The Evolution of Special Education in Malaysia

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    Lee, Lay Wah; Low, Hui Min

    2014-01-01

    This article traces the evolution of special education in Malaysia across four chronological stages: before and during the early colonial period (before 1900), pre-independence (1900-1957), post-independence (1957-1990) and modern Malaysia (1990 to the present), through document analysis. By placing current issues and trends within a historical…

  13. Views: An Early Childhood Special Education Newsletter.

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    Walker, Kay, Ed.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Four issues (1980/81) of Views, an early childhood special education newsletter published by Project Sunrise Outreach in Montana, are collected in the document. Each issue contains one or two feature articles, and sections on early childhood programs, news from the states (Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho), comments from colleagues, research summaries,…

  14. Special Education Research; Napa County. Final Report.

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    St. John, Wesley V.; Young, Robert

    The final report provides information on a followup study of the post-school adjustment of former (1964-1975) special education secondary students in Napa Valley, California. A review of statistics (job related information, community contacts information, school information, and personal information) is presented for the following target groups:…

  15. ESS/Special Education Teacher's Guide.

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    Ball, Daniel W.

    This teacher's guide provides Elementary Science Study (ESS) units that can be used with students in grades 1-12 in special education programs. The ESS units represent an interdisciplinary approach to learning and emphasize "hands-on" activities. Activities include Mirror Cards, Pattern Blocks, Clay Boats, Mapping, Earthworms, and…

  16. Exploring Organizational Learning Mechanisms in Special Education

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    Schechter, Chen; Feldman, Niv

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The notion of organizational learning (OL) has reached the forefront of both school change discourse and academic inquiry. However, this notion has not yet undergone deliberate thinking and research within the special education domain. The purpose of this paper is to address this gap in the literature by empirically investigating OL…

  17. Legal Currency in Special Education Law

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    Zirkel, Perry A.

    2011-01-01

    A review of some basic concepts in special education law will help principals better understand the complex laws and regulations implicated in common situations. This article cites a case scenario that illustrates various potential issues under IDEA 2004 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Chris is in the 10th grade, and his parents have…

  18. The Mexican American Child in Special Education.

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    Rodriguez, Richard Fajardo

    The over-representation of minority group children, particularly Mexican Americans, in special education has been well documented. The use of standardized, norm-referenced, psychological assessment measures has created obstacles to the advancement of minority group individuals in American society. This is especially true since results from such…

  19. Who Is Placed into Special Education?

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    Hibel, Jacob; Farkas, George; Morgan, Paul L.

    2010-01-01

    The authors use nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K) to identify variables measured in the fall of 1998 (when the sample's students were in kindergarten) that predict special education placement by the spring of 2004 (when most students were finishing fifth grade).…

  20. Minorities Are Disproportionately Underrepresented in Special Education

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    Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Hillemeier, Marianne M.; Mattison, Richard; Maczuga, Steve; Li, Hui; Cook, Michael

    2015-01-01

    We investigated whether minority children attending U.S. elementary and middle schools are disproportionately represented in special education. We did so using hazard modeling of multiyear longitudinal data and extensive covariate adjustment for potential child-, family-, and state-level confounds. Minority children were consistently less likely…

  1. Entrepreneurship in Special/Vocational Education.

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    Martin, Leo G.

    1986-01-01

    Describes a vocational program for special education students at Kennebunk High School in Kennebunk, Maine, that guides students from the classroom, to an in-house business, to a community-based job-learning position, and then to placement in an appropriate job. Stresses opportunities in small business and entrepreneurship as well as…

  2. Scientific Revolutions in Special Education in Finland

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    Kivirauma, Joel

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, Finnish special education research is analysed. The material for this review consists of all academic theses published between the years 1951 and 1999. Doctoral theses can be considered as one type of official product of normal science, since they undergo rather stringent internal scientific evaluation. An attempt is made to…

  3. Business Advisory Committee for Vocational Special Education.

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    Irving Independent School District, TX.

    This packet contains materials about and by the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) for Vocational Special Education of the Irving Independent School District (IISD), Texas. It discusses benefits to the business sector, both corporately and individually: introduction of management to an untapped resource, employee involvement in worthwhile programs,…

  4. One Approach to Art in Special Education.

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    Goebel, Allan; Gowland, David

    1982-01-01

    Describes visual arts program, developed in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada), tested by two Special Education teachers with a combined class of 14 (13 boys, 1 girl) learning disabled/behavioral adjustment children, which seeks to develop positive self-concept, increase organizational skills, improve listening skills, increase ability to follow sequence…

  5. Special Education in High School Redesign

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    National High School Center, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This annotated bibliography, co-authored by the National High School Center and the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, identifies articles that address high school redesign as it relates to students with disabilities and special education's role in such initiatives. The articles are organized around the National High School…

  6. Colorado Special Education Administrative Decisions 1992-. Supplement.

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    Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Special Education Services.

    This document is a compilation of Colorado Special Education Administrative Decisions issued in 1993 and 1994, including Impartial Hearing Officer decisions and complaint findings. Topics covered in the compilation include decisions on procedural safeguards, due process hearings, the extended school year, discipline (suspension and expulsion),…

  7. Colorado Special Education Administrative Decisions, 1993.

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    Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Special Education Services.

    This document contains six inserts for the Colorado Administrative Decisions Notebooks, a compilation of all Colorado Special Education Administrative Decisions issued in 1992, including all Impartial Hearing Officer Decisions, State Level Review Decisions, and Federal Complaint Findings. The full text of each decision is preceded by a case…

  8. MCPS Special Education at a Glance 2007-2008

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each MCPS school, including enrollment, staffing, special education…

  9. Special Education: Does It Fit with Standards-Based Reform?

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    Kysilko, David, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    This issue focuses on how special education fits into standards-based reform and contains the following featured articles: (1) A New Vision for Special Education Accountability (Martha L. Thurlow and Jane L. Krentz) charts the change in special education accountability as it moves from the old focus on Individualized Education Program teams; (2)…

  10. California Master Plan for Special Education--An Update.

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    Pillsbury, Charles A.; Maitland, Anne M.

    The report updates aspects of the 1977 report on California's Master Plan for Special Education. Reasons are sought for the intense debate over state funding for special education, which has substantially increased over recent years while special education enrollments have increased only modestly. In visits to nearly 100 local education agencies,…

  11. Special Education Teacher Preparation in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

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    Chitiyo, Morgan; Odongo, George; Itimu-Phiri, Ambumulire; Muwana, Florence; Lipemba, Mary

    2015-01-01

    Researchers have repeatedly identified special education teacher shortage as one of the factors that have stymied the development of special education in many African countries. Highly qualified special education teachers are an integral part of successful national educational systems. In order to ensure an optimum supply of qualified special…

  12. Kids in the Middle: The Micro Politics of Special Education

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    Strax, Marshall; Strax, Carol; Cooper, Bruce S.

    2012-01-01

    "Kids in the Middle: The Micro-Politics of Special Education" takes the reader on a fascinating journey through special education in the past, present, and future. On this journey, the micro-politics of special education are seen through the eyes and experiences of children with disabilities, their parents and advocates, adult educators,…

  13. Changing Roles of Special Education Administrators: Impact on Multicultural Learners

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    Bakken, Jeffrey P.; O'Brian, Mary; Shelden, Debra L.

    2006-01-01

    It is imperative for special education administrators, and all administrators, to adapt to the changing demographic and educational environments. The field of special education has changed dramatically in the last three decades, and administrators can and should be leaders of the continued evolution of special education. One useful organizing…

  14. Special Education Teacher Preparation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

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    Keller, Clayton; Al-Hendawi, Maha; Abuelhassan, Hadeel

    2016-01-01

    The provision of special education for students with disabilities depends upon the availability of well-qualified special educators, which, in turn, depends upon the availability and characteristics of preparation programs. In countries of the world where special education systems are still developing the capacity to provide the education that…

  15. Special Education Programs & Services. [Bureau of Indian Affairs Guidelines].

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    Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines for Special Education is a publication for use by educational personnel involved in special education. Emphasis is placed on the importance of preparing the exceptional child for the most useful future possible. Special education is seen as affording the exceptional child the opportunity to develop…

  16. Modelling Inclusive Special Needs Education: Insights from Dutch Secondary Schools

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    Van der Bij, T.; Geijsel, F. P.; Garst, G. J. A.; Ten Dam, G. T. M.

    2016-01-01

    Inclusive special needs education is prominent on the international education agenda. Research on the characteristics of inclusive education for students with special needs and schools providing this is scarce, however. Our aim in the present study was therefore to further theory-building with regard to inclusive special needs education. On the…

  17. Mass. for-Profit Helps Schools Trim Special Education Costs

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    Shah, Nirvi

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on a private Massachusetts company that specializes in showing districts how to rethink the way they staff and deliver special education services. Futures Education is a private company that works with dozens of districts around the country on cutting special education costs. Futures Education may be hired simply to evaluate…

  18. Phenomenological Study of Special Education Teachers Using an Emergency License

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    Alborn-Yilek, Susan

    2010-01-01

    The shortage of special education teachers is critical. One means used to increase the supply of available teachers is to issue an emergency license to teachers not fully certified in special education. This is a phenomenological study of four general education teachers practicing special education using an emergency license. Their experience is…

  19. Educating Hard of Hearing Children. Special Education in Transition 2.

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    Ross, Mark, Ed.; Nober, Linda W., Ed.

    Viewpoints of an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, special educator, classroom teacher, and parent are presented in the book on the implications of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, for hard of hearing students. In the introduction, M. Ross considers the status of many hard of hearing students, noting the…

  20. Special Education/Traffic Safety Education. Curriculum Guide.

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    McBrayer, Clyde; Tidwell, Fred

    The curriculum guide for special education students is intended to serve as a supplement to the Washington 1980 State Traffice Safety Education Curriculum Guide. The guide is also correlated with two popular traffic safety texts. Each of the 21 modules contains a goal statement, a list of vocabulary words that might be difficult, a check sheet…

  1. Special Education Report to the Board of Public Education

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    Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Public schools must make available special education and related services to all IDEA-eligible (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) students with disabilities beginning at age three and through age 18. Services to students, ages 19, 20, and 21, are permissive. That means the decision to serve 19, 20 and 21-year-old students is determined…

  2. Movement Education for Students with Special Needs in Physical Education.

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    Baker, Barbara A.

    Discussed are aspects of physical education programs for children with special needs. It is explained that movement education promotes important learning for all pupils and is well suited for facilitating the integration of handicapped children into regular classes. Suggestions are given for teachers, and equipment items (such as inner tubes and…

  3. Examining the Intersection of Arts Education and Special Education

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    Malley, Sharon M.; Silverstein, Lynne B.

    2014-01-01

    A variety of stakeholders work to ensure opportunities for students with disabilities to learn in and through the arts. Because they work in various disciplines in the fields of arts education and special education, these stakeholders lack opportunities to share resources and information. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and its…

  4. The Essential Special Education Guide for the Regular Education Teacher

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    Burns, Edward

    2007-01-01

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 has placed a renewed emphasis on the importance of the regular classroom, the regular classroom teacher and the general curriculum as the primary focus of special education. This book contains over 100 topics that deal with real issues and concerns regarding the regular classroom and…

  5. Special Education and the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP).

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    Christmas, Oren L.

    This paper presents findings of an analysis of the 1989-90 mathematics and reading portions of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) and of perceptions of special education teachers participating in the MEAP. Noted are the purpose of the MEAP and exclusion for students who: (1) receive more than half their reading/English instruction…

  6. Towards a Framework for Understanding the Process of Educating the "Special" in Special Education

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    Hausstatter, Rune Sarromaa; Connolley, Steven

    2012-01-01

    This article addresses the debate between traditionalism and inclusion within special education, and presents the argument that being disabled and having special needs are very real conditions, even though disabilities are socially constructed, and that teachers must respond to this reality. This article first presents a theoretical framework that…

  7. Overview of Special Education. Teacher Training Module #3. Correctional/Special Education Training Project.

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    Dwiggins, Donna; And Others

    This module, which is one in a series of training packages intended to train educators working with handicapped adolescents and young adults in correctional settings, deals with the terminology and issues/concepts of special education. Addressed in the individual sections of the module are the following topics: the distinction between normality…

  8. Special Education Teachers' Experiences Supporting and Supervising Paraeducators: Implications for Special and General Education Settings

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    Douglas, Sarah N.; Chapin, Shelley E.; Nolan, James F.

    2016-01-01

    In recent years, there has been an increase in paraeducator supports, in large part because students with low incidence disabilities are being included more frequently in general education settings. As a result, special education teachers have been given additional supervisory responsibilities related to directing the work of paraeducators in…

  9. Special Education Reform Towards Inclusive Education: Blurring or Expanding Boundaries of Special and Regular Education in China

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    Deng, Meng; Zhu, Xinhua

    2016-01-01

    China has developed a three-tier special education service delivery system consisting of an array of placement options of special schools, special classes and learning in regular classrooms (LRC) (with the LRC as the major initiative) to serve students with disabilities after 1980s responding to the international trend of inclusive education…

  10. Special Education Teachers' Nature of Science Instructional Experiences

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    Mulvey, Bridget K.; Chiu, Jennifer L.; Ghosh, Rajlakshmi; Bell, Randy L.

    2016-01-01

    Special education teachers provide critical science instruction to students. However, little research investigates special education teacher beliefs and practices around science in general or the nature of science and inquiry in particular. This investigation is a cross-case analysis of four elementary special education teachers' initial…

  11. Revamping the Funding Formula for Special Education Programs in Taiwan

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    Ho, Hsuan-fu; Chen, Pi-Yu

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the services required by students in special education programs and to estimate the cost of adequately funding special education in Taiwan. Questionnaires were administered to 300 special education teachers at the elementary school level to identify the services required. Thereafter, two focus group…

  12. Inclusion of Religion and Spirituality in the Special Education Literature

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    Ault, Melinda Jones

    2010-01-01

    Although traditionally not an area of service delivered by special educators, the area of religion and spirituality for persons with disabilities is receiving more attention as a quality-of-life outcome. This literature review examined the special education literature to determine the extent to which special educators are exposed to literature…

  13. Supporting Novice Special Education Teachers through Quality Professional Development

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    Tate, Mary E.

    2013-01-01

    The special education teaching environment is a teaching environment with unique duties that often challenge novice special education teachers. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to gain clarity of the work environment of special education teachers to uncover professional development practices that would work to support them. Research…

  14. Examining Secondary Special Education Teachers' Literacy Instructional Practices

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    Leko, Melinda M.; Handy, Tamara; Roberts, Carly A.

    2017-01-01

    This study presents findings from a survey of secondary special education teachers who teach reading. Respondents were 577 special education teachers from a large Midwestern state who completed an online or mail survey. Results based on quantitative and qualitative analyses indicate predominant foci of secondary special education teachers' reading…

  15. MCPS Special Education at a Glance 2009-2010

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance." which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs." provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school, including…

  16. MCPS Special Education at a Glance 2008-2009

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school, including…

  17. MCPS Special Education at a Glance 2013-2014

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County public school, including enrollment,…

  18. MCPS Special Education at a Glance 2006-2007

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school, including…

  19. MCPS Special Education at a Glance 2011-2012

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school, including…

  20. MCPS Special Education at a Glance 2010-2011

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County (Maryland public school, including…

  1. MCPS Special Education at a Glance 2012-2013

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school, including…

  2. Learning about the Cultural Competence of Indiana's Special Education Teachers

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    Abbott, Daniel J.

    2012-01-01

    Nationally and in Indiana, the cultural mismatch can be seen in special education programs where minority students are overrepresented and most special educators are white (Arnold, 2003; Artiles et.al, 2005; Gaviria-Soto & Castro-Morera, 2005). Teachers in general and special education teachers in particular need to be culturally competent.…

  3. Special Education Funding Reform: A Review of Impact Studies

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    Sigafoos, Jeff; Moore, Dennis; Brown, Don; Green, Vanessa A.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Lancioni, Giulio E.

    2010-01-01

    Various models for funding special education services have been described in the literature. This paper aims at moving the debate concerning special education funding reform beyond the descriptive level by reviewing studies that investigated the impact of various models for funding special education. Systematic searches were conducted of ERIC and…

  4. Demographic Variables Associated with Eligibility for Preschool Special Education Services

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    Ferro, Pamela M.

    2012-01-01

    Many preschool children are affected by disabilities requiring intervention through Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE; Camilli, Vargas, Ryan, & Barnett, 2010). Such interventions can include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, and special education. Earlier delivery of these special education services…

  5. Virtues and Well-Being of Korean Special Education Teachers

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    Kim, So-Young; Lim, Young-Jin

    2016-01-01

    Although much emphasis has been paid to stress and burnout among special education teachers, little attention has been paid to their well-being. This study aimed to examine relations between virtues and well-being among Korean special education teachers. Virtues and well-being of 115 Korean special education teachers were assessed using the…

  6. New Perspectives in Special Education: Contemporary Philosophical Debates

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    Farrell, Michael

    2012-01-01

    This book should be read by everyone who wants to understand special education today. "New Perspectives in Special Education" opens the door to the fascinating and vitally important world of theory that informs contemporary special education. It examines theoretical and philosophical orientations such as "positivism", "poststructuralism" and…

  7. An Investigation of Agency and Marginality in Special Education

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    McQuat, Robert C.

    2007-01-01

    A qualitative case study design was used to investigate the extent that special education program serves the student or serves the organization. If special education serves the student, then a researcher should be able to identify resulting agency and emancipation among the students. However, if special education is serving the organization, then…

  8. Mental Health and Special Educational Needs: Exploring a Complex Relationship

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    Rose, Richard; Howley, Marie; Fergusson, Ann; Jament, Johnson

    2009-01-01

    The relationship between mental health and special educational needs is both complex and misunderstood. In this article, Richard Rose, Professor of Special and Inclusive Education, Marie Howley, Senior Lecturer, Ann Fergusson, Senior Lecturer, and Johnson Jament, a PhD student, all from the Centre for Special Needs Education and Research directed…

  9. Quality of Work Life: Perceptions of Jordanian Special Education Teachers

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    Al-Zboon, Eman K.; Al_Dababneh, Khuloud A. H.; Ahmad, Jamal

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of the current study was to investigate the level of quality of work life QOWL of Jordanian special education teachers. Participants of the study were 133 special education teachers. Results showed that special education teachers cited average level of QOWL. Furthermore, teachers rated administrators' and colleagues' respect as the…

  10. Neither Confirmed nor Denied: Special School Provision in New Zealand's Special Education 2000 Policy

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    McMenamin, Trish

    2014-01-01

    Special Education 2000 (SE2000), New Zealand's first official special education policy, declared the aim of achieving a "world class inclusive education system". It would seem that, by implication at least, the intention of the policy was to achieve full inclusion of all disabled children in mainstream educational settings and thus,…

  11. Expanding the Boundaries of Special Education Preservice Teachers: The Impact of a Six-Week Special Education Study Abroad Program

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    Johnson, Laura E.; Battalio, Rosemary

    2008-01-01

    Special Education (SPED) in Scotland was a six-week study abroad program where pre-service special education teachers lived with host families and observed in Scottish schools in the area of special education. The program included coursework in the area of Emotional Behavioral Disabilities and traveling. This study sought to determine the impact…

  12. What Teacher Educators Should Know about Poverty and Special Education

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    Manning, John P.; Gaudelli, William

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we examine some modern myths of poverty and special education. Mythology has been a staple of curriculum for many years, particularly in the early grades. Students study mythology to understand historical societies, unearthing cultural values and mores communicated through fables. Not so benign are myths related to poverty and…

  13. Collaboration Across Special Education and General Education: Preservice Teachers' Views.

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    O'Shea, Dorothy J.; Williams, A. Lee; Sattler, Robert O.

    1999-01-01

    Examined collaboration perceptions and patterns of collaboration between special and general-education preservice teachers. Participants were instructed to collaborate via e-mail, in-person contacts, and written products. Data from individual interviews, focus groups, and collaborative activities indicated that participants recognized personal…

  14. Restrictiveness and Race in Special Education: Educating All Learners

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    Grant, Patrick A.

    2005-01-01

    The education of special needs students continues to show a complete disregard for the lack of appropriate services for minority groups. The over-representation of African American learners in the more restrictive placement continues. The advent of charter schools have not changed this picture, and in some cases the discrimination of minorities in…

  15. General Education and Special Education Teachers' Beliefs regarding Collaboration

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    Kritikos, Effie Papoutsis; Birnbaum, Barry

    2003-01-01

    Interviews with 16 general special education teachers from the Chicago area were conducted in order to obtain information on their views and experiences with collaboration. An open-ended questionnaire consisting of nine items was utilized during the interviews, which required the participants to give multiple sentence responses to each question.…

  16. Manual of Sample Procedures for the Implementation of Special Education.

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    Gutierrez, Elie S.; And Others

    The manual of role descriptions, flow charts, and sample forms are presented to assist New Mexico education agencies implement special education. Sections cover the following areas: roles and responsibilities, identification of exceptional children and youth, educational appraisal and review committee, special education process, nonbiased…

  17. Special Education Teacher Attrition: Development of a Resource Manual for Understanding the Individualized Educational Plan Process

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    Quezada, Karina

    2013-01-01

    Beginning special education teachers have been shown to experience attrition at an increasing rate. The literature has identified many factors contributing to special education teachers leaving the profession. Some of those factors include lack of knowledge regarding special education laws, the special education referral process, individualized…

  18. Handbook of Procedural Guidelines for Implementation of Special Education Curriculum: Critical Skills/Community-Based and Special Education Curriculum Guide.

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    Riverside County Office of Education, CA. Div. of Special Schools and Services.

    The special education procedural handbook and the special education curriculum guide provide guidelines for teachers and other school personnel. The procedural handbook covers the following areas: individual education program process (IEP) and program placement, individual education program team, administrative placements, parent interviews,…

  19. The Age and Qualifications of Special Education Staff in Australia

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    Thomas, Tony

    2009-01-01

    This article reports on the results of a survey distributed in April 2007 to government special education schools and settings throughout Australia. The survey collected information about the age and special education qualifications of teaching staff. It followed a similar survey that was distributed in May 2006 to Victorian special schools that…

  20. The Rural Itinerant Special Physical Education Service Delivery Model.

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    Lavay, Barry

    1990-01-01

    Describes the multiple roles and special challenges experienced by rural itinerant teachers delivering special physical education services. Provides a breakdown of time spent in various job functions by two itinerant special physical educators (ISPEs) studied in north central Kansas. Suggests strategies for successful delivery using the ISPE…

  1. A Rural Special Education Teacher Training Program: Successful Adaptations.

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    Prater, Greg; And Others

    The Rural Special Education Program (RSEP), a partnership between Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Kayenta Unified School District (KUSD), provides training for preservice special education teachers to work with Native American students and their families. To date, the program has provided training for 63 preservice special education…

  2. 75 FR 47801 - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Overview Information; Special...

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    2010-08-09

    ... Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Overview Information; Special Demonstration... Disability Insurance (SSDI) Served by State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies; Notice Inviting... the provision of rehabilitation and other services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,...

  3. Principal Leadership for Special Education: Perceptions of Principals and Directors of Special Education

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    Duncan, Angela Bost

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of public school leaders about principal leadership for special education in ten leadership categories: understanding law and policy, using data to improve teacher performance, using data to improve student performance, creating an inclusive culture, collaborating with families,…

  4. Research on Special Education Needs: What and How to Investigate in Special Education

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    Fuentes, Antonio Rodriguez

    2005-01-01

    The following discourse seeks to characterize and to outline research from the field of Special Education. The research tradition in this field is ample, both at theoretical and especially practical levels, but unbalanced in terms of research and meta-research. Such an imbalance can be attributed to (among other possibilities) the lack of…

  5. Rules for the Provision of Special Education to Special Education Students. Chapter 392-172 WAC.

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    Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.

    This handbook provides state legal regulations for Washington State special education services and programs for students with disabilities. It includes requirements that address the following areas: (1) general authority and purpose of the requirements; (2) students' rights; (3) general definitions; (4) child find; (5) evaluation procedures; (6)…

  6. Emerging Issues in Special Education Tort Liability: Implications for Special Educators and Teacher Trainers.

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    McAfee, James K.

    1987-01-01

    Critical issues in tort liability that confront special educators and teacher trainers include malpractice (failure to learn), misdiagnosis, immunity, impact of a handicap on standard of care, confidentiality, access to emergency medical services, the use of aversive consequences, child abuse and corporal punishment, and school violence.…

  7. Bridging Two Worlds: Special Education and Curriculum Policy

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    Millar, Ruth; Morton, Missy

    2007-01-01

    In a report to the Aotearoa New Zealand Ministry of Education entitled "Curriculum Policy and Special Education Support" (2004), the team of writers noted the lack of collaboration between experts in these two fields. This paper explores the apparently separate worlds of special education and curriculum policy in order to develop an…

  8. Promising Practices and Future Directions for Special Education.

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    McLaughlin, Margaret J.

    1993-01-01

    This digest contains three articles which consider ways to enhance the effectiveness of special education programs. The first article offers guidelines for more fully including special education in the school community, in the context of broader educational reform and restructuring efforts. First the need for reform is addressed. Next, indicators…

  9. Elementary General and Special Education Teachers' Mathematics Skills and Efficacy

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    Flores, Margaret M.; Thornton, Jennifer; Franklin, Toni M.; Hinton, Vanessa M.; Strozier, Shaunita

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to extend the literature regarding elementary teachers' beliefs about mathematics instruction to include special education teachers by surveying special education and general education teachers' mathematics teaching efficacy. In addition, the researchers' surveyed teachers' mathematics skills. The participants (n =…

  10. Quality Assessment of Special Education Programmes: Listen to the Parents

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    International Journal of Special Education, 2016

    2016-01-01

    Special education programmes must include high quality services to enhance children with disabilities (CWD) in all aspects of their development. This study aims to assess special education programmes (SEP) in Jordan from the perspectives of parents of CWD. Two different SEPs were assessed: inclusive education (IE) in regular schools, and special…

  11. State Certification Requirements for Early Childhood Special Educators

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    Stayton, Vicki D.; Dietrich, Sylvia L.; Smith, Barbara J.; Bruder, Mary Beth; Mogro-Wilson, Cristina; Swigart, Ashley

    2009-01-01

    The Office of Special Education Programs funded Center to Inform Personnel Preparation Policy and Practice in Early Intervention and Preschool Education conducted a study to obtain current information about state certification requirements for early childhood special educators who work with preschool children with developmental delays and…

  12. Teachers' Perceptions of Greek Special Education Policies and Practices

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    Miller, Kevin J.; Morfidi, Eleni; Soulis, Spyros

    2013-01-01

    Special education teachers and related service providers were interviewed for their perspectives on Greek special education policies and practices and how these influenced their job preparation and duties. Specifically, they were asked about the impact of the following on their jobs: Greek law related to the education of students with…

  13. Financing Special Education: State Funding Formulas. inForum

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    Ahearn, Eileen

    2010-01-01

    The cost of educating students with disabilities and how to fund their services have been the subject of a number of studies since 1982 that were conducted by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) and/or projects conducted by the American Institutes for Research's (AIR) Center for Special Education Finance…

  14. Special Education Report to the 63rd Legislature

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    Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The Special Education Division of the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) provides many services to Montana schools to assist them in providing a quality education to all students. The programs managed through this division are all aligned with Superintendent Juneau's Graduation Matters Montana initiative. The special education division is…

  15. What Do the Experts Say about Urban Special Education Issues?

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    Nevin, Ann, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    The participants in a special education doctoral seminar for Urban SEALS (Special Education Academic Leaders) interacted with 4 national experts in urban education to identify and resolve several issues. The participants examined issues in four general areas: factors that impact students with disabilities in urban settings; factors related to…

  16. Pathways to Leadership and Professional Development: Inspiring Novice Special Educators

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    Kaufman, Roberta C.; Ring, Mary

    2011-01-01

    Well-trained new special education teachers know that the individualized education program (IEP) team is the crux of the special education program. The IEP team addresses academic goals and behavior intervention plans for the student but rarely addresses in depth the social environment of the school, classroom, or family. Important aspects of the…

  17. Education and Children with Special Needs: From Segregation to Inclusion.

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    Hegarty, Seamus, Ed.; Alur, Mithu, Ed.

    This book presents 22 papers on principles and practices of special education within the context of present-day India and the Indian educational system. Papers arose out of a series of conferences held in India in 1997. The papers are: (1) "Education for the Disabled" (P. R. Dasgupta); (2) "Special Needs Policy in India" (Mithu…

  18. The Role of Policy in the Development of Special Education

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    Kiarie, Mary W.

    2014-01-01

    In terms of the number of students served and the overall quality of special education services provided, it is clear that special education has, from its early beginnings in the late seventeenth century, advanced at various rates in the different countries of the world. Data from the United States Department of Education (2007) indicates that 12%…

  19. Language Interpretation for Diverse Families: Considerations for Special Education Teachers

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    More, Cori M.; Hart, Juliet E.; Cheatham, Gregory A.

    2013-01-01

    The special education field is challenged by a lack of attention to and recruitment of well-trained language interpreters in schools. As such, special education teachers need to take a leadership role in working with interpreters to ensure diverse families are collaborative members of individualized education program (IEP) teams. Using the…

  20. The Place of Love in the Special Religious Education Classroom

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    Chalwell, Kaye

    2016-01-01

    Special Religious Education is faith-based single tradition religious education taught in many Australian public schools by volunteer teachers who are adherents of the faith they are teaching. This paper derives from a qualitative study of the pedagogy of Christian Special Religious Education teachers that took place between 2010 and 2014. Love is…

  1. Requirements for Conventional Licensure of Special Education Teachers.

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    Geiger, William L.

    This report discusses outcomes of a study designed to update information on jurisdictional requirements for the conventional licensure of special educators and to extend inquiry into areas of special education licensure. Interviews were conducted and responses were received from 51 directors of licensure in state departments of education and the…

  2. From Special to Inclusive Education in Macau (SAR)

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    Forlin, Chris

    2011-01-01

    The education for learners with special education needs (SEN) in Macau (SAR), China, has gradually transitioned over the past 30 years from a completely segregated approach to a more inclusive one. Following a review of the development of special education and the transition towards inclusion in Macau, consideration is given to the enactment of…

  3. Personnel Recruitment and Retention in Special Education: Meeting the Challenge.

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    Whitworth, Jerry E.

    This paper was developed for the Illinois State Board of Education as part of a year long project to address the issue of personnel shortages in special education. Recommendations from a number of state committees and professional organizations were analyzed and additional input obtained from various professionals in regular and special education.…

  4. Targeted Native Language Training with Preservice Special Education Teachers

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    Santistevan Matthews, Patricia D.; Peterson, Patricia J.; Johnson, Gae R.; Fetsco, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    Preservice special education teacher candidates in higher education training programs are given little or no specific training in the use of basic native language or cultural academic instructional techniques to support the learning needs of students who have not reached a level of English proficiency. Preservice special education students are…

  5. Program Suggestions: Emotionally Impaired. The Special Education Process in Michigan.

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    Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Special Education.

    The manual outlines Michigan's procedures in providing special education services to students with emotional impairments. The first section depicts the special education process, beginning with pre-referral intervention strategies and referral and proceeding to evaluation, the individualized educational planning committee (IEPC) meeting, delivery…

  6. Collaboration between General and Special Education Teachers in Malaysia

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    Khairuddin, Khairul Farhah; Dally, Kerry; Foggett, Judith

    2016-01-01

    Collaboration between general and special education teachers is a necessary component for the successful inclusion of students with a disability in regular schools, but little is known about how well this is working in countries where inclusive education is a recent initiative. This paper reports on the perceptions of special education teachers in…

  7. Special Education Voucher Programs, Reflective Judgment, and Future Legislative Recommendations

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    Bon, Susan C.; Decker, Janet R.; Strassfeld, Natasha

    2016-01-01

    As of 2015, 17 special education voucher programs (SVPs) existed in 13 states and proposals continue to emerge. Eligible parents utilize these vouchers to enroll their children in private schools and thereby relinquish special education services and protections provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Using a…

  8. Divorce and Special Education in Minnesota. PHP-c104

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    PACER Center, 2004

    2004-01-01

    When parents divorce, they sometimes have questions about which parent has rights in special education. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Minnesota state special education laws and regulations clearly describe parental rights and the school district's duty to meet them. Most rights are unchanged by divorce. The…

  9. Refueling the STEM and Special Education Teacher Pipelines

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    Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy; Brown, Nate

    2016-01-01

    Improving the quality of the teacher workforce is high on the nation's education policy agenda, but school systems continue to face difficulties in staffing STEM and special education classrooms with qualified teachers. This article documents the mismatch between the supply and demand of STEM and special education teachers in Washington State,…

  10. Engaging Students Regarding Special Needs in Technology and Engineering Education

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    White, David W.

    2015-01-01

    In 1984, James Buffer and Michael Scott produced the book "Special Needs Guide for Technology Education" (Buffer and Scott, 1984). This was a pivotal offering insofar as it set the stage for technology education educators, at the time, to think about and be provided with information regarding students with special needs in their…

  11. Instructional Challenges: Understanding the Needs of Novice Special Education Teachers. Induction Insights. Supporting Special Education Teachers - Administrators [AII-04

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    National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Novice special education teachers struggle with many of the same pedagogical challenges as their general education counterparts. They often need help learning the curriculum, acquiring and adapting necessary materials, and addressing challenging student behavior. A complicating factor is that novice special education teachers typically have…

  12. A Comparative Study of Administrator and Special Education Teacher Perceptions of Special Education Teacher Attrition and Retention

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    Sheldrake, Danielle Angelina

    2013-01-01

    This mixed methods study identifies perceived causes of and solutions to the attrition of special education teachers. Researchers have documented that special education teaching positions encounter higher attrition rates than their general education peers (Katsiyannis, Zhang, & Conroy in Olivarez & Arnold, 2006; Mitchell & Arnold,…

  13. Examining the Effectiveness of the Corrective Reading Program for Special Education and Non-Special Education Students

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    McCutcheon, Catherine A.

    2013-01-01

    The traditional classroom educational approach has been unsuccessful in helping special education and non-special education students who are not proficient readers. The problem addressed in this study was that a large number of American children are experiencing difficulty learning to read. One possible way to help students learn to read is…

  14. Ecological Theory and Methods for Research in Special Education.

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    Scott, Myrtle

    1980-01-01

    The author discusses the substantive and methodological contributions which several disciplines can make to naturalistic research in the field of special education and raises definitional issues. (Author)

  15. Emerging Areas of Inquiry: Special Education Teacher Induction. Induction Insights. Supporting Special Education Teachers - Teacher Educators [TEII-8

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    National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010

    2010-01-01

    General education induction has received substantial attention from policymakers, researchers, and school district practitioners. Yet, the literature base has been described as fragmented, with methodological problems that often make it difficult to draw clear implications. The special education induction literature base is even less developed.…

  16. Impact of the Kentucky Education Reform Act on Special Education Costs and Funding. State Analysis Series.

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    Chambers, Jay G.; Duenas, Ixtlac E.

    This paper explores the impact of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990 on the funding and allocation of resources to special education. Overall, the results indicate that the revenues generated for the special education system by KERA are approximately equal to marginal costs of special education services statewide. However, there is…

  17. How Effectively Are We Preparing Teacher Educators in Special Education? The Case of Deaf Education

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    Schirmer, Barbara R.

    2008-01-01

    The study assessed how well the field of teacher education in special education is preparing the next generation of teacher educators to be stewards of the discipline by exploring the particular case of deaf education. Assuming that preparing doctoral graduates who are able to conduct valuable and quality research requires mentoring by faculty who…

  18. Professional Learning Communities: A Practice to Support the Induction and Retention of Novice Special Education Teachers. Induction Insights. Supporting Special Education Teachers - Teacher Educators [TEII-5

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    National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Collaboration among novice special education teachers and their general education colleagues can bolster the impact of induction programs for all novice teachers, including special education teachers. Strong, supportive collaborative structures also can influence novice special education teacher retention. A Professional Learning Community--the…

  19. A Role for Music Therapy in Special Education.

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    Daveson, Barbara; Edwards, Jane

    1998-01-01

    Reviews the literature on the role and application of music therapy in special education in an Australian context. Notes that music therapy in Australia is practiced in medical contexts, education contexts, and in private practice and community programs. (DB)

  20. Self Perceptions of Special Educators toward Teaching Mathematics.

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    Thibodeau, Gerard P.; Cebelius, Lori S.

    1987-01-01

    The Mathematics Education Survey was administered to 141 special educators in three New England school districts. Discussion focused on perceptions of the time spent on mathematics, the importance of mathematics, and teacher preparedness to teach mathematics. (MNS)

  1. Microcomputer Software: A New IT Network for Special Education.

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    Fowler, Peter

    1989-01-01

    With the loss of central funding of Special Education Microelectronic Resource Centres in Britain, local educational authorities have developed a network of new centers that is centrally coordinated. Addresses and contact persons for the 14 centers are listed. (DB)

  2. Designing for Pupils with Special Educational Needs: Special Schools. Building Bulletin 77.

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    Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.

    The legal requirement that special needs students have access to a balanced and broadly based curriculum carries implications for accommodation in special schools. This document offers advice and guidance on the provision of accommodation which takes account of the special educational needs of the pupils, and also explains those factors relating…

  3. Special Children, Special Care: Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities.

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    Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.

    This manual is a guide to recommended practices and procedures for meeting the special educational needs of young children with disabilities, especially those ages 3 through 5 in Illinois. Chapter 1 provides a brief history of national and Illinois state mandates in early childhood special education, notes the critical role of the family, and…

  4. A Phenomenological Exploration of the Lived Experience of Special Education Teachers Working with Special Needs Children

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    Keeler, Kristy M.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of the lived experiences of special education teachers. The Giorgi phenomenological model was utilized for this qualitative project. The study looked in detail at the lived experiences of five special education teachers actively working in Pennsylvania schools. Information gathered came from…

  5. Training Special Educators: Sustaining Professional Development in Special School Placements

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    Peter, Melanie

    2013-01-01

    With the rapidly changing demographic due to survival rates from medical advances, the need to strengthen training on SEND is now recognised, and special school placements valued, having been previously marginalised within initial teacher training. Practices developed since 2008 at one university to support progression of trainees to gain advanced…

  6. Special Teaching for Special Children? Pedagogies for Inclusion. Inclusive Education

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    Lewis, Ann, Ed.; Norwich, Brahm, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    Some special needs groups (for example dyslexia) have argued strongly for the need for particular specialist approaches. In contrast, many proponents of inclusion have argued that "good teaching is good teaching for all" and that all children benefit from similar approaches. Both positions fail to scrutinise this issue rigorously and…

  7. Childhood Placement in Special Education and Adult Well-Being.

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    Chesmore, Ashley A; Ou, Suh-Ruu; Reynolds, Arthur J

    2016-08-01

    The present study investigates the relationship between childhood placement in special education and adult well-being among 1,377 low-income, minority children participating in the Chicago Longitudinal Study. Roughly 16% of the sample received special education services in grades 1-8. After accounting for sociodemographic factors and early academic achievement, children receiving special education services tended to have lower rates of high school completion and fewer years of education, as well as greater rates of incarceration, substance misuse, and depression. Eighth grade academic achievement significantly mediated the association between childhood placement in special education and adult well-being outcomes. The study contributes to the literature by providing support for a pathway from childhood special education placement to adult outcomes among an inner-city minority cohort.

  8. Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.

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    Burrell, Sue; Warboys, Loren

    This bulletin summarizes provisions of federal law as they pertain to special education and juvenile justice. It discusses provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1997 including: the definition of disability; free appropriate public education; identification, referral, and evaluation; the individualized education program…

  9. Special Physical Education: Adapted, Individualized, Developmental. Seventh Edition.

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    Dunn, John M.

    This text on physical education for children and adolescents with disabilities attempts to bring together current research findings and best educational practices from the fields of adapted physical education, special education, psychology, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and therapeutic recreation. The book is organized into…

  10. Teaching about HIV/AIDS and Abuse: Special Educators' Perspectives.

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    Prater, Mary Anne; Serna, Loretta A.

    1993-01-01

    Researchers examined special educators' attitudes regarding mandated curriculum, readiness for teaching, and responsibility for providing instruction on sex education, HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse, and substance abuse. Teachers supported mandated education, felt most comfortable teaching sex education, and considered parents responsible for teaching the…

  11. Is a Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education Possible?

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    Tomlinson, Sally

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the expansion of education systems that now, following international declarations, are expected to offer an "Education for All" to children, young people and adults. Since in these declarations special education and inclusive education are conjoined, sociological questions can be asked as to what sort of social…

  12. Bilingual Education: Language, Learning and Politics. A Special Report.

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    Crawford, James

    1987-01-01

    This special supplement to an education newspaper focuses on the status of bilingual education in the United States. Fifteen articles discuss the historical perspective, research needs, programs, and problems. Topics addressed include: the role of immigration in the development of bilingual education; federal bilingual education policy;…

  13. Special Education Teachers as Consultants: Perspectives of Finnish Teachers

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    Sundqvist, Christel; Ström, Kristina

    2015-01-01

    In this article, a qualitative study about teachers' thoughts on consultation between special teachers and class teachers is reported. The aim of the study was to deepen the knowledge about how consultation in special educational contexts can be understood and developed based on the descriptions of special teachers and class teachers on this…

  14. Preparing Rural Special Educators Using Distance Learning Technologies.

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    Gamble, Linda

    This report characterizes the problem of shortage of qualified special educators in rural schools and describes the Rural Special Educator Project developed to address this problem in Maine. The traditional model demanding that individuals wishing to broaden their skills must leave their community to receive training works in direct opposition to…

  15. Quality Special Education Programs: The Role of Transformational Leadership

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    Clinton, Demi

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine whether or not a relationship existed between principals who demonstrate transformational leadership traits and six different quality practices in their special education program. Effective principals must know and understand special education laws, practices, and current issues, but evidence…

  16. Where Are All the Black Male Special Education Teachers?

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    Scott, LaRon A.

    2016-01-01

    The under-representation of Black male teachers in special education has significant consequences. Historically, Black males account for the disproportionately high number of children served in K-12 special education programs (Talbert-Johnson, 2001). Often, the children are evaluated using racially-biased assessments (Cartledge & Duke, 2008).…

  17. Special Education of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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    Popova, Svetlana; Lange, Shannon; Burd, Larry; Nam, Seungree; Rehm, Jürgen

    2016-01-01

    The current study aimed to estimate the cost associated with special education among children (5 to 14 years) with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in elementary and middle school by sex, age group, and province and territory in Canada. It was estimated that there were 6,520 students with FASD receiving special education in Canada in…

  18. Masters of Weaving: The Complex Role of Special Education Teachers

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    Hillel Lavian, Rivka

    2015-01-01

    Special education teachers work under more difficult, more intense, and more demanding conditions than mainstream teachers. Relations between teachers, pupils, and parents are more complex than in mainstream education due to the intensity, intimacy, vulnerability, and commitment involved. Teachers require special skills so they can practice…

  19. Special Education: Evaluation and Reevaluation. Alliance Action Information Sheets

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    Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Before a child receives special education or related services, he or she must have an evaluation. The evaluation will help determine if a child needs special education. A parent or a member of the school staff may make the request for an evaluation. The child's parent must give consent in writing for the first evaluation. The evaluation will…

  20. The Use of Service-Learning among Special Education Faculty

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    Neeper, Lance S.; Dymond, Stacy K.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe the use of service-learning (SL) by special education faculty at 4-year colleges and universities across the United States, and to determine faculty attitudes and beliefs about the application of SL in special education. Participants included faculty with experience in SL teaching and/or research in…

  1. Sabin Special Education. A Model To Model: Collaborate To Integrate.

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    Colorado Springs Public Schools, CO.

    This collection of materials presents guidelines and forms used in the Sabin Junior High School (Colorado Springs, Colorado) special education collaborative program. A flow chart illustrates the continuum of services offered by the model. Contents of the manual include definitions of terms used; special education team visions concerning…

  2. Teacher Preparation for Early Childhood: Special Education in Taiwan

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    Ho, Hua-Kuo

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is intended to present the current model of teacher preparation for early childhood special education in Taiwan. Documentary analysis was conducted in the study to collect and analyze the obtained data. The main features of teacher preparation policies for early childhood special education in Taiwan could be summarized…

  3. A Response to Kauffman's The Devaluation of Special Education

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    Mostert, Mark P.

    2004-01-01

    Kauffman indicts the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education (PCESE) for sometimes implying the opposite of its stated aim of helping children in special education, including students with EBD, as he believes does the No Child Left Behind act (NCLB, 2002). This response addresses (a) two pivotal, but implied aspects the PCESE and…

  4. Analysis of Special Education Tribunal Outcomes Using Luhmann's Systems Theory

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    Valeo, Angela; Underwood, Kathryn

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines Special Education Tribunals, in Ontario, Canada through a Luhmannian theoretical lens. At total of 58 Special Education Tribunal summary hearings were analyzed using the constant comparative method through NVivo software. The results revealed that these Tribunals appear to favour the assessment testimony of teachers and other…

  5. Building Parent Trust in the Special Education Setting

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    Wellner, Laurie

    2012-01-01

    If trust is born in strong relationships, then first encounters are critical. Parents of students with disabilities undergo a great deal of stress and come to educational professionals for help with vital specialized tasks, including assessment, placement, progress monitoring, and maintenance of their child's ongoing needs. Special education is a…

  6. Replication of Special Education Research: Necessary but Far Too Rare

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    Makel, Matthew C.; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Freeman, Jennifer; Lombardi, Allison; Simonsen, Brandi; Coyne, Michael

    2016-01-01

    Increased calls for rigor in special education have often revolved around the use of experimental research design. However, the replicability of research results is also a central tenet to the scientific research process. To assess the prevalence, success rate, and authorship history of replications in special education, we investigated the…

  7. Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's Special Education Program.

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    League, Susan E.; Ford, Laurie

    Part of a larger study examining family involvement in children's special education programs, this study looked at the involvement of 9 fathers in the special education programs of their children (ages 5 to 16). Individual interviews and focus groups were employed to gather data. Three main themes emerged from analysis of interview and focus group…

  8. Measuring Time: The Stability of Special Education Teacher Time Use

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    Vannest, Kimberly J.; Parker, Richard I.

    2010-01-01

    Instructional time use is an intervention without equal. The measure of such has clear and important implications for special education practice and research. Although exhortations to maximize instruction and thereby student engagement exist throughout the literature, few studies discuss how special education teachers use their time, and none…

  9. Special Education in Early Childhood. A Burning Issues Series Report.

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    San Diego County Office of Education, CA.

    The National Preschool Coordination Project's (NPCP) Interstate Coordination Committee identified problems in finding and providing special education services for preschool migrant children. They propose training for parents and migrant staff and coordination among agencies to improve services. The NPCP Subcommittee on Special Education identified…

  10. Building Successful Multicultural Special Education Programs through Innovative Leadership

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    Obiakor, Festus E.; Beachum, Floyd D.; Williams, Darrell; McCray, Carlos R.

    2006-01-01

    With increased debates over various aspects of special education, it has become apparent that multicultural leadership is needed to prepare school administrators and teachers to design effective special education programs. In this article, the authors discuss several aspects of administering successful programs for multicultural students. To be…

  11. Educating the Special Child in the Caribbean and Central America.

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    Harris-Stowe State Coll., St. Louis, MO. Teacher Education Dept.

    This paper represents the perspectives of 25 special education teacher scholarship students from 13 Caribbean and Central American countries (Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nevis, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Grenada, and Antigua) on the status of special education in their…

  12. Doctoral Programs in Special Education: The Nation's Supplier.

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    Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Pion, Georgine M.; Tyler, Naomi Chowdhuri; Gilmore, Robert

    2003-01-01

    After a systematic national search, 86 special education doctoral programs were found to be active in 1999. Program administrators were surveyed and results indicate most special education doctoral programs are under enrolled, doctoral students' enrollment has declined 30% over the last 20 years, and programs are not highly selective. (Contains…

  13. Examining Greek Special Education Teachers' Individual and Collaborative Teaching Experiences

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    Morfidi, Eleni; Samaras, Anastasia P.

    2015-01-01

    In this exploratory study, the authors examine Greek special education teachers' individual and collaborative teaching experiences in the context of their literacy instruction. The Five Foci Framework, situated in Vygotskian theory, is utilized in the study's design to examine special education teachers' individual and collaborative experiences…

  14. Closing Reflections: Public Policy, Advocacy, and Special Educators

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    West, Jane E.; Shepherd, Katharine G.

    2016-01-01

    When the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE) convened in January 2016 in Washington, we celebrated both IDEA's and HECSE's 40th anniversaries. As we reflected on those two anniversaries, the convictions that generated this special issue became increasingly evident: the irrevocable significance of the impact of public policy…

  15. School Accountability Reforms and the Use of Special Education

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    Iversen, Jon Marius Vaag

    2013-01-01

    This paper analyses the relationship between Norwegian school reform implementation and the use of special education. After the introduction of the national reform programme called the "Kunnskapsloftet" ("Knowledge promotion") in 2006, the use of special education has increased dramatically in Norway. As part of the national…

  16. A Review of Special Education in British Columbia.

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    Siegel, Linda; Ladyman, Stewart

    This report presents findings of a special team to review special education policy, its implementation, accountability, and program effectiveness in British Columbia. The team identified a set of issues to address including: inclusion/integration, parental involvement, assessment, Individual Education Plans, evaluation, transitions, employees who…

  17. Trainning of Special Education Teachers about Curriculum Development

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    Ozcan, Deniz; Uzunboylu, Huseyin

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the needs of special education teachers about curriculum development, and to implement the constructivist approach to in-service training programme for special education teachers. Furthermore, this study seeks to evaluate the developed in-service training programme. The descriptive and experimental methods…

  18. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Food Services.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on food services is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach job-required…

  19. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Mechanical Assembly.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on mechanical assembly is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education for the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach…

  20. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Body & Fender Repair.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on body and fender repair is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education for the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach…

  1. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Floriculture.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on floriculture is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach job-required…

  2. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Building Trades.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on building trades is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach job-required…

  3. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Building Maintenance.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on building maintenance is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach…

  4. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Graphics.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on graphics is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach job-required…

  5. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Office Services.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on office services is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach job-required…

  6. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Distributive Services.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on distributive services is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handcapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach…

  7. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Electronic Assembly.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on electronic assembly is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach…

  8. Retention in Special Education Teachers in Georgia: A Phenomenological Approach

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    Jackson, Arndra N.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study using a phenomenological approach was to identify and examine factors influencing the retention rate of special education teachers in rural and urban schools in middle Georgia. Provided in this study are factors that are related to retention in special education teachers. Semistructured interviews were used to…

  9. General Education Students' Changing Perceptions of Students with Special Needs

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    Novak, Ashley D.; Bartelheim, Frederick J.

    2012-01-01

    Schools are becoming more inclusive and more students with special needs are accessing general education classrooms than ever. This action research study investigated general education students changing perceptions of students with special needs through the use of various interventions (e.g., classroom discussions, organized games, buddy reads,…

  10. Who Are the Children in Special Education? Research Brief.

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    Cameto, Renee

    This paper describes a current national study funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS). SEELS is a 6-year study (1999-2005) that will document the school experiences of a national sample of school-age students with disabilities by following students as they move from elementary…

  11. The Marketplace: Report on Technology in Special Education.

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    Behrmann, June, Ed.; Lahm, Elizabeth A., Ed.

    1988-01-01

    Three reports on technology in special education identify major trends, describe availability and characteristics of adaptive hardware, and report on special education costs and demographic data. The first report notes the continuing interest of the Federal Government in technology, the changing federal policy toward hardware acquisition, and such…

  12. Evaluating a Special Education Training Programme in Nicaragua

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    Delkamiller, Julie; Swain, Kristine D.; Ritzman, Mitzi J.; Leader-Janssen, Elizabeth M.

    2016-01-01

    This study examined a two-year special education and inclusive practices in-service training programme with a university in Nicaragua. Participants included 14 teachers from nine schools in Nicaragua. Participants' knowledge of special education concepts were evaluated as part of assessing the training modules. In addition, programme evaluation…

  13. Rules Relaxed on Budget Cuts to Special Education

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    Shah, Nirvi

    2011-01-01

    The author reports on controversial new guidance issued by the federal government which will allow districts to make permanent cuts in special education spending. In the past, federal law was interpreted to mean that once a district set its special education budget, it could not be reduced permanently except for very specific reasons. The…

  14. Personalizing Research: Special Educators' Awareness of Evidence-Based Practice

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    Guckert, Mary; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E.

    2016-01-01

    Although evidence-based practices are considered critical to student success, a research-to-practice gap exists. This qualitative study examined practicing special education teachers' perceptions of their use of evidence-based practices. Special education teachers were interviewed and their classroom practices examined. Major themes emerged and…

  15. Preservice Special Education Service Providers' Attitudes on Diversity

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    Santistevan Matthews, Patricia D.; Hawken, Leanne S.; Burrow-Sánchez, Jason J.; Peterson, Patricia J.; Fields, Matthew K.

    2007-01-01

    This survey design study involved preservice special education service providers who were in degree seeking programs in the departments of special education, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Participants provided views and belief structures on diversity issues identified through a review of literature, including (a) English language…

  16. Effects of Funding Incentives on Special Education Enrollment. Civic Report.

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    Greene, Jay P.; Forster, Greg

    This study examined the effects on special education enrollment of state funding systems and high stakes testing. The study evaluated special and general education enrollment for each of the school years 1991-92 through 2000-01. Data were also collected on high stakes testing in each state and on funding systems, including the common bounty system…

  17. Teacher Efficacy of Alternative and Traditionally Certified Special Education Teachers

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    Green, Sean Michael

    2012-01-01

    A teacher shortage in the area of special education has led to an increase in the number of alternatively certified special education teachers. Many alternative certification programs focus on content knowledge rather than pedagogical training, allowing many alternatively certified teachers into the classroom with little pedagogical training.…

  18. Fundamental Attributes of Exemplary State Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems

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    Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2013

    2013-01-01

    Between Fall 2008 and Summer 2010, the Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) analyzed state special education dispute resolution systems and their components, with the objective of identifying particularly effective systems and creating a resource that other states could draw on when considering improvement…

  19. Special Education Teacher Retention: An Examination of Selected Veteran Teachers

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    Hogan, Andrea E.

    2012-01-01

    Special Education Teacher Retention: An Examination of Selected Veteran Teachers is a qualitative study that examined what prompted veteran special education teachers to continue in the critical shortage fields even though they contend with challenging situations that have been a deterrent for others to remain in the classroom (e.g. Nelson, 2001).…

  20. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Automotive Maintenance.

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    Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

    This curriculum resource guide on automotive maintenance is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach…

  1. Moving toward Standards-Based Alternative Certification in Special Education

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    Sears, Sue; Burstein, Nancy; Ashton, Tamarah; Murawski, Wendy

    2009-01-01

    Alternative programs in special education are often developed in response to chronic personnel shortages. At issue, however, is the quality of alternative programs and their graduates. This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a large special education alternative certification program that adheres to both professional…

  2. Recent Legal Developments of Interest to Special Educators

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    Zirkel, Perry A.

    2013-01-01

    An overview is provided of five recent legal developments that merit special attention of special educators: (a) the amended Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) regulations concerning parental consent, including subsequent agency interpretations concerning their practical application; (b) the IDEIA provisions and…

  3. Single-Subject Designs in Special Education: Advantages and Limitations

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    Alnahdi, Ghaleb H.

    2015-01-01

    Single-subject designs provide the special education field with an alternative to group designs. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the topic of single-subject designs by providing an overview of the relevant literature and a discussion of the major issues and applications of these designs in the field of special education. This paper is…

  4. Hispanic Representation in Special Education: Patterns and Implications

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    Guiberson, Mark

    2009-01-01

    The inaccurate placement of minority students in special education programs can take various forms including overrepresentation, underrepresentation, and misidentification. First, overrepresentation occurs when the percentage of minority students in special education programs is greater than that in the school population as a whole. Second,…

  5. Special Educators and Mathematics Phobia: An Initial Qualitative Investigation

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    Humphrey, Michael; Hourcade, Jack J.

    2010-01-01

    Special educators are uniquely challenged to be content experts in all curricular areas, including mathematics, because students in their caseloads may require academic instruction in any area. However, special educators with math phobia may be limited in their ability to provide effective instruction to their students with mathematical deficits…

  6. Unproven Links: Can Poverty Explain Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education?

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    Skiba, Russell J.; Poloni-Staudinger, Lori; Simmons, Ada B.; Feggins-Azziz, L. Renae; Choong-Geun, Chung

    2005-01-01

    The high degree of overlap of race and poverty in our society has led to the presumption in both research and practice that ethnic disproportionality in special education is in large measure an artifact of the effects of poverty. This article explores relationships among race, poverty, and special education identification to arrive at a more…

  7. Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

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    British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This resource conveys policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the delivery of special education services in British Columbia's (Canada) public schools. It was originally published in 1995 (ED414703), following an extensive provincial Special Education Review (1993-94). The purpose of this manual is to provide a single point of reference…

  8. Review of the Literature on Children with Special Educational Needs

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    Alkahtani, Mohammed Ali

    2016-01-01

    This study outlines the literature relevant to the Cross-cultural issues and the politics of SEN and the different perspectives arising from the literature on this widely debated issue are addressed. In addition, the origin of the term "special educational needs" (SEN), its definitions and the types of special education needs are…

  9. Principals' Perceptions of Needs in Hispanic Special Education

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    Roberts, Maria B.; Guerra, Federico, Jr.

    2017-01-01

    This mixed methods study used a survey by Frost and Kersten to answer the following questions: (a) Do principals of predominantly Hispanic schools perceive themselves as having adequate knowledge in special education? (b) Which areas are these principals most involved in with special education teachers? (c) What suggestions do these principals…

  10. Model Special Education Manpower Information and Management System. Final Report.

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    Gilles, Cynthia

    The Massachusetts Special Education Manpower Planning Project is described. Relying on cooperative planning, the project developed a system to provide information on manpower planning, a system to link other agencies with the project, and annual statements of state special education training priorities. The project also collaborated with six other…

  11. [Principal's Training Simulator in Special Education. Instructor's Packet.

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    Burello, Leonard C.; And Others

    This instructor's packet on collaborative leadership development in special education presents the Principal's Training Simulator in Special Education (PTSSE), designed to provide an orientation to typical situations facing local school district administrators, consideration of major issues in programming for exceptional children, practice in…

  12. Preparing Special Education Research Articles in APA Style.

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    Algozzine, Bob; Spooner, Fred; Karvonen, Meagan

    2002-01-01

    This article addresses key considerations in preparing special education research articles for submission to professional journals in which the preferred style guide is the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association." The guidelines are drawn from special education literature, from editors, and from authors experienced in…

  13. Issues and Research in Special Education. Volume 2.

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    Gaylord-Ross, Robert, Ed.

    This compilation presents five papers on issues and research in special education. "Qualitative Research in Special Education: An Evaluative Review" (Charles A. Peck and Gail C. Furman) explicates some of the epistemological assumptions underlying qualitative research methods, reviews examples of qualitative research, evaluates the contributions…

  14. Burnout among Special Education Administrators: A Preliminary Study

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    Carter, Susan J.

    2011-01-01

    Research on the extent of stress and burnout among special education administrators is not as well developed as research on the extent of stress and burnout among teachers. This study utilized the Maslach Burnout Inventory to determine levels of stress and burnout among administrators of special education. Results indicated administrators of…

  15. How We Might Achieve the Radical Reform of Special Education.

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    Kauffman, James M.

    1993-01-01

    Special education faces three tasks created by pressures toward change: (1) keeping the issue of physical place in perspective, (2) choosing idea over image, and (3) avoiding fanaticism. Achievement of substantive reform calls for disaggregating special education populations, elaborating conceptual foundations, and strengthening the empirical…

  16. Review of the Present Situation of Special Education.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

    The review of special education worldwide is based on questionnaire replies of appropriate ministries in 58 United Nations member states during 1986-87. The first part of the review consists of a summary and analysis of data collected concerning such aspects of special education as policy, legislation, administration and organization, special…

  17. Recovery of Expert Fees in Special Education Due Process Hearings

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    Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Ryan, Joseph B.; McDuffie, Kimberly

    2008-01-01

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued three rulings in special education cases during the past 2 years. Considering that in the previous 25 years, the high court had issued only 14 rulings, these three decisions represent a significant increase in the special education cases heard by the Court. These important rulings all addressed parental rights in due…

  18. Academy Breaks the Isolation of Special Education Directors

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    WestEd, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Most special education administrators do not get the chance to network regularly with professional peers to discuss job challenges and strategies. School-district special education directors routinely juggle complex, difficult, time-consuming, and emotion-laden job demands, but when things get tough, they usually find themselves solving problems…

  19. Does Special Education Improve Preschoolers' Academic Skills? Research Brief

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    Sullivan, Amanda L.; Field, Samuel

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated associations between enrollment in preschool special education and school readiness skills for children with mild to moderate delays. Findings indicated that on average, children who received preschool special education services had lower scores in reading and math in kindergarten than similar children who did not receive…

  20. Childhood Placement in Special Education and Adult Well-Being

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    Chesmore, Ashley A.; Ou, Suh-Ruu; Reynolds, Arthur J.

    2016-01-01

    The present study investigates the relationship between childhood placement in special education and adult well-being among 1,377 low-income, minority children participating in the Chicago Longitudinal Study. Roughly 16% of the sample received special education services in Grades 1 to 8. After accounting for sociodemographic factors and early…

  1. The Impending Shortage of Special Education Faculty: A Summary

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    Smith, D. D.; Young, C.; Montrosse, B.; Tyler, N. C.; Robb, S. M.

    2011-01-01

    This document highlights the major findings of a four-year study about the supply and demand of special education college and university faculty. The Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment (SEFNA) project concluded its data collection efforts in July of 2011. This national study continued the work of previous efforts that found the shortage of…

  2. Special Education of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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    Popova, Svetlana; Lange, Shannon; Burd, Larry; Nam, Seungree; Rehm, Jürgen

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The current study aimed to estimate the cost associated with special education among children (5 to 14 years) with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in elementary and middle school by sex, age group, and province and territory in Canada. It was estimated that there were 6,520 students with FASD receiving special education in Canada in 2011–2012. The cost of special education among these students was 53.5 million Canadian dollars. Implications for decision- and policymakers, educational systems and school staff are discussed. PMID:27695197

  3. Special Education--Non-Special Education Achievement Gap in Math: Effects of Reporting Methods, Analytical Techniques, and Reclassification

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    Thurlow, Martha L.; Wu, Yi-Chen; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Ysseldyke, James E.

    2016-01-01

    Federal regulations indicate that the achievement gap must be closed between subgroups, including the gap between special education and non-special education students. We explored the ways in which achievement trends are influenced by three methods of reporting (cross-sectional, cohort-static, and cohort-dynamic). We also investigated (a) the ways…

  4. Characteristics, Predictors, and Growth Trajectories of Children Who Exit Special Education Compared to Their General and Special Education Peers

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    Dragoo, Kyrie Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and predictive factors for children receiving special education services, and if they received special education services, factors associated with them discontinuing those services before eighth grade. In addition, a second purpose was to determine whether there are differences in the…

  5. Opportunities for Inclusion the Education of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Special Schools in Uganda

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    Kristensen, Kirsten; Omagor-Loican, Martin; Onen, Negris; Okot, Daniel

    2006-01-01

    The Government of Uganda aims to provide good quality education for all learners in inclusive schools. However, some learners who have severe disabilities, including those who are deaf, will, for some time, continue to receive their education in special schools. In this article, Kirsten Kristensen, consultant in inclusive and special needs…

  6. Individualized Education Program (IEP) Planning Guide for Special Education Students Entering High School Vocational Education Programs.

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    Burrell, Lewis P.

    This guide is designed to assist school program planners who are working with mainstreamed special education students in vocational education programs. The guide, covering grades 11 and 12, contains vocational program goals, objectives, and evaluation measures for 30 secondary vocational education programs in 15 curriculum areas, as well as for…

  7. A Training Program in Special Physical Education for SEA [State Education Agency] Directors of Physical Education and Special Education. Final Report.

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    National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.

    The final report reviews achievements of a 30 month project to assist State Education Agencies (SEAs) in implementing physical education and recreation components of federal law (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). To develop comprehensive special physical education SEA plans, competencies of SEA…

  8. Bibliografia Especializada: Educacion Basica (Specialized Bibliography: Basic Education).

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    Boletin del Centro Nacional de Documentacion e Informacion Educativa, 1971

    1971-01-01

    This specialized international bibliography on basic education lists almost 50 documents written between 1969 and 1971 in Spanish, French, and Italian on the topic of elementary education. Annotations are provided for nine of the articles. Specific topics range from elementary reading and math education to curriculum planning. (VM)

  9. Special Education Report to the 2005 Montana Legislature

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    Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2005

    2005-01-01

    The Annual Performance Report (APR) for Grant Year July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003, was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The OSEP designed the APR to serve as a state?s self-assessment and improvement planning…

  10. A Rationale for Special Education in Catholic Schools

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    Long, Thomas J.; Schuttloffel, Merylann J.

    2006-01-01

    Debates about inclusive education for students with special needs challenge Catholic educators to develop a rationale consistent with Catholic theology and Church teaching. Guided by the rationale, arguments are made for the role Catholic schools, seminaries, and Catholic higher education should contribute to realize an inclusive Church.…

  11. Special Education Services for Parentally Placed Private School Students

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    Drang, Debra; McLaughlin, Margaret J.

    2008-01-01

    When the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (now known as the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act [IDEA]) was initially passed in 1975, it indicated that districts were required to provide children in private schools with access to special education and related services, but it was unclear whether they were entitled to…

  12. What Do I Know? Parental Positioning in Special Education

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    McCloskey, Erin

    2010-01-01

    The literature that is meant to guide parental participation in special education often refers to parents as vital team members who are critical in designing the best programs for their children (The Family and Advocates Partnership for Education, 2004; The State Education Department, May 2002). However, a disconnect can occur between the…

  13. Special Education Funding in New Jersey: A Policy Analysis

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    Kolbe, Tammy; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Mason, Loretta M.

    2007-01-01

    The Education Law Center (ELC) sought an independent review of special education funding in New Jersey as part of a larger group of studies intended to critique the cost study conducted by Augenblick and Palaich and Associates (APA) and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and inform the ongoing public debate. In doing so, ELC recognized…

  14. ICT and Special Educational Needs. Learning & Teaching with ICT

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    Florian, Lani; Hegarty, John

    2004-01-01

    A useful reference book for educators interested in the uses of ICT as a tool to promote the inclusion of learners with special educational needs, this book examines contextual issues and broad areas within which ICT has much to offer those who teach learners with SEN or manage provision across the different phases of education in mainstream and…

  15. Research in Special Education: Designs, Methods, and Applications. Second Edition

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    Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Cook, Bryan G.; Wiley, Andrew L.

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this second edition is to provide a comprehensive overview of the philosophical, ethical, methodological, and analytical fundamentals of social science and educational research, as well as specify aspects of special education research that distinguish it from scientific inquiry in other fields of education and human services. Foremost…

  16. New Jersey Primer on Special Education & Charter Schools

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    New Jersey Department of Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This document has been developed by the New Jersey Department of Education with the assistance of the TA Customizer Project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Charter Schools Program (CSP) and conducted by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE). Its focus is on providing information and technical…

  17. Teaching Our Tomorrows: Special Programs in Citizenship Education.

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    Gallagher, Arlene F., Ed.

    This book contains 44 elementary and secondary school citizenship education lesson plans, programs, projects, and learning activities that were developed by 50 teachers who participated in the 1985 Special Programs in Citizenship Education (SPICE I). This collection of educational materials is organized under the general topics of: (1)…

  18. Congenital Heart Defects and Receipt of Special Education Services

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    Riehle-Colarusso, Tiffany; Autry, Andrew; Razzaghi, Hilda; Boyle, Coleen A.; Mahle, William T.; Van Naarden Braun, Kim; Correa, Adolfo

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND We investigated the prevalence of receipt of special education services among children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared with children without birth defects. METHODS Children born from 1982 to 2004 in metropolitan Atlanta with CHDs (n = 3744) were identified from a population-based birth defect surveillance program; children without birth defects (n = 860 715) were identified from birth certificates. Cohorts were linked to special education files for the 1992–2012 school years to identify special education services. Children with noncardiac defects or genetic syndromes were excluded; children with CHDs were classified by presence or absence of critical CHDs (ie, CHDs requiring intervention by age one year). We evaluated the prevalence of receipt of special education services and prevalence rate ratios using children without birth defects as a reference. RESULTS Compared with children without birth defects, children with CHDs were 50% more likely to receive special education services overall (adjusted prevalence rate ratio [aPRR] = 1.5; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.4–1.7). Specifically, they had higher prevalence of several special education categories including: intellectual disability (aPRR = 3.8; 95% CI: 2.8–5.1), sensory impairment (aPRR = 3.0; 95% CI: 1.8–5.0), other health impairment (aPRR = 2.8; 95% CI: 2.2–3.5), significant developmental delay (aPRR = 1.9; 95% CI: 1.3–2.8), and specific learning disability (aPRR = 1.4; 95% CI: 1.1–1.7). For most special education services, the excess prevalence did not vary by presence of critical CHDs. CONCLUSIONS Children with CHDs received special education services more often than children without birth defects. These findings highlight the need for special education services and the importance of developmental screening for all children with CHDs. PMID:26283775

  19. 78 FR 66343 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Special Education-Individual Reporting...

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    ... Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Special Education-Individual Reporting on... Performance and Results Act (GPRA) AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS... of Collection: Special Education-Individual Reporting on Regulatory Compliance Related to...

  20. ESSA's Well-Rounded Education. Special Report

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    Jones, Scott D.; Workman, Emily

    2016-01-01

    As questions regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) flow in to Education Commission of the States, one frequent inquiry is about the concept of a "well-rounded education," referenced more than 20 times and included within the majority of Titles in the Act. State education leaders want to know what constitutes a well-rounded…

  1. State Special Education Fiscal Policy: The Quest for Equity.

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    McCarthy, Eileen F.; Sage, Daniel D.

    1982-01-01

    Factors, relative to funding, include variations in population, in needs, in service delivery, and in system costs. The most important concern voiced by New York policy influencers was over the actual amount of money available for financing special education. (Author)

  2. Special Education: A Right or Privilege in Ontario?

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    Keeton, Anne

    1979-01-01

    Government policies and procedures for identifying, assessing, placing, and programing children in special education in Ontario, Canada, are examined. Survey results provide a picture of the variability that exists across Ontario in interpretation and carrying out of the regulations. (JMF)

  3. Towards Diversification of Secondary Special Education in British Columbia

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    Csapo, Marg

    1978-01-01

    Discussed is the trend in British Columbia, Canada, towards diversification of secondary special education programs, which in the past were restricted to occupational programs that became "dumping grounds" for all types of problem students. (DLS)

  4. Students' Reasons for Studying Special Needs Education: Challenges Facing Inclusive Education

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    Hausstatter, Rune Sarromaa

    2007-01-01

    This article attempts to clarify some of the problems and challenges currently met by the teaching profession in special education, in particular those relating to why students choose to study special needs education and what they expect to learn. There are two major reasons why students choose to become a "special needs" teacher: to…

  5. Special Education Classification and Program Success: Is There a Relationship?

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    Safran, Stephen P.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Analyzed relationship between students' pre- and postprogram special education classification status and success in level-system program. Reviewed records of Severe Behavior Handicapped in special school over 11-year entrance period. Found no significant relationship between student outcomes and pre- or postclassification status. Findings suggest…

  6. Special Education Coordinator: Learning Lessons From All Our Students

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    Satterley, Donna

    2015-01-01

    As a special education coordinator of students with learning disabilities, I come into contact quite frequently with students who are considered twice exceptional. My role is to provide support to teachers on how to best meet the needs of the students with special needs in my school district. It is imperative that collaboration occurs between…

  7. The Role of Research in the Future of Special Education.

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    Gallagher, James J.

    The role of research in the future of special education is discussed. The impact of research on practice is exemplified in the rise of the mainstreaming movement from research findings unable to find benefits in special class instruction for the mildly handicapped. The continuing ambivalence of the practitioner toward research is noted. The past…

  8. Special Educational Needs of the Child With Cancer

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    Kirten, Caren; Liverman, Marie

    1977-01-01

    Special educational needs of the child with cancer may be met in any of several ways: in hospital classes, in a regular school, in orthopedic special class, in a combination of regular school and home instruction, or in the homebound program. (MB)

  9. Social Deprivation, School-Level Achievement and Special Educational Needs.

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    Croll, Paul

    2002-01-01

    Data from interviews with 299 teachers in 46 English primary schools revealed that the correlation between free school meals and achievement and between free school meals and special educational needs may stem from teacher judgments. The very poorest schools with the lowest achievement have substantially higher levels of special needs identified…

  10. Inclusive Resources for Science and Special Educational Needs.

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    Fenton, Adrian

    2002-01-01

    Introduces a CD-ROM that provides support for inclusive science and special education. Provides a full-scale investigation, resources for lessons, and management strategies for special needs students in science, and includes the themes of coastline protection, micro-scale chemistry, torches and color, fast plants, and flashcards software. (YDS)

  11. "The War that Never Ended": Special Education Students Write History.

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    Zigo, Diane

    1999-01-01

    Believes that serious fun holds great promise for engaging special needs students in meaningful learning experiences in social studies. Describes how creative play with plastic action figures led to four students in a self-contained special education classroom collaborating on writing and illustrating their own book. (CMK)

  12. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation: Future Applications in Special Education.

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    Moore, Gwendolyn B.; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Describes possible applications of new technologies to special education. Discusses results of a study designed to explore the use of robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer simulations to aid people with handicapping conditions. Presents several scenarios in which specific technological advances may contribute to special education…

  13. A Training Program in Evacuation of Special Education Pupils.

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    Lenane, Judith D.

    1987-01-01

    To protect special education students fully, bus drivers must be trained to respond to emergencies in an organized fashion. This article describes special equipment and procedures used in Baltimore County buses for the handicapped, along with yearly evacuation drills to hone drivers' skills. Speed was not a factor in these exercises. (MLH)

  14. Representations of Special Support. Independent Schools' Descriptions of Special Educational Provision

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    Magnússon, Gunnlaugur

    2016-01-01

    An important argument for the introduction of school choice in Sweden, was that independent schools would be a source for innovation. But do independent schools follow traditional patterns of special education, or do they aim for alternative organisational solutions, approaching inclusive education? Here, results from a total population…

  15. Preparing Effective Special Education Teachers. What Works for Special-Needs Learners Series

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    Mamlin, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    What tools are in the toolkit of an excellent special educator, and how can teacher preparation programs provide these tools in the most efficient, effective way possible? This practical, clearly written book is grounded in current research and policy as well as the author's extensive experience as a teacher educator. It identifies what special…

  16. Special Education in Swedish and Finnish Schools: Seeing the Forest or the Trees?

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    Takala, Marjatta; Ahl, Astrid

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to study the content of the work of two special education professions in Sweden, special teachers and special pedagogues. In addition, we compare their work to the work of Finnish special teachers. The Swedish participants were 74 special educators: 27 special teachers and 47 special pedagogues. The Finnish data…

  17. Retention and Attrition of Local Special Education Directors. inForum

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    Muller, Eve

    2009-01-01

    Local special education directors oversee district-level special education programs. They play an essential role in assisting with program administration, ensuring the quality of special education services and working with teachers and parents in the education process. A number of state special education directors have noted that job turnover in…

  18. Preparing the Next Generation of Higher Education Faculty in Special Education

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    deBettencourt, Laurie U.

    2014-01-01

    There is a shortage in the number of funded doctoral programs in the field of special education. As a result the number of higher education faculty who are trained in the knowledge and skills necessary to train the next generation of special education teachers is critically low. This article describes a doctoral program funded by the Office of…

  19. Sexual Harassment among Students with Educational Disabilities: Perspectives of Special Educators

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    Young, Ellie L.; Heath, Melissa Allen; Ashbaker, Betty Y.; Smith, Barbara

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated the perceptions of special education teachers about the prevalence and characteristics of sexual harassment among students identified with educational disabilities. Utah special education teachers (250) were randomly selected from the state's database. Fifty-two percent (n = 129) of the surveys were returned. Approximately…

  20. Strengthening the Special Educational Needs Element of Initial Teacher Training and Education

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    Golder, Gill; Jones, Nicky; Quinn, Erica Eaton

    2009-01-01

    In the academic year 2006-2007, the Training and Development Agency (TDA) set up a development programme to enable Initial Teacher Training and Education (ITTE) placements in specialist special education provision. The goal of the programme was to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of inclusive practice for special educational needs…

  1. Special Education Administrators' Response to the Educational Needs of Foster Care Youth: Collaborative or Disjointed?

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    Palladino, John; Haar, Jean

    2011-01-01

    Although the literature discusses the deleterious educational outcomes that foster care students endure, little attention has focused on school personnel's responses to the phenomenon. Despite the documented relationship between foster care and special education, a missing contribution is the voice of special education administrators. In turn, the…

  2. Characteristics of Swedish Preschools That Provide Education and Care to Children with Special Educational Needs

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    Lundqvist, Johanna; Westling, Mara Allodi; Siljehag, Eva

    2016-01-01

    In Sweden, preschool inclusion is embraced and preschools are open for children both with and without special educational needs. The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of a number of preschool units in Sweden that provide education and care to children with special educational needs with regard to organisation, resources and…

  3. Identification of Special Educational Needs for Early Childhood Inclusive Education in Ghana

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    Mensah, Florence Akua; Badu-Shayar, Jeremiah

    2016-01-01

    Early Childhood Education is a key element for the growth and development of every country. This paper, provides a summary of reviewing the impact of early childhood special educational assessment on children to be "at risk" of developing special educational needs. It was identified mainly that early identification of at-risk factors for…

  4. James M. Kauffman's Ideas about Special Education: Implications for Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

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    Tetzloff, Lynn; Obiakor, Festus E.

    2015-01-01

    For decades, James M. Kauffman has been a reputable scholar in the field of special education. While his contributions to the field cannot be doubted, his ideas about special education have been somewhat controversial and even devastating to the education of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners with and without disabilities.…

  5. Accessibility of State Department of Education Home Pages and Special Education Pages.

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    Opitz, Christine; Savenye, Wilhelmina; Rowland, Cyndi

    2003-01-01

    This study evaluated State Department of Education Internet home pages and special education pages for accessibility compliance with standards of the World Wide Web Consortium and Section 508 of the revised Rehabilitation Act. Only 26% of state department home pages and 52% of special education pages achieved W3C compliance and fewer conformed…

  6. Education Empowerment Model for the Disabled Learners: A Case Study at Cicendo School for Special Education

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    Kamil, Mustofa; Shantini, Yanti; Sardin

    2015-01-01

    This paper originates from a study conducted to examine the challenges faced by the Schools for Special Education (SLB) in their effort to empower people living with disabilities. The study aimed: 1) to describe the stages involved in the education for empowerment of the disabled groups through schools for special education, 2) to present an…

  7. Bullying and Victimization among Students in Special Education and General Education Curricula

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    Rose, Chad A.; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Aragon, Steven R.; Elliott, John

    2011-01-01

    International research established over a decade ago that students who are enrolled in special education curricula are victimized and perpetrate more bullying than their general education peers. However, few empirical studies have examined bullying rates among American schoolchildren who receive special education services. In the current study, a…

  8. Educational Encouragement, Parenting Styles, Gender and Ethnicity as Predictors of Academic Achievement among Special Education Students

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    Khan, Aqeel; Ahmad, Roslee; Hamdan, Abdul Rahim; Mustaffa, Mohamed Sharif

    2014-01-01

    Current study examines the predictors of academic achievement: role of parenting styles, educational encouragement, gender and ethnicity among special education students. Participants of this study consisted 200 special education students (N = 105 boys and N = 95 girls) age varies 14 to 19 years from one school located at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.…

  9. Population Education in the Schools. Special Topics.

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    Sherris, Jacqueline D.; Quillin, Wayne F.

    1982-01-01

    An overview of and rationale for population education for elementary and secondary schools are given beginning with a definition of population education as an effort to teach children about basic population issues and to encourage them to have smaller families. Various aspects and concerns related to the selection and implementation of population…

  10. Parental Involvement in Special Education Curriculum

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    Westwood-Robinette, Nicole M.

    2014-01-01

    Educators and researchers have long considered parental involvement an integral part in the success of students and researchers have concluded that there is a connection between parental involvement and the retention rates of students who are involved in regular education curriculum. However, much less information is available regarding the…

  11. The Myth about the Special Education Gap

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    Winters, Marcus A.

    2015-01-01

    As public schools, charter schools are legally required to educate all students regardless of the difficulties they bring with them into the classroom. Nonetheless, many are concerned that the charter sector fails to educate all comers. Charter schools are often criticized for not enrolling similar proportions of students with disabilities as are…

  12. It's Elementary: Special Topics in Elementary Education.

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    Crawford, Patricia A., Ed.; Burriss, Kathleen Glascott, Ed.

    As elementary teachers work to educate and meet the needs of the students in their care, their job has become increasingly challenging and demanding. This volume addresses a variety of issues and topics related to elementary education around eight sectional themes relevant to the work of elementary teachers: celebrating diversity, classroom…

  13. Achieving Inclusion? Effective Resourcing of Students with Special Educational Needs

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    Banks, Joanne; Frawley, Denise; McCoy, Selina

    2015-01-01

    In line with the increasing policy emphasis on inclusive education, there is now a greater focus on how best to provide for students special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools. However, there is little consensus internationally as to the most equitable way in which to support these students. Despite ongoing evaluations of the existing…

  14. Special Needs in Education (E241): National Perspectives, Unit 10.

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    Booth, Tony

    One of 16 booklets designed for use in an Open University course on the education of handicapped children in the United Kingdom, this document focuses on special education policy efforts in Norway, the United States and Italy. Separate chapters present information on each country, especially detailing each country's attempts to provide for…

  15. Asperger Syndrome: The Emerging Challenge to Special Education.

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    Safran, Stephen P.

    2001-01-01

    This article provides a synthesis of recent literature on Asperger syndrome, a condition that has received little attention in American special education. The analysis addresses the syndrome's history, definition, differential diagnosis from other pervasive developmental disorders, screening procedures, and emerging educational interventions.…

  16. Mathematics Dispositions of Secondary School Students with Special Educational Needs

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    Kalambouka, Afroditi; Pampaka, Maria; Omuvwie, Michael; Wo, Lawrence

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this paper was to shed more light on the attitudes and dispositions to mathematics education of secondary school students with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools. The data were collected as part of a larger project in England which looked at the relationship between students' learning outcomes (including dispositions)…

  17. Introduction to Special Issue on Education and Health.

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    Kiker, B. F.

    1998-01-01

    Introduces a special issue devoted to education-health linkages. The scope of coverage is quite broad. Papers treat education's connections with specific health-related behaviors, full-time employees' health insurance coverage, medical care/lifestyle choices, nurses' wage profiles, low birthweight children's capabilities, smoking decisions,…

  18. Live Broadcasting Online: Interactive Training for Rural Special Educators.

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    Ludlow, Barbara L.; Duff, Michael C.

    Since 1990 West Virginia University has offered a distance education program leading to teaching certification and a master's degree in either severe/multiple disabilities or early intervention/early childhood special education. The courses were offered via satellite transmission, but in response to demand for these courses in areas without…

  19. Bibliografia Especializada: Formacion Docente (Specialized Bibliography: Teacher Education).

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    Boletin del Centro Nacional de Documentacion e Informacion Educativa, 1971

    1971-01-01

    This specialized, international bibliography on various issues in teacher education lists approximately 50 articles and books written between 1959 and 1970 in Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese. Many of the items are reports from conferences and seminars on related topics. Several concern teacher education within a given geographical region.…

  20. Evaluating a Text for a Special Education Technology Course.

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    Wissick, Cheryl

    2002-01-01

    This article reviews seven texts intended for use in special education technology courses making use of a matrix developed to compare the texts on visual layout, organization, technology integration, planning, educational technology in context, administrative planning, skills related lessons, and assistive technology features. (DB)

  1. Teacher Preparation for Inclusive and Critical (Special) Education

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    Oyler, Celia

    2011-01-01

    The author's preservice program prepares both single and dual certification master's students to teach in inclusive classrooms. This article provides an overview of the context in which, and for which, the program was designed, a description of the program, including what the author means by inclusive education and critical special education,…

  2. Sound-Field Amplification: Preliminary Information Regarding Special Education Referrals

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    Flexer, C.; Long, S.

    2004-01-01

    In this clinical exchange, the authors discuss acoustic accessibility and sound-field amplification in general education classrooms. They bridge theory to practice by presenting preliminary information from two different school systems demonstrating how an improved signal-to-noise ratio can have a positive impact on special education referrals.

  3. Addressing the "Research Gap" in Special Education through Mixed Methods

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    Klingner, Janette K.; Boardman, Alison G.

    2011-01-01

    At least some of the challenges faced in special education, such as the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students, the gap between research and practice, and inequitable educational opportunities, can be explained in part by a research gap, or, in other words, a failure to conduct the different types of…

  4. The Experiences of Foster Children and Youth in Special Education

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    Zetlin, Andrea

    2006-01-01

    Background: Although a large number of children in foster care in the United States are receiving special education services, little is known about their educational experiences. Method: This exploratory study used focus group research to look more closely at the complexity of the problems and needs that this population experiences with the…

  5. [Challenges to the Current Special Education System--Two Analyses.

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    NCERI Bulletin, 1995

    1995-01-01

    This bulletin presents two articles which challenge the current special education system, one in terms of the conceptualization of disability and the second in terms of differential and discriminatory treatment of poor and minority youth. The first article titled "New Trends in Disability Studies: Implications for Educational Policy" (Harlan Hahn)…

  6. Making Accommodations Work for Students in the Special Education Setting

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    VanSciver, James H.; Conover, Virginia A.

    2009-01-01

    With the pressure of No Child Left Behind and state-ordered accountability initiatives building, local educators' angst with the challenges of documenting improvement on the part of special education students, as a function of their performance on high stakes content assessments, continues to grow. One major tool used to identify academic needs…

  7. Assessment of Metacognitive Knowledge in Students with Special Educational Needs

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    Händel, Marion; Lockl, Kathrin; Heydrich, Jana; Weinert, Sabine; Artelt, Cordula

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated whether and, if so, how metacognitive knowledge can be assessed validly in students with special educational needs in a large-scale assessment like the German National Educational Panel Study. In total, 804 sixth-grade students including both regular school students attending the lowest track of secondary education…

  8. Comparing Special Education in the United States and China

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    Kritzer, Jeffrey B.

    2012-01-01

    Despite the fact that China has a deep-rooted history of sympathetic attitudes toward individuals with disabilities, and has begun to serve individuals with disabilities in their public schools, Special Education in China today is much like it was in the United States prior to the implementation of the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of…

  9. Rural Special Education Quarterly, Volume 6, Numbers 1-4.

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    Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986

    1986-01-01

    The four issues of the "Rural Special Education Quarterly" for 1985 contain 17 major articles with the following titles and authors: "The Challenges in Providing Appropriate Educational Services to Rural Visually Impaired Children and Their Families" (K. Huebner); "Rural Orientation and Mobility: A Preview" (J. Tucker); "Organizations Serving the…

  10. Parent Involvement in 3rd Grade Special Education

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    Batt, Christine

    2011-01-01

    The focus of this study was to investigate how parent involvement impacts student motivation in third grade special education. The study was conducted at Allen Elementary in Genoa, Ohio during the spring of 2011. After reviewing recent literature, it acknowledges the importance of parent participation on student academic education, the effects of…

  11. Integrating Global Content into Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Xin, Joy F.; Accardo, Amy L.; Shuff, Midge; Cormier, Mary; Doorman, Diane

    2016-01-01

    Globalization affects many aspects of our lives in the 21st century and requires us to adopt an international perspective. For this study, global content was integrated into one course of an undergraduate special education teacher education program. A total of 118 teacher candidates were enrolled in the course over two semesters. A pre-post test…

  12. Education for Persons with Special Needs: Polish and Russian Experience

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    Valeeva, Roza A.; Kulesza, Ewa M.

    2016-01-01

    The beginning of the 21st century is marked by systemic, economic and social transformations in Poland and Russia, that significantly affected the education system, including the education for persons with special needs. This paper is an attempt to present synthetically the changes relating to persons with disabilities. The current state of the…

  13. Music Techniques in Therapy, Counseling, and Special Education, Third Edition

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    Standley, Jayne M.; Jones, Jennifer

    2007-01-01

    "Music Techniques in Therapy, Counseling, and Special Education" is the culmination of the first author's research in the skill development of prospective music therapists and music educators during graduate and undergraduate preparation. Standley studied the abilities and progress of students across multiple clinical music therapy and music…

  14. Examining Factors That Decrease Attrition among Special Educators

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    Hampton, Jessica Daneen

    2013-01-01

    Recruiting and retaining special educators has been a major concern for the department of education, school administration, and parents across the United States. Attrition, defined as the exit of teachers from their positions, has been a contributing factor to the shortage of teachers. The theoretical foundation for this study was based on the…

  15. Management Models and Cost Analysis for Regional Special Education Programs.

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    Connors, Eugene T.

    The implementation of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142) has placed an enormous financial burden on local districts. In order to create special education programs that combine cost effectiveness and high quality, a regional model has been developed. The Therapeutic Residential Experience for Emotional Stability (TREES) in…

  16. International Development Programmes in Higher Education. Annex: Special Papers.

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    Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).

    This volume of special papers constitutes the Annex to "International Development Programmes in Higher Education (A Report to the Commonwealth Standing Committee on Student Mobility and Higher Education Cooperation)." The papers presented have the following titles and authors: (1) "Training for Planning and Management: Improved…

  17. Homeschool Parents and Satisfaction with Special Education Services

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    Cheng, Albert; Tuchman, Sivan; Wolf, Patrick J.

    2016-01-01

    Homeschooling is controversial for a variety of reasons. One concern is whether families are sufficiently equipped to serve students with disabilities. We investigate this issue by assessing parental satisfaction with the special education services that their child is receiving in various educational sectors (e.g., homeschool, traditional public,…

  18. Hepatitis B: An Occupational Hazard for Special Educators.

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    Bauer, Anne M.; Shea, Thomas M.

    1986-01-01

    A discussion of the transmission and prevention of hepatitis B focuses on implications of the disease for special educators, including maintaining confidentiality, providing education in the least restrictive environment, curriculum modifications in related behavioral/social areas, and personal risk. Relevant administrative and legal questions are…

  19. Principals' Roles in Supporting the Induction of Special Education Teachers

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    Correa, Vivian I.; Wagner, Jennifer Y.

    2011-01-01

    Principals are a critical component of creating a positive school environment that supports new teachers to meet the diverse needs of their students. The induction process for beginning special educators can often be more challenging for school administrators and may require different supports than those provided for novice general educators. The…

  20. Special Education Policies and Practices in the Pacific Rim Region.

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    Mitchell, David R.

    This paper examines both the emerging consensus among Pacific Rim countries, especially East and Southeast Asian countries, as to current and future directions of special education and the many differences among these countries in economics, cultural perspectives on disability, concepts of education, and administrative structures. The paper…

  1. Including Pupils with Special Educational Needs in Schools in Ireland

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    Greville, Eamonn

    2009-01-01

    These guidelines offer information on space planning and design for school principals, boards of management and designers to make permanent learning facilities available for pupils with special educational needs across the 26 counties of Ireland. The guidelines reflect many of the recent changes in the country's educational system, changes that…

  2. Art Therapist. Careers in Special Education and Related Services.

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    National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.

    Designed for high school students interested in careers in special education and related services, this leaflet outlines the role of the art therapist. It addresses the nature of the work, the education required, personal qualities that art therapists should have, job outlook, and how to prepare for a career as an art therapist. Art therapists are…

  3. ICCE/ICCAI 2000 Full & Short Papers (Special Education).

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    2000

    This document contains the following full and short papers on special education from ICCE/ICCAI 2000 (International Conference on Computers in Education/International Conference on Computer-Assisted Instruction): (1) "Automated Quantitative Extraction Method of Aesthetic Impression from Color Images Using the Tone in the HLS Muncell Color…

  4. Preparing Principals for Leadership in Special Education: Applying ISLLC Standards

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    Cooner, Donna; Tochterman, Suzanne; Garrison-Wade, Dorothy

    2005-01-01

    Educational leadership is ranked as the key variable associated with effective schools, but the principal of an effective school must be the leader for all programs within the school--including special education services. Over the next 5 years, districts may replace more than 60% of all principals. The result is that many schools will be led by…

  5. Evidence-Based Practices and Implementation Science in Special Education

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    Cook, Bryan G.; Odom, Samuel L.

    2013-01-01

    Establishing a process for identifying evidence-based practices (EBPs) in special education has been a significant advance for the field because it has the potential for generating more effective educational programs and producing more positive outcomes for students with disabilities. However, the potential benefit of EBPs is bounded by the…

  6. Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education: Recommended Practices.

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    Odom, Samuel L.; McLean, Mary E.

    This book's 15 chapters elaborate on specific educational practices in early intervention and early childhood special education, recommended by a task force of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division of Early Childhood. The selected practices were identified through a process involving analysis of expert opinions, professional consensus,…

  7. Reinventing Gerocounseling in Counselor Education as a Specialization

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    Foster, Thomas; Kreider, Val

    2009-01-01

    Recent trends in counselor education are moving away from a standardized academic track in gerocounseling. We propose three types of academic models (integrated in-house, out-of-house, and combined) that provide greater academic freedom to counselor education faculty who wish to construct a gero-specialization specific in their program.

  8. Preservice Special Education: Practicum Evaluation and Some Concerns.

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    Newberger, Darryl Alan

    1982-01-01

    Important issues pertaining to educating the preservice undergraduate special educator are discussed by critically analyzing literature from a nontraditional, multidisciplinary perspective. Diagnostic-prescriptive teaching methodologies are found to be inadequate once again, and suggestions are provided to expand the field's conciousness level by…

  9. Critical Practice Analysis of Special Education Policy: An RTI Example

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    Thorius, Kathleen A. King; Maxcy, Brendan D.

    2015-01-01

    Since 1997, revisions to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) have shown promise for addressing special education equity concerns: For example, states have the option to use response to intervention (RTI) for determining and thus reducing inappropriate disability determination, and states and districts are required to assess and…

  10. Physical Education for Students with Special Needs. Curriculum Support Series.

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    Mahon, Michael J.

    The guide is intended to assist Manitoba physical education teachers in the process of integrating students with disabilities into regular physical education classes. The manual provides an introduction to students with special needs, stresses the need to create an accepting environment, discusses various teaching tips, and highlights resources…

  11. The Prevalence of Poor Reading in Dutch Special Elementary Education

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    van Bon, Wim H. J.; Bouwmans, Mieke; Broeders, Ivy N. L. D. C.

    2006-01-01

    The relative frequency of poor readers in Dutch general elementary education (GEE) and special elementary education (SEE) and the characteristics of their reading performance were investigated using a lexical decision procedure. According to the same norms that identified 9% of students as poor readers in GEE, no less than 73% of the students in…

  12. Physical Therapist. Careers in Special Education and Related Services.

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    National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.

    Designed for high school students interested in careers in special education and related services, this leaflet outlines the role of the physical therapist. It addresses the nature of the work, the education required, personal qualities that physical therapists should have, job outlook and advancement, and how to prepare for a career as a physical…

  13. Special Education for the Learning Disabled in Chile.

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    Bravo-Valdivieso, Luis

    The paper focuses on the growth and development of special education for learning disabled children in Chile with particular emphasis on the contribution of child psychiatry and pediatric neurology departments of hospitals and the contribution of universities in training specialists. Initial sections provide a background on primary education in…

  14. Special Education in Saudi Arabia: Challenges, Perspectives, Future Possibilities

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    Alquraini, Turki

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides a brief background of the education system in Saudi Arabia and current special education services and programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, this paper presents the findings of some studies that examined teachers' perspectives regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities. As Saudi Arabia continues its…

  15. Special Education in Saudi Arabia: Challenges, Perspectives, Future Possibilities

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    Alquraini, Turki

    2011-01-01

    This paper provides a brief background of the education system in Saudi Arabia and current special education services and programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, this paper presents the findings of some studies that examined teachers' perspectives regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities. As Saudi Arabia continues its…

  16. Preservice Teachers in Special Education: Using Edublogs for Transition Collaboration

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    Seabrooks-Blackmore, Janice; Patterson, Karen B.

    2013-01-01

    This was an exploratory study that examined the introduction and use of Edublogs as a collaborative communication tool in an undergraduate preservice special education course. Participants were enrolled in a course that addressed transition and the development of individualized transition education plans for students with disabilities. Pre- and…

  17. HIV/AIDS Education for Students with Special Needs.

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    Colson, Steven E.; Carlson, Judith K.

    1993-01-01

    This article discusses human immune deficiency disease, the role of education as a prevention tool, a rationale for the inclusion of students with special needs in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) education, a scope and sequence of skills related to AIDS, suggestions for implementing objectives across curricular areas, and multimedia…

  18. Shared-Reading Volume in Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms

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    Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Justice, Laura M.

    2015-01-01

    This study describes book reading practices occurring in early childhood special education (ECSE) classrooms in comparison to early childhood education (ECE) classrooms. Reading logs submitted by 19 ECSE teachers and 13 ECE teachers over one academic year included all books read in whole class settings; these logs were analyzed to assess the…

  19. Administrator's Handbook for Special Education in Ohio's Schools.

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    Gibbons, Patrick

    Designed as a reference to help school administrators provide programs and services for exceptional children in Ohio, the handbook contains general information on the following: state laws for special education, role and function of the professional staff, registration of educational materials for the visually handicapped, the federal program for…

  20. Special Education in School System Decentralization. Report of a Conference.

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    Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed.

    Presented are five papers and reactions of panel members from the 1973 conference on special education and decentralization sponsored by the Council of Great City Schools, Committee on the Education of Exceptional Children. R. Nystrand provides an overview of decentralization theory and process and suggests that reasons for the development of…

  1. Learning Your Rights and Role in Special Education Services. Revised.

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    Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Exceptional Student Services.

    Intended for parents (or surrogate parents) of children with disabilities in Arizona, this handbook explains rights and procedural safeguards under federal and state laws. Section 1, an introduction to special education, is followed by a section on parent rights in relation to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, initial evaluation,…

  2. Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

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    Crockett, Jean B., Ed.; Billingsley, Bonnie, Ed.; Boscardin, Mary Lynn, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    This book brings together for the first time research informing leadership practice in special education from preschool through transition into post-secondary settings. It provides comprehensive coverage of 1) disability policy 2) leadership knowledge, 3) school reform, and 4) effective educational leadership practices. Broader in scope than…

  3. National Trends in Special Education Teacher Competency Testing.

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    Ramsey, Roberta S.

    The paper provides a review of the history and current issues concerning competency testing of special education teachers. Among issues identified are the rights of educators versus the rights of the public, which abilities are to be assessed, effects of a decreasing supply of potential teachers, pencil-and-paper assessment versus performance…

  4. Beginning Special Education Teachers in Israel: Perceived Self-Efficacy

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    Gavish, Bella; Bar-On, Sari; shein-kahalon, Rivka

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine perceived self-efficacy among beginning special education teachers in Israel related to their educational roles and responsibilities. Ninety-three first-year teachers participated in the study. The research was carried out using the mixed method approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research…

  5. Special Education Law: Case Summaries and Federal Regulations.

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    Thomas, Stephen B.; Denzinger, Carol A.

    This document presents summaries of state and federal special education court cases from approximately 1980 through 1992 and the federal regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended through March 1993. Cases are grouped by issue addressed and include a citation and a one-paragraph summary of the…

  6. Mentoring as an Induction Tool in Special Education Administration

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    Smith, Cynthia Sonderegger; Arsenault, Kimberly

    2014-01-01

    Mentoring is a widely used method of induction into a variety of professional roles, including educational leadership. However, little scholarly literature has focused on the role of mentoring in the career development of special education administrators. In this examination of 14 such mentoring relationships, the existence of career and…

  7. Multiple Policy Innovations: The Impact on Special Educational Needs Provision.

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    Brown, Sally

    1994-01-01

    Effects of educational policy reforms on provision of special educational services to students with disabilities in Scotland are examined. Topics discussed include the impact of British policy on Scottish practice; the culture of achievement; devolved school management; parents as consumers; consumerism, competition, and the Warnock legacy; the…

  8. Breaking Away. An "Education Week" Special Report.

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    Education Week, 1995

    1995-01-01

    Four articles from this special report examine the charter school movement and whether it has the staying power to change American schooling. The articles are: (1) "Declarations of Independence" (Mark Walsh), which discusses the Boston Renaissance and Marblehead charter schools in Massachusetts, among others; (2) "Laws of the…

  9. Microcomputer-Based Instruction in Special Education.

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    Lehrer, Richard; And Others

    1986-01-01

    This study examined the instructional effectiveness of three software learning environments--LOGO, drill and practice, and teacher-directed activities--for preschool special needs children. Cognitive distancing was applied to classify children and child-software interactions; dependent measures included indicators of problem solving, skill…

  10. Science Education for Students with Special Needs

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    Villanueva, Mary Grace; Taylor, Jonte; Therrien, William; Hand, Brian

    2012-01-01

    Students with special needs tend to show significantly lower achievement in science than their peers. Reasons for this include severe difficulties with academic skills (i.e. reading, math and writing), behaviour problems and limited prior understanding of core concepts background knowledge. Despite this bleak picture, much is known on how to…

  11. Mandating Father Involvement: Implications for Special Educators.

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    Lillie, Timothy

    This paper examines issues concerning mandated father involvement with their children, especially as this involvement affects children with special needs. The paper examines four points: (1) the history of the status of fathers, how it has changed, and why father involvement is an issue; (2) current regulations at the federal level which…

  12. Montessori Special Education and Nature's Playground

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    Vaz, Nimal

    2013-01-01

    Nimal Vaz takes us to the essentials of Montessori as an aid to life for all children, particularly children with special needs. She challenges teachers to truly provide experiences in nature: observing anthills, identifying bird nests, or taking an olfactory walk with a legally blind classmate. Finally, she demonstrates how a child's interest in…

  13. 77 FR 13297 - Applications for New Awards; Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs

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    2012-03-06

    ... disability, and of education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary... education research training; one competition for research on statistical and research methodology in... education research; one competition for special education research training; and one competition for a...

  14. Multicultural Education for Learners with Exceptionalities. Advances in Special Education Series, Volume 12.

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    Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Schwenn, John O., Ed.; Rotatori, Anthony F., Ed.

    This volume contains a collection of chapters written by individuals in the fields of general and special education on multicultural education and students with exceptionalities. Chapters include: (1) "Multicultural Education: Powerful Tool for Educating Learners with Exceptionalities" (Festus E. Obiakor); (2) "Educating the African-American…

  15. When School Isn't Special: A Call for Reform of Special Education in Baltimore City Public Schools. A Report by Students First.

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    Mintz, Mindy S.; Cuffie, Kevin L.

    This report critically examines special education in Baltimore (Maryland) public schools and proposes major reform of Baltimore's special education system. Criticisms focus on: poor instructional quality (there is little "special" about special education); segregation of special education students from regular education; special…

  16. Defending Special Education Students and Families Act

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    Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2

    2011-09-15

    11/18/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. The legislative and litigation history of special education.

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    Martin, E W; Martin, R; Terman, D L

    1996-01-01

    Between the mid 1960s and 1975, state legislatures, the federal courts, and the U.S. Congress spelled out strong educational rights for children with disabilities. Forty-five state legislatures passed laws mandating, encouraging, and/or funding special education programs. Federal courts, interpreting the equal protection and due process guarantees of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ruled that schools could not discriminate on the basis of disability and that parents had due process rights related to their children's schooling. Congress, in legislation now retitled the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), laid out detailed procedural protections regarding eligibility for special educational services, parental rights, individualized education programs (IEPs), the requirement that children be served in the least restrictive environment, and the need to provide related (noneducational) services. Decisions on instructional matters such as curricula and the elements of the IEP remain the province of local and state authorities. Advocates for students with disabilities have continually sought separate (categorical) funding for special education services. Current movements toward block grants rather than categorical programs and toward greater inclusion of special education students in general education classrooms raise concerns in some quarters about whether students with disabilities will continue to have full access to the special services they need. While the cost of special services may be an unexpressed criterion in many decisions made by school districts, nowhere does the IDEA explicitly allow cost to be considered. Where a service is necessary for an individual child, cost considerations would not allow a school district to escape its obligations to the child. However, in instances where more than one appropriate configuration of services is available to meet a child's needs, the school district may be allowed to consider the cost

  18. Virtual Reality and Its Potential Use in Special Education. Identifying Emerging Issues and Trends in Technology for Special Education.

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    Woodward, John

    As part of a 3-year study to identify emerging issues and trends in technology for special education, this paper addresses the possible contributions of virtual reality technology to educational services for students with disabilities. An example of the use of virtual reality in medical imaging introduces the paper and leads to a brief review of…

  19. Editorial: Special Issue (SI): International Conference on Science Education (ICSE)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liu, Xiufeng; Zhang, BaoHui

    2014-04-01

    In the context of science education globalization, the International Conference on Science Education was held in Nanjing, China, in October 2012. The purpose of this conference was to provide a forum for science education researchers from China and from the rest of the world to exchange research ideas and best practices in science education. A call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Science Education and Technology was made to all conference participants, and a set of six articles was resulted from a standard peer review process. This set of six articles provides a snapshot of research in China and in some other countries, and represents a dialogue between Chinese science education researchers and science education researchers from other countries. We call for more exchange and collaboration in science education between China and the rest of the world.

  20. Special Education Teacher Quality and Preparation: Exposing Foundations, Constructing a New Model

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    Brownell, Mary T.; Sindelar, Paul T.; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Danielson, Louis C.

    2010-01-01

    The authors trace changes in conceptions of special education teacher quality and preparation in response to developments in special education research, policy, and practice. This developmental arc is a backdrop for understanding contemporary special education practice and charting future directions for preparing special education teachers.…

  1. The Council for Exceptional Children's Position on Special Education Teacher Evaluation

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    TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recognizes the importance of special education teachers in the education of all children and youth. Special educators have always believed that children's individual learning needs should drive instruction; indeed, pedagogy is the heart of special education practice. One way to judge a special education…

  2. Educating People With Special Needs in Nigeria: Present and Future Perspectives

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    Eskay, Michael; Eskay, Obidiya; Uma, Emea

    2012-01-01

    For a long time, children with special needs were educated along with other regular children in schools. The notion of special education was a western phenomenon and concept in Nigeria. How were children with special needs educated without special education programs? This paper will provide cultural perspectives on issues of disability and caring…

  3. A National Study of State Credentialing Requirements for Administrators of Special Education

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    Boscardin, Mary Lynn; Weir, Kerry; Kusek, Christopher

    2010-01-01

    Unlike data that show that all states require credentials for special education teachers, national data indicate that only 27 states require licensure/certification/endorsement as an administrator of special education. The titles used by states to identify the local director of special education include administrator of special education, director…

  4. The Role of the Principal in Special Education Decisions and Programming

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    Thompson, Harriet L.

    2010-01-01

    This study addresses the preparedness of principals in ensuring the success of special education programs. Current research and literature confirm that principals play a critical role in the success of special education programs, teacher retention in special education, and legal compliance of special education programs. How well prepared a…

  5. The Case for Increasing Workplace Decision-Making: Proposing a Model for Special Educator Attrition Research

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    Tyler, Teresa A.; Brunner, C. Cryss

    2014-01-01

    The chronically high rate of special educator attrition across U.S. schools creates a dilemma for educational leaders because special educators provide direct services to students with special needs. Attrition exacerbates already high special educator shortages reported in most districts, and nearly one million schoolchildren with disabilities…

  6. The Council for Exceptional Children's Position on Special Education Teacher Evaluation

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    Council for Exceptional Children (NJ3), 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recognizes the importance of special education teachers in the education of all children and youth. Special educators have always believed that children's individual learning needs should drive instruction; indeed, pedagogy is the heart of special education practice. One way to judge a special education…

  7. Voices of Special Educators in Sweden: A Total-Population Study

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    Göransson, Kerstin; Lindqvist, Gunilla; Nilholm, Claes

    2015-01-01

    Background: There are two occupational groups in Sweden that are expected to have significant impact on educational work related to children in need of special support. These two groups are special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) and special education teachers. In this paper, we use the collective name "special educators" to…

  8. What Do Employers Ask for in Advertisements for Special Education Positions?

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    Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Although qualified special educators are more likely to provide effective teaching for students with disabilities and special education needs, it seems many teachers in special education and support positions are not qualified for this role. The study reported here provided analysis of 219 job advertisements for special education positions in…

  9. The Core of Special Teacher Education: A Comparison of Finland and Norway

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    Hausstatter, Rune Sarromaa; Takala, Marjatta

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, the situation of special teacher education in Finland and Norway has been analysed from three perspectives: how the curricula of special teacher education differ between and within the countries; whether inclusion is included in special teacher education; and how the special teacher education curricula reflect the national…

  10. Special Educators' Roles as Virtual Teachers

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    Coy, Kimberly

    2014-01-01

    Students with disabilities are included in the nearly two million students who attend school online (Queen & Lewis, 2011). Like many families, parents of children with disabilities are increasingly considering online schools as an option for their child's education. Online schools may be more attractive to parents of students with disabilities…

  11. Attorney Fees, School Boards, and Special Education

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    Osborne, Allan G., Jr.; Russo, Charles J.

    2010-01-01

    A major expense associated with litigating disputes under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the right of parents who succeed in suits against their school boards to recover attorney fees. Yet until recently, boards were generally unable to recover attorney fees from parents even when they succeeded in demonstrating that…

  12. Achieving Fluency: Special Education and Mathematics

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    Fennell, Francis

    2011-01-01

    "Achieving Fluency" presents the understandings that all teachers need to play a role in the education of students who struggle: those with disabilities and those who simply lack essential foundational knowledge. This book serves teachers and supervisors by sharing increasingly intensive instructional interventions for struggling students on…

  13. Assessment in Education. IBE Special Alert

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    UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2014

    2014-01-01

    As another year is approaching, the time seems appropriate to look back and reflect on all the things that have been done, and more importantly learned during 2014. Along the same lines, and in order to offer further food for thought, the IBE is happy to share with you its latest Thematic alert on the topic of assessment in education. More…

  14. Implementing Vision Research in Special Needs Education

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    Wilhelmsen, Gunvor Birkeland; Aanstad, Monica L.; Leirvik, Eva Iren B.

    2015-01-01

    This article presents experiences from vision research implemented in education and argues for the need for teachers with visual competence and insight into suitable methods for stimulation and learning. A new type of continuing professional development (CPD) focuses on the role of vision in children's learning and development, the consequences of…

  15. SPECIAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION--ADAPTED, CORRECTIVE, DEVELOPMENTAL.

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    FAIT, HOLLIS F.

    THIS BOOK, WRITTEN FOR PROSPECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS, HAS THREE OBJECTIVES--(1) TO INTRODUCE BRIEFLY THE NATURE OF VARIOUS HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS, (2) TO DELINEATE THEIR PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS, AND (3) TO SUGGEST SUITABLE GAMES AND ACTIVITIES. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, A BASIS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE HANDICAPPED,…

  16. Higher Education: Special Interest or National Asset?

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    Skorton, David J.

    2008-01-01

    The deepening financial crisis that is now affecting markets and people around the globe gives new context to what the nation is facing. Americans cannot think of business as usual in any sector of public or private life, including higher education. President-elect Barack Obama will have very little financial latitude and enormous immediate…

  17. Special Education in Egypt: An Overview.

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    Ghobrial, Talaat Mansour; Vance, H. Robert

    During the past three decades, there has been a growing concern for handicapped children and youth in Egypt. Current legislation recognizes the rights of the handicapped, and the Egyptian government supports the care, education, rehabilitation, and personal/social adjustment of handicapped citizens. The responsibility for the disabled is divided…

  18. Meeting the need. Special report: educating girls.

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    Taylor, D

    1993-01-01

    Educated women are more productive, more confident, marry later, use family planning, and have healthier children. There are an estimated 600 million illiterate women in the world, which is double the number of male illiterates. Improvements have been made in the past 10 years in educating girls. Current figures indicate that 65% of girls and 78% of boys enter primary school in developing countries vs. 20% and 11%, respectively, 10 years earlier. 37% of girls and 48% of boys are in secondary schools. An additional 56 million girls need to be enrolled in order to achieve parity with boys. The education of girls in Africa has suffered setbacks in the past decade due to economic recession. Primary school enrollment fell from 80% of eligible children in 1980 to 76% in 1986. Many countries are having difficulty keeping pace with population growth and educating more girls. There are many factors which interfere with girls' schooling: shortages of schools, lack of educational materials, cost of schools or educational materials, girl's status in society, competition with other household chores, child labor, time schedules of classes, flexibility of schools in allowing dropping in and out of school, lack of the appropriate kind of resources, distance to schools, lack of sanitation, and values emphasizing "respectability" rather than autonomy. Many countries are using innovative solutions to these difficulties. For example, in Bangladesh, Liberia, Morocco, and Tanzania, schools are "double shift" where classes are conducted in the morning, in the afternoon, and sometimes again in the evening for adult education. Communities and shanty towns are constructing their own crude buildings as schools close to home. However, in Egypt school construction is not the only answer; 400 new primary schools were opened and male enrollment increased from 90% to 100% and female enrollment rose to 74%. In Nigeria, cost of books and uniforms prevents many from attending. Poor families must be

  19. General Education and Special Education Teachers' Beliefs and Perceptions of Skills for Response to Intervention (RTI)

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    Tubpun, Tida

    2012-01-01

    Changes in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) have opened a door to a new outlook on educational services in both general education and special education. Response to Intervention (RTI) is an answer to the changes prescribed in that legislation. RTI is a promising framework for education…

  20. Small Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs: Innovative Programming and Solutions to Problems in Higher Education.

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    Reid, Barbara J., Ed.

    This monograph presents nine articles that describe innovative programs within small special education teacher education programs at a variety of institutions of higher education. The papers are: (1) "Furman University: A Field-Based Model for Small Liberal Arts Teacher Education Programs" (Shirley A. Ritter and Lesley A. Quast); (2) "Providing a…