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Examining The Efficacy Of Secondary Mathematics Inclusion Co-Teachers, Raquel Caampued Rimpola 2011 Kennesaw State University

Examining The Efficacy Of Secondary Mathematics Inclusion Co-Teachers, Raquel Caampued Rimpola

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Current educational policies such as NCLB and IDEA have led to the adoption of inclusive classrooms in schools. This presents challenges to teachers because they are held accountable for the learning experiences of both general and special education students. The situation is especially challenging in high school mathematics inclusion classes where the special education co-teachers may not necessarily possess the content expertise to teach advanced levels of mathematics. Collaboration between co-teachers is necessary in order to successfully plan effective lessons that address the needs of all students. This study provides information about the teacher efficacy of high school mathematics co-teachers ...


Predicting School Readiness For Low-Income Children With Disability Risks Identified Early, Hyun-Joo Jeon, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Gayle Joanne Luze, Elaine M. Eshbaugh, Mark Swanson 2011 University of Alabama - Birmingham

Predicting School Readiness For Low-Income Children With Disability Risks Identified Early, Hyun-Joo Jeon, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Gayle Joanne Luze, Elaine M. Eshbaugh, Mark Swanson

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

This study examined school readiness at kindergarten entry for low-income children whose disability indicators were identified before age 3. Data were collected as part of the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Longitudinal Follow-up study. Children who had suspected developmental delays and did not receive Part C services had lower preacademic skill scores at kindergarten entry than those who had no disability indicators. In contrast, the preacademic skills at age 5 of children who received Part C services did not differ from those who had no disability indicators. A large proportion of children who had suspected developmental delays and did ...


Association Between Stress And Decisional Procrastination In Parents Of Children With Down Syndrome During Their Developmental Transitions, Laurel Zeisler 2011 Seton Hall University

Association Between Stress And Decisional Procrastination In Parents Of Children With Down Syndrome During Their Developmental Transitions, Laurel Zeisler

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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First-Graders Receive Instruction In Homonym Detection And Meaning Articulation: The Effect Of Explicit Metalinguistic Awareness Practice On Beginning Readers, Marcy Zipke 2011 Providence College

First-Graders Receive Instruction In Homonym Detection And Meaning Articulation: The Effect Of Explicit Metalinguistic Awareness Practice On Beginning Readers, Marcy Zipke

Marcy B Zipke

An experiment examined whether beginning readers can successfully learn to detect and define homonyms, and whether this ability correlates with vocabulary and/or phonological awareness. First graders received ambiguity instruction involving homonyms in isolation, in riddles, and in text. A control group received reading lessons without a metalinguistic component. Results showed that a very brief training program was effective in teaching students to identify multiple meanings of homonyms in isolation. No correlation existed between the ability to learn about homonyms and pretest oral language ability, indicating that this instruction is appropriate for all learners.


High School Teachers' Perceptions Of Cyber Bullying Prevention And Intervention Strategies, Sterling V. Stauffer 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

High School Teachers' Perceptions Of Cyber Bullying Prevention And Intervention Strategies, Sterling V. Stauffer

Theses and Dissertations

Results from recent meta-analyses have indicated that bully prevention programs tend to produce little discernable change in student behavior. Possible reasons include a lack of teacher buy-in and teachers' questioning about the effectiveness of such programs. Teacher buy-in is an essential ingredient when implementing and maintaining effective school-based interventions, including bully prevention programs. In order to examine teachers' perceptions, a questionnaire was administered to 66 high school teachers in a western U.S. urban high school. The questionnaire examined teachers' attitudes regarding the impact of cyber bullying on students; which intervening strategies teachers were likely to use when dealing with ...


Indigenous Women College Students' Perspectives On College, Work, And Family, Jennie L. Bingham 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

Indigenous Women College Students' Perspectives On College, Work, And Family, Jennie L. Bingham

Theses and Dissertations

Native American and First Nations (hereafter referred to as indigenous) women college students are faced with a challenge to balance both their culture and the demands of the dominant Western culture in family, school, and work/employment roles. The presence of indigenous women in higher education and in the work force has increased since World War II. While there is an abundance of literature on work-family balance and work-family conflict, with some focus on the perspectives and expectations of college-aged students, there is a dearth in both of these areas with regards to indigenous populations. In order to begin to ...


A Quantitative Analysis Of An Eating Disorder Prevention Program, Rachel Gayle Doyle 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

A Quantitative Analysis Of An Eating Disorder Prevention Program, Rachel Gayle Doyle

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a preventative curriculum entitled Eating Disorders: Physical, Social, and Emotional Consequences, A High School Curriculum about Anorexia, Bulimia, and Compulsive Eating (EDPSEC), a preventative curriculum for eating disorders. Participants included an experimental group of 72 students enrolled in a ninth grade health class and a control group of 39 ninth grade students enrolled in a physical education class. The research examined the administration integrity of the curriculum and participating students' change in eating attitudes and behaviors according to group membership. The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) and the Eating Survey ...


Perceived Racism And Mental Health: A Meta-Analytic Review, Hokulea D. Conklin 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

Perceived Racism And Mental Health: A Meta-Analytic Review, Hokulea D. Conklin

Theses and Dissertations

The present study provides a synthesis of extant research examining the association between perceived racism and mental health. The aims of this study were to identify the overall magnitude of this association and to elaborate on the possible influence of participant characteristics (acculturation level, age, gender, race, education, and socioeconomic status) and study characteristics (year of data collection, geographic region of the study, and research design) in moderating this association. A total of 130 studies were included in the final analysis. The omnibus effect size for this meta-analysis was r = -.188 (p < .001), which indicates that higher instances of perceived racism were associated with lower levels of mental health. The overall magnitude of this association suggests a moderately small relationship between these two constructs. None of the participant characteristics moderated the results. However, studies conducted in more recent years appeared to be associated with effect sizes of greater negative magnitude than studies conducted in previous years. The implications of these findings for multicultural psychology are discussed and suggestions regarding future research in this area are presented.


Biculturalism Among Indigenous College Students, Colton Duane Miller 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

Biculturalism Among Indigenous College Students, Colton Duane Miller

Theses and Dissertations

Indigenous* college students in both Canada and the United States have the lowest rates of obtaining postsecondary degrees, and their postsecondary dropout rates are higher than for any other minority (Freeman & Fox, 2005; Mendelson, 2004; Reddy, 1993). There has been very little research done to uncover possible reasons for such low academic achievement and high dropout rates for Indigenous students. Some of the research that has been done indicates that one challenge for Indigenous students is the difficulty in navigating the cultural differences between higher education and their Indigenous cultures. Biculturalism is the ability of an individual to navigate two different cultures ...


How Does The Collaboration Of General And Special Educators Improve The Progress Attainment Of Students With Disabilities?, Ketrina Jordan 2011 Kennesaw State University

How Does The Collaboration Of General And Special Educators Improve The Progress Attainment Of Students With Disabilities?, Ketrina Jordan

Ketrina L Jordan Dr.

"I think that my kids have been very successful in the inclusion classroom this year. I have a seen a lot of growth" (SL). This statement was from a special education teacher who served students with disabilities in the general education math classroom. This teacher collaborates with the general education math teacher. For this co-teaching team, the experience has been a positive one. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to research the collaboration of co-teachers, like SL and her team-mate, in a suburban elementary school, uncovering benefits and costs of collaboration. Data was collected over one school year utilizing ...


How Does The Collaboration Of General And Special Educators Improve The Progress Attainment Of Students With Disabilities?, Ketrina Jordan 2011 Kennesaw State University

How Does The Collaboration Of General And Special Educators Improve The Progress Attainment Of Students With Disabilities?, Ketrina Jordan

Ketrina L Jordan Dr.

"I think that my kids have been very successful in the inclusion classroom this year. I have a seen a lot of growth" (SL). This statement was from a special education teacher who served students with disabilities in the general education math classroom. This teacher collaborates with the general education math teacher. For this co-teaching team, the experience has been a positive one. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to research the collaboration of co-teachers, like SL and her team-mate, in a suburban elementary school, uncovering benefits and costs of collaboration. Data was collected over one school year utilizing ...


The Pace Tech All Kinds Of Minds High School Institution: Expanding Outreach And Empowering Under-Represented Populations & Communities, Jonathan Hill 2011 Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

The Pace Tech All Kinds Of Minds High School Institution: Expanding Outreach And Empowering Under-Represented Populations & Communities, Jonathan Hill

Cornerstone 2 Reports : Community Outreach and Empowerment Through Service Learning and Volunteerism

No abstract provided.


Disability Practices And Attitudes In The United States And Thailand, Melissa Ann Husband 2011 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Disability Practices And Attitudes In The United States And Thailand, Melissa Ann Husband

Psychology and Child Development

No abstract provided.


Using Animation In Microsoft Powerpoint To Enhance Engagement And Learning In Young Learners With Developmental Delay, Howard Parette, Jack Hourcade, Craig Blum 2011 Illinois State University

Using Animation In Microsoft Powerpoint To Enhance Engagement And Learning In Young Learners With Developmental Delay, Howard Parette, Jack Hourcade, Craig Blum

Jack Hourcade

Over the past decade, a wide array of instructional technology applications have found their way into early intervention settings (Anderson, Grant, & Speck, 2008; Parette, Blum, Boeckmann, & Watts, 2009; Siraj-Blatchford & Whitebread, 2003). Of particular importance to young learners who evidence developmental delays or are at risk for school failure are those technologies with the potential to more effectively teach basic emergent literacy skills such as the following: Phonemic awareness (Torgesen, Wagner, Rashotte, Herron, & Lindamood, 2010). Alphabetic principle (Travers, 2010). * Word recognition (Hitchcock & Noonan, 2000). Alliteration (Blum & Watts, 2008). Comprehension (Blok, Oostdam, Otter, & Overmaat, 2002).


Black Male Teachers, Edward Earl Bell 2011 SelectedWorks

Black Male Teachers, Edward Earl Bell

Edward Earl Bell

Is there a need to hire black male teachers? Where are the black male teachers? Do they want to be hired? Do you want to hire them?


Best Practice News: School Psychologist Wins Book Award, Lee Wilkinson 2011 Nova Southeastern University

Best Practice News: School Psychologist Wins Book Award, Lee Wilkinson

Lee A Wilkinson, PhD

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Special Education Teachers: Do We Get The Job Done? A Regional Perspective., Robert Edward Widener Jr. 2011 East Tennessee State University

Evaluating Special Education Teachers: Do We Get The Job Done? A Regional Perspective., Robert Edward Widener Jr.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Legislation enacted by federal and state governments has created a transition in the service delivery model of instruction provided to many students identified as having an educational disability. As a result of this transition, more emphasis is being placed on educating these students in the least restrictive environment, which moves these students from a self-contained model into a collaborative or inclusive setting. This transition has also created a situation where building level administrators are now evaluating and observing special education teachers in a variety of instructional settings.

This qualitative study was conducted in order to examine perceptions of a group ...


Investigating A Model Of False Memory Construction: Is Seeing Believing?, Rebecca Bays 2011 Georgia State University

Investigating A Model Of False Memory Construction: Is Seeing Believing?, Rebecca Bays

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

In the current literature review I examine false memory research, including variables that affect memory accuracy, instrumentation, and analyses used to assess false memory construction, as well as possible frameworks accounting for the development of false memories. Do errors in memory occur during encoding of an event or during retrieval of a memory? I discuss two models of false memories, both born from the source-monitoring framework, to highlight the important cognitive processes leading to crucial errors in memory recall. In the study that follows I investigate whether repeated imaginings of an implausible autobiographical event will lead to the creation of ...


Naming Speed, Letter-Sound Automaticity, And Acquiring Blending Skills Among Students With Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Dawn Davis 2011 Georgia State University

Naming Speed, Letter-Sound Automaticity, And Acquiring Blending Skills Among Students With Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Dawn Davis

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

Students with moderate intellectual disabilities (MoID) typically are not taught decoding skills because they have difficulty mastering critical blending skills. In response to this skill deficit among students with MoID, an Initial Phonics instructional sequence was created that included student development of rapid and automatic retrieval of taught letter-sound correspondences to a level of mastery before teaching the skill of blending. For each of 16 students with MoID (ages 6-15), mastery criterion of letter-sound automaticity phases was determined by their individual naming speed as measured by the Rapid Object Naming (RON) subtest of the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP ...


Setting Sail For Early Learning Success: Using A Data-Based Decision Making Process To Measure And Monitor Outcomes In Early Childhood Programs, Howard S. Muscott, Tina M. Pomerleau, Kristy L. Park, Elizabeth A. Steed, Andy J. Frey, Tara L. Korfhage 2011 NH Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports and SERESC

Setting Sail For Early Learning Success: Using A Data-Based Decision Making Process To Measure And Monitor Outcomes In Early Childhood Programs, Howard S. Muscott, Tina M. Pomerleau, Kristy L. Park, Elizabeth A. Steed, Andy J. Frey, Tara L. Korfhage

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children

The use of data to inform decision-making and monitor individual student progress is recognized as an important, yet elusive practice in early childhood programs. In this article, Data-based Navigation is presented as a five step data-based decision making process designed to help early childhood professionals measure and monitor desired programmatic outcomes. A case study that focuses on the reduction of challenging behaviors is provided to illustrate the process.


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