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Palladino, John M.; Giesler, Mark A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
A significant population of foster care infants and toddlers access early special education services under the parameters of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)-Part C. A dearth of literature exists about special education interventionists' services for this particular population. In response, we conducted a government-funded…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Infants, Toddlers, Disabilities
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Biklen, Douglas P. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
The article summarizes the keynote address delivered at the 23rd Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference. It is routine for qualitative researchers to "locate" themselves, sharing their history in relation to the settings/contexts, issues, vocabularies, identities, and other factors associated with their topic of inquiry. In this…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Disabilities, Social Problems, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Jones, Melissa M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
Teacher education is not only about teaching teachers the art and science of instruction, but it also should encompass a political agenda, helping educators to recognize and address oppressive practices in our schools and in our communities. Through a disability studies framework, teacher candidates can be guided toward social and political action…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, Writing Assignments, Disabilities
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Finn, Jane E.; Kohler, Paula D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
This qualitative study investigated the perceptions of 8 Local Education Agency (LEA) personnel who implemented the Transition Outcomes Project (TOP) in a midwestern state. These personnel represented 100% of the state LEAs who instigated the pilot of TOP in the participating state. Findings showed that TOP had 3 major positive effects: greater…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, School Personnel, Attitudes
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Palladino, John M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Most models of mixed methods research design provide equal emphasis of qualitative and quantitative data analyses and interpretation. Other models stress one method more than the other. The present article is a discourse about the investigator's decision to employ a mixed method design to examine special education teachers' advocacy and…
Descriptors: Methods Research, Research Methodology, Research Design, Models
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Hall, Sarah A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Though social inclusion is essential to enhancing a person's quality of life, people with disabilities continue to face many barriers. The purpose of this qualitative meta-analysis was to describe the elements and experiences of social inclusion for people with disabilities. The study analyzed data from 15 primary research reports through thematic…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Social Integration, Meta Analysis, Disabilities
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Orr, Ann C. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Despite legislation and the best efforts of special educators, students with disabilities continue to be segregated from the general education curriculum and classroom for a majority or part of the school day. Inclusion is often the goal, but is seldom fully implemented. This interview-based study explores new special educators' lived experiences…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Inclusion