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Dillon, Amy; Ebmeier, Howard – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2009
In recent years, U.S. schools have seen a growth in the number of special education paraprofessionals employed to serve special education students as well as a growth in the roles these individuals are expected to play in schools. In addition, with passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Field Tests, Employment Interviews
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Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Stout, Karen Evans; Mavis, Ann – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2007
In response to public demands for better-quality high school graduates and to requirements of No Child Left Behind legislation, states have developed a variety of policies such as high-stakes exit exams and diploma options. Additionally, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997, students with disabilities must be…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, High School Graduates, Exit Examinations
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Janson, Chris; Miller, Lynne Guillot; Rainey, Steve – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2007
This study investigated the attitudes of school counseling students toward working with students with disabilities. Q methodology was used to develop 43 opinion statements that reflected the attitudes toward providing school counseling services to students with disabilities. Fifty-one school counseling students then sorted these statements. Data…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Q Methodology, Disabilities, School Counseling