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Cook, Bryan G.; Cook, Lysandra – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
Evidence-based practice is among the most influential and compelling reforms in contemporary education. Despite their potential to improve the outcomes of students with disabilities, adoption and implementation of evidence-based reforms have been disappointing, with the gap between research and practice remaining wide. Practice-based evidence…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Partnerships in Education, Special Education
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Utley, Cheryl A.; Obiakor, Festus E. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
Evidence-based programs and interventions targeting special education programs fall within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) which consists of increased instructional time, interventions, and improved educational outcomes for students in general and special education. The NASP Position Statement, "Appropriate Behavioral, Social, and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Special Education, Intervention, Reading Difficulties
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De La Paz, Susan – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
This article provides a review of effective and reform-based approaches to instruction that focus on teaching and learning of history for students with LD. Historical thinking goals, such as learning to think like a historian, to develop contextualized understandings, and to apply domain-specific approaches when reading and writing with primary…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Learning Disabilities, Educational Change
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Utley, Cheryl A.; Obiakor, Festus E.; Bakken, Jeffrey P. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
This article discusses culturally responsive frameworks, principles, pedagogy, and curriculum for general and special educators who work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with learning disabilities (LD). Culturally responsive teaching has critical features that could benefit CLD students with LD. For example, culturally…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Differences
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Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Sutton, Ida L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
This article provides a typology of reasons for conducting mixed-methods research in special education. The mixed-methods research process is described along with the role of the rationale and purpose of study. The reasons given in the literature for utilizing mixed-methods research are explicated, and the limitations of these reason frameworks…
Descriptors: Methods Research, Investigations, Disabilities, Special Education
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Cartledge, Gwendolyn – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
Disproportionality in special education is a widespread problem for racial minorities, particularly for African and Native American students. Furthermore, special education placements for racial minority students tend to be highly restrictive and permanent. School personnel might approach this problem through a focus on prevention. That is,…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Disproportionate Representation, High Risk Students, Disabilities
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Grant, Patrick A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
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…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Cultural Differences, Special Education
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Sitlington, Patricia L.; Payne, Erin M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2004
One of the challenges to the transition to postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities is the ever-increasing gap between the assessment information that is collected at the secondary level and the demands for documentation prevalent at the postsecondary level. This article discusses the: (a) differences between secondary and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Evaluation Methods
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Deshler, Donald D. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2003
Getting research-based instructional practices into the hands of professionals who teach students with learning disabilities is one of the most significant challenges for educators. This paper describes some of the major factors accounting for the gaps that exist between the special education research and classroom practice and presents four major…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators, Special Education
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Cawley, John F.; Parmar, Rene S. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2003
The overall purpose of this paper is to describe a practical and useful approach to mathematics assessment that is meaningful to teachers, students and families. The format is highly flexible, yet specifically designed to provide detailed information as to the performance characteristics of the student and a variety of curricula and instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Mild Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum