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Lyons, Reneé; Genareo, Vincent; Simpson, Amber; Foegen, Anne; Stecker, Pamela M.; Olson, Jeannette – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
This paper focuses on description and evaluation of a Web-based professional development system for teachers centered on the collection and use of frequent student performance information in algebra for instructional decision making. With U.S. federal grant funding, researchers developed Web-based instructional modules, which provided interactive…
Descriptors: Algebra, Progress Monitoring, Online Courses, Faculty Development
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Röhm, Alexander; Schnöring, Annika; Hastall, Matthias R. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Institutional and individual stigmatization are still major barriers for children with disabilities to access education. Teacher attitudes towards inclusive education play a crucial role in this regard, and are shaped by single-case descriptions from mass media or other sources. Building on exemplification theory and priming, two experiments with…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Disabilities
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Briesch, Amy M.; Casale, Gino; Grosche, Michael; Volpe, Robert J.; Hennemann, Thomas – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
Modern attempts to explain why some assessment tools are readily adopted by school-based personnel whereas others are not have focused on the concept of usability. Usability encompasses not only the degree to which consumers find an assessment tool to be acceptable, but also the degree to which it is well-understood, believed to be feasible,…
Descriptors: Usability, German, Foreign Countries, Validity
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Fenty, Nicole S.; Brydon, Melissa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
This study explored the impact of training special education teacher candidates to implement content literacy strategy instruction on the teacher candidates' feelings of self-efficacy, beliefs, and practice. The study also explored the impact of implementing content literacy interventions on the content knowledge of elementary age students with or…
Descriptors: Special Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Student Diversity
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Utley, Cheryl A.; Obiakor, Festus E. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
This study measured the effects of a targeted intervention, The Cool Tool, implemented in the secondary prevention tier to minimize teacher reprimands and students' on-task behaviors in an urban elementary school. The participants in the social skills intervention programs were seven teachers, across grades K-5. Assessments included pre-posttest…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence
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Schwab, Susanne; Holzinger, Andrea; Krammer, Mathias; Gebhardt, Markus; Hessels, Marco G. P. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
Self-reports of primary and secondary school teachers who teach in general and special education classrooms in Austria were examined in terms of their engagement in teamwork (between special and general education teachers), instructional methods that they use, factors that positively influence inclusive education, and their needs for training. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Fenty, Nicole; Mulcahy, Candace; Washburn, Erin – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest group design was used to determine whether computer-assisted fluency instruction is as effective as print-based, teacher-led fluency instruction in improving fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills in third grade students experiencing delayed fluency development. Fifty participants were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Failure, Reading Fluency, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Saddler, Bruce; Saddler, Kristie; Befoorhooz, Bita; Cuccio-Slichko, Julie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
A random national sampling of primary grade teachers in the United States were surveyed to determine how they teach revising to writers in the elementary grades. Our findings suggest that in our sample of teachers, little time is dedicated in the school day to writing and especially revising. The teachers believed that more time spent revising did…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Writing Instruction
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Urton, Karolina; Wilbert, Jürgen; Hennemann, Thomas – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Current research provides evidence of the positive influence of sense of (self-)efficacy and personal experience regarding attitudes towards inclusion for children with special educational needs (SEN). A multilevel study was designed to investigate the relationship between "attitudes towards inclusion" and sense of "efficacy"…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Patton, Daniel C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The overall effectiveness of the culturally relevant and responsive education (CRRE) professional development program in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was evaluated. Recruitment procedures included general and special educators and school administrators as participants. The "CRRE Observation Coding Scheme" and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Active Learning, School Districts, Parent School Relationship
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Carvalhais, Lenia; da Silva, Carlos Fernandes – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
The focus of this study was to explore primary teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward their training experiences, instructional practices, and supports received in their schools toward working with students with dyslexia in Portugal. Primary school teachers from the centre of Portugal, working with children between the first and fourth grades,…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Measures (Individuals)
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Buzhardt, Jay; Greenwood, Charles R.; Abbott, Mary; Tapia, Yolanda – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
Effectively scaling up evidence-based educational practices requires identification of barriers to the wide-scale implementation and maintenance of such practices at a distance from the original research and development team. The two studies reported here investigated the implementation of ClassWide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) in nine schools across five…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Program Implementation, Elementary Schools