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Opitz, Elisabeth Moser; Grob, Urs; Wittich, Claudia; Häsel-Weide, Uta; Nührenbörger, Marcus – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Fostering peer interaction and shared learning is an important aim of inclusive instruction. However, it has not been established whether it is possible to offer explicit and intensive support for low achievers in inclusive settings. This longitudinal study examined whether a structured program that includes cooperative learning fosters…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Longitudinal Studies, Cooperative Learning, Competence
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Stegemann, Kim Calder; Jaciw, Andrew P. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Educational inclusion of children with special learning needs is a philosophy and movement with an international presence. Though Canada is a leader in educational inclusion, many would claim that our public educational systems have not yet fully realized the dream of inclusive education. As other countries have noted, making full-fledged changes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Inclusion, Models
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Forster, Natalie; Souvignier, Elmar – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the technical adequacy of a computer-based assessment instrument which is based on hierarchical models of text comprehension for monitoring student reading progress following the Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) approach. At intervals of two weeks, 120 third-grade students finished eight CBM tests. To…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Intervals, Curriculum Based Assessment, Computer Assisted Testing
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Cawley, John F.; Foley, Teresa E.; Hayes, Anne Marie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to present a summary of selected facets of geometry and measurement in elementary school programs and to describe curricula content options designed to demonstrate the feasibility of seeking high level outcomes and meanings for students with learning disabilities. While there are a multitude of published papers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
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LaBarbera, Robin – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study evaluated perceived social support and self-esteem in 66 students who attended a private school for students with learning disabilities. Results from a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that support from parents predicted 35% of the variance in global self-worth. Support from classmates, close friends, and teachers did not make…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Social Support Groups, Adolescents, Special Schools
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Tournaki, Nelly; Bae, Young Seh; Kerekes, Judit – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study examined the effects on math performance of the use of the rekenrek, a manipulative developed by Adrian Treffers. The rekenrek looks like an abacus, but differs in that it is based on a five-structure and not a ten-structure system. It is comprised of two rows of 10 beads, each broken into two sets of 5 by color (i.e., in each row the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities, Scores, Subtraction
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Cawley, John F.; Parmar, Rene S.; Lucas-Fusco, Lynn M.; Kilian, Joy D.; Foley, Teresa E. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
Place value is a phenomenon that has ominous implications for developing number sense and meaning and for using alternative algorithms and alternative representations within whole number arithmetic. For the most part, school programs examine place value at a surface level, with a primary focus on having the student identify or state a number value…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Mild Disabilities, Numbers
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Garcia, Jesus N.; de Caso, Ana Maria – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
This study aimed at verifying whether a specific program on writing self-efficacy, designed to train the four sources of self-efficacy suggested by Bandura (1997), could improve not only productivity and quality of writing composition in students with LD and their processes of writing, but also their writing self-efficacy beliefs and other…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities
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Goodman, Gay; Webb, Michael A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
This study examined the reading achievement scores of 66 third- and fourth-grade students who were referred by their general education teachers on the basis of a suspected reading disability. Before a reading disability diagnosis was conducted, each student was reviewed by an Intervention Assistance Team and intervention assistance was provided.…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Minimum Competency Testing, Reading Achievement
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Gregg, Noel; Hoy, Cheri; Flaherty, Donna Ann; Norris, Peggy; Coleman, Christopher; Davis, Mark; Jordan, Michael – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
The vast majority of students with learning disabilities at the postsecondary level demonstrate reading decoding, reading fluency, and writing deficits. Identification of valid and reliable psychometric measures for documenting decoding and spelling disabilities at the postsecondary level is critical for determining appropriate accommodations. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Word Recognition, Cognitive Processes, Spelling
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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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Jenkins, Amelia – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
Certain minority students are over represented in special education programs nationwide. Many of these students identified for special education receive services outside of the general education classroom through the resource room (pull out) model. The Content Mastery Center (CMC) is a resource/consulting model that is an alternative to the…
Descriptors: General Education, Mild Disabilities, Minority Groups, Special Needs Students
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Algozzine, Bob – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
Perhaps one of the most long-standing concerns in special education is the over-representation of some groups of children in special education. In this issue, Fierros and Blomberg report that racial/ethnic representation of special education students in charter schools mirrors that in general education populations. These findings are not new and…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Disproportionate Representation, Ethnic Groups, Racial Discrimination
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Fierros, Edward Garcia – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
In addressing the problem of disproportionate placement of minority students with special education in charter schools, Fierros describes the commentaries of this issue's contributing scholars. The contributions expose a variety of topics to address the needs of inequities experienced by students with special needs. These topics include: the…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Charter Schools, Intervention, 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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