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Young, Suzanne; Trujillo, Natasha P.; Bruce, Mary Alice; Pollard, Tracie; Jones, Jeff; Range, Bret – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' beliefs about retention. In spite of evidence that grade retention has negative effects on students' academic and socio-emotional outcomes, retention continues to be a common practice. Sixty-one elementary and secondary education majors at a small community college responded to an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Grade Repetition, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Attitudes
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Stacy, Jen; Gutierrez, Linda; McMillian, Danita – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Familial engagement is a cornerstone in comprehensive alternative education; however, implementing high-quality parental outreach is difficult. Traditional approaches to parent outreach view diverse families from a deficit perspective and seek to change their behaviors, instead of building on their funds of knowledge. This article presents a case…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Parent Education
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Gilmour, Allison F.; Wehby, Joseph H.; McGuire, Terrell M. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Many schools are beginning to implement universal behavior management interventions as part of multitiered systems of support. Past research suggests that teachers need support to implement new practices with fidelity. Coaching is one method for supporting implementation, but little is understood about how coaching takes place when relying on…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Fidelity, Coaching (Performance)
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Maillet, Andre L. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Alternative schools can provide all students, especially those with challenging behaviors, low motivation, poor attendance, failing grades, or those afraid to even walk into the school building, with an engaging and enriching educational experience. Through designing, leading, and serving students as an administrator of an alternative middle…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Educational Practices, Middle Schools, Middle School Students
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Blitz, Lisa V.; Mulcahy, Candace A. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Data collected from teachers in a racially diverse, high-poverty high school were used to inform the initial steps in developing a school-university partnership to create a culturally responsive trauma-informed community school. The project utilized community-based participatory research to explore sensitive areas of school system functioning.…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, College School Cooperation
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Flower, Andrea; McKenna, John William; Haring, Christa D. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Research suggests that many teachers are underprepared for the behaviors that their students may bring to the classroom, resulting in challenges to teaching and learning. The purpose of this study was to examine the behavior management content included in preservice teacher preparation programs for general education and special education teachers.…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification
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Hagaman, Jessica L.; Casey, Kathryn J.; Reid, Robert – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Reading comprehension is important for academic success and is a skill required for many activities in school and beyond. This study investigated the effects of the TRAP (Think before you read, Read a paragraph, Ask myself, "What was this paragraph mostly about?" and Put it into my own words) paraphrasing strategy taught using the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Rural Schools, Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension
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Francis, Grace L.; Blue-Banning, Martha; Haines, Shana J.; Turnbull, Ann P.; Gross, Judith M. S. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
All educational stakeholders benefit when families and school staff have trusting partnerships as they work together to achieve mutual goals. Eleven focus groups were conducted with parents of children with and without disabilities in six schools, which had been selected as knowledge development sites by the Schoolwide Integrated Framework for…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Dykes, Frank; Thomas, Suzanne – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Effective transition planning requires school personnel to ascertain the preferences and interests of the student and to focus on services including instruction, related services, employment, and postschool living arrangements necessary to support postschool outcomes. While great strides have been made in meeting the needs of students with…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Needs
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Anderson, Jeffrey A.; Howland, Allison A.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Even with increased risks, many children demonstrate resiliency and avoid being labeled for special education; however, research on risk and resilience has been problematic because of inadequate statistical models, limitations of available data, and the exclusion of key protective factors. This study used a national sample to examine the influence…
Descriptors: Parents, Individual Characteristics, Special Education, Resilience (Psychology)
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Ryan, Joseph B.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Cadorette, Deborah; Hodge, Janie; Markham, Michelle – Preventing School Failure, 2014
Children with disabilities are at increased risk of health risk factors including obesity, often because of low levels of physical activity and limited participation in sports. However, organized adaptive sports programs are increasingly available for individuals with disabilities. This article provides recommendations for establishing successful…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adapted Physical Education, Team Sports, Athletics
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Conderman, Greg; Johnston-Rodriguez, Sarah; Hartman, Paula; Kemp, Drew – Preventing School Failure, 2013
Through a mixed-methods study, teacher education faculty members investigated the implementation of a new block of courses and an associated secondary clinical experience designed to prepare preservice secondary special educators. Seventy-three preservice candidates (a) completed then-and-now surveys assessing their confidence implementing 25…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Educators, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Savage, Ronald C. – Preventing School Failure, 2005
Transitioning from high school to the adult world is a complicated process for adolescents with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires transition services for students with disabilities. This article describes those services and how to customize these services to support the needs of…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Community Services, Brain, Federal Legislation