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Mongan, Philip; Walker, Robert – Preventing School Failure, 2012
With the passing of the Gun Free School Act of 1994, the 1990s bore witness to the birth of zero-tolerance policies. During the remainder of that decade, several school shootings occurred that solidified zero-tolerance in schools across the United States. With the possibility of threats constantly increasing, school personnel having a thorough…
Descriptors: Weapons, Violence, School Personnel, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Gore, Michele T.; Janssen, Karen G. – Preventing School Failure, 2007
In this article, the authors discuss factors that contribute to increased risk of child maltreatment for children with disabilities and outline multidisciplinary prevention and intervention strategies that focus on partnerships with educators and child protection professionals. The authors discuss interventions related to the identification and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Disabilities
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Schlichte, Jacqueline; Yssel, Nina; Merbler, John – Preventing School Failure, 2005
The attrition rate of 1st-year special education teachers is a mounting concern. Researchers have identified several factors that contribute to the stress that many novice teachers experience and their subsequent attrition. If necessary support from mentors, colleagues, and administrators is not in place, many 1st-year teachers opt to leave the…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Special Education Teachers, Mentors, Career Change
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Berdine, William H. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
An overview is provided of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education's report. Four recommendations are discussed: focus on results not on process; embrace a model of prevention not a model of failure; consider children with disabilities as general education children first; and target funds for direct services. (Contains 5…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation
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Voltz, Deborah L. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article explains the combination of instructional practices called personalized contextual instruction (PCI) and illustrates its implementation by a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a paraprofessional working together in a multiage primary inclusive classroom. The PCI approach incorporates individual learning…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
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Osher, David; Quinn, Mary Magee – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article highlights the three sets of policy issues that particularly affect students with emotional and behavioral disorders: issues related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; continued concerns with school discipline and safety; and the focus on accountability in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavior Disorders, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation
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Cook, Mary A. – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article briefly reviews the literature on the efficacy of both differential placements and inclusion for students with disabilities. It urges better coordination in research evaluating school programs and those evaluating post-school outcomes. It also urges agreed-on definitions of service models and standards for identification and placement…
Descriptors: Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
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Porembski, Corey; Boyko, Erin; DeCiccio, Albert; Haraway, Dana – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article provides quotations from parents and students and offers their perceptions of programs in which the students were enrolled and the professionals dealing with their children. This is followed by five case studies in the form of personal narratives by two students with disabilities (Down Syndrome and emotionally disturbed/learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes
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Reinoso, Marta – Preventing School Failure, 2002
A first grade teacher recounts how she applied findings in the literature about effective organizations and leadership to build more responsible, self-sufficient, and empowered young citizens. The account is organized around seven "realities" such as: "if something enters the curriculum, something usually exits the curriculum,""determine what is…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers
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Katsiyannis, Antonis; Yell, Mitchell L. – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article first reviews the primary requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), then examines four recent U.S. Supreme Court cases that helped clarify who is entitled to its protection. The cases are Murphy vs. United Parcel Services, Inc.; Albertsons, Inc. vs. Kirkingburg (1999); Olmstead, Georgia Department of Human Resources…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities
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Harvey, Michael W. – Preventing School Failure, 2001
This article discusses the role of secondary level vocational-technical education as a logical approach to dropout prevention among students with disabilities or other special needs. It urges transitional planning teams to consider students' needs of services, agency providers, and community and labor market factors. (Contains references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Dropout Prevention, Education Work Relationship, Secondary Education
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Guetzloe, Eleanor – Preventing School Failure, 2001
A professor of special education specializing in students with emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD) reviews her career from 1966 to the present noting the influence of the literature, authorities, and Public Law 94-142. Changes during this time identified include more effective interventions and increasing danger from student weapons. She urges…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Disabilities, Educational History
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Zigmond, Naomi – Preventing School Failure, 2001
Discussion of special education at the turn of the century raises concerns about the abandonment of core values and professional responsibility (as in the emphasis on general rather than special education), adoption of methodologies (such as co-teaching) without any evidence of effectiveness, and a "one size fits all" approach (inclusion of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Methods, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends
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Harvey, Michael W. – Preventing School Failure, 2001
An introduction to this theme issue on special education transition policy and practice summarizes articles and notes a focus on the importance of transitional services in the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Emphasis is on practical information based on research, legislative development, and empirical evidence to support best…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices
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Wood, Frank H. – Preventing School Failure, 2001
A look back at educational programs for students with emotional and behavioral disorders notes beginnings in Minnesota, an early (1960) incidence survey, development of the special education profession, and inclusion of socially maladjusted and/or conduct-disordered behavior. Future issues include increasing mistrust of socially sanctioned…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Educational History, Educational Trends, Emotional Disturbances
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