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Downing, June E.; Peckham-Hardin, Kathryn D. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
Parents, teachers, and paraeducators at three inclusive schools were interviewed as part of a qualitative study to investigate perceptions regarding a quality educational program for students with moderate-severe disabilities. Instead of looking at schools engaged in a systematic change process from separate to inclusive education for students…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Multiple Disabilities, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Carter, Erik W.; Cushing, Lisa S.; Clark, Nitasha M.; Kennedy, Craig H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2005
Peer support interventions are emerging as an effective alternative to traditional paraprofessional models for assisting students with moderate to severe disabilities to access the general curriculum. To contribute to the refinement of peer support interventions, we evaluated the impact of altering the number of participating peers on the social…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Peer Acceptance
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Carter, Erik W.; Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2005
Research indicates that peer interaction can have a substantial impact on the lives of adolescents with disabilities. However, social interaction among adolescents with intellectual disabilities and their general education peers typically occurs infrequently in secondary schools. This paper provides a critical analysis of twenty-six empirical…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Mental Retardation
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Clark, Nitasha M.; Cushing, Lisa S.; Kennedy, Craig H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
The authors examined the effects of an intensive onsite technical assistance (IOTA) model on the inclusive practices of special educators. Three special educators received technical assistance that included performance assessments, workshops on inclusive practices, and intensive onsite follow-up support. Inclusive practices were measured using…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Technical Assistance, Special Education Teachers, Informal Assessment