|Culturally Responsive Beliefs and Practices of General and Special Education Teachers Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in Diverse Elementary Schools
||The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which diverse RTI schools in North Carolina engage in culturally responsive beliefs and practices. A total of eight diverse elementary schools participated in this study. Within these schools, 20...
|The effects of duet reading on the reading fluency and comprehension of high school students with learning disabilities
||The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Duet Reading, a peer-mediated repeated reading strategy, for increasing the reading fluency of four diverse ninth and tenth grade students with learning disabilities in a large public high...
|A case study of an initiative to increase general educators' use of evidence based reading instruction
||The purpose of this study was to understand general education teachers' experiences with a school-wide effort to increase the use of evidence-based teaching practices that were highlighted through a professional development workshop in evidence-based...
|Principals' perceptions of their ability to evaluate Special education teachers using the 21st century professional teaching standards
||There have been teacher evaluations in place throughout the history of education, yet teacher quality continues to be an issue. With difficulty in determining what constitutes a qualified special education teacher, evaluations have been challenging t...
|A study of teachers' perceptions of school-level factors affecting transition services
||The purpose of this study was to explore teacher perceptions of providing transition services to high school students with special needs and to understand the variables that act as facilitators or barriers to providing those services. A qualitative r...
|A case study of general education teacher use of picture books to support inclusive practice in the primary grades of an inclusive elementary school
||Scholars advocate the use of children's literature to help build awareness, understanding, and acceptance of disability in elementary school classrooms. Moreover, children's literature has been used as a component of disability awareness studies seek...
|A study of teachers' perceptions of participating in professional learning communities and the relationships between general and special education teachers
||The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of teachers who participated in professional learning communities, and the relationship of that participation to collaboration and co-teaching. Semi-structured interviews were employed to understan...
|Secondary teachers' perceptions of assistive technology use for students with learning disabilities
||The purpose of this study was to examine secondary general education teachers' perspective of assistive technology use for students with disabilities. A total of four secondary schools participated in this study. Within these schools, 110 general edu...
|I do as I do and not as you say: how high school co-teachers reconcile professional knowledge and beliefs with competing policy directives and expectations
||The purpose of this study was to understand how general education teachers and special education teachers make meaning of policy and in what way these meanings influence the work of co-teaching. The type of data necessary to address the research ques...