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Educating Students With Visual Impairments In The General Education Setting, Kerri Janae Johnson-Jones 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Educating Students With Visual Impairments In The General Education Setting, Kerri Janae Johnson-Jones

Dissertations

This research study was aimed at describing the experiences of visually impaired students and their teachers about their experiences within the general education setting. The purpose of this study was to collect and report interview data, corroborated with observational data in order to provide rich, descriptive data based on the participants’ experiences. A case study approach was used to gather the data in a naturalistic setting. In this case study, all student participants were individuals with visual impairments along the spectrum of being legally blind.

Findings of this study revealed four emerging themes that produced evidence of the unique participant ...


Disabled ≠ Disempowered: A Critical Framework For Analyzing The Representation Of Mental Disabilities In Young Adult Literature, Michele L. Dobbins 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Disabled ≠ Disempowered: A Critical Framework For Analyzing The Representation Of Mental Disabilities In Young Adult Literature, Michele L. Dobbins

English Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this honors thesis, I focus on young adult novels that highlight rather than minimize the experience of having a mental disability, and I argue that this topic must be included in education and book discussions in order to create more inclusive classrooms and communities. I examine representations of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and autism in popular young adult novels, paying special focus to the way characters represent the relationship between power and disability. After reading a wide range of novels from award-winning bestsellers to reviewers’ recommendations, I noted the frequency of topics such as identity, community, institutions, and romanticization ...


Reich Scholar Program: A Scholarship And Leadership Training Program For International Students With Disabilities At Dartmouth College, Megan Murray 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Reich Scholar Program: A Scholarship And Leadership Training Program For International Students With Disabilities At Dartmouth College, Megan Murray

Capstone Collection

National level and international policy changes have emerged to promote educational opportunity for children with disabilities. A gap remains in US higher education in providing access and support for international students with disabilities. Areas of need for this student demographic include financial access, availability of assistive technology, specific socio-cultural advising to living in the US with a disability, comprehensive immigration advising and career support for entering the workforce with a disability. Staff support is generally siloed in colleges. International student services and disability or accessibility services often work in isolation. This capstone imagines the pilot year of a scholarship and ...


Conceptualizations Of Students With And Without Disabilities As Mathematical Problem Solvers In Educational Research: A Critical Review, Rachel Lambert, Paulo Tan 2017 Chapman University

Conceptualizations Of Students With And Without Disabilities As Mathematical Problem Solvers In Educational Research: A Critical Review, Rachel Lambert, Paulo Tan

Education Faculty Articles and Research

Students with disabilities are often framed as “the problem” and have limited opportunities to engage in standards based mathematics, leading to persistent underachievement. In this paper, we investigate a research divide between mathematics educational research for students with and without disabilities, a divide with significant differences in the theoretical orientations and research methodologies used to understand learners. Based on an analysis of 149 mathematics educational research articles published between 2013 and 2015, we found significant differences between articles focused on learners with and without disabilities. For those with disabilities, mathematical problem solving was understood primarily from behavioral and information processing ...


Reconstruction Of The Destroyed Sinjali Secondary School, Isabella Kaganowski 2017 Clark University

Reconstruction Of The Destroyed Sinjali Secondary School, Isabella Kaganowski

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

This practitioner paper chronicles my involvement of the grant writing proposal that was designed on behalf of a non-for-profit organization, the Association of Dalit Women’s Advancement of Nepal (ADWAN), in order to secure funding and donations for the reconstruction of the destroyed Sinjali Secondary School in Gorkha district, Taklung village, after a 2015 earthquake struck Nepal. The proposal was guided by and collaborated with Professor Jude Fernando of Clark University, as Professor Fernando was able to visit Taklung village and gather information about the needs in the educational sector damaged by the earthquake. Literature review and research was gathered ...


Exploring The Experiences Of Combat Veterans’ Degree Attainment In Online Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study, Ester Warren 2017 Liberty University

Exploring The Experiences Of Combat Veterans’ Degree Attainment In Online Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study, Ester Warren

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the essence of the experiences of combat veterans with significant combat exposure who successfully completed their bachelor’s degree through a private online program despite the presence of challenges related and unrelated to their combat exposure. For the purpose of this study, combat veteran was generally defined as a veteran of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or National Guard who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), or Operation New Dawn (OND). In addition, significant combat exposure was indicated by a score of “light-moderate ...


The Quiet Discrimination Of Lowered Expectations: A Study On The Independent Living Needs Of Severely Disabled Individuals In Kansas, Joe Dalgarn 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Quiet Discrimination Of Lowered Expectations: A Study On The Independent Living Needs Of Severely Disabled Individuals In Kansas, Joe Dalgarn

Theses and Dissertations

Increasing the independence of individuals with severe disabilities is of increasing concern to schools and federal agencies. Improving quality of life for high needs individuals with disabilities is an objective of transition programs, which allow consumers to adapt from one aspect of life to the next. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between variables (a) vocational assessment and exploration; (b) workplace readiness training; (c) independent living skills; and (d) self-advocacy and self-care and the independence level of individuals with severe disabilities residing and receiving their education within an institutionalized setting. Finally, this study will examine the ...


An Exploration Of Consultant Teaching: Instructional Methods And Materials To Support Struggling Learners, Karen E. Burdick 2017 The College at Brockport

An Exploration Of Consultant Teaching: Instructional Methods And Materials To Support Struggling Learners, Karen E. Burdick

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This qualitative study explores the consultant teaching model, and consultant teacher roles in the classroom. Specifically, this study focuses on consultant teacher’s methods and materials they use to support diverse learners. By meeting with and interviewing consultant teachers, I was able to better understand the factors that drive instructional methods and materials that are used in the classroom.


The Benefits Of Music Education On Academic, Behavioral, And Communicative Skills With Middle School Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sarah V. Foley 2017 Dominican University of California

The Benefits Of Music Education On Academic, Behavioral, And Communicative Skills With Middle School Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sarah V. Foley

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Music education has an important place for students with special needs. Through community based arts education programs, student benefits range from social to academic. The problem is that too often music education, among arts programs, is not taught in special education classrooms. The purpose of this study was to identify benefits that music education has on students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), focusing specifically on academic, behavioral, and communicative skills.

A review of the literature revealed that music is beneficial to students in a variety of ways, when they are provided the opportunity to engage in music education. Through this ...


An Investigation Into The Experiences Of Homeschooled Individuals With Autism That Led To Success In The On-Campus College Environment: A Case Study, Carrol Dolan 2017 Liberty University

An Investigation Into The Experiences Of Homeschooled Individuals With Autism That Led To Success In The On-Campus College Environment: A Case Study, Carrol Dolan

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Rates of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are rising, and more individuals with ASD are continuing to college. At the same time, homeschooling is becoming more prevalent, and more students with ASD are being homeschooled. These increases lead to the inference that colleges will see more homeschooled students with ASD applying for admission. The purpose of this case study was to understand experiences of individuals with ASD who were homeschooled that fostered success in the on-campus college environment. The central question guiding this research was: What are the experiences of individuals with ASD who were homeschooled that lead to success in ...


A Quantitative Analysis Of Virginia Public School Special Education Due Process Cases And Their Resolutions From 2004-2016, Valerie Beaudoin-Saunders 2017 Liberty University

A Quantitative Analysis Of Virginia Public School Special Education Due Process Cases And Their Resolutions From 2004-2016, Valerie Beaudoin-Saunders

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Special education-related lawsuits are a concern to school systems. They are time-consuming, expensive, and contentious. School and parental relationships become strained when litigation is involved. This study analyzed data from the Virginia Department of Education’s due process database over a 12-year period of time to note common disabilities involved in special education litigation. Specific characteristics from each case were noted to determine if there was a trend in the frequency of due process cases: the sex, grade, age, disability, and outcome. The data was obtained from the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Dispute Resolution and Administrative Services ...


“My Voice Is Definitely Strongest In Online Communities”: Students Using Social Media For Queer And Disability Identity-Making, Ryan A. Miller 2017 The University of Texas at Austin

“My Voice Is Definitely Strongest In Online Communities”: Students Using Social Media For Queer And Disability Identity-Making, Ryan A. Miller

Ryan A. Miller, Ph.D.

A qualitative study explored the social media activities of 25 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students with disabilities at a research-intensive university. Using a framework of identity-making that accounts for students’ reflections, narrations, and actions, this paper details students’ experiences exploring queer/disability identities through social networking sites, smartphone applications, and blogs. Students described going online to find validation, become involved, and manage identities contextually. However, students also described experiencing marginalization online and feeling isolated, suggesting implications for higher education, including the need to critically evaluate students’ online engagement.


Aided Communication For Adults With Developmental Disabilities, Lindsay Bolding 2017 Bowling Green State University

Aided Communication For Adults With Developmental Disabilities, Lindsay Bolding

Honors Projects

This honors project is a series of templates that will serve as a guide for residential facilities for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. What is the most effective way to facilitate communication in residential facilities for adults with developmental disabilities? While working at this type of facility during my time at Bowling Green State University, I have witnessed a need for implementation of new communication routes in the homes. While skill building such as communication is stressed in the homes, plans for staff to fulfill these skills can be lacking. The templates I have created can be used ...


An Analysis Of Inclusion In The Field Of Special Education, Sarah K. Jerome 2017 Southeastern University - Lakeland

An Analysis Of Inclusion In The Field Of Special Education, Sarah K. Jerome

Selected Honors Theses

This review of literature explores the many different aspects of including a student with disabilities into the general education classroom 100% of the school day. The topics explored include; the history of inclusion, the social and emotional effects of inclusion, the active engagement of included students, the importance of social acceptance from peers, the teachers’ attitudes and opinions of inclusion, the students’ opinions of inclusion, and the parents’ opinions of inclusion. The goal is to expose some of the negative outcomes of inclusion because of recent emphasis on inclusion in the last decade. The researcher found that inclusion should be ...


Sullivan's "Cultivating The Genius Of Black Children: Strategies To Close The Achievement Gap In The Early Years" (Book Review), Cari Ryan 2017 George Fox University

Sullivan's "Cultivating The Genius Of Black Children: Strategies To Close The Achievement Gap In The Early Years" (Book Review), Cari Ryan

The Christian Librarian

Sullivan, D. R. (2016). Cultivating the genius of black children: Strategies to close the achievement gap in the early years. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press. 166 pp. $29.95. ISBN 9781605544052


Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception Of Their Educational Preparation, Ahmed Khalid, Samir J. Dukmak, Fawzi - Fayez Ishtaiwa Dweikat 2017 Al Ain University of Science and Technology

Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception Of Their Educational Preparation, Ahmed Khalid, Samir J. Dukmak, Fawzi - Fayez Ishtaiwa Dweikat

International Journal for Research in Education

Abstract:

This study aimed at investigating pre-service teachers’ views of their educational preparation taking into consideration six study domains, namely: planning and preparation for instruction, classroom environment, professional responsibility, teaching skills, time allotted for learning different subjects, and time allotted for learning certain skills in the program. The differences among the six domains and pre-service teachers’ demographic information such as gender, pre-service teachers’ study majors, and the school level they were prepared to teach (Basic vs. Secondary) were investigated. Additionally, the study examined the extent to which the six study domains predicted the pre-service teachers’ teaching skills. Findings of the ...


Factors That Lead Handicapped People In Jordanian Rehabilitation And Correction Centers To Commit Their Criminal Behaviors As Perceived By Them In The Light Of Some Variables., Heyam Mosa AL-Taj 2017 College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, Amman- Arab University

Factors That Lead Handicapped People In Jordanian Rehabilitation And Correction Centers To Commit Their Criminal Behaviors As Perceived By Them In The Light Of Some Variables., Heyam Mosa Al-Taj

International Journal for Research in Education

ABSTACT:

The purpose of the study is to investigate the factors that lead handicapped people in Jordanian rehabilitation and correction centers to commit their criminal behaviors as perceived by them in light of some variables. The sample of the study consisted of (33) handicapped prisoners in Jordanian rehabilitation and correction centers. To achieve the aim of the study a scale was developed to measure those factors within (39) items, after checking validity and reliability. The findings of the study showed that the criminal behaviors of handicapped people are the ones committed on other people with a rate of (48.48 ...


Role Of Female Teachers In Formation Of Wrong Perceptions Within Female Students Of Intermediate Schools In Riyadh, Nora Abdullah Aljebreen 2017 General Administration of Education in Riyadh

Role Of Female Teachers In Formation Of Wrong Perceptions Within Female Students Of Intermediate Schools In Riyadh, Nora Abdullah Aljebreen

International Journal for Research in Education

Abstract:

The research purpose is to acknowledge the role of female teachers in forming wrong perception about conceptions of heredity in minds of female students of intermediate schools, in Riyadh. The Research sample formed of (69) female teachers within the Riyadh North Education Office in 1436-1437H "2015/2016". A questionnaire form was prepared to determine the wrong perceptions about conception of heredity in minds of science female teachers. It included (10) multiple choice questions, each with (4) choices, followed by (4) different explanations to chose from, after being reviewed by a group of arbitrators. The stability account was equal to ...


The Practicing Degree Of Leadership Skills By School Principals In The Green Line In Palestine In Light Of Learning Organization And Organizational Culture, Ali Mohammad Jubran 2017 Yarmouk University – Jourdan

The Practicing Degree Of Leadership Skills By School Principals In The Green Line In Palestine In Light Of Learning Organization And Organizational Culture, Ali Mohammad Jubran

International Journal for Research in Education

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to reveal the elementary teachers' practicing degree of leadership skills from the perspectives of teachers themselves within the green line in Palestine, in light of learning organization and organizational culture. To achieve this aim, the researchers prepared two instruments; the first is a questionnaire composed of (52) items to find out the practicing degree of leadership skills from the perspectives of teachers themselves. It consisted of four domains. The second is a questionnaire including (34) items to find out the learning organization and organizational culture’s degree of implementation from the perspectives of ...


Brain Dominance And The Correlation With Learning Styles, Choosing Specialization And Academic Level Among University Students, Afaf Salim Al-Mohammadi 2017 College of Education- King Saudi University-KSA

Brain Dominance And The Correlation With Learning Styles, Choosing Specialization And Academic Level Among University Students, Afaf Salim Al-Mohammadi

International Journal for Research in Education

Abstract:

The study aimed to explore the correlation between brain dominance and learning styles when choosing specialization and academic level of university students. the study sample consisted of (397) female students from King Saud University, (204) students from humanity colleges, while (193) represent the scientific colleges The results found that there were statistically significant differences in learning styles (tactile and individual) for left hemisphere, there were no differences in the type of the brain dominance attributed to the academic specialization variant. There were statistically significant differences in learning style (tactile style) for Humanity Colleges. There were no statistically significant differences ...


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