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Slo Assessment Report Elementary & Secondary Special Education Bsed 2016, Uno College Of Education May 2016

Slo Assessment Report Elementary & Secondary Special Education Bsed 2016, Uno College Of Education

Student Learning

Student Learning Outcome Report:
College: College of Education
Unit: Special Education & Communication Disorders
Degree: BSED - Elementary Education, Special Education
BSED - Secondary Education, Special Education


Slo Assessment Report Elementary & Secondary Special Education Ma-Ms 2016, Uno College Of Education May 2016

Slo Assessment Report Elementary & Secondary Special Education Ma-Ms 2016, Uno College Of Education

Student Learning

Student Learning Outcome Report:
College: College of Education
Unit: Special Education & Communication Disorders
Degree: MA - Special Education
MS - Special Education


A Phenomenological Study Of Cultural Responsiveness In Special Education, Kimberly M. Jones-Goods, Marquis Carter Grant Jan 2016

A Phenomenological Study Of Cultural Responsiveness In Special Education, Kimberly M. Jones-Goods, Marquis Carter Grant

Journal of Research Initiatives

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the factors affecting elementary teacher’s ability to understand the academic needs of their racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse special education students and the ways in which their values and beliefs influenced their use of culturally responsive practices in the special education classroom. This study revealed five major reasons for the disproportionate number of Black students in special education as perceived by three White teachers in North Carolina: (a) the inadequate coursework in teacher education programs regarding teaching strategies to effectively teach racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse (RCED) students, (b) the ...


Implementing Portfolios Using Tk20: An Educational Assessment System, Jie Zhang, Moira Fallon, Allison Wright Jan 2016

Implementing Portfolios Using Tk20: An Educational Assessment System, Jie Zhang, Moira Fallon, Allison Wright

Education and Human Development Faculty Publications

The purpose of this paper is to share results of collaborative effort introducing special education portfolios into an inclusive teacher education program using the Tk20 assessment system. Tk20 is an assessment system for both providing evidence of educational skills and achieving that evidence in such a way as to demonstrate growth of teacher candidates. This is not only important for the teacher candidates as they push themselves professionally, but it is also a crucial aspect of accreditation requirements for teacher education programs. Therefore, the focus of the paper is on the usefulness of standards based, working and exit electronic special ...


Transition Services In Eight Rural Counties Of Western New York: Views Of Directors Of Special Education, Bruce Shields, Mindy Scirri, Michael Berta, Kara Klump Jan 2016

Transition Services In Eight Rural Counties Of Western New York: Views Of Directors Of Special Education, Bruce Shields, Mindy Scirri, Michael Berta, Kara Klump

Faculty Articles

Rural school districts face different challenges than urban and suburban districts. In fact, several Rural Systemic Initiatives (RSIs) have been established around the country to isolate and address rural school district issues (Harmon & Smith, 2012). In order to improve the effectiveness of transition services in rural schools, feedback from stakeholders in the process is vital. Directors of special education, specifically, must work to facilitate a quality and seamless process for transition despite challenges, and those working in rural settings may face additional obstacles. This study examines the perspectives of these front-line providers in order to begin to understand the difficulties ...


Elementary Coteachers' Understanding About Differentiated Instructional Practices For Students With Disabilities, Betty Smith King Jan 2016

Elementary Coteachers' Understanding About Differentiated Instructional Practices For Students With Disabilities, Betty Smith King

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Despite a rural Georgia school district's effort to increase the academic performance of all students, the achievement gap persists between general education and special education students. The purpose of the study was to explore what factors hindered coteachers from consistently applying differentiated instruction in elementary inclusion classrooms. The conceptual framework for the study emanated from Vygotsky's social development theory as it related to teachers learning from each other through professional collaboration. The research questions explored coteachers' perceptions about differentiated instruction for students with disabilities. Using a case study methodology and purposeful sampling of 6 general education and 6 ...