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The Influence Of A Phonics-Based Program, Wilson Fundations®, On Primary Children's Reading Skills, Teresa Debrito Feb 2020

The Influence Of A Phonics-Based Program, Wilson Fundations®, On Primary Children's Reading Skills, Teresa Debrito

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This case study focused on the experiences of teachers who utilized a reading program, Wilson Fundations®, to teach phonics-based instruction to primary age children at an urban elementary school. Face-to-face interviews and a review of preliminary data verified for this community of educators that the phonics-based program was leading to significant improvements in reading for their students.

Based on brain imaging and significant intervention research, children with reading difficulties do benefit greatly from multisensory phonics-based instruction. Although the research is clear, children in the United States continue to struggle with reading. The National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP) results reveal ...


Dysphagia Management In The Public-School Setting: The Education And Training Needs Of Public-School Speech-Language Pathologists, Natalie P. Neubauer Oct 2019

Dysphagia Management In The Public-School Setting: The Education And Training Needs Of Public-School Speech-Language Pathologists, Natalie P. Neubauer

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Over the past two decades, the number of children who have dysphagia attending public schools has increased significantly. Because more students with special needs are requiring these services, providing dysphagia management exclusively in the medical setting has become a thing of the past. With this transition, public-school SLPs need to be prepared and confident to provide this service should they encounter a child on their caseload with feeding and swallowing issues. The few studies that have been done up to this point have revealed concerns regarding gaps in training and overall confidence of SLPs to perform this function in the ...


Effectiveness Of Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs To Teach Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asd) In A Medium Southeastern Maryland School District, Donnie Renee Johnson Mar 2018

Effectiveness Of Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs To Teach Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asd) In A Medium Southeastern Maryland School District, Donnie Renee Johnson

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

One strategy for improving teacher preparation programs for teaching Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is to enhance the coursework offered at colleges and universities at the undergraduate level. The goal is to better equip college programs to provide effective and substantial preparation for teacher candidate to effectively instruction ASD students. Programs offered by colleges and universities to prepare new special education teachers with the appropriate skills is multi-faceted. First, a clearly defined curriculum or coursework design is required. Secondly, an extended student teaching schedule is needed for an authentic and practical application experience. Finally, offering a monetary incentive for special educators ...


Comparing Two Alternate Assessments: Dynamic Learning Maps And Multi-State Alternate Assessment, Dana N. Sir Dec 2017

Comparing Two Alternate Assessments: Dynamic Learning Maps And Multi-State Alternate Assessment, Dana N. Sir

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

In 2001 under No Child Left Behind, states were required to create an alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities using alternate achievement standards. In 2003, all states had created an alternate assessment. All fifty states independently developed, implemented, and revised their alternate assessments. By 2014, Dynamic Learning Map (DLM) and Multi-State Alternate Assessments (MSAA) (formerly National Center and State Collaborative)––two alternate assessments developed through consortiums consisting of state departments, universities, and organizations using federal funding––were created. At the time of this study, the DLM and MSAA were used by approximately 49% of states for their alternate ...


A Study On The Effectiveness Of A Pilot Inquiry-Based Middle School Science Program On Non-Cognitive Outcomes And Academic Achievement, Rui Meira Dionisio Mar 2017

A Study On The Effectiveness Of A Pilot Inquiry-Based Middle School Science Program On Non-Cognitive Outcomes And Academic Achievement, Rui Meira Dionisio

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The randomized research study assessed the effect of an inquiry-based science (IBS) program on non-cognitive outcomes and academic achievement. The study was the result of a grant that was awarded by Professional Resources in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), a program affiliated with Montclair State University in conjunction with Bristol-Myers Squibb, and part of the New Jersey Statewide Systemic Initiative (NJSSI). The NJSSI is a partnership of schools, districts, colleges and universities, science centers, businesses, and museums dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, and technology in New Jersey. The quantitative research study utilized an IBS instructional program ...


Teacher Retention: Perceptions Of The Organizational Factors That Influence Teacher Transition From Private School Classrooms Of Individuals With Autism To Public School Autism Classrooms, Kathryn Cerino Britton Aug 2016

Teacher Retention: Perceptions Of The Organizational Factors That Influence Teacher Transition From Private School Classrooms Of Individuals With Autism To Public School Autism Classrooms, Kathryn Cerino Britton

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Nine experienced certified special education teachers who chose to move from the private sector to the public sector were interviewed to gain knowledge and information that could be used to improve the private sector school for learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as the conceptual framework, this study explored the respondents’ beliefs about their workload, work responsibilities, compensation, and perceptions regarding their teaching experiences in private and public schools. Specifically, telephone or face-to-face interviews were conducted to ascertain the motivating factors that led the respondents to leave one private school, The Apple School, for ...


Social Media Use: A Critical Analysis Of Facebook's Impact On Collegiate Efl Students' English Writing In Thailand, Tharinee Kamnoetsin Aug 2014

Social Media Use: A Critical Analysis Of Facebook's Impact On Collegiate Efl Students' English Writing In Thailand, Tharinee Kamnoetsin

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

In this technology era, a new trend of using Social Media or Social Networking Sites (SNSs) has been recently highlighted. Social media influences people’s lives in many aspects including education and English language learning. The purpose of this study is to examine whether using Facebook online impacts the type (formal or informal) of English EFL students use for in-class writing or not, as well as to understand the students’ perceptions on how the use of Facebook helps to facilitate or inhibit their English writing skills.

The study was conducted by using qualitative research methods to explore EFL college students ...


Middle School Transition: Faculty And Parent Perceptions Of The Academic, Procedural, And Social Changes That Occur Between Elementary And Middle School, Barbara Mckeon May 2014

Middle School Transition: Faculty And Parent Perceptions Of The Academic, Procedural, And Social Changes That Occur Between Elementary And Middle School, Barbara Mckeon

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of parents and faculty regarding the transition from a private special education school to the middle school environment. Research was conducted using a mixed methods design to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of those directly involved with the transition process. Seventeen participants, nine parents and eight faculty participated in both the interviews and questionnaire processes. Social competence, academic competence, procedural challenges, maturational readiness and program planning were dominant themes in this study. The study examined the academic, procedural and social changes that occur in middle school from the stage-environment fit ...


The Effect Of Grade Configuration On The Academic Achievement Of Special Needs Students: The Case Of New Jersey, Derrick E. Nelson Jan 2013

The Effect Of Grade Configuration On The Academic Achievement Of Special Needs Students: The Case Of New Jersey, Derrick E. Nelson

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Parental Perceptions Of A Summer Esl Parent Institute: A Retrospective Case Study, John Scott Cascone Oct 2012

Parental Perceptions Of A Summer Esl Parent Institute: A Retrospective Case Study, John Scott Cascone

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The Influence Of Inclusion On The Academic Performance Of General Education Students On The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge In Grades 6, 7, And 8, Christie M. Robinson Oct 2012

The Influence Of Inclusion On The Academic Performance Of General Education Students On The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge In Grades 6, 7, And 8, Christie M. Robinson

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Association Between Stress And Decisional Procrastination In Parents Of Children With Down Syndrome During Their Developmental Transitions, Laurel Zeisler Jul 2011

Association Between Stress And Decisional Procrastination In Parents Of Children With Down Syndrome During Their Developmental Transitions, Laurel Zeisler

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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School Administrators And The Professional Learning Of General Education Teachers Related To Gifted Education: A Delphi Study, Lenore Cortina Jan 2011

School Administrators And The Professional Learning Of General Education Teachers Related To Gifted Education: A Delphi Study, Lenore Cortina

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Necessary Supports For Effective High School Inclusion Classrooms: Perceptions Of Administration, General Education Teachers, And Special Education Teachers, Andrea Daunarummo Jan 2010

Necessary Supports For Effective High School Inclusion Classrooms: Perceptions Of Administration, General Education Teachers, And Special Education Teachers, Andrea Daunarummo

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A Study Of New Jersey's Assessment And Accountability System For Students With Disabilities And Its Impact On Special Education Services, Julie Moul Gardner Jan 2006

A Study Of New Jersey's Assessment And Accountability System For Students With Disabilities And Its Impact On Special Education Services, Julie Moul Gardner

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Use of high stakes assessment for special needs students is a key element in the current educational reform movement. State assessment systems use these tests to determine and report school accountability scores, distribute school funding, and assess school rewards and sanctions. The impact of including these students' test score on the district accountability reports has not yet been determined. Directors of special services, the primary individuals for supervising or coordinating district special education programs, have an extensive understanding of administrative and functional knowledge of special education services and are therefore able to provide insight concerning the impact of accountability on ...


Important Factors For Consideration When Litigating Special Education Due Process Hearings, Partick O'Halloran Jan 2006

Important Factors For Consideration When Litigating Special Education Due Process Hearings, Partick O'Halloran

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The Use And Evaluation Of Special Education Parent Advocacy Groups As Reported By Public School Principals And Special Education Directors In Four New Jersey Counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris And Passaic, Patricia J. Kennedy Jan 2004

The Use And Evaluation Of Special Education Parent Advocacy Groups As Reported By Public School Principals And Special Education Directors In Four New Jersey Counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris And Passaic, Patricia J. Kennedy

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Perceptions Of Elementary School Teachers Regarding Preparedness And Inclusionary Practices Of Classified Students In Public Elementary Schools, Melanie Littell North Jan 2003

Perceptions Of Elementary School Teachers Regarding Preparedness And Inclusionary Practices Of Classified Students In Public Elementary Schools, Melanie Littell North

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The Description Of Self-Esteem In Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents Participating In Service-Learning, Marcia C. Grayson Jan 2002

The Description Of Self-Esteem In Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents Participating In Service-Learning, Marcia C. Grayson

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Preschool Handicapped Transition Plans And Family Centeredness: A Policy Analysis, Dana Ann Swarts Jan 2001

Preschool Handicapped Transition Plans And Family Centeredness: A Policy Analysis, Dana Ann Swarts

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Special Education Teacher Retention: An Examination Of Teachers' Perceptions Of Administrative Support And Intent To Stay In Teaching, William G. Weiss Jan 2001

Special Education Teacher Retention: An Examination Of Teachers' Perceptions Of Administrative Support And Intent To Stay In Teaching, William G. Weiss

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Attitudes Of New Jersey Public Secondary School Principals Toward Inclusive Education And Educational Strategies Related To Its Practice, Sharon L. Maricle Jan 2001

Attitudes Of New Jersey Public Secondary School Principals Toward Inclusive Education And Educational Strategies Related To Its Practice, Sharon L. Maricle

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Factors That Affect The Implementation Of The New Jersey Technology Related Assistance For Individuals With Disabilities Act, Tekelah C. Sherrod Jan 2001

Factors That Affect The Implementation Of The New Jersey Technology Related Assistance For Individuals With Disabilities Act, Tekelah C. Sherrod

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General Education And Learning Disabled High School Student Ratings Of Teacher Effectiveness, Kathleen W. Monks Jan 2001

General Education And Learning Disabled High School Student Ratings Of Teacher Effectiveness, Kathleen W. Monks

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Achievement, Locus Of Control, Self-Concept, Social Problem Solving Training And The Acquisition Of Prosocial Skills In Children, Laura Russomano Jan 2000

Achievement, Locus Of Control, Self-Concept, Social Problem Solving Training And The Acquisition Of Prosocial Skills In Children, Laura Russomano

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Comparison Between Professional Judgment Of The Child Study Team And Regression Analysis In Identification Of Perceptually Impaired Students, Linda R. Weber Jan 1999

Comparison Between Professional Judgment Of The Child Study Team And Regression Analysis In Identification Of Perceptually Impaired Students, Linda R. Weber

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