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The History Of Special Education: Lessons From The Past, Implications For The Future, Lucinda S. Spaulding, Deanna L. Keith Dr. Nov 2010

The History Of Special Education: Lessons From The Past, Implications For The Future, Lucinda S. Spaulding, Deanna L. Keith Dr.

Lucinda S. Spaulding

We identify three eras in the history of special education: Early Reform (1800 – 1870), Stagnation and Regression (1870-1950), and Contemporary Reform (1950 – present). Next we examine parallels between eras and consider implications for people with disabilities today, highlighting the importance of the systematic study of historical perspectives in preparation programs for special educators.


Learning Ideas - Special Education Tips For Foster Parents Who Are Surrogate Parents, University Of Maine Center For Community Inclusion And Disability Studies Jan 2010

Learning Ideas - Special Education Tips For Foster Parents Who Are Surrogate Parents, University Of Maine Center For Community Inclusion And Disability Studies

Education

Surrogate parents are appointed to represent children with disabilities whenever the birth parents or guardian of a child with a disability cannot be identified, located, or when the child is in the custody of the state. They have all the rights of birth parents for educational matters, e.g. permission for evaluation and placement, release information and request for educational hearing. The primary responsibility of surrogate parents is to ensure that children with disabilities are provided with a free, appropriate public education. (Adapted from http://www.maine.gov/doe/special ed/programs/surrogate/index.html)


Esea’S Proposed Pay-For-Performance Option: Potential Issues Regarding The Evaluation Of Special Educators, T. Quigney Jan 2010

Esea’S Proposed Pay-For-Performance Option: Potential Issues Regarding The Evaluation Of Special Educators, T. Quigney

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Perhaps one of the most discussed and debated issues today facing teachers, teacher evaluators and academic leadership, in general, is the determination of the most useful method of assessing instructional effectiveness. Certainly this is neither a new idea nor a novel focus. The concept and process of evaluating a teacher’s impact on student achievement has been a topic of interest to the field of education for some time, but one aspect of the current emphasis is directly related to the determination of appropriate methods for the monetary rewarding of educators for their level of instructional influence. The discussion among ...


The Impact Of Inclusion On The Academic Achievement Of High School Special Education Students, Harold Smith Dawkins Jan 2010

The Impact Of Inclusion On The Academic Achievement Of High School Special Education Students, Harold Smith Dawkins

Education Dissertations and Projects

This dissertation examined the impact of inclusion on the academic achievement outcome of high school special education students as measured by English 1, biology, and algebra 1 as a function of gender, ethnicity, and years of inclusion. The study also examined the generalizations with confidence that could be made about the use of inclusion methodology in high schools within an urban North Carolina school district as measured by end-of-course test scale scores. Data from three traditional high schools within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District were used in this study. High school special education students lagged behind several other subgroups on end-of-course ...