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Factors That Affect The Learning Needs And Outcomes Of Students With Special Needs In An Inclusive Setting At One Elementary School In The Eastern Region Of The United States, Steven-Kyle Jefferson May 2016

Factors That Affect The Learning Needs And Outcomes Of Students With Special Needs In An Inclusive Setting At One Elementary School In The Eastern Region Of The United States, Steven-Kyle Jefferson

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to investigate the factors that affect the learning needs and outcomes of students with special needs in an inclusive setting, such as: leadership style, student discipline, parental involvement, professional development, teacher collaboration, administrative support, influence of peers, student ability grouping, class size and attendance. A principal, assistant principal, special education coordinator, teachers and other individuals that have leadership roles within the school community were interviewed, documents were analyzed and observations were made in order to acquire information concerning the learning needs and outcomes of the special needs students within their school. This ...


Teacher Preparedness For And Implementation Of Response To Intervention To Support The Learning And Behavioral Needs Of African-American Students: Implications For Educational Leaders, Lillian M. Harris May 2015

Teacher Preparedness For And Implementation Of Response To Intervention To Support The Learning And Behavioral Needs Of African-American Students: Implications For Educational Leaders, Lillian M. Harris

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this mixed methodological study was to explore perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs that urban middle school teachers have regarding their preparedness to implement Response to Intervention (RTI) and research-based interventions. The independent variables were Administrative Support, Teacher Professional Development, and RTI Resources; the dependent variable was Teacher Preparedness. Quantitatively, the specific tradition of inquiry was correlational research because it dealt with the extent of the relationship between specific variables. Qualitatively, the specific tradition of inquiry was the phenomenological approach because it dealt with the single concept of teacher perception of their preparedness to implement a required process. Ultimately ...


A Qualitative Investigation Of Factors Associated With The Disproportionate Number Of Students Referred For Special Education Testing Through The Response To Intervention Process, Vaneisa P. Benjamin Jul 2013

A Qualitative Investigation Of Factors Associated With The Disproportionate Number Of Students Referred For Special Education Testing Through The Response To Intervention Process, Vaneisa P. Benjamin

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this research study was to determine if teachers responsible for implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in elementary schools within the district of the study contributed to a disproportionate amount of students being referred for special education testing through the Response to Intervention process. The researcher examined teacher understanding of Response to Intervention and the implementation of the process. The method used involved a qualitative study that included three data collections methods to measure the teacher's perceptions: individual face-to-face interview sessions, written surveys, and a focus group interview. Participants in the study included 12 classroom teachers for ...


Selected Variables And Factors Related To Performance Of Students With Disabilities: Implications For School Leaders, Yolanda Brownlee-Williams May 2013

Selected Variables And Factors Related To Performance Of Students With Disabilities: Implications For School Leaders, Yolanda Brownlee-Williams

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The purpose of this study was to examine the extent of the relationship of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores in Reading and Math for students with disabilities and purposefully selected independent variables in selected Title I schools. It was the goal of this study to disclose some of the variables that directly impact the performance of students with disabilities (SWDs) on the CRCT in order to improve instructional practices of classroom teachers, the quality of educational leadership programs, the awareness of school leaders on the needs of SWDs and the teachers that provide instruction to them, and to give ...


A Qualitative Study Of Factors That Influence The Retention Of Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers., Kimberly C. Gore May 2008

A Qualitative Study Of Factors That Influence The Retention Of Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers., Kimberly C. Gore

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Planned Parental Involvement On The Attendance And Reading Achievement Of Elementary Learning Disabled Students, Carrie Roseberry May 1979

The Effects Of Planned Parental Involvement On The Attendance And Reading Achievement Of Elementary Learning Disabled Students, Carrie Roseberry

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.