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2006

Special Education and Teaching

Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

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Poem By Ashima Das, Ashima Das Ph.D. Scholar Jan 2006

Poem By Ashima Das, Ashima Das Ph.D. Scholar

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A poem written by Ashima Das.


Universal Design For Learning In Inclusive Classrooms, Stephanie A. Kurtts Ph.D. Jan 2006

Universal Design For Learning In Inclusive Classrooms, Stephanie A. Kurtts Ph.D.

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The authors of this paper describe how teams of preservice and inservice special and general education teachers implemented universal design for learning (UDL) in inclusive classrooms. An examination of the teachers’ perceptions concerning UDL contributed to understanding how the general education curriculum can be adapted for successful learning for all students. The study was guided by the following two research questions: (1) how do preservice and inservice teachers understand the concept of universal design for learning and (2) how do preservice and inservice teachers perceive the use of an educational software program in implementing instructional accommodations for students with mild ...


Inclusion Of Students With Mild Disabilities: Accessing The General Curriculum, Cecily Ornelles Ph.D. Jan 2006

Inclusion Of Students With Mild Disabilities: Accessing The General Curriculum, Cecily Ornelles Ph.D.

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Inclusion in general education classrooms is generally believed to have many benefits for students with disabilities. However, relatively little is known about the process of successful inclusion. The broad purpose of this study was to explore the process of inclusion. It sought to discover the variables that may have contributed to the learning experiences and outcomes of two students with mild disabilities in a general education classroom. The intent was to document the students’ experiences as they related to instruction, their peers without disabilities, and teacher supports in an effort to aid teachers and others in implementing inclusion in classroom ...


Memories From The 'Other': Lessons In Connecting With Students, Thomas Knestrict Ed. D. Jan 2006

Memories From The 'Other': Lessons In Connecting With Students, Thomas Knestrict Ed. D.

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This article is a result of several years of presenting workshops on meeting the needs of children with learning differences throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. I share many stories during these workshops and this is an attempt to share some of them in print while making some larger philosophical points at the same time. It is also a result of experiencing special education as a student, and teacher in the public schools, as well as teaching and researching in the field as a professor of education.

This is an autobiographical case study. It offers illustrative stories of a system that ...


Spotlight On Inclusion: What Research And Practice Is Telling The Field, Emily C. Bouck Ph.D. Jan 2006

Spotlight On Inclusion: What Research And Practice Is Telling The Field, Emily C. Bouck Ph.D.

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Inclusive education needs continued exploration, as current research is ambiguous. This paper presents data across three related studies regarding inclusive education for secondary students with high incidence disabilities. One study represents a survey of curriculum and instructional environments for secondary students with mild mental impairment and learning disabilities, another presents data that explored interactions across inclusive and pull-out educational settings between students with mild mental impairment and their peers and adults, and the final study explored education in pull-out educational settings for students with cross-categorical disabilities. Overall the studies revealed that inclusive education is not a clear solution and must ...


Welcome, Patricia R. Renick Ph.D. Jan 2006

Welcome, Patricia R. Renick Ph.D.

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This tenth edition continues the conversation concerning inclusive education by deal with the issues of diversity as well as inclusive education.

Ms. Ashima Das of Mumbai, India graces this issue with one of her poems.

Dr. Betty McDonald discusses the issues of self-assessment and democratization.

Dr. Cecily Ornelles continues this conversation with issues concerning the accessing of the general curriculum by student with mild disabilities.

Ms. Cam Cobb of the Toronto District School Board describes a rich and fascinating history for Korean migration to Toronto and the communities established there by the Korean native.

Dr. Emily C. Bouck challenges the ...


Self-Assessment And Democratization, Betty Mcdonald Ph.D. Jan 2006

Self-Assessment And Democratization, Betty Mcdonald Ph.D.

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This paper takes the stance that self-assessment is an integral part of democratization in classrooms. Defined as ‘the involvement of students in identifying standards and/or criteria to apply to their work and making judgments about the extent to which they met these criteria and standards’ (Boud 1986, p. 5), self-assessment uses principles that promote democracy. Freedom of expression and participation in decision making propel the student to a level outside of the norm that results in excellence in all areas of endeavor, within and without the classroom. Implications for education and society are discussed.


Toronto's Korean Canadian Community: 1948-2005, Cam Cobb Jan 2006

Toronto's Korean Canadian Community: 1948-2005, Cam Cobb

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Ethnicity, the influence of stereotyping – whether it is overt or not - and personal identity intersect on a daily basis. But what is ethnicity? One could argue that it is a flexible idea, or as Weber (1968) notes, a matter of “subjective belief” (p. 389). According to Troper and Weinfeld (1987) “the definition of an ethnic group involves a sense of shared history, real or imagined (p. 106).” I include these two definitions of ethnicity because they both acknowledge the subjective nature of ethnic identity. Reflecting on subjectivity, however, raises questions concerning the interplay between ethnicity and stereotyping. To move beyond ...