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Elementary Teachers' Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of Coteaching, Geeta Gupta Kadakia Jan 2017

Elementary Teachers' Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of Coteaching, Geeta Gupta Kadakia

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In response to the low passing rate of its students with disabilities, administrators at a small urban elementary school in south Texas implemented coteaching. Guided by Nonaka and Takeuchi's collaborative learning framework, this qualitative instrumental case study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of collaborative teaching in the elementary education setting. Data collection consisted of a group interview and classroom observations with a purposeful sample of 4 general education teachers and 2 special education teachers of Grades 3-5 math and language arts who were coteaching at the time of the study. Teachers' perceptions regarding the effects of their professional ...


Learning Disabled Special Education Students And General Education Opportunities, Candace Pelt Nov 2016

Learning Disabled Special Education Students And General Education Opportunities, Candace Pelt

Doctor of Education (EdD)

This study examined the relationship between the amount of time a student receives in general education and achievement scores for reading and math. Students selected were previously identified with a learning disability in the Newberg School District, and they were enrolled in classes during the 2014-2015 school year. Using a Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA), this study observed the correlation between students’ federal placement code and student achievement scores for both reading and math. For students with disabilities who also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP), the federal placement code identifies the amount of time a student spends in general ...


Organizational Skills And Student Achievement, Anthony P. Davis Jan 2007

Organizational Skills And Student Achievement, Anthony P. Davis

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Organizational skills are important to the success of every student but they may also be the answer to helping students with mild disabilities keep up with their school work. Given the increasing number of children diagnosed with emotional or learning disabilities—many of whom will receive education in a general classroom—it is becoming more and more important for teachers to provide the support their students need. This thesis project explores the reasoning behind providing inclusive educational settings, discusses the challenges for teachers, parents, and students inherent in that inclusivity, and examines how different organizational strategies affect such challenging circumstances ...


Reading Achievement Of General Education Children In Blended Classes, Dawn J. Squicciarini Aug 1993

Reading Achievement Of General Education Children In Blended Classes, Dawn J. Squicciarini

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Using 64, sixth grade students from a rural Western New York school district, the examiner attempted to determine if the current practice of integrating special needs students into the regular classroom has any effect on the reading achievement of the general education student. To accomplish this, the examiner found two comparable groups from the current sixth grade class. Group A was the integrated students and Group B was the traditional students. The total reading scores from annual standardized reading tests were compared.

Using a calculated t test, the data showed no statistically significant difference in achievement between the two test ...


The Use Of Mnemonic Training As A Strategy For Teaching Spelling To Learning Disabled Sixth, Seventh, And Eighth Grade Students, Cynthia M. Battaglia May 1986

The Use Of Mnemonic Training As A Strategy For Teaching Spelling To Learning Disabled Sixth, Seventh, And Eighth Grade Students, Cynthia M. Battaglia

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigates potential differences in evaluated/applied spelling ability between learning disabled (LD) students instructed via a mnemonic approach versus those who received traditional instruction. Thirty-one 6th, 7th, and 8th grade LD students were divided into two groups—a mnemonic group of eight boys and four girls, and a non-mnemonic control group of ten boys and nine girls. The researcher used the Test of Written Spelling (TWS) as a pre-test measure to determine that there was no significant difference between the two groups in initial spelling ability. The mnemonic group attended eight sessions in which researchers ...