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Back Matter Jan 2102

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The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

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The Inclusion Of Students With Special Needs In The General Education Classroom, Megan Walsh May 2018

The Inclusion Of Students With Special Needs In The General Education Classroom, Megan Walsh

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

The inclusion of students with special needs in the general education classroom has been a major topic of discussion for many years. Inclusion education means that all students are part of the school community, regardless of their strengths and weaknesses (“Sec. 300.8 Child With a Disability.” n.d.). These students deserve to have full access to all resources and social interactions that are present in the general education classroom. The ultimate goal of many schools is to create a classroom that has the least restrictive environment to meet the needs of all students, including those with special needs. However ...


Designing Learning For All Students, Denise Shaver Oct 2017

Designing Learning For All Students, Denise Shaver

Adventist Online Learning Conference / Conferencia de Aprendizaje en Línea

Please join me for an engaging presentation on how to design learning for all students, including individuals with physical, mental, health and learning differences and or cultural, racial and language diversity. This session will cover “the what, why and how” of developing accessible and instructional content and delivery. Discover or reimagine Universal Design for Learning to create an inclusive educational environment.


Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions Of Using Ipads With Students With Learning Disabilities, Daljit Kaur Sep 2017

Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions Of Using Ipads With Students With Learning Disabilities, Daljit Kaur

The Qualitative Report

Preservice teachers reflected on their experiences teaching mathematics to ten students using iPads. The students had learning disabilities and were tutored over 5 consecutive weeks. Teachers reflected weekly for 5 weeks then responded to an online open-ended survey regarding their overall teaching experience. Findings suggest that the experience allowed preservice teachers to gain helpful insight, knowledge, and ideas on how to use iPads as an instructional tool.


Designing For Universal Success, Nicole Martin, Trey Conatser Sep 2017

Designing For Universal Success, Nicole Martin, Trey Conatser

Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Deb Castiglione is the Universal Design and Instructional Technology Specialist at CELT. She has worked to get a campus-wide license at the University of Kentucky for the software Read&Write Gold, which follows principles of universal design for learning. We asked Dr. Castiglione about what the software can do for learners, and why we should think more about inclusive practices such as universal design in our teaching.


“It Helps If You Are A Loud Person”: Listening To The Voice Of A School Student With A Vision Impairment, Jill Opie, Jane Southcott, Joanne Deppeler Sep 2017

“It Helps If You Are A Loud Person”: Listening To The Voice Of A School Student With A Vision Impairment, Jill Opie, Jane Southcott, Joanne Deppeler

The Qualitative Report

Students with vision impairment who attend mainstream secondary schools in Australia may not experience education as an inclusive and positive experience. This study of one senior secondary student with vision impairment provides a rare opportunity to give voice and provide understandings of the experience from the perspective of the student. The research question that drove this study was: What is the experience of mainstream schooling for a student with a vision impairment? The participant in this Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis study was Edward (pseudonym), a student in his final year of secondary schooling. Edward encountered significant barriers to inclusion, specifically teaching ...


Labeling Histories: Mental Disability In American Schooling, Kylah Torre Sep 2017

Labeling Histories: Mental Disability In American Schooling, Kylah Torre

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The purpose of the study is to examine the effect that dominant cultural schemas (norms) had on the educational outcomes and identity formation of students with mental disabilities. Through an examination of histories of psychology and public schooling in the United States, as well as oral history interviews with 7 participants, the research investigates how these cultural schemas have shifted over time and what role students with mental disabilities have played in reproducing or resisting schemas which marked them as deficient. Sewell’s (1992) theory of structure and agency, Disability Studies theory, and theories of labeling and intersectionality are utilized ...


A Direct Tex-To-Braille Transcribing Method, Andreas Papasalouros, Antonis Tsolomitis Aug 2017

A Direct Tex-To-Braille Transcribing Method, Andreas Papasalouros, Antonis Tsolomitis

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

The TeX/LaTeX typesetting system is the most wide-spread system for creating documents in Mathematics and Science. However, no reliable tool exists to this day for automatically transcribing documents from the above formats into Braille/Nemeth code. Thus, visually impaired students of related fields do not have access to the bulk of study material available in LaTeX format. We have developed a tool, named latex2nemeth, for directly transcribing LaTeX documents to Nemeth Braille, thus facilitating the access of blind students to Science. In order to support the extensive set of Mathematics symbols covered by TeX, we propose some new symbols ...


Attitudes Toward And Images Of Children With Special Needs, Halah Elhoweris, Mahmoud F. Gharaibeh, Olla Abdulrahman, Wasmeya Al Ahbabi, Marwa Alkaabi, Maryam Saif Alshamsi Aug 2017

Attitudes Toward And Images Of Children With Special Needs, Halah Elhoweris, Mahmoud F. Gharaibeh, Olla Abdulrahman, Wasmeya Al Ahbabi, Marwa Alkaabi, Maryam Saif Alshamsi

International Journal for Research in Education

The media and literature play significant roles in shaping children’s attitudes toward children with special needs. Indeed, several research studies indicate that people with special needs were often portrayed negatively and inaccurately in children’s literature books. To date, no study has been found that investigated the available Arabic and/or English children’s literature books in the UAE to see how people with special needs are portrayed. The aim of this study, therefore, was twofold: a) to analyse children’s literature which feature books with special needs characters, and b) to examine the differences between Arabic and English ...


Training Needs For Special Education Teachers In Sultanate Of Oman And Its Relationship With Some Variables., Fatma H. Almaamaria, Heyam Mosa Al-Taj Aug 2017

Training Needs For Special Education Teachers In Sultanate Of Oman And Its Relationship With Some Variables., Fatma H. Almaamaria, Heyam Mosa Al-Taj

International Journal for Research in Education

The purpose of this study is to investigate the training needs of special education teachers in Al-brymei governorate in the sultanate of Oman and its relationship with some variables. The sample of the study consisted of (115) male and female teachers, to achieve the aim of this study the researcher adopted the analytical descriptive approach through developing a scale consisted of (60) items distributed into six domains. The findings of the study showed that the degree of training needs of special education teachers in employing technology and educational technologies domain was high and ranked first within the six domains. Followed ...


Feeding Problems In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Its Relationship With Some Variables, Safa R. Qaraqish Aug 2017

Feeding Problems In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Its Relationship With Some Variables, Safa R. Qaraqish

International Journal for Research in Education

The purpose of the current study was to investigate feeding problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and its relationship with some variables. Seventy five fathers and mothers of autism children from Riyadh special education institutes participant in the study. Al Tamimi and Said Ali Feeding Problems Scale (2014) were used to collect data for this study. The results indicated that excessive selective eating was a problem that often occurs among children with autism, followed by the problem of refuse food. The results showed also significant relationship between eating problems with autistic children and the variables of gender in favor ...


The Effectiveness Of An Interactive Whiteboard-Based Training Program In Developing Effective Presentation Skills For Taibah University Faculty Members From Students Perspective And Their Attitudes Towards Them, Taghreed Abdelfattah Alrehaili, Madaniah Hamed Abuauf Aug 2017

The Effectiveness Of An Interactive Whiteboard-Based Training Program In Developing Effective Presentation Skills For Taibah University Faculty Members From Students Perspective And Their Attitudes Towards Them, Taghreed Abdelfattah Alrehaili, Madaniah Hamed Abuauf

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of an interactive whiteboard-based training program in developing effective presentation the skills for Taibah University (TU) faculty members from TU student’s perspective and their attitudes towards them. The study employed a quasi-experimental design. The study sample consisted of (30) Faculty members and (155) students in the preparatory year program at Taibah University Main Campus. The researchers constructed the following tools and materials: a training program, an effective presentation skills scale and an interactive whiteboard attitude scale. Research results showed that there was statistically significant differences between the pre- and post-average scores obtained ...


The Effectiveness Of Implementation Flipped Classroom Strategy On Academic Achievement To Learn Programming In A Computer Subject, Fuad F. Aldossari, Ahmad Almassaad Aug 2017

The Effectiveness Of Implementation Flipped Classroom Strategy On Academic Achievement To Learn Programming In A Computer Subject, Fuad F. Aldossari, Ahmad Almassaad

International Journal for Research in Education

The study aimed to identify the effectiveness of applying Flipped Classroom Strategy on academic achievement to learn the programming skill in the computer subject at Bloom's Taxonomy (Analysis, Installation, and Evaluation). The research used quasi-experimental approach. the researchers designed 'Achievement test '. The sample consisted of (48) student, from the First Secondary Grade students in Alshifa secondary school in Riyadh. The research sample was divided into (experimental and Control). The results are: There is differences of statistical significance for the experimental group at levels (Analysis, Installation, and Overall test), and did not show the differentials of statistical significance at (Evaluation ...


Investigating The Opinions Of Academic Staffmembers At Kuwait University About Their Preparedness For Implementingweb 2.0 Educational Platforms Into Their Teaching Courses, Fayiz Aldhafeeri Aug 2017

Investigating The Opinions Of Academic Staffmembers At Kuwait University About Their Preparedness For Implementingweb 2.0 Educational Platforms Into Their Teaching Courses, Fayiz Aldhafeeri

International Journal for Research in Education

The current study sought to determine Kuwait University academic staff’s implementation of Web 2.0 educational platforms into their teaching courses as well as identify how prepared they are in using them and the challenges surrounding them. The study also aimed to investigate the reasons for the disinclination of utilizing Web 2.0 educational platforms in their teaching. The findings may help decision-makers to overcome these challenges, particularly at Kuwait University, which has allocated a large amount of money and tireless human efforts to bringingcutting-edge technology into its classrooms. The study adopted a mixed method approach for achieving the ...


The Extent To Which The Arabic Language Teachers In The State Of Kuwait Acquire Competence In Electronic Learning, Hamed Abdullah Alhumidi Aug 2017

The Extent To Which The Arabic Language Teachers In The State Of Kuwait Acquire Competence In Electronic Learning, Hamed Abdullah Alhumidi

International Journal for Research in Education

The present study introduces the extent to which teachers of Arabic language in the state of Kuwait acquire competence in electronic learning, from their own point of view. It also aims to identify, with statistical reference, any differences in views of teachers of both genders, regarding gender, academic degree, and years of teaching experience. In order to achieve the goals of the study, a questionnaire (which included 24 questions divided on three scales) was used. For the purposes of analyzing the data statistically, the one- way Anova test was used. The sample consisted of (200) teachers, (65) males and (135 ...


The Effectiveness Of Training Group Program In Improving Social Life Skills Level And Its Affect In Modifying The External Locus Control To Internal Among Students Of Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Naser Aldeen Ibrahim Abu Hammad Aug 2017

The Effectiveness Of Training Group Program In Improving Social Life Skills Level And Its Affect In Modifying The External Locus Control To Internal Among Students Of Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Naser Aldeen Ibrahim Abu Hammad

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to identify the level of social and life skills and modifying the external locus control to internal locus control among students of prince Sattam bin Abdul-Aziz University. Furthermore, the researcher prepares a training program for improving student’s social and life skills. The study sample consists of (40) students of second and third at education college, who they were randomly distributed equally into experimental and control groups; each group consists (20) students. The following instruments were used by researcher in data collection: social skills scale; and the training program for improving social and life skills and modifying ...


Saudi Science Teachers' Assessment Practices In Alzelfy Educational Administration According To Their Perceptions, Saeed Mohammad Alshamrani Aug 2017

Saudi Science Teachers' Assessment Practices In Alzelfy Educational Administration According To Their Perceptions, Saeed Mohammad Alshamrani

International Journal for Research in Education

This paper aimed to identify science teachers' assessment practices according to their perceptions through identifying the assessment goals, activities, criteria, and the nature of assessment reports (types and data). It used the descriptive method; the population was all science teacher in Alzelfy educational administration in Saudi Arabia (106 teachers); however, the response rate was (38%) of the population. A questionnaire with four dimensions was developed; these dimensions are: the goals (two items), activities (20 items), criteria (six items), and the nature of reports (11 items). The results indicated that the teachers thought that they practiced the assessment highly to achieve ...


The Level Of Islamic Studies Students At The Faculty Of Education In Using Quaranic Setting Marks And Understanding Quaranic Verses While Reading And Listening., Khamis Abdelbaqi Rezk Aug 2017

The Level Of Islamic Studies Students At The Faculty Of Education In Using Quaranic Setting Marks And Understanding Quaranic Verses While Reading And Listening., Khamis Abdelbaqi Rezk

International Journal for Research in Education

The reserch aims to determine the level of islamic studies students' ability to use quaranic setting marks in the understanding of Quaranic verses while reading and listening .A tes with degree of stability of (0.91) was applied to measure their ability to use these marks.It consisted of the light of the list Quranic setting skills consisted of one hundred students from the sixth grade students Al- Zulfi College of Education, the sample was randomly selected from whom had completed a study of the language skills and analytical interpretation (1, 2 and 3) In the second semester of the ...


The Effect Of A Project-Based Teaching Strategy On Enhancing Environmental Attitudes Among Students Of The Faculty Of Educational Science And Art, Amal Shaker Mohammad Awad Aug 2017

The Effect Of A Project-Based Teaching Strategy On Enhancing Environmental Attitudes Among Students Of The Faculty Of Educational Science And Art, Amal Shaker Mohammad Awad

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed at investigating the effect of a project-based teaching strategy on enhancing environmental attitudes among students of the Faculty of Educational Science and Art and how it is affected by students’ gender and GPA. The members of the study were (134) students enrolled in (3) sections (A,B & C) of the Environmental Education course in the second semester of the academic year 2013-2014. Section A with 56 students and section C with 48 students were randomly selected as the study sample, the two sections were randomly distributed to experimental and control groups. An environmental attitudes scale with (25 ...


Table Of Contents, Marc E. Gillespie Aug 2017

Table Of Contents, Marc E. Gillespie

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


Editors, Marc E. Gillespie Aug 2017

Editors, Marc E. Gillespie

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


Cover Page, Marc E. Gillespie Aug 2017

Cover Page, Marc E. Gillespie

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


Perspectives And Experiences Of Deafblind College Students, Ju-Lee A. Wolsey Aug 2017

Perspectives And Experiences Of Deafblind College Students, Ju-Lee A. Wolsey

The Qualitative Report

DeafBlind individuals are resilient human beings who face significant and complex challenges in all aspects of life. Challenges include access to information, communication, academics, social activities, identity, independence, mobility, and moving around in the world. Recently, more DeafBlind students are attending higher education institutions. Therefore, this study focuses on discovering experiences and perspectives of DeafBlind college students who attend a bilingual and bicultural university for sighted Deaf students, where there are a limited number of DeafBlind students. Personal interviews and observations are used to explore how DeafBlind adults navigated college life and what coping strategies they used to overcome academic ...


"I Met My Goal!": The Use Of Self-Regulated Learning With Students Receiving Tier 3 Instruction In Reading, Ashley Pennypacker Hill Aug 2017

"I Met My Goal!": The Use Of Self-Regulated Learning With Students Receiving Tier 3 Instruction In Reading, Ashley Pennypacker Hill

Journal of Practitioner Research

In this article, I share two lessons learned through engagement in practitioner inquiry. The purpose of my inquiry was to understand self-regulated learning as it developed in students receiving intensive instructional supports within a newly designed 21st century learning space. I illustrate each lesson with salient excerpts from three types of data: field notes, student artifacts, and my own daily journal entries. Prior to my discussion of these lessons learned, I define self-regulated learning and describe how I applied it to my Tier-3 instructional practice. This study affirms the importance of structure when first introducing self-regulation to students, and ...


2017 Diversity Conference Program, Lawrence University Aug 2017

2017 Diversity Conference Program, Lawrence University

Diversity Conference 2017

Lawrence University’s inaugural diversity conference focused on inclusive pedagogy.


First-Year Performance: Students With Disabilities Transitioning To College From High School, Andrew S. Herridge Jul 2017

First-Year Performance: Students With Disabilities Transitioning To College From High School, Andrew S. Herridge

College Student Affairs Leadership

Laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (Amendments Act), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) govern the responsibilities of both secondary schools and postsecondary institutions in regards to students with learning disabilities. With an approximate 34.5% of students with learning disabilities in secondary schools within the United States transitioning into higher education in 2005, the transition from secondary school to a college or university can be a time full of stress, new experiences, and confusion for students with learning disabilities. The ...


Seno Banjonki Lower Basic School Vision Care Pilot Project: A Monitoring And Evaluation Course Linked Capstone Thesis, Stephen M. Weiland Jul 2017

Seno Banjonki Lower Basic School Vision Care Pilot Project: A Monitoring And Evaluation Course Linked Capstone Thesis, Stephen M. Weiland

Capstone Collection

The focus of this capstone thesis is to provide insight into the development and implementation of the M&IE plan for the Seno Bajonki Lower Basic School (SB-LBS) Vision Care Pilot Project. The M&IE plan for the SB-LBS Vision Care Pilot Project can be identified as a mixed methods approach, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data, and a practical participatory evaluation.

Key foci for the M&IE plan for the pilot project taken from the literature review included the importance of involving primary stakeholders at the community level within the project development and implementation, interconnectivity between an objectives hierarchy ...


Exploring Undergraduate Black Womyn S Motivations For Engaging In Sister Circle Organizations.Pdf, Natasha Croom, Cameron Beatty, Lorraine D. Acker, Malika Buter Jun 2017

Exploring Undergraduate Black Womyn S Motivations For Engaging In Sister Circle Organizations.Pdf, Natasha Croom, Cameron Beatty, Lorraine D. Acker, Malika Buter

Cameron C. Beatty

The purpose of this critical qualitative inquiry was to explore what motivated undergraduate Black
womyn (UBW) to engage in Sister Circle- type student organizationsor groups that center race
and gender. Using a critical race feminist theoretical lens, data were collected through a combination
of one-on-one interviews and focus groups. Through this project, we found that participants were
motivated to engage in sister circleorganizations because they were interested in observing how
Black womyn co-existed in community, finding role models who may have had similar experiences
to provide guidance, and finding a space to discuss and be more of themselves ...


Immigrant Parental Involvement In Student Academics, Charles Tebben Jun 2017

Immigrant Parental Involvement In Student Academics, Charles Tebben

Empowering Research for Educators

Abstract

This study is meant to focus discussions about the importance of the involvement of immigrant parents in respect to student academics. In this study I intend to make evident a relationship between parental involvement and student academics, after which I will draw in a conclusion of the resources utilized by my community at the elementary and middle schools. I’m conducting my research study starting at elementary school and running through middle school. I’m eliminating the high school period because of their unique parental involvement complexities which share little constraints and outcomes with the lower levels. To build ...


The Language Of Learning In Family And Consumer Sciences: English Language Learners In Career Technical Education, Kali S. Lenhoff Jun 2017

The Language Of Learning In Family And Consumer Sciences: English Language Learners In Career Technical Education, Kali S. Lenhoff

Empowering Research for Educators

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) content and English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies can be organically incorporated to create a successful education for an English Language Learner (ELL). The first objective of this research project is to discover how prepared Family and Consumer Sciences teachers feel to work with English Language Learners in the classroom. The second objective is to identify practical and effective methods and strategies that are useful for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers instructing English Language Learners. The rationale for this project is that by identifying the challenges faced by English Language Learners in education, teachers ...