Questions related to Special Education
If you work in primary education or with primary aged pupils either who have or do not have SEN.
Then would you consider filling out my questionnaire as part of my dissertation into professionals perspectives and definitions of inclusion.
If you could follow the link below that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
I am looking for empirical studies (qualitative and/or quantitative) in PE lessons in special school. I have hardly found any studies so far, and they are mostly very old.
The classroom is comprised of different individuals, each of them with their own uniqueness, and having been admitted into the institution of learning gives them access to learn, and also right to enjoy that learning just like every other person.
In the variety of students in our classrooms are brilliant, gifted and talented children. However in the same classroom are physically challenged persons whose desire is also to learn, and gain quality knowledge. In some situations, some teachers see those physically challenged as burdens, and they do nothing or less to carry them along thereby denying them access to adequate learning.
With the advancement of science and technology comes with solutions to how those learners can also learn, and also help teachers who couldn't help them to actually carry them along, and that brought the introduction of assistive technologies.
What are some of those assistive technologies that a teacher can advise those learners to get in order to learn adequately just like others even as he/she helps in anyway possible?
How can those technologies be used?
Do those technologies have merits, and demerits?
Remember everyone have the best they can contribute, likewise the physically challenged, and if we don't do anything to help them, how can the best in them be activated?
Your response is needed.
Currently, I know that it will be a qualitative study, in the field of Special Education. Teacher perspectives and the data will be collected through, Interview, observation and survey questioner. I would like to write my dissertation about something that will advance the field of special education. but I am stuck trying to find Gaps in the literature, to lead the way and aid me in sharpening the topic of my research study.
Hello everyone. I conducted a research with action research. I collected data with interviews, videos, recordings, documents and researcher diary during a year , 15 hours in a week. After collected my data, I analysed them. I found 74 codes for implementation stage (3 months data).
My question is, amount of 74 codes is too much? Is there any rule that amount of codes should be under 50?
Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas with me...
In Algeria, many teachers of deaf children are the ones who have obtained a BA or an MA in any field ( e.g. art, history, sociology, psychology, mathematics ). In general, they may have zero experience in teaching and most of them know nothing about sign languages. In addition, interpreters are not involved during classes in order to facilitate communication between hearing teachers and hard of hearing/ deaf children.
The new teachers receive 15 days of training in which they learn about some basic information about sign Languages ( alphabets and few signs, for example)
Does this mean that these teachers are qualified to teach?
I am keen to deepen my understanding of co-teaching (in classrooms inclusive of mainstream and students with disability), and critically, the pre-conditions and/or variables that impact on its effectivness. I have been able to undertake alot of reading on the 'how to' of co-teaching but havent been successful in finding empirical evidence in this area. Can anyone help?
"There is incumbent upon the educator the duty of instituting a much more intelligent, and consequently more difficult, kind of planning. He must survey the capacities and needs of the particular set of individuals with whom he/she is dealing and must at the same time arrange the conditions which provide the subject-matter or content for experiences that satisfy these needs and develops these capacities. The planning must be flexible enough to permit free play for individuality of experience and yet firm enough to give direction towards continuous development of power."
- Experience and Education (Book by John Dewey)
What tools do we currently have or can have to:
Q.1) "survey the capacities and needs of particular set of individuals" and then
Q.2) "provide the subject matter or content for experiences that satisfy these needs and develops these capacities"
Look forward to valuable insights from seasoned professionals in this so important area of education!
Looking for a dissertation topic but I am finding it hard to narrow it down. I am interested in autism and special education practically inclusive education. I would quite like to focus on mainstream and special education and whether it is suited to all. But I am also interested in how autism presents differently in girls than boys.
Any suggestions on where to start looking or more specific topic areas would be greatly appreciated.
Joining a Masters program brings changes in anyone's mindset as he deals with new data which sometimes were invisible in his everyday practice.
How have you have been affected by your academic involvement in your studies?
Question for a Special Education Teacher
Describe one of your most challenge students and how you dealt with him/her?
I am looking for reliable and valid physiological, i.e. bio-metrical, measures, in order to (objectively) assess the situational personal importance of interview questions (or even questionnaire items). What physiological reactions would imply a high personal importance and emotional charge?
Thank you for your time,
I have seen teachers explicitly model a mathematical concept (e.g., using the standard algorithm to add two digit integers).
I have seen teachers engage in a think-aloud modeling their thought process while engaging in a mathematical task (e.g., using the standard algorithm to add two digit integers).
Is there a difference at all? Is the major difference here that the explicit modeling of the steps (i.e., first scenario) is more focused on behaviorist principles and the second scenario is more focused on cognitive strategy training? When would you decide which approach to use?
Teachers’ self-assurance in their ability to accomplish in a way which leads to student learning is a characteristic of major importance which is highly correlated with educational process (Poulou, 2007). Special Education is a demanding field of training where strong beliefs are of principal importance. Their perceptions about instructional strategies, classroom management and students’ engagement in relation to Teaching Self Efficacy show that Special Educators can cope with the educational difficulties due to their level of training and their experience in special education classrooms.
I want to learn more about this topic, such as legislation, special education, etc.
If you want to share some articles about this topic, please share these in English.
I am interested in looking at propensity score matching comparing children that receive and do not receive services.
Hello everyone. My name is Azur and I preparing PhD about the effects of goalball game on spatial orientation of visually impaired persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Has anyone researched this area? Thank you
I live in the US and am interested in transitional services for youth who transition out of the public programs at age 21.
what strategies could be provided to support these children?
What skills do practitioners believe are important when providing support to children with ASD?
What could be done in the future to ensure inclusive practice to ensure every child receives the support and learning they deserve instead of being let down by the education system?
I'm looking for some more extensive research on reevaluating and remedying exclusionary zoning/planning practices in US localities.
Ideally, the video should depict authentic classroom situations that involve students with or without disabilities. The videos should be free and accessible on the internet.
I am looking for some studies explaining why some children, despite their normal vision, get enrolled in special schools for visually impaired, especially in developing countries.
I am preparing a manuscript investigating the importance of school belonging in psychological and social functioning in academically at-risk adolescents.
I would like to categorize a continuous variable (three school belonging groups). There are many ways in the literature (for example z scores or lowest and highs %10). However, there is no a consensus. What do you suggest me?
Thanks in advance.
And hopefully there is something for pre-school teacher efficacy....
There are different type and different level of inclusion samples in different areas. But we still have some concerns about the forms of inclusion in mainstream classrooms. Teachers try to implement different methods, tactics and use various materials, but there are still some disadvantages based on various reasons and it is difficult to say; fully inclusion of SEN students is achieved in mainstream classrooms.
what support do they need to reach the services they need?
what action should they take to stop their children from being discriminated at school?
what should they do for their needs of special education to be met by the state?
I'm writting an article that aims to describe the potencial of infographics on literacy development and children with special educational needs. Does any one knows any publication?
I am a special educator who deals with deaf undergraduate Computer Science students.To improve their logical skills I am designing a programme. Every week we dedicate an hour to do worksheet, games and activities .Considering their language difficulties non verbal reasoning activities are tried.How can we evaluate the effectiveness of the programme. Also is there any resources available that can be included in the programme like logical games or activities
Is there any researcher interested in agricultural vocational training for students with special needs ?
How do the three basic psychological needs, autonomy, relatedness and competence reflect as subsitutes when the needs are frustatrated?
Is there a framework that could be referred to design a curriculum for children with severe disabilities?
I am currently completing my MEd. thesis on examination accommodation support for students with autism spectrum disorder. I am wondering does any body know of any recent studies in this area or if you could point me in the right direction for any literature relating to this? I am looking at current provision of reasonable accommodations in Ireland but any international or national information would be most welcome. Thank you.
research impact on education due to social change. In special education, policies that bring about change in based on research. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) laws, Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) laws.
I am conducting a qualitative study into educators' instructional strategies and support systems used in the University of Education, Winneba to include learners with special needs in the regular classrooms. I will also be surveying students' (regular & disabled) perceptions and experiences regarding the impact of such inclusive practices on their academic life. Does "inclusive education practices" aptly describe the variables I intend to study? Are there other variables I need to consider to make my research richer? Comments and suggestions are welcomed. Thank you.
Why is differentiation for children with SEBD effective and why is it not effective? What are the problems differentiation creates for children with SEBD, teachers and other children in the classroom?
Relevant books and articles would be highly appreciated.
Hi there, I have a question about my study:
Is there any survey or scale that explorer this?
I'm working on my PhD thesis that is about “Designing Learning Environment Enriched by Virtual Social Network Model and It’s Impact on Learning and Social Skills of Students with Hearing Impairment”.
The basic goals of my research are:
1.Find the other countries experiences in using social network for hearing impaired students.
2.Identify the elements of a model and the relations between them.
3.Design lesson plans based on the model and execute them.
4.Identify the effect of the model on learning and social skills of hearing impaired students.
Now I'm working on literature review and searching to find the answers of these question for this step of my work:
1.Why social network is a concern for schools, specifically, those who work in the realm of special education and hearing impaired students?
2.How are schools using social network for hearing impaired students, both in the classroom and as an extension of the classroom?
3.What are the risks relating to appropriate teacher/student boundaries that are exacerbated by use of social media and how to allay those risks?
My name is Jack Gilbert. I am a final year student at the University of Northampton studying BA Special Educational Needs and Inclusion. I am currently undertaking some research on whether dance/movement could be used as an intervention to support children with Autism. I am asking whether it would be possible to interview anybody who works within this field.
The interview would last approximately 30- 40 minutes and can be in a location that is virtually for you (whether face to face, telephone or virtually).
Your confidentiality and anonymity will be remained throughout and the research will abide with the University of Northampton's ethical guidelines. The research will also be stored securely.
I am very aware you must all be extremely busy so I would like to thank you in advance for reading this text. Any information would be useful.
If you would like to take part within my research, or have any questions about the research, please contact myself
BA SEN & Inclusion student at the University of Northampton
Focussing on strategies used compared to those used within a mainstream classroom, and benefits for children with SEBD. All research welcome. Thank You
we are carrying out a study about the relationship between mental health and job demand-resource model of Karasek, but the setting of this study is in special education centers (schools of persons with disabilities).
I am using ICF as a conceptual framework in research of school to work transition for young people with disability. I am also using social inclusion theory for analysis and ICF to frame the questions and design research instruments but am struggling with how to use ICF framework as its implication is large. If you could please suggest sample of the question guide, it would be wonderful.
Are special education teachers prepared to teach subjects area, such as reading, writing and math, or they just have knowledge about the characteristics of students with disabilities and inclusion process?
If you can suggest some references about this topic, please do.
Usually children with hearing impairment face many problems after integration to normal school. I would like to know what may be probably the major challenges these children faces in integrated school setting.
From a legal perspective, children entitled to special education are entitled to an individualized plan. Only so many approaches are likely to work, however, so I'm trying to locate research on the question of whether differentiated education is actually necessary in order to deliver special education services.
Why do we have such a limited number of students from diverse cultural backgrounds seeking teaching careers? I am particularly asking about teaching in special ed in countries like the US where teachers are predominantly females from middle class backgrounds. Thanks.
I am looking for information on the use of outdoors teaching (small group and or individual 1:1) to support development of social and emotional skills within ASC particularly for ages 9+. Most forest school research seems to be preschool-EYFS based.
In our team we found in several studies that teachers and paraeducators do not cooperate in an efficient way. We found that children benefit from the work that is done by paraeducators, but that very probably the effect of their work would be even larger if the teacher-paraeducator communication was improved.
My question is if colleagues could direct me to research which looks into cooperative structures in schools and into the question how communication and cooperation could be fostered.
Beginning teachers often work in inclusive settings. But I think there are many challenging areas for them, e.g. the required paperwork or writing IEPs. What do you think about it? And I'm looking for research, and researchers in this topic.
This is for my Thesis for my Master's in Elementary Education. Please note I am also doing my Master's in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism. I currently work in an alternative school setting with children with HFASD, but I need to find articles and research findings to support this question. Thanks you.
I'm looking to set up an Academic Resource Centre in a UK secondary school and would like to find out as much as possible about others that have been set up as possible.
I'm writing a coursework for reviewing spatial dysgraphia, and found it difficult to get some articles about the specific areas in the brain which causes the problem. Do you have any suggestions of articles on spatial dysgraphia, especially the ones related to logographic language, except for 'QY' one. Thanks.
I'm doing my thesis about inclusion in Finland and Italy, I'd need all researches or data set about schools inclusion but also about disability in the society in Finland, or all the details I should need to better understand the Background in Finland
I am currently assisting a chaplain at a special school to support parents and one parent has asked for specific information or tips to assist in prevention of uptake of substance use by a child. This Parent feels that the tips given to parents of mainstream children are not sufficient.
Any thoughts how to teach foreign language pronunciation especially IPA notation and transcription to students who are blind?
For me IPA has an enormous value in learning foreign language pronunciation, what about my students who are blind how to adapt it? Do you have any ideas, did you come across blind student of linguistics who learnt IPA? Maybe you are a professional who encountered blind student and was wondering how to adapt IPA? Is IPA and transcription for the blind totally omitted and the topic marginalised. Share your ideas and reflections with me as the topic seems extremely interesting for me.
I want to design a TLM for autistic children. Kindly guide me about different parameters we should consider when designing TLM for autistic children.
Can anyone assist me into finding articles that I can use for my research paper
I'm interested in PRT implementation in schools. I've been able to find 10 studies examining this, but wonder if there are more out there. Is anyone aware of any? Is anyone doing any work in this area? Thanks!
Does the tool provide for consistent longitudinal data collection and accountability for teachers? I am interested in what other tools are used within Australia to map progress of Students with Educational Needs or for Students who are achieving below the Australian Curriculum Foundation level. How do these tools marry up to the Australian Curriculum and if they provide for clear links to researched based teaching and assessment strategies for ease of Curriculum differentiation within mainstream schooling and education support settings.
I have planned for a comparative study of policies for disability rehabilitation particularly for children with intellectual disability using a Sequential Exploratory Design (Qualitative Part dominant). Any researcher interested in such collabrative study kindly drop a msg?
I am working with a young, highly able child K/1st grader who is struggling in a regular classroom setting with writing. His emotional state is a definite impediment to learning as he is presenting patterns of very poor behavior which exacerbate the situation.