Research Papers on Special Education

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  • Literacy Case Study

    A 7 page example paper that is intended to serve as a guide for an elementary school teacher in reporting a case study with a third-grade boy in regards to literacy skills. Tutorial language is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Fictitious Case Study

    A 3 page research paper that offers a student a guide for creating a case study/introduction to a fictitious individual who has a development disability, within the context of an annual review. While fictionalized, this report draws heavily on a case study, which is cited. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Child with E/BD

    A 10 page research paper that reports on a hypothetical case study of a 9-year-old boy with emotional/behavioral disorder. The writer uses refers to the principles Bowen Family Systems theory as the theoretical foundation for the case study and describes suggested interventions in this context. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Educational Effects of Single Parenthood

    This 10 page paper provides a hypothetical case study of a mother raising a daughter in 1980s Camden, New Jersey. The daughter's history is traced through the educational system from birth through college. The case is evaluated sociologically and several environmental factors are determined to have been detrimental to the educational success of the child. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Counselor's Plan for One Student

    A 15 page paper. Test scores and other information about a 12-year-old boy are provided. This student's scores have declined over the last three years and he is exhibiting a number of behavioral challenges. The writer presents and discusses the information. The counselor's plan is also presented. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Program for Recent Immigrant

    This 7 page paper begins with a very brief scenario of a 16-year-old who has migrated from Mexico. The paper discusses the teacher’s legal obligations, different kinds of educational programs for the student and the recommendation, methods to assess English proficiency and the cultural background of the student. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • A Girl with ADHD: A Case Study

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of the case of a girl named Chantel, who has ADHD. This paper relates her home and school issues and considers approaches to improving performance. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Case Study Middle School Math

    A 4 page paper including an annotated bibliography. This is a case study of a math program not succeeding and what the staff did. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Two Lesson Plans for Adult ESL Learners

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of two lesson plans for ESL learners who are adults. These plans include lessons for eating in a restaurant and visiting a doctor's office. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Doctor's Office Lesson Plan for First Grade ESL Students

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a lesson plan that integrates a conversational chant with vocabulary that could be used in the doctor's office.

  • Using Drugs and Juvenile Delinquency

    4 pages in length. Lowry et al's (1999) article entitled School Violence, Substance Use, and Availability of Illegal Drugs On School Property Among US High School Students seeks to uncover what – if any – correlation exists between the presence of drug use and the incidence of criminal activity on America's high school campuses. Utilizing nearly eleven thousand high school students, this study examined the availability and use of tobacco, alcohol and marijuana and other illegal drugs as potential inciters of school violence, which was described as any of the following: weapon-carrying, physical fighting, having property stolen or damaged, being threatened or injured or absenteeism due to feeling unsafe. No additional sources cited.

  • Literature Review on Children's Phonemic Awareness Remediation Strategies

    This 6 page paper is a review of literature on the issue of phonemic awareness. This paper outlines methods presented in the current literature for remediation strategies. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Education, Special Needs Individuals' Rights, and the Law

    An 11 page overview of the diversity of considerations which are reflected in the laws, court decisions, and legislation pertaining to the rights of people with special needs. The author provides a detailed summary of several of these considerations and emphasizes that applications range from addressing the needs of individuals with physical disabilities to addressing the needs of individuals with specific cultural characteristics which make special educational provisions a necessity. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • 2 Education Law Cases Analyzed

    This 10 page paper provides two legal briefs (Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley; Felter v. Cape Girardeau School District). The cases are compared and contrasted. No bibliography.

  • Instruction of the Deaf, A Film Analysis

    This 5 page research paper/essay discusses the film Children of a Lesser God (1986, directed by Randa Haines). The film's plot is summarized and then related to a discussion of instruction for the deaf. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Technology and Learning Systems

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of a review of literature on learning systems, motivation and adult learning, including a section on the use of technology, for informing instructional strategies for library specialists. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Professional Education Organizations

    A 15 page discussion of the importance of teachers' groups. The author emphasizes that these groups can be very diverse yet can play a tremendously important role in the shaping of policy and even law relating to education. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • A History of Special Education in the US

    An 8 page research paper that relates the history of special education. The structure of this history of special education first looks at the field earliest beginnings, which addresses how early special education innovators developed this field. However, the reality of history is also that there was resistance to the very idea of special education for severely mentally handicapped children and this is also addressed before moving on to the recent history of special education in the US and conclusions. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • African American Education Throughout History

    In this 4 page paper, the writer encapsulates the struggle for education for black children between Colonial America and the 1930s. Major persons, dates and events are presented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Literature Review on Mentally Retarded Students and Best Instruction Methods

    This 10 page paper explores the relevant literature in terms of how to best educate students with mental retardation. This paper highlights many effective studies which highlight promising methods. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • A Special Education Integrative Literature Summary

    This 5 page paper discusses a variety of special education topics from the perspective of a special edcuation director. This paper highlights the importance of a person in this position in regards to the information provided in these articles, and asserts that the director necessarily must be informed on these issues. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Competency Based Education Literature Review

    This 8 page paper reviews key theories, concepts and research as it applies to competency based education. This paper examines both the pros and cons of the subject as well as providing a comprehensive analysis of the topic. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • An Analysis of Dr. Georgi Lozanov's Integrated Learning Techniques

    This 7 page paper examines the techniques of Dr. Georgi Lozanov - specifically, his integrated learning techniques. This paper explores how these techniques serve to help ESL students achieve more academic success. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Childcare Classroom Inclusion Introduction and Literature Review

    This 10 page paper provides an introduction to a paper on inclusion in early childhood classrooms. Childcare workers are looked at and attitudinal variations as well as experience are aspects discussed. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Bilingual Reading Studies and Using Multicultural Stories and Literature Circles to Improve Levels of Reading

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of the instructional strategies used to work with bilingual populations. A number of research studies have considered the different educational techniques needed to instruct children of varied ethnicity in the classroom setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Review of Special Education Training Literature and Funding Issues

    This 3-page paper focuses on literature dealing with funding for special education and its training. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature Review on Primary School Music Education for Children Ages 5 through 7

    This 38 page paper provides an overview of music education and a review of the existing literature. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Math Lessons and Classroom Management Plan for 3rd Grade Inclusion

    A 9 page paper that presents a classroom management plan, including rules and policies and how they will be established, reinforcement and contracts, routines. The paper then provides two math lessons and finally discusses the inner discipline philosophy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Early Intervention Programs and Student Achievement: A Review of Literature

    This 4 page paper examines early intervention programs. Several articles and books, in addition to online information, is reviewed. Politics are noted as well. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Math Classrooms and Cultural Sensitivity

    A 12 page paper. As schools become even more diversified, teachers face daunting challenges in creating a classroom that meets the needs of all students. Math is typically viewed as the subject area in which culturally and linguistically diverse students would have the fewest problems. This is not true. Upon more careful review, we find that mathematics has its own language and includes terminology that can easily cause confusion to culturally diverse students. This essay begins with general comments about teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students and provides suggestions within that discussion. The essay then discusses issues concerning classroom environment and then, language and materials in the teaching of math. Suggestions for improving math instruction for students from different cultures are included. There are also specific discussions about African-American and Hispanic students. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Mathematics and Peer Tutoring Benefits

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this issue. The current research reflects a variety of views on the issue of peer tutoring in subjects like mathematics and the benefits of this kid of system. Peer tutoring models have been the focus of existing research for almost a decade, when researchers determined that benefits could be derived from cooperative learning models. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Summary of Article Dealing with the Difficulties Encountered by Disabled Students in Solving Mathematical Word Problems

    This 3 page paper is a summary of the article "The Effects of Instruction in Solving Mathematical Word Problems for Students with Learning Problems: A Meta-Analysis," by Ping Xin Yan and Asha K. Jitendra. Bibliography lists 1 source.


    This 3-page paper provides a literature review about research conducted on print references and early reading among young children with language disorders. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Bottge's ' Reconceptualizing Mathematics Problem Solving For Low Achieving Students' - Summary

    3 pages in length. Learning theories are not merely a collection of arbitrary approaches for acquiring knowledge but rather are well-focused methods for reaching students. People cannot be lumped together as being a single entity when it comes to learning processes; borrowing from such renown scholars as Dewey, Wertheimer and Bruner, Bottge (2001) points out how 'the notion that problems must be engaging for students' (p. 102) is not a new concept. In order to penetrate the limitations inherent to low achieving students where mathematical comprehension is concerned, Bottge (2001) expounds upon the need to incorporate student autonomy and quality of life into the fundamental approach to learning. No additional sources cited.

  • Multicultural Education And Technology

    A 10 page paper that includes these sections: abstract, stimulus statement and topic, teacher competence to teach multicultural education, what we know about technology and student achievement and technology in pre-service multicultural education classes, what we do not know and recommendations. There are many suppositions that make good sense about the value of technology when teaching multicultural lessons but there seems to be very little empirical evidence. Data are provided for studies where technology was used with ELL and disadvantaged students for math and writing. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Children with Down Syndrome

    A 10 page research paper that discussing the etiology and manifestation in children afflicted with Down syndrome. The writer then concentrates of educational interventions in teaching reading and math. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Special Education/Literature Review

    A 15 page research paper that discusses special education, its history in the US. This examination of issues pertaining to special education offers a broad overview of this topic via a review of relevant literature. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Literature Review for Increasing Parental Involvement in Special Education

    A 3 page paper providing the literature review section of an action research project focused on increasing parental involvement in special education. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Literature Review on Absenteeism

    An 8 page research paper that addresses the topic of chronic school absenteeism, that is, when a student misses more than 18 days of schools, which is a severe problem that is evident throughout the public school system and not just a phenomenon of the upper grades (Breaoen, 2007). This literature review examines what empirical literature conveys on the topic of elementary school absenteeism. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Autistic Children Interventions

    This 4 page paper presents a brief overview of the literature regarding behavioral treatments, including pivotal target behaviors, for autistic children.

  • Articles and Analysis of British Journal of Special Education

    This 7-page paper deals with analysis and literature search of the British Journal of Special Education. The paper discusses the standard of the publication, as well as some of the current literature dealing with special ed and its challenges. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • ABE Programs and Resistance Problems

    This 12 page analytical review of the current literature reflects the problem of resistance in adult learner populations, especially in adult basic education (ABE) programs. This paper considers the basic views that have been outlined in the current literature and defines the importance of existing perspectives as a means of determining ways of addressing the problem of resistance. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Improving High School Graduation Rates for Texas Minorities in the Presence of Exit-Level Testing

    A 19 page review of the numerous factors that interrelate to result in a high Mexican American drop out rate. The author reviews these factors in relation to the standardized exit test that is now required by law for Texas to issue high school diplomas. Includes a brief Methods section for the literature search that was conducted. Bibliography lists 24 sources.

  • Elementary Schools, Mathematics Achievement, and Technology

    A 10 page paper. This is the literature review for a study that will investigate the impact of technology on math achievement of ELL students. The review discusses the effects of technology on achievement and reports studies that emphasized math achievement. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Autistic Children's Education and Pivotal Response Teaching

    A 5 page paper discussing research in autism intervention, specifically the benefits that pivotal response training can bring to children with autism. The paper provides a literature review and points for staff empowerment enabling teachers to put the research into practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Literature Review on Special Education and Challenging Student Behaviors

    A 19 page research paper that offers a literature review concerning ten studies that that deal with program design for special education and its effect on challenging behaviors as well as academic results. The studies and summarized and discussed. Bibliography lists ten sources.

  • Impoverished Children and the Impact of Preschool Programs

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • English-Language Learners

    This 15 page paper begins by presenting information about a particular school in terms of English-language learners' achievement and concerns expressed by teachers regarding their own ability to teach ELL students. The literature review considers many aspects of ELL instruction, including academic progress, literacy progress, and strategies that could help increase achievement and literacy, including the involvement of parents. The last section offers a critical analysis of the problem in outline form. Statistical data are included. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Benefits of Teen Jobs

    A 5 page paper providing a section for a much larger work examining the problems created by teens working too many hours during the school year. This section provides a review of the current environment and difficulties of change, as well as a plan for solution. The plan is that educators create lessons based in disciplines relevant to students’ jobs. Likely subject candidates include business math; technology use in business; business planning; business strategy; microeconomics; and macroeconomics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Detrimental Effects of Coeducational Schools on Females

    10 pages in length. The social benefits of coeducational schools may provide an important conduit for students who have only attended single-sex schools in the past, however, it has become more than apparent how this particular academic environment lends itself to scholastic shortcomings where female students are concerned. The extent to which girls are more inclined to pursue math and science courses in a single-sex environment is both grand and far-reaching; the pressure and intimidation inherent to performing as well as their male counterparts in the coeducational setting speaks to the reason why the female gender fails to thrive in these academic areas, illustrating how coeducational schools are not always the best choice. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • ADHD and Issues in Classroom Management

    A 11 page paper. ADHD is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders reported by schools and mental health clinics and as such, is one of the most researched conditions in America. This paper provides a description of ADHD, including behavioral symptoms. The emphasis is on managing the classroom. Research regarding effective procedures and programs is discussed along with a number of quick tips teachers can use immediately. The writer then discusses the research and includes a discussion on why reinforcement is not used as often as it should be. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Teen Pregnancy and Case Management Protocol

    According to the website for The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, based on the 1996 U.S. Census, the vital statistic for teen pregnancy for the state of Oregon is a 90 in 1,000 chance that a girl between the age of 15 and 19 will become pregnant (Fact Sheet). The national average for this age group is 97 in 1,000. This is only one reason why this population was chosen for this study in case management. Note that focus is also placed on general concepts of case management. Bibliography lists 8 sources. jvCaseMg.rtf

  • Teaching Math - Effective Strategies

    This 3 page paper discusses effective strategies for teaching the diverse math classroom. Three strategies are included: technology, cooperative learning and peer assisted learning. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Eleventh Grade Mathematics Teachers in the State of New York

    A 4 page paper discussing the benefits of entering education as an 11th grade math teacher in New York State. If one author is correct and there is no shortage when the price increases, then it is conceivable that the field will be more competitive in several years as salaries increase. At present, governments at all levels face budgetary constraints and it is unlikely that New York will be able to increase salaries to the point that supply of math teachers can fill the demand. It is an extremely good time to be seeking a job as a math teacher in New York State. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Teaching of Math in California

    A 5 page paper. The catalyst question for this paper was: How to teach Saxon Math to 4th/5th grade GATE students in accordance with the California math standards. The essay begins with some general comments about the California Mathematics Standards, including a general synopsis of what students are supposed to do by the end of the 5th grade. The focus of the Saxon math series is then explained. Comments about Saxon math from others are reported. The writer concludes that while Saxon math may fit within the general criteria of the standards, it would not be a good program to use with students who were gifted in math. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Post September 11 Elementary Schools in New Jersey

    This 3 page paper argues that elementary school children should not have been prohibited from speaking their minds after the tragic event. Glen Rock public schools in New Jersey are mentioned but the topic is addressed in a very general manner. No bibliography.

  • Middle School Math Teaching

    A 3 page paper that begins with brief comments about the NCTM Principles and Standards. The paper then reports an interview with a middle school math teacher about how she tries to meet the principle of equity. The writer reports some of the best practices for reaching all students. The paper concludes with the writer's personal comments. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Learning Disabled Students and Mathematics

    5 pages. This article critique provides a guide to use that will include several important points. One of these is that there is a clear specification of the problem under investigation as well as the background of the problem. The significance of the study is discussed as well as the potential contribution to educational theory. The research and practice that is necessary for this study and finally, the hypothesis and data collection procedures are critiqued. Major strengths and weaknesses of the research are also pointed out. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Gifted Classroom Underachiever Manipulation and Psychology

    An 8 page paper discussing positive ways of dealing with the talented and gifted underachiever in the classroom. These students often need special education as much as do the learning disabled but often do not receive it. Some can challenge themselves, but challenging the student still is the job of the teacher. The paper discusses using real-world lessons, peer tutoring and following the child’s lead as strategies for avoiding boredom with the average class. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Professional Positions in Psychology

    This 5 page paper examines assorted psychology professional positions and determines what qualities are needed by these professionals. This paper furthermore describes the typcial background and achievements of such professionals. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Nurse Education: Lesson Plan for Navigating a User Crisis

    A 5 page paper discussing learner characteristics, developmental stages and readiness to learn for a group of mental health nurses when devising a lesson plan for handling users in crisis. An appendix discusses the ASSURE model and provides a lesson plan overview for a five-session course of study employing lecture, role play and demonstration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gifted Child Education

    An 8 page paper that examines the issue of adequately educating the gifted child and the educational systems and models that have been developed in this capacity. Discussed are the Structure of Intellect System, or SOI, the Enrichment Matrix Model, and the Cognitive-Affective Interaction Model. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Racial Inferiority Concept

    A 5 page overview of racism as it has existed since the nineteenth century when anthropology, medicine, psychology, and sociology all became vehicles of racism as they proposed and supported theories which perpetuated disenfranchisement and segregation. Even the concept of evolution itself indirectly supported the predominant feeling that there was a hierarchical relationship between the races from the primitive to the advanced. The author of this paper presents the contention that our everyday classroom activities and even our standardized educational tests perpetuate the age-old institution of racism. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • An Article on ADD Critiqued

    4 pages in length. The writer discusses "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An Evolutionary Perspective" by Shelley-Tremblay et al from the Journal of Genetic Psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Language Acquisition and the Case of Genie

    An 11 page paper. This essay reports the historical background of Genie and what happened to her when she was taken to the local hospital. The paper is divided into four sections: Who was Genie; How Genie contributed to our understanding of the psychology of language acquisition; What we could learn from Genie; and What would happen if another Genie were discovered today. The writer is very pessimistic and believes the same things that happened to Genie in the 1970s would happen again. Experts would converge, each promoting their own ideas and opinions. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Use of Songs and Games to Teach English as a Second Language

    This 5 page paper discusses the use of songs and games to teach English in the ESL classroom. The writer first provides a theoretical justification for using music to learn, in general, and to learn English, in particular. The essay then discusses the use of music for cognitive, affective and linguistic purposes. Finally, the writer reports some specific ideas on the use of songs and games for specific learning goals, such as vocabulary, phonetics, listening comprehension and more. Bibliography lists 11 sources.


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