Research Papers on Special Education

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Low-Income Children Early Intervention

    Although there have been debates about the value of Head Start, the research reported in this essay, suggests that it is a valid program, that children do learn and gain school readiness, and that it is worth its cost.

  • Learning the Virtual Campus

    A 3 page guide to writing a personal essay on learning your way around a virtual campus within the context of online learning. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Literacy Learning Profile and Assessment

    In a paper of six pages, the author reflects upon a literacy learning study conducted and identifies the challenges and assessment needs of a learner. The author identifies major principles and relates them to the study. There are four sources listed.

  • How a Remote School District in Alaska Changed

    There are many very remote school districts in Alaska. This one covers much of Prince William Sound and Islands. They began a reform movement in 1994 and student learning was significantly improved. Highlights of how Chaguch changed are reported. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Review of Literature on Service Learning

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at service learning. A review of literature provides a comprehensive overview. Paper uses fifteen sources.

  • Approaches to Learning

    This 19 page paper examines the subject of learning. Three different models are the focus of the discussion: behaviorism, constructivism and socio-cultural models. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Distance Learning

    In a paper of six pages, the author relates the central issues and considerations when developing a plan to implement distance learning in the K-12 enviornment. There are five sources listed.

  • Learning Disability Dyscalculia

    In eight pages dyscalculia, a mathematical learning disability that is similar to dyslexia, is examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Technology and Learning Systems

    This paper examines pertinent literature relating to motivation and learning systems with an emphasis on technology. The paper is geared towards library specialists. This eight page paper has ten sources in the bibliography.

  • Childhood Learning And Behavioral Development: Practice Responses

    4 pages in length. The natural developmental process of learning and behavioral abilities can sometimes be interrupted by unforeseen impediments that preclude the child following any conventional standards. When this hindrance occurs, certain practices and procedures help to realign the child with the particular level of development typical of a given stage, not the least of which includes evaluation and prescreening. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Adult Identity and Learning

    In a paper that contains five pages an overview is presented of lifelong learning among populations of adult learners. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • Learning Disabilities Identification and Ethnic Minorities

    In three pages identifying learning disabilities as they pertain to ethnic minorities such as Hispanic students are considered in terms of the special education challenges they present. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Possible Benefits Of Video Games On Academics & Academic Studies

    6 pages in length. The process of learning is comprised of myriad components over and above the conventional book approach that - studies have found - has a tendency to alienate certain types of students. Clearly, the collective population of learners can no longer be lumped into a single category for reaching academic achievement given the proven fact that people absorb information in a number of different ways; as such, today's teaching methods are utilizing alternative tools by which to reach students on all levels of comprehension, not the least of which includes the surprisingly beneficial aspect of video games. Dubbed as the 'joystick generation,' contemporary high school and college students have come to academically expand from using video games as a learning tool. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Analysis of Self-Directed Adult Learning

    In a paper of eighteen pages, the writer looks at adult learning. The principles of adult learning are explored through the idea of learning to play the guitar. Paper uses fifteen sources.

  • Self-Directed Andragogy

    In a paper of seven pages, the writer looks at self-directed learning theories. Behaviorism and humanism are used to build a self-directed learning program. Paper uses eight sources.

  • Children with Down Syndrome

    In ten pages this research paper examines Down syndrome as it affects children in terms of manifestation, etiology, and then discusses mathematics and reading educational interventions. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning Disabled Children, Diagnosis, and Labeling

    In nine pages this research paper discusses learning disabilities in terms of types, origin, and the problems of diagnosing and labeling children with learning disabilities with dyslexias and aphasias commonly utilized. There are more than twelve sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Neurological Issues And Learning Disabilities

    A 10 page paper that investigates the recent neurological discoveries and information as they relate to learning disabilities. The paper discusses the development of the brain and factors that effect its development. The writer also discusses the parts of the brain that have been correlated with different learning disabilities. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Learning Disabilities and Standardized Testing

    In five pages this paper considers learning disabled students within the context of standardized testing. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Influential Factors in Early Childhood Learning

    In seven pages childhood learning is examined in terms of influential factors with theories including multicultural materials, interaction with parents, and environment are emphasized in terms of their importance. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning Disabled Students and Social Skills

    In six pages this overview considers the deficient social skills in learning disabled students and considers how they can be developed. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Writing Curriculum Adaptation Outline for Second Language Learners

    Three pages. Brief curriculum outline pertaining to the necessary adaptation for teaching second language learners how to write. Thirteen sources (only 6 in-text citations).

  • Dual Language Programs - Two-Way Immersion

    A 9 page paper. One type of bilingual program that has been found to be successful if the dual language, or two-way immersion program where half the class is taught in English and half the other language. This paper discusses this type of program and reports the success some schools have had with it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Early Language Development In Children With Down Syndrome

    45 pages in length. Language acquisition is a challenging feat for any child; the pathway to verbal communication is both frustrating and rewarding at the same time. When a learning disability is thrown into the mix, that challenge presents a greater test of methodologies and trends whereby the child is able to become skilled at what regular learners achieve. As such, contemporary schooling has been adapted to more readily teach language acquisition to the Down Syndrome child with programs that accelerate development and provide early intervention. In short, the objective is to afford slower learners the opportunity to attain maximum potential at an appropriate pace that does not drive them beyond their capabilities. Bibliography lists 47 sources.

  • Thank You Letter to Lissa Weinstein

    This 3 page paper is a letter from a mother to author Lissa Weinstein, thanking Weinstein for writing her book “Reading David,” about her experiences teaching her dyslexic son to read. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Distance Learning is Ideal for Stay at Home Mothers

    This 3 page paper examines distance learning and how it has made it easier for stay at home mothers to earn their degrees. Online learning is discussed. Its applicability for this population is the focus of attention. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • Students with Disabilities, Instructional Approaches

    This research paper describes the special education and disability studies approaches in regards to teaching students with disabilities. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Strategic Plan for Pedagogical Improvement

    AThis 10 page paper considers a case where a primary school has gone through a pedagogy audit and the school is performing poorly in area of student learning. There has been a structure and leadership change put into place to improve the organizational culture of school. The next stage is to develop a strategy for improvement, this strategy is contained in the paper, which looks at who issues, who the stakeholders are, the goals and then the strategy to be adopted including looking at both the environment and teaching models that are used. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Assessing Distance Learning Online Class Groups

    In five pages this paper discusses the obstacles to distance learning in a consideration of online class groups' advantages and disadvantages.

  • Overview of an Empirical Study I

    In three pages an empirical study regarding the differences in learning between students with special needs and those who do not have any types of learning disabilities. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities and One School Setting

    7 pages and 4 sources. This paper relates the problem of addressing the needs of a varied learner population relative to learning disabiliteis (LD) and English Language Learneres (ELL) at the St. Monica School in Chicago. This paper considers the specific demographic needs of the population, the nature of the students at this school, their backgrounds, and the number of students receiving special education services for language learning support. This paper also can be applied to the same problem in other school systems.

  • Student with Learning Disabilities and Memory

    In twenty pages this essay examines how memory factors into the learning disability equation and how memory can be developed and improved in students who suffer from learning disabilities. Thirty three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Adult Development and Learning Models

    This 8 page paper discusses factors and strategies that provide a realistic approach to adult learning. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Causes of Learning Disabilities

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a professional presentation on the Causes of Learning Disabilities. This paper outlines the professional focus of the presentation and the impacts for parents of children with LD designations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Learning Disabilities : Journal Article Review

    A 4 page paper that reviews a journal article entitled d students with learning disabilities: who are they? by Lovett and Lewandowski. A synopsis is provided followed by the writer's opinion of the article. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Personal Overview of Learning That is Lifelong

    In eight pages lifelong learning is examined in a personal overview. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Assessment of English Language Learning

    In five pages this fictitious case study involving a student named Chin is featured in this assessment of satisfying the needs of an English language learner with various methods considered that would best meet student requirements. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • "Children Placed At Risk For Learning And Behavioral Difficulties" - Brief Analysis

    4 pages in length. The authors present a number of viable methods for implementing a school-wide system of early identification and intervention, not the least of which includes evaluating existing theory, knowledge and practice; providing ongoing professional development; screening young children in a proactive manner if they are at risk for learning problems as well as behavioral or emotional issues. No bibliography.

  • Literature Review of the Topic Letter Reversal in Children with Severe Learning Disabilities

    In five pages this paper presents a literature review on children with serious learning disabilities in a consideration of upper and lower case letters and education as it pertains to writing and reading. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning Disability Causes and Etiology

    In five pages this paper discusses learning disabilities in an examination of causes and etiology. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Supporting and Facilitating Self-Directed Learning' Critiqued

    An ERIC database article is assessed in terms of its value in one page and 250 words and concludes that practice and theory are both sound. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Article on Adult Learning

    This paper consists of five pages and critiques an adult learning article through the identification of the study presented, its subjects, performance and findings. There are also suggestions and recommendations directed toward the researcher along with proposed research improvements. There is one bibliographic source cited.

  • An Article on Adult Distance Learning

    This paper consists of five pages and critically reviews an adult distance learning article that identifies the study, subject, and discusses subject performance and findings. In addition recommendations as to how the researcher could have approached the subject matter differently and proposed improvements to the study are also provided. There is one source cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning Disabilities and Their Effects

    In six pages learning disabilities are examined in terms of various categories along with their effects on the child and family psychologically and emotionally with helpful suggestions offered. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Treating Learning Disabilities with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome

    In five pages this research paper examines Dr. Helen Irlen's Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome and how colored lens can assist in the treatment of learning disabilities. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning Disabilities Among Adolescents

    This paper consists of an essay containing ten pages that considers the focus of adolescents with learning disabilities from an educational instructional standpoint. There are seven bibliographic sources cited.

  • A Review of Pat Conroy's Novel, 'The Water is Wide'

    This 5 page paper reviews the experiences of educator and author Pat Conroy during his efforts to educate a group of illiterate students on a deserted island known as Yamacraw, which is located off South Carolina's coast. There are no additional bibliographic sources cited.

  • Reducing High School Dropout Statistics by Applying Title I Social Welfare Policy

    In fifteen pages this paper examines how the rates of high school dropouts can be reduced through the Title I program. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dropout Rates in High Schools

    In four pages this paper examines the various factors that influence the rates of high school dropouts including such predictors as gender and cultural or ethnic group. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Practicum for Special Education Working with Cerebral Palsy

    In a paper of twenty-five pages, the author provides a practicum overview of what has been covered and learned in regards to working with students with cerebral palsy. There are five sources that are presented along with the practicum materials.

  • Learning Potential Among Students With Learning Disabilities

    This paper examines various learning styles, as well as different learning theory relating to the education of students with learning disabilities. The author covers cognitive-behavioral, analytical, and multiple intelligence theories as well as constructivism. This eight page paper has seventeen sources in the bibliography.

  • LD Students and Educational Instruction

    In seven pages this paper examines formative evaluation, class wide and peer tutoring, and direct instruction regarding the teaching of learning disabled students with formative assessment benefits emphasized. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Disability/Cultural Representations

    This paper discusses disability. Topics covered include the various ways that disability is represented in society, disability culture, promotion of positive images, and personal reflection. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • "Indian Education"/Sherman Alexie

    This paper discusses "Indian Education" by Sherman Alexie, and relates it to racism, discrimination and the difficulty in developing a sense of identity that includes heritage as a Native American. Five pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • The Challenges and Experiences of Aboriginal and Islander Tertiary Education Students

    in Australia The writers uses the article by Jackie Higgins entitled 'Well I rest my case' to look at the experience of aboriginal students in post compulsory education. The article is assessed looking at the causes of discrimination and the way in which aboriginal students remain underrepresented in higher education. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Studies in Distance Education

    This 3 page paper analyzes three articles about distance education very briefly, and discusses what the concept of distance education comprises. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Education

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the issue of diversity in the educational setting, with a focus on the issue for two dominant subcultures. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Alternative Therapies for ADD/ADHD

    This research paper consists of seven pages and examines the research literature that relates to intervention therapies with the emphasis on tactile stimulation and massage. There are seven bibliographic sources cited.

  • Effectiveness of Sex Education in Teen HIV Prevention

    A 14 page research paper that offers a research study proposal. The hypothesis for the proposed study is that a sex education program that significantly affects the attitudes and norms of participant adolescents and creates positive cognition toward abstinence and delayed sexual behavior can be termed to be effective, as this result can logically be assumed to have a positive effect on the incidence of HIV among adolescents/young adults. The proposal outlines the parameters of the problem and provides background information on the issues, which states the purpose of the proposed study. A literature review provides context, as it summarizes previous research on this topic. The proposed methodology, data collection and analysis are then summarized. Samples of a parental/guardian consent form and a participant asset form are also included. The proposal also includes a 1 page abstract. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Imagination Library and Family Literacy Improvement

    In seven pages East Tennessee's Dollywood Foundation literacy program entitled Imagination Library is examined in this consideration of how it improves family literacy. Four sources are cited in the bibliography and there is also an available PowerPoint presentation. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 3 Articles on Educational Inclusion Reviewed

    In five pages this paper presents a review of a trio of articles on inclusion in the classroom. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Full Inclusion in the Classroom

    A 4 page paper which examines information available regarding full inclusion in classrooms. bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Inclusion - Costs And Outcomes

    A 7 page paper that begins with a clarification of inclusion and mainstreaming and the controversy surrounding the practice. The essay comments on the foundations for inclusion, the proportion of students with special needs in regular classrooms and the costs of educating a disabled student as compared to a non-disabled student. The writer also comments on the outcomes of inclusion. Statistical data included. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Achieving Inclusion in Education

    The writer looks at how inclusion in education may be defined and the way that it may be considered. Attitudes towards ways of achieving inclusive education are also discussed. Two sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Diversity and Making Excellence Inclusive for Education

    This 3 page paper gives an explanation about making excellence inclusive in education. This paper includes how diversity plays an important role in achieving academic excellence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Education's Inclusive Theory and Disabilities

    In five pages this paper discusses how the inclusive theory can be applied to students with disabilities. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • The Impact of Adult ADD/ADHD on Education

    This is a research paper that consists of twenty pages and includes a literature review on the issue of ADD in adults and how this disorder impacts upon adult education and includes a discussion of diagnosis, medication, treatment, and learning studies. There are eleven bibliographic sources cited.

  • Language and Communication Problems Associated with Learning Disabilities (ADD/ADHD) in the School Age Child

    A 5 page review of the impacts these conditions can have in the academic setting. This paper recommends data-based intervention. Bibliography lists 7 sources).

  • ADHD and Issues in Classroom Management

    Managing the classroom can be challenging in itself, but particularly so when dealing with issues relating to ADHD. This essay describes the condition, including symptoms and behaviors involved. Procedures for dealing with these issues and programs which have proven effective in the research are touched upon, and education professionals are offered some tips as to how to cope, particularly the value of reinforcement.The paper contains 11 pages and eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Mother's Perspective/Asperger Syndrome

    A 3 page book review on Echo Fling's book Eating An Artichoke, which is a personal journal of what it is like to raise a child who has Asperger Syndrome. The writer describes Asperger Syndrome and then focuses on the strategies devised by Fling to help her son. No additional sources cited.

  • Decisions on the Educational Needs of Children With Down Syndrome

    A 3 page discussion of the emotional struggles that confront parents of Down Syndrome children both on receiving the news that their child has the syndrome and as they try to make decisions about their child’s education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Educational Models for Learning a Second Language

    In seven pages this paper discusses the education regarding second language instruction with models such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and English as a Second Language. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Parr, Sutherland, and Bullen Article Analysis on Urban and Rural Children's Labor and Economic Responsibilities

    In ten pages the labor and economic responsibilities of children in working class and rural farm families are examined within the context of John Bullen's 'Hidden Worker Child Labour and the Family Economy in Late Nineteenth-Century Urban Ontario,' Neil Sutherland's chapter 'The Working Lives of Modern Pioneers,' and Joy Parr's chapter 'Apprentice or Adopted.' Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Issues Concerning Children Identified as Gifted

    There has been a great deal of research about gifted children over the last decade or so. They may not become eminent but they will make great contributions as adults. Gifted children have a very unique set of challenges that are even more serious for Black children and those with learning disabilities. This essay provides a summary of four chapters in Risk and Resilience of Gifted Children: Conceptual Framework. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Language and Development of Speech in Neglect and Child Abuse Instances

    In a paper consisting of 9 pages child neglect, mistreatment, and abuse are discussed in terms of whether or not they are responsible for children's learning, language, and speech disorders. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Autistic Children Interventions

    In four pages this paper presents a literature review pertaining to autism and interventions for children with autism including pivotal target behavioral treatments.

  • Development Age 4: Down Syndrome

    This 9 page paper discuses developmental milestones of preschool children who have Down Syndrome and those who do not. The paper discusses some of the differences in development from infancy to age 4. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Down Syndrome Student in the Mainstream Classroom

    The author of this paper argues that inclusive education not only improves the self esteem and knowledge of Down Syndrome students, it makes other students (and ultimately society as a whole) more comfortable with them. There are five sources in this five page paper.

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

    This paper addresses the integrated and accelerated learning and educational techniques of Dr. Georgi Lozanov. The author focuses on how Dr. Lozanov's techniques can help educate English as a Second Language (ESL) student. This seven page paper has ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • 20th Century Educational Inequality

    In three pages educational inequality as it continues to exist in the 20th century is discussed.

  • Gifted Education Programs and Students

    In five pages this paper examines students and gifted education programs in a consideration of disproportionate representation of blacks with Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988 among the topics designed to address this problem discussed. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • UK's Talented and Gifted Education

    In forty three pages the primary focus of this research report is the United Kingdom in a consideration of gifted and talented educational programs with historical backgrounds, testing, and recommendations among the topics of discussion. Twenty four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Classroom Inclusion of Talented and Gifted Students

    In ten pages this research paper discusses a writer's observations regarding talented and gifted student inclusion in the classroom with case studies and a literature review included. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Issues with Regard to Gifted Students in the U.S.

    This 9 page paper discusses some of the issues, concerns and practices that affect gifted students in the U.S. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Parental Involvement in Children Education

    This 7 page paper gives an example of how three different articles on parental involvement in children's education relate to each other. This paper includes how parents being involved in their child's education is beneficial in all three. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Individualized Education Plan Sample

    The student provided the assessment results for a first grade girl. The assessment reveals the child qualifies for special education services. This paper is an IEP based on those results. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Reducing the Number of Hispanic High School Dropouts Proposal

    In twelve pages a research proposal to evaluate the effects a specialized class would have on the number of Hispanics who drop out of high school is examined through a suggested random selection of twenty two students that introduced to a positive educational program based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test to compare their pre and post testing scores along with the future Hispanic dropout rate in the high school. There are ten bibliographic sources cited.

  • High School Dropouts/North Toledo, OH

    An 8 page research paper that examines the problem of high school dropouts in North Toledo, Ohio. This evaluation of this problem attempts to outline the dimensions of the problem using demographic statistics and then discusses how the problem has thus far been addressed by public school and city officials as well as proposed solutions that have been presented in related literature. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • High School Teens and High Dropout Rates

    This paper examines the reasons why an increasing number of teenagers are quitting high school in twelve pages with various suggestions offered to combat this problem. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Annotated Bibliography - Dual Language Education

    This 5 page paper is an annotated bibliography of 10 sources dealing with dual language education.

  • Child Development Activities 2

    In this eighteen page paper questions about early childhood development, nutrition, cleanliness, and health are explored. Also discussed are creative, social, language and physical activities that address each of the four stages of development that occur between birth and age twelve. There are eleven bibliographic sources cited.

  • English Language Teaching And Metacognition

    A 4 page paper that discuss and explains what metacognition is and how it differs from cognition. The writer discuses the importance of metacognition for English language learners and provides some examples of strategies teachers can teach this population of students. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


    Reviews three articles concerning English language learners. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 4-page paper.

  • English Language Learners Reading In Content Areas

    A 4 page paper that begins with comments about the ELL student's difficulties reading in content areas. Some explanations of this situation are provided. The essay reports one program that has increased ELL performance in content areas and an outline of suggestions for teachers to help ELL students learn. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • School Impact on Children Who Have Epilepsy

    In six pages this research paper considers how children with epilepsy are perceived in the academic environment with different seizure types noted, teacher cautions concerning medication, questions on how much to tell peers, and the importance of sensitivity in handling these matters. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Business Plan for the Speak Up! Program

    A 12 page paper providing rationale and plans for a public speaking training program to be offered to middle school students ages 12-15. Based on the successful approach of Toastmasters International, this program will focus on developing public speaking, persuasion and listening abilities. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • 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.

  • No Child Left Behind Act and IDEA

    There are two parts in this paper. The first part provides an overview of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The second part describes a child with disabilities and what the school must do according to NCLB and IDEA. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Standardized Testing, Immigrants And ESL

    This 5 page paper discusses nine journal articles/book chapters with a focus on standardized testing. The essay is not a summary of the articles/book chapters but rather discusses issues that are cross-referenced, such as the issue of using standardized tests with new immigrants, the disadvantages and English language learners. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • How Does ADHD Affect Learning

    A 10 page paper that begins by describing what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is and its incidence among children and adults. The paper then discusses ADHD and the brain, reporting results of studies that identify the parts of the brain that do not function correctly. In the last part of the paper, the writer discusses learning and cognitive theories with comments regarding the challenges the ADHD student faces. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • ADHD: Causes, Behaviors, Strategies

    A 7 page research paper on ADHD. This examination of literature pertaining to ADHD, first of all, discusses the causes, symptoms, and behaviors that are associated with this disorder, but then concentrates on teaching strategies that have been formulated to address the management of ADHD in the classroom. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Adolescents And ADHD

    6 pages in length. Adjusting one's life to the inherent struggles of ADHD is not specific to the individual who suffers from the learning disability; rather, the need to develop coping mechanisms branches out to virtually every person with whom the individual comes in contact, not the least of which includes parents, siblings, non-familial adults and peers. This is particular pertinent with adolescent ADHD, in that during this period of life the young adult is compelled to deal with psychological, physiological and hormonal changes that make the focus-zapping disability an even greater challenge to endure. The extent to which issues such as scholastic difficulty and low self-esteem are a constant presence in the life of an ADHD adolescent are both grand and far-reaching; that specially modified approaches to learning must be approached in order to reach the ADHD adolescent speaks to the shattering of old-school mentality claiming these young adults simply cannot be reached. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Art Therapy And ADHD - Research Proposal

    This 15 page paper has several sections or chapters: introduction, research questions, description of three theories (Piaget, Erikson, and Rogers), ADHD, art therapy, using art therapy with ADHD children, methodology, application of method, results, discussion and conclusions. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • The Use of Statistics in Behavioral Sciences

    This 20 page paper discusses how behavioral scientists use statistics. The writer reviews three journal articles that discuss studies in various areas of behavioral science: researchers' interpretations of the data; hypotheses named in the study; and data analyses. An outline is included. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Letter Reversal, Dyslexia, and Learning Disabilities

    This research proposal attempts to show the importance of using upper-case letter techniques in educating students suffering from letter reversal and other learning disabilities. This ten page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Proposal for Handicapped Activities at Middlesex School

    In seven pages this paper discusses a proposal for extracurricular activities for the handicapped students of Middlesex School. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Considering Affirmative Action

    This 3 page paper considers some of the issues surrounding affirmative action, including how concepts should be defined; whether or not racial and sexual discrimination still exist; whether affirmative action creates reverse discrimination and whether quotes are always immoral. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • At Risk Students and the Support of Peer Tutoring Groups

    In nine pages this paper discusses how peer tutoring groups can provide support to at risk students at any age with program benefits described. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • At Risk Students and Alternative Education

    In ten pages this paper discusses at risk students and the educational alternative approaches available to them. There are 8 sources cited in an annotated bibliography.

  • Children's Developmental Disorders and Reading

    In four pages this paper discusses how reading and computer generated learning can have a positive impact upon children with attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, or other types of developmental disorders. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Discussion of a Person's Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

    In eleven pages Jeff's struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder, which has impacted his life since childhood, is examined in a consideration of problems related to ADD and some solutions. There is no bibliography included.

  • An Attention Deficit Disorder Hypothesis

    In a paper consisting of ten pages the hypothesis supporting the notion that teachers can be instrumental in detecting and treating ADHD is presented and teaching strategies are also included. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Parent View of Autism

    In a paper of four pages, the author reflects on the perspectives of parents and educators about one child with autism. The author creates an outline of the paper and then goes on to discuss the social, cognitive and physical issues for a child with autism. There are two sources.

  • Leadership and Education

    In seven pages educational leadership is examined in terms of the concept's problems and choices associated with it. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Article Review: How to Use Problem- Solving to Learn Algebra

    This 5 page paper summarizes and analyzes a journal article entitled Effects of a Problem-Solving Strategy on the Introductory Algebra Performance of Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities, written by Paula Maccini and Charles A. Hughes and published in 2000. Primary source only.

  • Choice of Major in College: Literature Review

    This 3 page paper gives an overview of the current literature on choosing a college major. This paper includes reason for choice of major for first and second year students in college. Bibliography list 5 sources.

  • Choice of Major in College: Literature Review

    This 3 page paper gives an overview of the current literature on choosing a college major. This paper includes reason for choice of major for first and second year students in college. Bibliography list 5 sources.

  • Children's Hearing Impairments and Deafness

    In six pages children with hearing loss or serious impairment are examined in terms of such problematic issues as self esteem as a result of exclusion, mainstreaming decision, with recommendations for both teachers as well as parents included. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Shortcomings of a Cookie Cutter Education

    This paper uses the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Dewey to point out the problems that result when trying to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Mentally-Disabled Young Adults, STIs Education

    This research paper presents a proposed program of comprehensive sex education that is designed to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities who are residents of St. Dominic's Home. The paper describes aspects of the proposed program, offering an overview. Ten pages in length, fifteen sources are cited.

  • Adult Literacy and the New York City Public Library

    In twenty six pages this paper defines literacy within the context of the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative and also considers the NYPL's history with various literacy library programs also examined. Eighteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Students with Dyslexia and Teaching

    In five pages this paper discusses dyslexia, treatment effectiveness, and remedial teaching programs.

  • Dyslexia and Spelling

    In five pages this paper defines dyslexia in children, spelling, and how younger children who do not have dyslexia are affected. Five sources are cited in the bibligoraphy.

  • A Dyslexia Overview

    An information overview on dyslexia is presented and includes a definition as well as discussions of the brain, its functions, symptoms, etiology and treatment alternatives. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Research Studies on Inclusion

    A 12 page research paper/essay that consists of 2 distinct parts. The first 6 pages offer a summaries of 10 research studies that pertain to inclusion classrooms. Then, a 6 page research paper is offered that discusses more studies, which analyzes the research in relation to inclusion. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Out-of-School Program with JAG

    The school dropout rate has been declining but there are still more than a million people dropping out every year. This paper provides a report and analysis of one program that has been effective in helping students earn a high school diploma. It is a unique, multi-faceted program called Out-of-School Program under the Jobs for America's Graduates organization. The program is comprehensively explained. The report includes statistical data, two tables, appendices, and a table of contents. There are twelve sources used in this twelve page paper

  • Early Childhood Education Politics and Policy

    In five pages this paper discusses the importance of policy and political information when working in early childhood education in a consideration of nongoverment organizations such as the United Way and the struggles they face particularly regarding Head Start programs. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Critique of Homeschooling Practice

    In five pages this paper criticizes homeschooling in a consideration of its inconsistencies regarding regulations by the state and federal governments. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Homeschooling

    A 9 page paper which examines various elements and issues concerning homeschooling. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Memory and Learning

    This essay discusses the major categories of learning disabilities, which are all process-related. The essay discusses different aspects of memory including memory processes of learning disabled students and how memory difficulties can interfere with learning. The essay concludes with a discussion of social-cognitive factors in learning disabilities. There are seven sources listed in the bibliography of this ten page paper.

  • Relationship Between Language-Based And Learning Disabilities

    A 6 page paper that includes statistical data. The writer discusses the relationship between language disorders and learning disabilities or language-based learning disabilities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities/Reflection on Two Narratives

    This paper begins with reflection that focuses on an article about Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD), and then offers reflection on two stories written by LD students. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • A History of Foreign Language Curricula in American Schools

    This 11 page paper traces the history of foreign language in American schools. The paper looks at the decades of the twentieth century to see the course that foreign language curricula would take primarily in high school but also in elementary school and in higher education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Shootings in School

    This is a paper that looks at the causes of school shootings. There are eight sources in this eight page paper

  • Language Acquisition Principles: Immersion

    A 3 page paper which examines the conditions of immersion as it pertains to education and language acquisition principles. The paper summarizes/analyzes the article Dual-language immersion by Jennifer Esposito. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


    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.

  • Child Language Disorders

    A 3 page overview of child language disorders. This paper outlines how to recognize and treat these problems. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • LD Students and Language Disorders

    In eight pages this literature review discusses the connection between learning disabilities and language disorders. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Use of RTI for Children with Language Disorders

    In a ten page paper, the author relates the impacts of RTI, or response to intervention, as a means of addressing problems with functional language, including deficits in phonemic awareness. There are 8 sources integrated into this paper.

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Special Education

    This 6 page paper gives an explanation of issues in special education. This paper includes the legal and ethical issues in this area of education. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Teaching of Math in California

    Five pages and four sources used. This paper considers the best approaches to teaching Saxon Math to gifted and talented students in California. This paper considers the struggles to develop programming in accordance with California State Math Standards in order to meet the needs of this study population. This study relates the specific elements of the Saxon math process and the issues in adapting this math program for students in gifted and talented programming. This paper relates the fact that while Saxon math may be beneficial, it may not be the best suited program for students in GATE.

  • Developmental Life Issues and Mental Retardation

    This research paper describes specific ethical issues that occur in regards to mental retardation throughout the life span. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Americans and Mental Retardation

    In five pages this paper discusses mental retardation in terms of definition, etiology, and incidence as it affects the American population with prevention options among the topics considered. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Multiple Intelligences & Gifted Students

    A 9 page research paper that examines literature, which focuses on the theory of multiple intelligences and gifted students in order to ascertain the issues associated with the need to identify giftedness via a broader template than the one offered by traditional testing, such as the paradigm offered in the concept of multiple intelligences. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • NCLB, Waivers and Dropout Rates: ELLs

    This paper, first of all, describes the NCLB, waivers and their effect on dropout rates, and then discusses issues pertaining to English Language Learners. Four pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • Head Start under the NCLB Act

    A 7 page research paper that discusses the goals and strengths of the Head Start program, as well as what evaluation methods are being used to assess this program, before offering writer recommendations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Mathematics and Peer Tutoring Benefits

    In five pages this paper discusses cooperative learning theories and the benefits peer tutoring programs can provide in teaching such subjects as mathematics. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Literature Review on Children's Phonemic Awareness Remediation Strategies

    In six pages this paper presents a literature review on phonemic awareness and how remediation strategies can assist children who lack phonemic awareness. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Children Who Lack Awareness of Phonemes and Remediation Strategies

    In five pages this paper addresses the children who lack phonemic awareness and the various remediation strategies designed to assist them. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Children and Science Education

    In four pages this paper examines various approaches to teaching science to children in a consideration of the 'following the child' Montessori philosophy and Dr. Ben Carson's perspectives. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills

    This paper offers an overview of motor skill development in the elementary grades and its significance for teachers. Five pages in length, the reference page lists four 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.

  • Modenr Day Segregation in Education

    In this five page paper the author introduces the fact that educational segregation is hardly a thing of the past. Indeed, tracking and ability grouping has now become the new form of segregation. Just as there were problems in the old form of segregation, however, there are also problems with this new approach. Five sources are cited.

  • Low Reading Levels and Teens At Risk

    In five pages this research paper considers two scholarly articles on reading strategies for low reading level adolescents at risk. A summary of each article as it relates to teaching is included. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Single Sex Schools Should Not be Banned

    This 3 page paper argues that single-sex schools should not be banned. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Heath Care and Nursing's Pender Promotion Model

    In eight pages this paper considers this promotional model from an educational perspective. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Special Education Views and Theories

    Special Education perspectives and theories are the focus of this paper consisting of three pages.

  • Special Education - Case Study

    This 7 page paper responds to specific requirements. These include: networking with two sources to identify trends and hot topics in special education; having discussions with two principals about their experience with parent advocacy groups; discussing information with school special education coordinator; and identifying priority areas for the school. The three areas are assessing ELL students for learning disabilities, parent involvement and support for general education teachers. Bibliography lists 6 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.

  • Special Education Overview

    A 5 page research paper that discusses special education, which is a topic that covers a broad array of topics. This overview of special education looks a few of these topics, offering definitions and discussion of relevant issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • TESOL Educator Effectiveness

    In five pages this paper discusses ESL teachers in a consideration of the skills, knowledge, and characteristics needed for educational effectiveness. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Special Education Issues & Policy

    A 6 page research paper that takes the form of a hypothetical interview. The writer argues that the literature that pertains to special education suggests possible answers that a school district special education coordinator might give to the questions asked by the student researching this topic. This hypothetical interview, therefore, offers a template that the student can use when writing his/her own paper based on the interview data that the student will collect when conducting his/her interview. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Incentive and Retention for Special Education Teachers

    A 3 page proposal for an incentive plan for special education teachers. The local school district has made available $10,000 annually for three years – a total of $30,000 – to be used in attracting and retaining ten additional special education teachers. The purpose here is to devise a plan for using those funds with two leading goals: cause teachers to feel valued and benefit their students. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • NCLB Act and Requirements for Special Education Teachers

    In sixteen pages this paper focuses upon special education teachers and their requirements as outlined by President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Importance of Cultural Skills in Reaching Multicultural Students

    A 10 page proposal for a research study to assess teacher ability to successfully interact with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and the relation that skill has with student performance in reading comprehension. The proposed study revolves around a ten question survey designed to assess teachers' cultural skill in Cuban-American language and other cultural elements as well as the teachers' educational approaches. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Language and Teaching

    This five page research paper discusses educational literature that pertain to teaching and learning, using the framework of the typical tasks of a teacher's work day, i.e., lesson planning, preparation, etc. Works cited page lists five sources.

  • Ten Faulty Notions About Teaching And Learning By Heward

    A 5 page paper. The full title of the article analyzed is: "Ten faulty notions about teaching and learning that hinder the effectiveness of special education" by William L. Heward. The writer provides a very brief synopsis of each of the ten notions and comments on several of them. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Teaching Cooperation in the Competitive Educational Environment

    This paper emphasizes the importance of recognizing that both characteristics have positives and negatives. Specialized teaching methodology such as SIOP can be used to enhance each. There are six sources listed in this three page paper.

  • Dyslexia and Teaching Methodologies

    In seven pages this paper examines methodologies regarding teaching dyslexic students with various approaches and programs considered. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dyslexic Students Teaching Methods Compared

    In six pages various teaching methods pertaining to dyslexic children are evaluated and concludes that a combination of recent methods incorporating new research and those by dyslexia innovator Samuel Orton can achieve the greatest results. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Blind Special Education Students, Teaching Methods and Concepts

    In eight pages this paper examines various concepts and teaching methods that can be applied to special education students who also suffer from blindness. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • English Language Teaching Methods Critically Compared

    In six pages this paper discusses the various teaching methods regarding learning the English language and the challenges to the educational system of Australia that has resulted from complicated language struggles. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Teaching English As A Foreign Language - TEFL

    A 10 page paper that begins by explaining three TEFL teaching methods, PPP, ESA and Cooperative Learning. The writer explains the communicative approach and discusses role play and its benefits. A role play example is provided as part of the communicative approach. The writer discusses techniques for developing learner autonomy and independence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Students with Attention Deficit Disorder and Educational Strategies

    In six pages this paper examines ADHD students in a consideration of possible teaching strategies. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Teaching Strategies and Dyslexia

    In nine pages this essay explores classroom teaching strategies that can be applied to the education of dyslexic elementary school students. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Diverse Adult Learners/Teaching Styles

    This paper pertains to a literature review that focuses on scholarly evidence that is relevant to addressing the relationship of teaching styles and frameworks that aid in understanding culturally diverse adult learners. Twelve pages in length, fifteen sources are cited.


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