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By Festus E. Obiakor, Jeffrey P. Bakken, Anthony F. Rotatori

"This is the second one of 2 themed volumes addressing present concerns and tendencies in designated schooling. quantity 20 covers study, know-how, and instructor instruction when quantity 19 lined identity, review and guideline. the sector of precise schooling continually alterations due to laws, new educational codecs and present study investigations. it may be tough for common and specified educators, institution counselors and psychologists, directors and training clinicians to take care of with those alterations and be present in all parts in terms of targeted schooling. The distinctive schooling literature wisdom base should still mirror those alterations; although, there is not any present source that successfully and comprehensively does this. the aim of "Current concerns and tendencies in certain schooling" is to fill this void, supplying chapters written via lively researchers and practitioners of their respective parts.

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Census Bureau, 2000), and the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation are good reasons to prompt all educational stakeholders to seriously examine the practices of educating learners at risk of educational failure. , ELLs who are fairly new to the school community in the United States with little or no English proficiency). The last census revealed that immigration accounts for more than ‘‘70% of the growth of the American population,’’ and that ‘‘the foreign born-population reached 30 million’’ (Portes & Hao, 2004, p.

TYPES OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH There are several types of qualitative research. , 2005). However, the case study, grounded theory, and ethnography have been the types that have been used the most in the field of special education (McDuffie & Scruggs, 2008). Following are brief descriptions of each of these three types of qualitative research; however, it should be noted that these descriptions do not provide guidance on how to conduct these types of studies. Case Studies Case studies involve the investigation of a case, which can be defined as an entity or an object of study (Stake, 1995) that is bounded, or separated for research in terms of ‘‘time, place, or some physical boundaries’’ (Creswell, 2008, p.

H. (2006). Design experiments. In: J. L. Green, G. Camilli & P. B. , pp. 193–205). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. Scruggs, T. , Mastropieri, M. , & Casto, G. (1987). The quantitative synthesis of single-subject research: Methodology and validation. Remedial & Special Education, 8(2), 24–33. Shadish, W. , Cook, T. , & Campbell, D. T. (2002). Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for generalized causal inference. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Tawney, J. , & Gast, D. L. (1984).

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