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Oral Presentations - Guzman 307

Location

Guzman 307

Start Date

4-23-2015 7:00 PM

End Date

4-23-2015 7:15 PM

Department

Education

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor

Madalienne Peters, Ed. D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Many students with special needs are enrolled in private, Catholic schools and are included in the general education classroom. In most cases, these schools do not have the necessary resources or information on how best to serve these students. The purpose of this study is to document strategies and services that can be implemented in a resource model for a private, Catholic school K-8 setting to serve students with special needs.

A review of the literature revealed that teachers in a Catholic school setting, as well as parents, are not aware of how to work with and best serve students with special needs. This study involves surveys of parents, teachers, and administrators in an effort to support students. The purpose of this study is to develop a learning resource program model that meets the needs of students and offers support to classroom teachers.

Eigenbrood (2005) found in his survey of ten Midwestern county Catholic schools that teachers were untrained and that parents were uninformed. In other research, he indicates that private, Catholic schools have tried to gather information of how to help these students with special needs. Defiore (2006) states that Catholic school principals are seeking to improve their special education programs, because they dislike informing families that they must leave the school because their child(ren) would be better served at a different school. Durow (2007) surveyed 19 superintendents at Midwestern diocesan schools to identify their mission about including special needs students at their schools. He found that 16 out of the 19 diocesan representatives responded that it was in their mission to make a Catholic education available to all students that wanted one.

Defiore, L. (2006). The state of special education in Catholic schools Loyola Marymount University.

Durow, W. P. (2007). Including and serving students with special needs in Catholic schools: A report of practices. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry & Practice, 10(4), 473-489.

Eigenbrood, R. (2005). A survey comparing special education services for students with disabilities in rural faith-based and public school settings. Remedial & Special Education, 26(1), 16-24

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Resource Program Model for Students with Special Needs in a Local Catholic K-8 School Setting

Guzman 307

Many students with special needs are enrolled in private, Catholic schools and are included in the general education classroom. In most cases, these schools do not have the necessary resources or information on how best to serve these students. The purpose of this study is to document strategies and services that can be implemented in a resource model for a private, Catholic school K-8 setting to serve students with special needs.

A review of the literature revealed that teachers in a Catholic school setting, as well as parents, are not aware of how to work with and best serve students with special needs. This study involves surveys of parents, teachers, and administrators in an effort to support students. The purpose of this study is to develop a learning resource program model that meets the needs of students and offers support to classroom teachers.

Eigenbrood (2005) found in his survey of ten Midwestern county Catholic schools that teachers were untrained and that parents were uninformed. In other research, he indicates that private, Catholic schools have tried to gather information of how to help these students with special needs. Defiore (2006) states that Catholic school principals are seeking to improve their special education programs, because they dislike informing families that they must leave the school because their child(ren) would be better served at a different school. Durow (2007) surveyed 19 superintendents at Midwestern diocesan schools to identify their mission about including special needs students at their schools. He found that 16 out of the 19 diocesan representatives responded that it was in their mission to make a Catholic education available to all students that wanted one.

Defiore, L. (2006). The state of special education in Catholic schools Loyola Marymount University.

Durow, W. P. (2007). Including and serving students with special needs in Catholic schools: A report of practices. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry & Practice, 10(4), 473-489.

Eigenbrood, R. (2005). A survey comparing special education services for students with disabilities in rural faith-based and public school settings. Remedial & Special Education, 26(1), 16-24