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EDU204: Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities: Trends Project

Quick Links

National Center on Educational Outcomes:
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/nceo/

National Resource Center on Learning Disabilities:
http://www.nrcld.org

 

Trend: Disability Studies

Society for Disability Studies: http://www.disstudies.org/

Disability Studies Quarterly (free journal of Society for Disability Studies): http://dsq-sds.org/index

Trend: Response to Intervention (RTI)

National Center on Response to Intervention:   http://www.rti4success.org/

Trend: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

National Center on Universal Design for Learning:  http://www.udlcenter.org/

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST):  http://www.cast.org/

 

Trends Project Tips

  • Source quality is key.  Scholarly journal articles are required.

  • Part of the goal is for you to improve your research skills, in addition to learning about the topics. Notice there is an entire rubric about this!

  • Read the rubrics carefully & follow them!

  • Narrow down your topic. Do you want to investigate your selected trend as it relates to a particular age group?  Or a certain disability?

    • Example:  Searching ERIC, the education database, for "disability studies" returned 187 results. Limiting the same search to Elementary Education returns only 8 results.

    • See the Research Tools & Tips tab above for searching suggestions!