Date Approved

4-27-1999

Embargo Period

8-9-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Theodore

Subject(s)

Inclusive education; Junior high school students; Learning disabled children--Education

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of a junior high school in-class support program in meeting the educational needs of students enrolled in that program by using a school-based case study method of inquiry. Additional purposes of this study include demonstration of this intern's leadership skills by using decision-making techniques, communication skills, evaluation techniques, and organizational management techniques. Methodology used in program evaluation was a stratified proportional 5% random sampling of students enrolled in Social Studies class for the years under study. Student grades and standardized group administered achievement test results were also analyzed, as were participating teachers' perceptions of the program. Findings of this study conclude that regular education students and classified students participating in ICS benefited from this program. Suggestions for further study and implications for future practice are also discussed.

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