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The Institute for Academic Access (IAA), University of Kansas; the Research Institute on Secondary Education Reform for Youth with Disabilities (RISER), University of Wisconsin; and the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota present a Capacity Building Institute on
This Capacity Building Institute provided researchers with an opportunity
to engage in reflective dialogue around:
- Issues of reform, inclusion, and the intersection of reform and inclusion at the high school level
- Research results related to improving outcomes for all high school students
- Methodological issues in research related to reform, inclusion, and the intersection of reform and inclusion at the high school level
This institute was being held in conjunction with, and at the same location
as, the 2003 Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Research Project
Directors' Conference to facilitate the attendance of researchers working
in areas related to critical reform and inclusion in secondary education
and transition. In addition to researchers, the institute was open to
other stakeholders as space permitted.
Featured Morning Presenters
Donald D. Deshler, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas; Director, Center for Research on Learning
Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, Ph.D., Professor, Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education; Co-Director, Research Institute on Secondary Education Reform for Youth with Disabilities, University of Wisconsin--Madison
Bruce King, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Wisconsin Center on Educational Research, University of Wisconsin--Madison
Jean B. Schumaker, Ph.D., Courtesy Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas; Associate Director, Center on Research on Learning
Featured Afternoon Presenters
Lynne Anderson-Inman, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Fabrizio Balcazar, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Michael Benz, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Brian Bottge, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin--Madison
Jeff Braden, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin--Madison
Brian Cobb, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Albert Duchnowski, Ph.D., University of South Florida
Russell Gersten, Ph.D., Eugene Research Institute
Debra Harris, Ph.D., University of South Florida
Krista Kutash, Ph.D., University of South Florida
B. Keith Lenz, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Kofi Marfo, Ph.D., University of South Florida
Margo Mastropieri, Ph.D., George Mason University
Teri Wallace, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Valli Warren, M.S., University of Wisconsin--Madison
Naomi Zigmond, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Agenda for July 8, 2003
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Agenda Review
8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks; Louis Danielson, Ph.D., Director, Research to Practice Division, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
9:00 a.m. Lessons Learned at the Intersection of Reform and Inclusion in High Schools
The presenters will describe the results of RISER research on high school reform and the inclusion of students with disabilities. The presenters will share (a) how inclusion and teaching of high intellectual quality can be integrated and to what ends for students with and without disabilities; (b) the extent to which authentic and inclusive practices at the secondary level relate to postschool outcomes; (c) the ways in which external standards and assessments influence practices; (d) how schools facilitate career development and postschool planning; and (e) the nature of school organizational capacity in schools with authentic and inclusive practices.
10:00 a.m. Questions and Answers
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Closing the Performance Gap in Today's High Schools
Donald D. Deshler
Jean B. Schumaker
The presenters will share the results from IAA, a research institute designed to develop and field test interventions for high school students with disabilities to ensure their success in the general education curriculum. First, the presenters will discuss the results of a descriptive study of nine high schools and the educational experience of students with disabilities in those schools. Next, the results of several studies in which interventions were tested in high schools will be presented.
11:45 a.m. Questions and Answers
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Featured Researchers and Facilitated Discussions
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Continuation of Featured Researchers and Facilitated Discussions
4:30 p.m. Reflections on Research in School Reform and Inclusion
Russell Gersten, Ph.D., Eugene Research Institute
In the closing session, Dr. Gersten will reflect on the day's events. Drawing on his expertise in various research arenas, he will provide feedback to encourage participants to continue to develop and move beyond current research agendas in a coordinated and collaborative way.
Location and Lodging
This institute will take place at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (the same location as the OSEP Research Project Directors' Conference). Please contact the hotel directly at 202-737-1234 (phone); 202-393-7927 (fax).
Cost to Participants
There is no charge for the institute; continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Participants are, however, responsible for their own travel arrangements. Cost of travel, lodging, and meals are not included as part of this event.
Please indicate any special needs on your registration form, including dietary restrictions. This brochure and workshop materials are available in alternate formats upon request from NCSET.
For More Information
For more information, contact NCSET at firstname.lastname@example.org,
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