Rural Special Education Quarterly

Rural Special Education Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer

An Ecocultural Perspective on Family Support in Rural Special Education
AbstractThe historical shift in focus in special education from individual treatment to family support has led to the need for an ecocultural perspective in the delivery of services to families living in rural communities. This need is met by understanding...
Commentary on Classic Articles from Issue Two of RSEQ's 30-Year Retrospective
I honestly cannot remember when I first understood the concept of disability or special education. I grew up in a rural East Tennessee Appalachian community. This community included individuals with disabilities that I just viewed as different. Across...
Exploring the Personal Cultures of Rural Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
AbstractFor teachers of deaf or hard-of-hearing students, knowledge of their students' cultures can serve as an aid in their approach to teaching. A student, particularly one who is deaf or hard of hearing, attending school in a rural community of the...
Internet Usage by Native Americans with Disabilities Living on American Indian Reservations in the Great Plains
AbstractIt has been assumed that, due to limited Internet access, electronic media is an ineffective means for information dissemination to Native Americans with disabilities. In this investigation, we surveyed a sample of 467 households of Native Americans...
Morality and the Ethic of Care: Peaceable Rural Schools, Caring Rural Communities
AbstractThere is violence and a loss of personal safety in rural schools as there is in urban and suburban schools. The impact is felt by children, teachers, support staff, administrators, and citizens in the communities in which those schools are located....
On Trusting a Journal over 30
At the height of the 1960's, a popular catch phrase was "Never trust anyone over 30." Today, those 20somethings have become 60-somethings in positions of responsibility while their own children elected one of the youngest American presidents ever in...
Referral, Assessment, and Placement Practices Used in Rural School Districts with Native American Students in Special Education
AbstractConsiderable information is available regarding the cultural bias inherent in assessment instruments and the disproportionately high placement of minority students within special education classrooms. However, little research is available regarding...