Kutash, K., & Duchnowski, A. J. (2006). Creating environments that work for all youth: Increasing the use of evidence-based strategies by special education teachers. [Research to Practice Brief. Volume 5, Issue 1.] Minneapolis, MN: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota.
Abstract by authors:
With a goal of increasing the use of evidence-based practices in special education programs and improve student outcomes, a research demonstration project was developed through a unique partnership of special educators, parents, administrators, and investigators. This brief reports on the method, implementation, and initial findings from this project. It describes the process used to achieve the collaborative partnership, the identification of evidence-based strategies, the development of associated manuals to support implementation by special educations teachers, and the results of subsequent evaluation. A brief list of resources is also included.