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Special Needs Education Goes Digital: Cyber Charter Schools and Special Needs Education PROCEEDINGS

, , Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper examines the issue of students with learning disabilities in K-12 cyber schools in the state of Pennsylvania. This seldom discussed group makes up over 25% of the student population in some cyber schools. These learners face additional sets of challenges when learning through online methods. In the 2008/2009 school year, there were nearly 2700 students classified with a learning disability in Pennsylvania cyber schools, yet little previous research or literature discusses them.

Citation

Carnahan, C. & Fulton, L. (2011). Special Needs Education Goes Digital: Cyber Charter Schools and Special Needs Education. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 3443-3446). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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