research topic!! any ideas?

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  1. leannwade

    leannwade Rookie

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    I am currently in grad school getting my masters in ECE. I am teaching special ed, and I have been trying to develop an idea for my research. PLease help! Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
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  3. glen

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    How about something with technology and the impact on special ed students?
     
  4. Blue

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    Are you going to narrow it down, like sign language with autisic children? Or a broad topic like special education and government funding?
     
  5. leannwade

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    well...it has to be narrowed down. i am not 100% sure what i will be teaching next year. that's the big problem, because we won't be able to implement the research until next school year. i am just desperate for some ideas.
     
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    What are you interested in?
     
  7. Calalilys

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    I'm in the same boat. I have to have 3 possible research questions ready to go for my chat this week for my Master's class. I'm thinking of doing something about how technology can impact student learning, what math strategies can assist with the retention of math concepts, and how student engagement impacts student learning. I just need to narrow them down to specifics.
     
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    I ended up doing something that I really enjoyed only because it was a tad controversial.

    I examined the correlation between number of absences and scores on standardized tests, broken into subgroups.

    Usually teachers have to present their findings to their school district. I wasn't asked to because I found that there wasn't any correlation until the child reached ten absences. Taking a few days off isn't going to hurt anything. Yet they harp on perfect attendance. :)
     
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    That is interesting shouldbeasleep.
     

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