• The Effects of Inclusion and Pull-Out Models: Emotionally, Socially and Academically

      Bais, Ashley (University of Alaska Southeast, 2015-04-25)
      The purpose of this study was to explore whether the traditional pull-out method or the inclusion model was more effective for students with disabilities, both emotionally and academically. This study focused on the emotional effect that pull-out and inclusion models had on students with disabilities. It also compared the academic growth of elementary school-aged children with disabilities within the pull-out and inclusion classrooms. The results of this study indicated that children with disabilities are more likely to get bullied than their non-disabled peers. Bullying effects children’s incentive to do well in school. In addition to bullying, students are more likely to be successful in their least restrictive environment (LRE) serviced by the inclusion model. In fact, students are able to build up their self-esteem, confidence, and even academic weaknesses when receiving their education with their non-disabled peers within the inclusive setting.
    • The Impact of Language Acquisition and Language Learning On Learning Process: A Meta-Synthesis

      Allman, Ashley (University of Alaska Southeast, 2018-07-20)
      This meta-synthesis explores the correlation between language acquisition and learning. Children who are bilingual have advantages and disadvantages to how they learn. When research first started on this idea, common opinion was that it was a disadvantage to be bilingual. However, as research has progressed more advantages than disadvantages of being bilingual have been found. Furthermore, new ways children can learn language have appeared. Options can include but are not limited to parents and guardians, an immersion program, and/or a dual/multi-language program. An important factor of language acquisition is for children to be fluent in one language before they learn a second language. Children that do not have a firm grasp of their first language combine two language patterns and create a different language. The combining of languages causes them to have challenges throughout their education.