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Search Strategies for Educational Administration

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Search Terms and Synonyms 

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Teaching Methods Learning Disabilities Second Language Inclusion
  • pedagog*
  • teaching methods
  • instructional strategies
  • learning strategies
  • study & teaching
  • learning modalities
  • instructional design
  • learning disab*
  • children with disabilities
  • behavior problems
  • dyslexi*
  • ADHD
  • slow learning children
  • auditory processing disorder
  • language processing disorder
  • executive functioning
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • English Language Development (ELD)
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • English proficient
  • language acquisition
  • language proficiency
  • second language
  • limited English
  • bilingual education
  • dual language
  • second language acquisition
  • foreign speakers
  • non-native speakers
  • inclusive education
  • mainstreaming
  • mainstream classroom
  • least restrictive environment
  • mixed ability grouping


Age, Gender, & Ethnicity Research Reflection
  • early childhood or preschool or young children
  • kindergarten students
  • elementary or primary school students
  • middle school or junior high or intermediate students
  • secondary or high school students
  • teen* or adolesc* or youth
  • boys or girls
  • LGBTIA+ students (*some articles use only LGBT)
  • Arab
  • African American or Black
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino or Latina
  • Jewish
  • methods
  • methodology
  • research study
  • action research
  • case study
  • correlation
  • empirical
  • qualitative
  • quantitative
  • single subject
  • Beliefs
  • Values
  • Self-awareness
  • Life Experience
  • Cultural Background (cultur*)
  • Cultural Competence
  • Educational Theories