Rural Special Education Quarterly

Rural Special Education Quarterly

and SAGE in association with the American Council on Rural Special Education

Ginevra R. Courtade University of Louisville

eISSN: 21688605 | ISSN: 87568705 Frequency: Quarterly
The Rural Special Education Quarterly (RSEQ) is the only national scholarly publication devoted to topics and issues in service delivery or personnel preparation in rural special education and disability services. The purpose of RSEQ is to provide a forum for presentation of new research findings, description of innovative program models or current best practices, analysis of local, state, and national policies, and discussion of issues and trends for special education and related services personnel working in rural communities. RSEQ is the official journal of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES). Published by the Hammill Institute on Disabilities and SAGE in association with the American Council on Rural Special Education.

Published quarterly since 1981, RSEQ is the only national scholarly publication focused entirely on:

  • presentation of experimental or applied research that examines variables affecting rural programs or personnel;
  • analysis of policy developments at the state and federal levels that have important implications for rural areas;
  • description of program models or promising practices appropriate for rural schools or community agencies serving individuals with special needs; and
  • thought-provoking discussion of regional or national issues and trends in rural service delivery or personnel preparation.

Articles with a distinctly rural focus are accepted for publication in five (5) categories:

  • Research reports: empirical or applied research that use appropriate methods, report significant findings, and offer implications for policy, practice or research;
  • Program descriptions: innovations in service delivery or personnel preparation, with detailed descriptions of procedures and objective evaluation of outcomes;
  • Position papers: discussions of current issues and trends, with literature review and recommendations for policy, practice or research;
  • Promising practices: helpful ideas and examples for direct implementation by practitioners, with sufficient detail for immediate application; and
  • Viewpoints: opinions supported by a clear rationale and convincing evidence about hot topics or controversial issues to share perspectives and stimulate discussion.
Executive Editor
Ginevra R. Courtade University of Louisville
Associate Editors
Robert Pennington, Topical Issues University of Louisville
Susan Schultz, Author Mentoring and Support St. John Fisher College, New York
Donald M. Stenhoff, Technical Editor ACCEL, Arizona
Belva Collins, Technical Editor University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Tina M. Hudson, Managing Editor East Tennessee State University
Editorial Board
Melina J. Alexander Weber State University
Melinda Ault University of Kentucky
Brenda L. Barrio Washington State University, Vancouver
Terry R. Berkeley Towson University
Ann B. Berry Plymouth State University
Janna Brendle Texas Tech University
William Calderhead Montana State University - Billings
June Canty Washington State University, Vancouver
Keri DeSutter Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Rosemarie Dugi Montana State University, Billings
Mary Susan E. Fishbaugh Montana State University, Billings
Kim Floyd West Virginia University
Jennifer Grisham-Brown University of Kentucky, USA
Kathryn Haring University of Oklahoma
Candice Hollingsead Andrews University
Channon Horn Asbury University
Brittany L. Hott Texas A&M University
J M. Jameson University of Utah
Alexandria Kappel Indiana University of Pennyslvania
Terese L. Kashi Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Cathy G. Keramidas East Tennessee State University
Jason S. Kight California University of Pennsylvania
Victoria Knight Vanderbilt University
Kalie Kossar California University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Ludlow West Virginia University
Kristin J. Lyon  Illinois State University
Cleborne D. Maddux University of Nevada, Reno
Kathleen Magiera State University of New York, Fredonia
Michael Mayton West Virginia University
Bethany R. McKissick Mississippi State University
Darcy Miller Washington State University
Kevin J. Miller Buffalo State University
Pamela Mims East Tennessee State University
Jane Pemberton Texas Women's University
Melisa Reed  
Harvey Rude University of Northern Colorado
Susan Ryan University of Vermont
Heather H. Smith Trinity University
Todd H. Sundeen University of Northern Colorado
Jennifer Suppo Seton Hill University
Jennifer Urbach University of Northern Colorado
Eleazar Vasquez University of Central Florida, USA
Wanda Wade University of West Florida
Rachael Waller Montana State University, Billings
Patti J. Whetstone CTB McGraw Hill
Wilfred D. Wienke University of Central Florida
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    Any questions should be directed to the editorial office:
    Ginevra R. Courtade, PhD 
    Executive Editor, RSEQ
    Department of Special Education
    University of Louisville
    College of Education and Human Development, Room 158A
    Louisville, KY 40292 

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