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Hansen, Janne Hedegaard – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
In this article, I will argue that a theoretical identification of the limit to inclusion is needed in the conceptual identification of inclusion. On the one hand, inclusion is formulated as a vision that is, in principle, limitless. On the other hand, there seems to be an agreement that inclusion has a limit in the pedagogical practice. However,…
Descriptors: Identification, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Concept Formation
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Hu, Bi Ying; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
This article examines administrator perspectives of innovative services for the inclusion of young children with disabilities in regular preschool classrooms in China. Twelve directors from 12 pilot inclusion preschools in Beijing participated in this study. Qualitative interview results revealed the following subthemes: definition, advocacy,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Administrators, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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LaVergne, Douglas D.; Jones, Wash A.; Larke, Alvin, Jr.; Elbert, Chanda D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Agricultural education teachers' attitudes about the perceptions of diversity inclusion in their programs are variables that may have a strong influence on the number of students that enroll in agricultural education. This study examines the effect of teachers' demographic and personal characteristics on their perceptions of the benefits of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Sampling, Comparative Analysis, Researchers
Buysse, Virginia – Zero to Three (J), 2011
This article describes current knowledge about early childhood inclusion, summarizing research and the DEC/NAEYC joint position statement on inclusion. The article also describes effective or promising educational practices that promote access, participation, and supports--the defining features of high-quality inclusion. Future efforts to improve…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Takala, Marjatta; Haussttatter, Rune Sarromaa; Ahl, Astrid; Head, George – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
This article describes various views of special teacher students towards inclusion. In order to examine these, we analysed a series of statements made by students in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The specific aims were to see how these views can be seen as supportive or challenging for inclusion in schools. A questionnaire with one closed question…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Specialists, Inclusion
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Hodkinson, Alan – Disability & Society, 2012
This paper critically analyses discourses of educational inclusion in England through the lens of Derridean deconstruction. Linking Derrida's thesis on writing and speech to presence and absence, the paper contends that inclusion acts as a "suppleance" to previous policies of integration. The paper suggests that, for many teachers, inclusion is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Discourse Analysis, Criticism
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Piller, Ingrid; Takahashi, Kimie – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2011
This introduction provides the framework for the special issue by describing the social inclusion agenda of neoliberal market democracies. While the social inclusion agenda has been widely adopted, social inclusion policies are often blind to the ways in which language proficiency and language ideologies mediate social inclusion in linguistically…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Ideology, Monolingualism, Language Proficiency
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Edwards, Kathy – Youth Studies Australia, 2010
This paper has two aims. It considers what social inclusion could offer young people and the youth sector in Australia, and it reflects on how social inclusion has shaped the youth policy environment in Australia. It is argued that in order to consider these issues, it is necessary to understand social inclusion's history. Using a methodology of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Social Integration
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Fayez, Merfat; Dababneh, Kholoud; Jumiaan, Ibrahim – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
This study was conducted during a period of national educational reforms in Jordan to investigate Jordanian preservice early childhood teachers' attitudes toward inclusion and the adequacy of their current preparation for implementing inclusion. The study also sought to identify the perceived concerns of preservice early childhood teachers about…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Data Analysis
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Ryan, Thomas G. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2009
This enquiry has shown that pre-service teachers in Ontario, Canada (n = 141), believe they have the prerequisite training and knowledge to be inclusive educators. They believe inclusion is effective and produces required results for both identified and non-identified students. Inclusion was viewed as a difficult proposition dependent upon several…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusive Schools, Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries
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Yeo, Lay See; Neihart, Maureen; Tang, Hui Nee; Chong, Wan Har; Huan, Vivien S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
This paper describes a preschool inclusion initiative in Singapore, which currently has no mandate for integrating children with special needs in mainstream schools. This very small-scale qualitative study involving children with mild learning disabilities discusses a therapy outreach programme by a local children's hospital. It explores the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Hadjikakou, Kika; Mnasonos, Marina – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2012
This paper reports the results of a study that has been carried out for the first time in Cyprus, with the aim of exploring the views of head teachers on inclusion. Data were collected by means of questionnaires and a focus group meeting; 185 head teachers participated in this study. The findings indicated that overall, head teachers held positive…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures
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Booth, Tony – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2011
This article considers the inclusive development of teacher education, drawing on changes made for the new edition of the Index for Inclusion. It defines inclusion as putting inclusive values into action and sets out a values framework for education. It critiques approaches to inclusion that are confined to the mainstream participation of children…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Education, Mainstreaming, Curriculum
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Prince, Emily Jane; Hadwin, Julie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
This review integrates theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence of a sense of school belonging (SOSB) to highlight its importance in understanding the inclusion efficacy research for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). Specifically, it examines the role of a SOSB on pupils' cognitive, affective, behavioural and social…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Student School Relationship
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Odom, Samuel L.; Buysse, Virginia; Soukakou, Elena – Journal of Early Intervention, 2011
Issues affecting inclusion of young children with disabilities over the last 25 years are discussed. A brief history of early childhood inclusion is followed by a discussion of definition, terminology, and models for inclusive services. A summary of synthesis points derived from the research literature focuses on critical outcomes for children…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Children, Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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