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Dyson, Lily – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2014
This study examined the contexts of social inclusion within elementary school classrooms in Canada and China. Based on interviews, classroom teachers in two metropolitan cities in Canada and China reported their perspectives and experiences with regard to: (a) the state of social inclusion in general; (b) places where social inclusion took place…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Shani, Michal; Koss, Cathie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
In an ideal school, where inclusion is implemented successfully, staff members collaborate and create an inclusive environment in their schools. In order to achieve such a sustainable environment of inclusion, pedagogical, organisational and psychological restructuring should occur, and a strong inclusion-oriented leadership has to be activated.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Elementary School Students, Disabilities
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Barton, Erin E.; Smith, Barbara J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2015
Although considerable progress has been achieved regarding the research and laws supporting preschool inclusion, access to inclusive preschool environments remains intangible for many children with disabilities in the United States. The purpose of this article is to discuss current challenges and solutions to high-quality preschool inclusion. We…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Preschool Education, Inclusion
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Lauchlan, Fraser; Greig, Susan – Support for Learning, 2015
In this paper we examine different aspects of the inclusion debate, including how it has been shaped by the political context in England over the past 30 years. We then give consideration to the key argument that has dominated the inclusion agenda over the last decade: should effective inclusion be considered only as placement in mainstream school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Disabilities
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Muccio, Leah S.; Kidd, Julie K.; White, C. Stephen; Burns, M. Susan – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2014
This study considered the facilitators and barriers of successful inclusion in Head Start classrooms by examining the perspectives and practices of instructional professionals. A cross-sectional survey design was combined with direct observation in inclusive Head Start classrooms. Survey data were collected from 71 Head Start instructional…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Barriers
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Sakiz, Halis; Woods, Charlotte – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
Developing inclusion in schools has been an objective for many countries in recent decades, giving rise to a variety of definitions, policy-making activities and school practices. This paper focuses on the attempts made towards inclusion of students with disabilities in Turkey. We start by introducing inclusive education and its parameters, and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Educational Legislation
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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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Lange, Elizabeth; Baillie Abidi, Catherine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter summarizes the key themes across the articles on transnational migration, social inclusion, and adult education, using Nancy Fraser's framework of redistributive, recognitive, and representational justice.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Migrants, Immigrants
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Charaniya, Nadira K.; West Walsh, Jane – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter provides details of a collaborative research journey and makes a case for the inclusion of collaborative inquiry as an accepted doctoral research approach.
Descriptors: Research, Cooperation, Inquiry, Research Methodology
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Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
As a worldwide movement, some forms or stages of inclusive education have been experimented and/or mandated in various countries since the mid-1970s. Integration was piloted in Hong Kong in 1997 and remains the official rhetoric and policy. Three developmental phases of inclusive education, namely, integration, integration in transition to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Inclusion, Special Needs Students
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Sukumaran, Sailajah; Loveridge, Judith; Green, Vanessa A. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
Inclusive education has been introduced through a number of policy developments in Malaysia over the last 10 years but there is little research investigating the extent and nature of inclusive education for preschoolers with special educational needs (SEN). This study surveyed both regular and special education teachers in Malaysian integrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Inclusion
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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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Falkmer, Marita; Anderson, Katie; Joosten, Annette; Falkmer, Torbjörn – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) increasingly participate in inclusive education. The present study reviewed studies of children with ASC for parents' perceptions of aspects they believed contributed to inclusive mainstream school settings. Understanding the parental perspective on the facilitators for inclusion of their child…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mamas, Christoforos – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
This paper provides a framework for understanding inclusion in Cyprus. The evidence base is the result of a six-month qualitative research study in five Cypriot mainstream primary schools. Despite the rhetoric in favour of inclusion, it seems that the Cypriot educational system is still highly segregating in its philosophy and does not fully…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2013
In 2010 the Education Review Office (ERO) was tasked with reporting on the progress of New Zealand schools in the inclusion of students with high needs. This paper will explore how ERO limited the concept of inclusion to suit Government policy and limit discussion of inclusion to the parameters set by the resource allocation scheme known as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Public Policy
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