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ERIC Number: EJ1126724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
A Comparison of Saudi and Canadian Children's Knowledge of the Causes of Learning Difficulties
Felimban, Huda; Nowicki, Elizabeth A.; Dare, Lynn; Brown, Jason
British Journal of Special Education, v43 n4 p394-415 Dec 2016
In this comparative study, students from inclusive schools in Canada and Saudi Arabia shared their beliefs about factors associated with learning difficulties. Qualitative data were collected through interviews with 36 Canadian and 62 Saudi elementary students in Grades 5 and 6. Thematic analysis uncovered six themes: lack of knowledge, achievement or academic skills; cognitive and social-emotional barriers; lack of attention and/or motivation and behavioural issues; home and parental concerns; teacher-related issues; and physical/sensory disabilities and innate conditions. Although participants from both countries had a general understanding of the factors associated with learning difficulties, Canadian students showed a deeper understanding of cognitive and social-emotional factors associated with learning difficulties. Educational and research implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Saudi Arabia
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