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Van der Bij, T.; Geijsel, F. P.; Garst, G. J. A.; Ten Dam, G. T. M. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Inclusive special needs education is prominent on the international education agenda. Research on the characteristics of inclusive education for students with special needs and schools providing this is scarce, however. Our aim in the present study was therefore to further theory-building with regard to inclusive special needs education. On the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Models
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Frantz, Roger S.; McClarty, Katie Larsen – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Educational policies and practices are influenced by cultural, political, and economic factors, and this is also true of specialized educational approaches such as gifted education. Factors such as a country's cultural tendency toward egalitarianism or meritocracy, whether the political system is centralized or decentralized, and the degree to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors
Schildkamp, Kim, Ed.; Lai, Mei Kuin, Ed.; Earl, Lorna, Ed. – Springer, 2013
In a context where schools are held more and more accountable for the education they provide, data-based decision making has become increasingly important. This book brings together scholars from several countries to examine data-based decision making. Data-based decision making in this book refers to making decisions based on a broad range of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Accountability, Best Practices
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Torenbeek, Marjolein; Jansen, Ellen; Hofman, Adriaan – Educational Studies, 2011
Central in this study is the degree to which the pedagogical-didactical approach in undergraduate programmes aligns with the pedagogical-didactical approach in secondary schools, and how this is related to first-year achievement. Approaches to teaching at secondary schools and in first-year university programmes were examined by interviewing…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Interviews, Multiple Regression Analysis, Teaching Methods