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Israel, Kawana N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to explore how parents whose child was enrolled in an elementary school or middle school on Okinawa, Japan compared the referral processes leading to their child's placement in special education. In order for the parent to be eligible for the study, their child received special education services at their…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Public Schools
Saito-Kitanosako, Yumiko – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Beginning in April 2007, the Japanese government implemented efforts to shift the focus of educational policy away from the notion of "Special Education" towards "Special Needs Education". The primary objective of this change in focus is to move towards a policy of ensuring that the educational needs of students with learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Inclusion, Learning Disabilities
Fortney, Brian Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study investigates how preservice teachers make sense of student-centered instruction with existing traditional beliefs about teaching. Teacher educators assume that university instruction translates directly into practice, yet, research is clear that beginning teachers revert to traditional teaching practice. For elementary teachers, one…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Preservice Teacher Education