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de Bruin, Kate – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
When the Salamanca Statement called upon States to recognise the 'necessity and urgency' of providing students with a disability access to the regular education system (UNESCO 1994, viii), both Australia and the United States of America had existing legislative and policy documents articulating the rights of students with a disability to access…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education
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Koehler, Karen E.; Wild, Tiffany A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
Science is a core curricular area of instruction for all students and the federal mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) and No Child Left Behind (2001) require that students with disabilities are educated in the least restrictive environment and have access to general education science content, based upon rigorous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Access to Education
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Ostendorf, Raymond J.; Choi, Nari – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
In the spirit of moving toward a more "global community", multicultural special education practices designed to reach culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students represent an imperative in countries world-wide where education is a core value, including the United States (U.S.) and South Korea. As CLD students in the U.S. and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Language Usage, Student Diversity
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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
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Hardy, Ian; Woodcock, Stuart – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
This paper provides an analysis of inclusive education policies across international, and Anglo-American national and provincial/state jurisdictions to reveal how policies discursively construct inclusion under current, increasingly neoliberal conditions. In making this case, the paper draws upon primary UNESCO and Organisation for Economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, International Organizations
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Hill, Doris Adams; Sukbunpant, Sasipin – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The history of special education in the United States and Thailand has followed a similar path in many ways. Both countries made compulsory education mandatory to move in a positive direction in providing special education services to children with disabilities including the provision of services for children with ASD or Autism. In Thailand,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Education, Disabilities
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Umeasiegbu, Veronica I.; Bishop, Malachy; Mpofu, Elias – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
This article presents an analysis of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in relation to prior United Nations conventions on disability and U.S. disability policy law with a view to identifying the conventional and also the incremental advances of the CRPD. Previous United Nations conventions related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Civil Rights, Educational Policy
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Dunn, Michael; Browning, Ruth – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
Many schools across the United States and Canada are now implementing response-to-intervention (RTI) as a means to address the needs of students who struggle with reading, writing, or math by using dual discrepancy (i.e., low ability and little to no progress over time with targeted intervention programming) as a means to classify for learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Literacy, Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention
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Wiliam, Dylan – Review of Research in Education, 2010
The idea that validity should be considered a property of inferences, rather than of assessments, has developed slowly over the past century. In early writings about the validity of educational assessments, validity was defined as a property of an assessment. The most common definition was that an assessment was valid to the extent that it…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Validity, Inferences, Construct Validity
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Jordan, Jason J.; Hindes, Yvonne L.; Saklofske, Donald H. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2009
School psychology in Canada has evolved in recent years from being comprised mainly of "testers" to being regarded as an important partner in promoting the psychological and educational needs of children and supporting the mandates of our educational systems. As well, school psychology is now recognized as an area of specialization…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Specialization
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Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Cumming, J. Joy – Education and the Law, 2008
The extent to which educational institutions and their teachers in the USA, England, and Australia should bear legal responsibility in damages for ineffective classroom teaching is the subject of this article. At the heart of the controversy regarding educational malpractice is the issue of remedies. Federal and state courts in the USA have…
Descriptors: Negligence, Schools, State Courts, Foreign Countries
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Hasselbusch, Andrea; Penman, Merrolee – Kairaranga, 2008
The focus of this study was to explore the occupational therapy consultation process used with students on the autistic spectrum attending their regular school. Individual, in-depth interviews with senior occupational therapists were employed to collect the data. Grounded theory (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Strauss, 1987; Strauss & Corbin,…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Inclusion, Holistic Approach
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Chitiyo, Morgan – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2008
Education is a fundamental right for all children which must be guaranteed in every nation. Unfortunately, children with disabilities have been marginalized in many countries preventing them from accessing an appropriate education. Although some countries have legislation that guarantees educational rights to children with disabilities, some of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Special Education
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Norwich, Brahm – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
This paper reports findings about placement questions relevant to disability in education. It is part of a larger international study of the perspectives of 132 education practitioners and administrators in England, the USA and The Netherlands to several dilemmas of difference. Participants were interviewed about their perspectives to a presented…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Student Placement
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Hu, Xiaoyi; Oertle, Kathleen Marie; Dong, Xue – Rehabilitation Education, 2007
An overview of Chinese rehabilitation policy, laws, services, educational practices, and the implications for rehabilitation counselor education in the United States are presented. China and the United States have different political systems and cultural backgrounds that demand different strategies for change; however, each is taking equally…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Rehabilitation Counseling
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