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Saloviita, Timo – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
Teachers' positive attitudes towards inclusive education are a prerequisite for its successful implementation. This study surveyed the attitudes of Finnish classroom, subject, resource room and special education class teachers (N = 4567) towards inclusive education. The results indicated very low support for the concept. Its acceptance was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Love, Abigail M. A.; Findley, Jordan A.; Ruble, Lisa A.; McGrew, John H. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Although teachers reporting high teaching self-efficacy demonstrate positive teaching behaviors, minimal stress, and superior classroom management techniques, surprisingly few studies have demonstrated a relationship between teacher self-efficacy and student outcomes. This study explored self-efficacy specific to teaching students with autism…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities
WestEd, 2020
Developed for California's local education agencies, this resource identifies six components an infrastructure needs to have in place to operate a well-functioning special education program. The publication also provides a tool for examining the degree to which these components are in place in your system. The results of that examination can help…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Special Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
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Muflih, Mohammad Kh. M. – International Education Studies, 2019
The study aims to identify the effectiveness of using visual organizations in improving the reading and writing skills of students with learning disabilities from the point of view of the teachers of learning resource rooms, according to the variables of gender, scientific qualification and educational experience through the use of analytical…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Improvement, Writing Skills, Learning Disabilities
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Turner, Kelly – Kairaranga, 2019
The concept of home-school partnerships is widely accepted as being important for student success. How this concept can be quantified in a more equitable and valid way, specifically through the lens of the Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB), is the focus of this inquiry. RTLB and parent surveys, plus an interview with a Ministry of…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement
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Singh, Suminthra – Kairaranga, 2019
The primary objective of this small-scale study was to identify ways in which Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) can work with teachers to implement evidence-based practices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) within an inclusive educational system. With the increasing prevalence of children with ASD in mainstream…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Evidence Based Practice, Children, Autism
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Hunter, Jodie – Kairaranga, 2019
This research paper focuses on the successful implementation of play-based learning (PBL) environments within the New Zealand mainstream primary school sector. In particular, the focus is on the role of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) in supporting the implementation of PBL within the junior classes of Year 0 to Year 2. A review…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education
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Soljan, Ivanka; Holley-Boen, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2017
Communities of Practice (COP) have been used in schools and other educational institutions as a way of growing knowledge and managing change. This article centres on one professional inquiry with a group of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) and using a strengths-based approach, explores the elements that increased the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Teachers, Communities of Practice, Program Effectiveness
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Starr, Sandra – Kairaranga, 2017
Teacher-talk is a key tool for engaging students in learning. This report examines a process whereby data was used to support teachers in reflecting on their teacher-talk. The context for the study was a small rural New Zealand area school with predominantly Maori students and staff. Emphasis was on strategies that engage, in particular, Maori…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Rural Schools
Jackl, Andrew; Baenen, Nancy; Regan, Roger – Wake County Public School System, 2017
The Effective Teaching Framework (ETF) initiative was designed to provide a common language and lens for understanding the skills, strategies, and resources needed for teachers and school leaders to create an optimal learning environment for all students. ETF training consisted of six full days of training for principals, assistant principals…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Training, Principals
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Mulholland, Monica; O'Connor, Una – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Collaborative practice is integral to effective inclusion. Within schools, teacher collaboration can foster communities of practice through a series of professional relationships that enhance the educational experience and learning outcomes of pupils with special educational needs (SEN). In Ireland, Learning Support Teachers (LSTs) and Resource…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Resource Teachers
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Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2016
China launched the "learning in a regular classroom" (LRC) model for inclusive education in the 1980s. In late 1990s, a few major cities of China began to adopt the resource room model as a key feature of the LRC to improve instructional qualities. This exploratory study examined resource teachers' (RTs) attitude towards inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Special Education, Teacher Education
Hayakawa, Momoko; Reynolds, Arthur – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
Flexibility, creativity, and collaboration are required to successfully meet the needs of each school when scaling up family engagement programs across a diverse range of communities. Flexibility, creativity, and collaboration are required to successfully meet the needs of each school when scaling up family engagement programs across a diverse…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family School Relationship, Creativity, Student Diversity
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O'Brien, Jilly; Riley, Tracy; Holley-Boen, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2016
Priority learners in New Zealand include those who have special educational needs, yet gifted learners with multiple exceptionalities are variably identified, understood or provided for in our schools. International research advocates the use of interprofessional practice (IPP) teams, with competency across shared values, roles and…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Teamwork, Ability Identification, Talent Identification
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Xu, Xiaoli; Malinen, Olli-Pekka – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
This study reports teachers' views and experiences about the support they receive for their teaching in inclusive classrooms focusing on support from families, resource teachers, and school leaders and administration. The results are based on 16 individual and focus group teacher interviews that were conducted in four different schools in Beijing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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