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Arnett, Katy; Mady, Callie – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Responding to the needs of and/or including students with different need profiles has been an area of focus within Canadian French Second Language (FSL) education for many years. This study draws on quantitative data from two questionnaires (administered before and after Canadian teacher candidates in FSL education completed their practica) and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hansen, Kathryn D.; Dawson, Debra L.; Specht, Jacqueline A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Despite increasing rates of entry, students with learning disabilities (LD) continue to face barriers to completing post-secondary education. Faculty attitudes and knowledge are important factors in supporting students with LD, yet little is known about faculty preparation. No valid, reliable, easy-to-administer inventory exists to assess the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Test Construction, Teacher Attitudes
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Stewart, Shannon L.; Klassen, Janell; Hamza, Chloe – Exceptionality Education International, 2016
Previous research linking school disruption with mental health problems has largely relied on assessments of academic achievement to measure school disruption. Early disruptive classroom behaviour (e.g., conflict with school staff, negative attitudes toward school), however, may precipitate poor academic performance and may stem from emerging…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Children, Youth, Clinical Diagnosis
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Matheson, Ian A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
There is a limited body of research examining how students' beliefs about intelligence and about their abilities relate to different learning environments. As reported here, I examined secondary school students' beliefs, goals, and expectations guided by Zimmerman's (2000) model of self-regulated learning. In this exploratory study, 230 secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, At Risk Students, Self Efficacy
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Montgomery, Angela; Mirenda, Pat – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This study examined relationships between three factors related to teacher self-efficacy (use of inclusive instruction, collaboration with others, and managing disruptive behaviour) and practicing teachers' sentiments, attitudes, and concerns about inclusive education of students with developmental disabilities. We calculated Pearson…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Teaching Methods
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Gardiner, Emily; French, Carmel – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
This research utilized a blend of quantitative and qualitative research designs to explore the perceptions held by early interventionists regarding family-centred care, cultural diversity, and cultural sensitivity. The Executive Directors (N = 11) of early intervention programs in Nova Scotia completed the Cultural Diversity in Early Intervention…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Early Intervention, Urban Programs, Cultural Pluralism
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Irvine, Angela; Lupart, Judy; Loreman, Tim; McGhie-Richmond, Donna – Exceptionality Education International, 2010
Inclusive education--based on the premise of social justice--advocates equal access to educational opportunities for all students. This research provides insight into the inclusive experiences of school principals in a Canadian rural school district through quantitative and qualitative inquiries. A survey was administered to 16 school…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Data Analysis, Educational Opportunities
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Whitley, Jessica; Lupart, Judy L.; Beran, Tanya – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
This paper provides a description of the demographic characteristics as well as the social and academic experiences of a nationally representative sample of Canadian students receiving special education services for an Emotional/Behavioural Difficulty (EBD) and a comparison group of students without disabilities (ND). Data summarized in this…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Low Income, Special Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Loreman, Tim; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Barber, Jennifer; Lupart, Judy – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
This paper is one of a series of papers examining inclusive education in the context of a rural Canadian school district that has adopted a philosophy of inclusion. The results of a survey of 438 parents on their views about aspects of inclusive education at their youngest child's school are reported. The results indicate that the majority of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Rural Areas