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OECD Publishing, 2018
The teacher workforce could be better prepared to cater to the learning needs of special needs students. The low percentage of teachers reporting a positive impact from their professional development signals that there is more to be done regarding the quality of the training offered in special needs education. Also, allocating more experienced and…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Special Education
Chzhen, Yekaterina; Rees, Gwyther; Gromada, Anna; Cuesta, Jose; Bruckauf, Zlata – UNICEF, 2018
In the world's richest countries, some children do worse at school than others because of circumstances beyond their control, such as where they were born, the language they speak or their parents' occupations. These children enter the education system at a disadvantage and can drop further behind if educational policies and practices reinforce,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Influences, Foreign Countries
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Salehi, Sara; Du, Jia Tina; Ashman, Helen – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Students increasingly depend on Web search for educational purposes. This causes concerns among education providers as some evidence indicates that in higher education, the disadvantages of Web search and personalised information are not justified by the benefits. Method: One hundred and twenty university students were surveyed about…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Information Seeking, College Students
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Burke, Penny Jane; Whitty, Geoff – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
Concerns about creating greater equity in education are often projected outside of teaching. Yet the creation by teachers of more equitable and inclusive educational experiences and opportunities can play an important part in wider struggles for social justice. We argue that equity must become a central dimension of teacher education to challenge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Inclusion, Social Justice
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Molla, Tebeje; Harvey, Andrew; Sellar, Sam – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This article explores factors contributing to unequal patterns of access to languages other than English (LOTE) in Australian universities. A critical analysis of qualitative and quantitative data generated through interviews, surveys and document analysis reveals that underrepresentation in LOTE courses in Australian universities is attributable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Luschei, Thomas F.; Jeong, Dong Wook – Educational Researcher, 2018
Although substantial evidence from the United States suggests that more qualified teachers are disproportionately concentrated in the schools and classrooms of academically and socioeconomically advantaged children, it is not clear whether the problem of teacher sorting is global in scope. This study uses data from the 2013 Teaching and Learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Distribution, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Webb, Sue; Dunwoodie, Karen; Wilkinson, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Transnational migration, especially the growth of forced migration is unsettling the literature on widening access to university education. Equity definitions and understandings that frame social inclusion have presumed stable domestic populations within nations and targeted redressing historic internal social inequalities. Refugees and people…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Access to Education, Refugees
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Rudolph, Sophie – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
The 1960s in Australia was a politically turbulent time with assimilation policies being questioned by moves in various spheres, including education, to address inequality. The late 1960s also saw the emergence of activist responses to racism as well as the groundbreaking 1967 Referendum, which called for the alteration of two clauses within the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educationally Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Skolnik, Michael L.; Wheelahan, Leesa; Moodie, Gavin; Liu, Qin; Adam, Edmund; Simpson, Diane – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2018
During the past two decades community colleges and technical institutes in several jurisdictions, including parts of Canada, the United States and Australia, have been given the authority to award bachelor degrees. One of the motivations for this addition to the mandate of these institutions is to improve opportunities for bachelor degree…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Social Mobility, Social Class
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Merrells, Jessica; Buchanan, Angus; Waters, Rebecca – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Few studies discuss social inclusion from the voice and perspective of young adults with intellectual disability who have been lifelong recipients of individualised community-based coordination and services focusing on inclusion and participation. It is important to understand the perspective of people with an intellectual disability…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, Inclusion, Community Programs
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Hampson, Margaret E.; Watt, Bruce D.; Hicks, Richard E.; Bode, Andrew; Hampson, Elizabeth J. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: The expansion of user-friendly mental health services for young people is an important goal of mental health reform in Australia; however, stigma and discrimination associated with mental health conditions constitute major deterrents to help-seeking among young people. Objective: This paper reports on a qualitative study conducted in…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research