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Hutchison, Charles B. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
Having been away from his native Ghana for nearly thirty years, author Charles Hutchinson spent some time visiting several schools there on a home visit. He was especially interested in learning how Special Education as an area of discipline and practice was progressing there. He writes here that he was pleased to see that Ghana was making some…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Special Education, Foreign Countries, Civil Rights
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Abosi, Okey; Koay, Teng Leong – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
Education has three main roles: it is developmental because it develops the unique qualities of a child; it differentiates between learners because it treats every child as an individual, appreciating individual differences; and it is integrative because it accommodates people of varying backgrounds (culture, beliefs and values) thereby allowing…
Descriptors: Play, Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Social Values
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Glicksman, Stephen; Goldberg, Chaim; Hamel, Corey; Shore, Ryan; Wein, Avraham; Wood, Daniel; Zummo, Joseph – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Protecting human rights has increasingly become a focus of regulation regarding individuals with Intellectual Disability (ID). While this focus on rights has succeeded in protecting people with ID from many of the most insidious abuses of the past, an over-emphasis on the human rights of people with ID while ignoring other aspects of their…
Descriptors: Models, Civil Rights, Intellectual Disability
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Prince, Michael J. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2021
Background: While governments draw on survey data to inform policy choices, the design, application, and interpretation of surveys can generate certain images of disability and ignore many others. Aims and objectives: This article draws attention to social circumstances of people with disabilities often unacknowledged in research evidence: hidden…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Adolescents
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 2000
This paper summarizes a May 2000 conference about advancing the civil and human rights of people with disabilities from diverse cultures. The conference included people with disabilities from diverse cultures and members of national civil rights organizations. The conference identified five priority areas for attention: (1) cultivating leadership…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Advocacy, Civil Liberties, Cultural Differences
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Iacono, T.; Carling-Jenkins, R. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
Background: The history of ethical guidelines addresses protection of human rights in the face of violations. Examples of such violations in research involving people with intellectual disabilities (ID) abound. We explore this history in an effort to understand the apparently stringent criteria for the inclusion of people with ID in research, and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Civil Rights, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Brolan, C. E.; Boyle, F. M.; Dean, J. H.; Gomez, M. Taylor; Ware, R. S.; Lennox, N. G. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
Background: People with intellectual disability (ID) experience health inequity compared with the general population, a key contributing factor being disparities in social determinants of health. The enactment of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) provides a platform for the progression and promotion of…
Descriptors: Parents, Advocacy, Caring, Mental Retardation
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Evans, E.; Howlett, S.; Kremser, T.; Simpson, J.; Kayess, R.; Trollor, J. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
Background: People with intellectual disability (ID) experience higher rates of major mental disorders than their non-ID peers, but in many countries have difficulty accessing appropriate mental health services. The aim of this paper is to review the current state of mental health services for people with ID using Australia as a case example, and…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Health Services, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Chae, Soojung; Park, Eun-Young; Shin, Mikyung – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This article presents the results of a meta-analysis of the effects of school-based interventions for improving disability awareness and attitudes towards disability of students without disabilities in Kindergarten through secondary school grades in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). A total of 20 studies published between 2001 and 2017 were…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Intervention, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Educational Environment
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A. Zirkel, Perry – Exceptionality, 2018
After an introductory legal framework based on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, this article canvasses the court decisions concerning liability for disclosures of confidential information about students with disabilities. The relatively few court decisions illustrate the wide variety of disclosures, including (a) those to the media,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Confidentiality, Student Rights, Privacy
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Prebble, Kate; Diesfeld, Kate; Frey, Rosemary; Sutton, Daniel; Honey, Michelle; Vickery, Russell; McKenna, Brian – Disability & Society, 2013
In New Zealand, the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 provides diversion for persons with an intellectual disability who have been charged with, or convicted of, a criminal offence. This unique Act moves the responsibility for such "care recipients" from the criminal justice system to a disability…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Role Conflict, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Byrne, Bronagh – Disability & Society, 2013
The nature of education that children with disabilities should receive has been subject to much debate. This article critically assesses the ways in which the international human rights framework has conceptualised "inclusive education". It argues that the right to education for children with disabilities in international law is…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Civil Rights, Inclusion, Special Needs Students
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Tansey, Timothy; Bezyak, Jill; Kang, Hyun-Ju; Yan, Min-Chi; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2020
Background: The hiring of persons with disabilities continues to lag relative to the employment outcomes of persons without disabilities. Objective: The goal of this descriptive study was to examine human resources (HR) professionals' perceived needs and development considerations related to the use of a community of practice (CoP) to improve the…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Professional Personnel, Employment Practices, Communities of Practice
Szczupal, Bernadetta – International Journal of Psycho-Educational Sciences, 2017
The institution of incapacitation is perceived in the context of the assurance of legal support for people who, due to the condition of their health and to other circumstances, require such support. Pursuant to Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: States Parties reaffirm that persons with disabilities have the…
Descriptors: Human Dignity, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Obiakor, Festus E.; Obi, Sunday O.; Utley, Cheryl A.; Graves, Jessica; Banks, Tachelle – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Children with disabilities are made to be invisible, excluded from school, hidden by their families, and abandoned by their governments, especially in developing countries. These children are less likely to start school; and if they do, they are unlikely to transition to secondary school. Access to quality programs or schools for children with…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Children, Inclusion
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