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Hu, Bi Ying; Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan; Zhang, Chun; Fan, Xitao; Zhu, Jieling – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study aims to explore Chinese parents' understanding about the importance and feasibility of quality pre-school inclusion and how these beliefs are affected by their levels of education and the types of disabilities in the Chinese socio-cultural and policy contexts. Findings support parents are highly supportive of the philosophy of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Beliefs, Parent Attitudes
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Hess, Itay; Zamir, Sara – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
The main goal of this study was to determine whether, in schools that practice inclusion, there is a correlation between the attitudes of school principals and teachers in their schools, towards inclusion of student with special needs. For this purpose, 38 schools were sampled in each of which the school principal and five teachers who work with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Dyson, Lily – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2014
This study examined the contexts of social inclusion within elementary school classrooms in Canada and China. Based on interviews, classroom teachers in two metropolitan cities in Canada and China reported their perspectives and experiences with regard to: (a) the state of social inclusion in general; (b) places where social inclusion took place…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Majoko, Tawanda – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examined mainstream teachers' preparation for inclusion in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Embedded within the "core expertise" of inclusive pedagogy, this descriptive study drew on a sample of 23 mainstream teachers purposively drawn from the Midlands educational province of Zimbabwe. A constant comparative approach of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Engevik, L. I.; Naess, K. -A. B.; Berntsen, L. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aims of this study were to gain insight into the quality of inclusion in mainstream classrooms involving students with Down syndrome and to reveal underlying predictors. A total of 39 8-year-olds with Down syndrome and their teachers participated. Via a survey, the teachers were asked to rate key indicators of inclusion. Their average rating…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Down Syndrome
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Shani, Michal; Koss, Cathie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
In an ideal school, where inclusion is implemented successfully, staff members collaborate and create an inclusive environment in their schools. In order to achieve such a sustainable environment of inclusion, pedagogical, organisational and psychological restructuring should occur, and a strong inclusion-oriented leadership has to be activated.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Elementary School Students, Disabilities
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Barton, Erin E.; Smith, Barbara J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2015
Although considerable progress has been achieved regarding the research and laws supporting preschool inclusion, access to inclusive preschool environments remains intangible for many children with disabilities in the United States. The purpose of this article is to discuss current challenges and solutions to high-quality preschool inclusion. We…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Preschool Education, Inclusion
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Lauchlan, Fraser; Greig, Susan – Support for Learning, 2015
In this paper we examine different aspects of the inclusion debate, including how it has been shaped by the political context in England over the past 30 years. We then give consideration to the key argument that has dominated the inclusion agenda over the last decade: should effective inclusion be considered only as placement in mainstream school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Disabilities
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Kruse, Stefan; Dedering, Kathrin – Improving Schools, 2018
In the mid-1990s, inclusion was introduced into discussions on education; today, we still do not have a precisely defined concept of inclusion. This article focuses its attention in this context on Germany, which in ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009 embarked on the path towards realising an inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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McWhirter, Paula T.; Brandes, Joyce A.; Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Hackett, Shannon – Teacher Development, 2016
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the extent to which pre-service educators' interpersonal characteristics affected their attitudes toward teaching students with disabilities (inclusion), as measured by the FIRO-B and ATIES pre- and post-course. The FIRO-B was administered to assess expressed and wanted aspects of three…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
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Shefter, Laura; Uhrman, Abigail L.; Tobin, Lisa; Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
As appreciation of the impact of Jewish camping has grown, so have efforts to increase the number of campers able to participate in these settings. Inclusion of campers with disabilities, though not a new phenomenon, has likewise expanded. As more services are provided to campers with disabilities, more camps are hiring an Inclusion Coordinator to…
Descriptors: Jews, Disabilities, Inclusion, Coordinators
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Majoko, Tawanda – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
The current study examined Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers' understanding, attitudes and demographic influences regarding inclusion in ECE. Embedded within inclusive pedagogical philosophy, the present descriptive study draws on a sample of 21 ECE teachers purposively selected from ECE settings in Mashonaland West educational province of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers
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Gavish, Bella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The research examined how school inclusion practices for students with special needs in Israel are perceived by teachers. Participating in the study were 121 elementary and secondary teachers in 10 schools around the country. The instrument was the 50-item "Implementation of inclusion practices in schools for students with special needs"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Special Needs Students
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Idsoe, Ella Maria Cosmovici – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2016
We investigated whether perceived inclusion and exclusion with peers at school, as well as self-reported bullying exposure, affected positive and negative affect among 1161 students from grades five through seven. Positive affect was significantly, but only weakly, affected by perceived exclusion and inclusion. Negative affect was not related to…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Well Being, Student Behavior, Social Environment
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Akdag, Zeynep; Haser, Çigdem – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate Turkish early childhood education teachers' perception of inclusion before they started their teaching profession and to explore their experiences with the children with disabilities in their first year of teaching. Sixteen Turkish pre-service teachers were first interviewed when they completed the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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