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Alves, Ines – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This article critically analyses the recent developments and changes towards Inclusive Education in Portugal, through a policy analysis that includes the last three legislative frameworks. These policies will be analysed within their cultural and historical context, to explore the similarities and differences in the conceptualisations of diversity…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy
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Monteiro, Elisa; Kuok, Angus C. H.; Correia, Ana M.; Forlin, Chris; Teixeira, Vitor – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This paper reports findings of a mixed methods study examining private school teachers' perceptions of efficacy in dealing with the challenges presented by inclusive education in Macao. This is highly pertinent after the Government invited consultation to propose changes to amendments of the Decree Law of 1996 concerning the education of students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion, Private Schools
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Köpfer, Andreas; Óskarsdóttir, Edda – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This paper compares the systems of support in inclusive education in Canadian and Icelandic schools. The rationale for comparing these two support systems is grounded in the idea that they were developed in two countries with a long tradition of inclusive school development. They shifted the responsibility and the necessity of support for all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Cultural Differences, Educational Practices
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Mu, Guanglun Michael; Wang, Yan; Wang, Zhiqiang; Feng, Yajing; Deng, Meng; Liang, Songmei – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Attitudes, knowledge, and skills are widely recognised as the three pillars of professional competence of inclusive education teachers. Studies emerging from the Chinese context consider these three pillars important for the practice of Learning in Regular Classrooms--an idiosyncratic Chinese form of inclusive education. Our mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Waitoller, Federico R.; Thorius, Kathleen King – Support for Learning, 2015
In this article, we provide commentary on the "state of play" of inclusive education in the United States. We focus on the promises and limitations of inter-related accountability- and market-driven policies and Response to Intervention (RTI) (Vaughn and Fuchs, 2003). We argue that these policies and practice have "hopscotched"…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Nkoma, Elliott; Hay, Johnnie – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This article focuses on a phenomenological study of trainee/educational psychologists' lived experiences regarding the support roles in the implementation of inclusive education practices in Zimbabwe. In-depth phenomenological interviews were done with 16 purposely selected participants (13 trainee/educational psychologists located at three…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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Clark-Howard, Kayleen – Kairaranga, 2019
Inclusive education expects that all students are welcome and that teachers focus on adapting environments so every student can be present, participate, learn and belong. This article summarises a mixed methods, small-scale inquiry which investigated how a sample of 44 New Zealand secondary school teachers understand inclusion and how this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
This fact sheet reports on inclusive education and students with special needs in British Columbia, including significant changes in the needs of students in British Columbia's (BC's) public schools, the restoration to special education teaching positions after significant cuts, and graduation rate for students with special needs has doubled.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Public Schools
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Walton, Elizabeth; Rusznyak, Lee – Perspectives in Education, 2016
Initial teacher education programmes offer inclusive education modules that seek to prepare teachers for teaching diverse learners. While there is growing research on the content and pedagogy of inclusive education modules, relatively less attention has been given to the assessment of these modules. This paper focuses on the challenges of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Modules, Inclusion, Preservice Teachers
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Zhu, Jie; Li, Hui; Hsieh, Wu-Ying – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Inclusive education has been promoted in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong since the 1990s, and it has now spread to pre-primary education. Without qualified teachers and sufficient resources, however, it is difficult to implement inclusion in early childhood settings. This case study investigated how inclusive education was practised in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Armstrong, David – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2017
This special paper provides a critical overview of wicked problems in special and inclusive education. Practically, this paper provides a strategic framework for future special issues in the "Journal of Special Educational Needs". Critical attention is also given to the concept of a wicked problem when applied to research in special and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Educational Research, Educational Innovation
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Begum, Hasne Ara; Perveen, Rokhsana; Chakma, Evelina; Dewan, Limia; Afroze, Rawshan Sadia; Tangen, Donna – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This paper considers the challenges of promoting inclusive education in geographically isolated rural communities in Bangladesh. Inclusion is explored from both government and non-government (NGO) providers, and identifies challenges and opportunities for implementing inclusive practices. Challenges for implementing inclusion are linked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Vorapanya, Sermsap; Dunlap, Diane – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
In 2008, Thailand passed legislation on the educational provisions for students with disabilities to mandate the implementation of inclusive education. This article provides a historical overview of special education in Thailand and the emergence of inclusive education as it moves from policy to practice. To further identify the challenges faced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Performance Factors
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Sanagi, Tomomi – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
The purpose of this paper was to clarify the features of teachers' image on normalisation and inclusive education. The participants of the study were both mainstream teachers and special teachers. One hundred and thirty-eight questionnaires were analysed. (1) Teachers completed the questionnaire of SD (semantic differential) images on…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Questionnaires
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Benson, Sarah K. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Research on the internationalization of inclusive policies for students with special needs is still developing alongside the shifting implementation of practice. This analysis seeks to understand the process of adopting inclusive policies in Jordan and the subsequent implementation through a modified comparative case study framework. Current…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
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