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Smith, Erica; Smith, Andy – Education & Training, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether the availability of qualifications through work-based traineeships in Australia assists social inclusion. Design/methodology/approach: Industry case studies, of the finance and cleaning industries, were undertaken as part of a national research project on quality in traineeships. The two…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Gidley, Jennifer M.; Hampson, Gary P.; Wheeler, Leone; Bereded-Samuel, Elleni – Higher Education Policy, 2010
Equitable access, success and quality in higher education are examined from a variety of ideological perspectives. "Quality" is positioned as a complex generic concept while "access" and "success" are identified as key concepts in the social inclusion domain, supplemented by the concept of "participation."…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Access to Education
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Wilson, Nathan J.; Jaques, Hayden; Johnson, Amanda; Brotherton, Michelle L. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: People with intellectual disability often have few friends and experience social exclusion. Recognising this gap, supported social groups with the aim of inclusion and interdependence were created by a supported employment provider. Methods: Interviews were undertaken with 10 adults with intellectual disability exploring their lived…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Adults, Social Isolation, Social Support Groups
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Lee, Yoon-Joo; Recchia, Susan L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study explored issues of social inclusion for young children with disabilities through a systematic reanalysis of six preschool case studies focusing on strategies that teachers used in daily practice. Our analysis process entailed a reexamination of classroom observations and teacher inquiry data, focusing back and forth between the…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Inclusion, Disabilities, Case Studies
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O'Brien, Martin; Freund, Katarina – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
The research process and associated literacy requirements are often unfamiliar and daunting obstacles for undergraduate students. The use of social media has the potential to assist research training and encourage active learning, social inclusion and student engagement. This paper documents the lessons learned from developing a blended learning…
Descriptors: Social Media, Economics Education, Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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Smyth, John – Critical Studies in Education, 2010
The Labor government in Australia has recently embarked on an extremely ambitious program of social inclusion for the most marginalized groups in society. Drawing upon the approach of "policy scholarship" this paper examines some federal government "policy texts" to describe what has occurred and asks questions about what is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Educational Policy, Inclusive Schools
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Koutsouris, George – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This paper reports findings from a study about young people's preferences for social interaction with similar and different others, in terms of a tension between social inclusion and homophily--the concept that similarity breeds connection. The issue was explored empirically using moral dilemmas scenarios to conduct in-depth semi-structured…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Preferences, Interpersonal Relationship, Inclusion
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Kirkpatrick, Lori C.; Brown, Heather M.; Searle, Michelle J.; Sauder, Adrienne E.; Smiley, Eric – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
This paper examines the impact of a school board's one-to-one iPad initiative on equity and inclusion. Data include: questionnaires from Grade 7-9 students, teachers, and administrators; focus groups with inclusion coaches; and interviews with classroom teachers. The results show that the iPads have supported equity among students in the district;…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Saddler, Helen – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2014
As a result of their high contact time with children, particularly children identified with special educational needs, it is widely acknowledged that teaching assistants (TAs) have great influence on pupils' education (Balshaw). However, recent research into the impact of TAs on pupils' learning has questioned TAs' usefulness in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Mainstreaming, Teacher Aides
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Feder, Kim Michéle; Bak, Carsten Kronborg; Petersen, Kirsten Schultz; Vardinghus-Nielsen, Henrik; Kristiansen, Tine Mechlenborg – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The aim of this ethnographic field study was to investigate the influence of school-day social interactions on the well-being and social inclusion of children diagnosed with ADHD. The empirical data consisted of participant observations and informal interviews over a three-month period at a Danish primary school. Two ADHD-diagnosed 11-year-old…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Well Being, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication
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Vicente, María Eugenia – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the link between public education policies and institutional practices in Argentina throughout history and today. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology used is in line with socio-educational management studies oriented to analyse educational practices qualitatively from an institutional…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Qualitative Research, Educational History
Hall, Carmen L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Along with the deinstitutionalization movement, supports for persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) have shifted to promotion of person-centered supports inclusive in the community. Although successes have occurred regarding physical inclusion, skill building and social inclusion have not fared as well for those with more significant…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Intellectual Disability, Skill Development, Training
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Raffo, Carlo; Gunter, Helen – Journal of Education Policy, 2008
Although much research has focussed on how various educational policy initiatives have attempted to improve problems of social exclusion, little research has systematically examined, categorised and synthesised the types of leadership in schools that might assist improving social inclusion. Given the importance of school leadership in New Labour…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership, Theory Practice Relationship
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Mijares, Laura; Relano Pastor, Ana M. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2011
This article explores language ideologies underlying two language programs implemented in one secondary school in Madrid (Spain). The Spanish for newcomers immersion program ("Aula de Enlace") is aimed at immigrant origin students who do not know or have a poor command of Spanish; and the Spanish-English bilingual program targets…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Immersion Programs, Ethnography, Ideology
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Vasileiadis, Ilias; Doikou-Avlidou, Maro – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
The goal of the study was to investigate the outcomes of an intervention programme regarding social interaction of four pupils with intellectual disabilities with their typically developing peers. The programme aimed at enhancing social inclusion of pupils with intellectual disabilities and consisted in (1) the implementation of structured…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, General Education, Diaries
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