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Mrstik, Samantha; Pearl, Cynthia; Hopkins, Rebecca; Vasquez, Eleazar, III; Marino, Matthew T. – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
Special educator attrition is a major problem in the United States (US) and in many countries worldwide. In the present study, we investigated the experiences of 5 highly successful special education teachers serving students with autism spectrum disorder in the central Florida area of the US with particular attention to factors associated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Resilience (Psychology), Special Education
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Jigyel, Karma; Miller, Judith A.; Mavropoulou, Sofia; Berman, Jeanette – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
This paper reports the findings from a study investigating Bhutanese parents' involvement in supporting their children with special educational needs (SEN) in schooling. The interaction between the parents themselves in supporting each other was also explored. Individual interviews were conducted with 26 parents (13 fathers and 13 mothers) of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Children, Parents
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Dickson, Elizabeth – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
In this article, I address the problem that education support for students with communication impairment may be delivered in an inconsistent manner within schools, or school systems, exposing affected students to harm and affected schools to the risk of litigation. Analysis of relevant Australian disability discrimination legislation and related…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Decision Making, Special Education, Disabilities
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Sharma, Umesh; Furlonger, Brett; Forlin, Chris – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
Currently, there is no consensus as how best to fund inclusive education for students with autism spectrum disorder. In this narrative review, we examined a range of funding models internationally in an attempt to identify the range of best practices for resourcing inclusive education. Three databases were searched along with various policy…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Models
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Ho, Betty P. V.; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
This study provides an in-depth examination of the understanding and implementation of cognitive-- behavioural approaches (CBA) by Australian teachers of students with both autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. Semistructured interviews were completed with 13 New South Wales teachers and several themes emerged. Interviewed teachers…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Cognitive Restructuring
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Favot, Kate; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
The ability to generate narratives is important for literacy development. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been found to generate less complex narratives than typically developing peers. This pilot AB study was designed to investigate the efficacy of a brief intervention procedure to develop the macrostructure of original…
Descriptors: Autism, Fiction, Generalization, Intervention
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Carlon, Sarah; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
Extant research addressing implicit factors related to intervention decisions made by parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is limited and findings have been inconsistent. In the present study, 74 parents of preschoolers with ASD were surveyed regarding intervention use. The possible relationships between implicit parent factors…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Early Intervention, Parent Attitudes, Autism
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Stone, Bessie G.; Mills, Kathy A.; Saggers, Beth – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
There is an absence of research into online friendships and video gaming activities of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In this article we describe how friendships of students with ASD were developed in an online multiplayer context using the popular sandbox game, Minecraft. Multimodal analysis of the data demonstrated that online…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Friendship, Computer Games
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Wilson, Alina; Sokal, Laura; Woloshyn, Deb – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2018
Directors of Student Teaching from the Western Canadian provinces participated in focus groups about the realities and decision-making processes around practicum for preservice teachers with disabilities. Results showed current standards, when applied rigidly, served to reify a static, homogenous, and unrealistic definition of 'teacher' that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Student Teaching
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Carter, Susan; Abawi, Lindy-Anne – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2018
The purpose of this research was to investigate leadership facilitating effective inclusive school practices. Data were collected from leaders at a complex multicultural school perceived by the system and local community as an inclusive school with a focus on quality education. A qualitative case study was used and data were collected over a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Quality, Cultural Pluralism, Semi Structured Interviews
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Bradford, Brent; Loreman, Tim – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2018
In this paper, we explored various aspects of Canadian preservice elementary school teacher views about inclusive physical education. Based on prior work by Loreman (2014) that broadly examined preservice teacher views on inclusive education, in this study we looked specifically at inclusive physical education using a different sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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McLeskey, James; Billingsley, Bonnie; Ziegler, Deborah – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2018
Although researchers have developed evidence-based practices and identified other effective practices that show promise for improving outcomes for students with disabilities, these practices are all too frequently not used in inclusive classrooms. Some have posited that this research-to-practice gap may result because teachers lack confidence in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Inclusion, Educational Practices
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Billingsley, Bonnie; DeMatthews, David; Connally, Kaylan; McLeskey, James – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2018
School leadership is critical to provide students with disabilities with opportunities to learn in inclusive schools. We summarise research about inclusive leadership, outlining factors that promoted and impeded inclusive schools in the United States. Next, we provide an example of a national collaboration between the Council of Chief State School…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Opportunities
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Grima-Farrell, Christine – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2018
In recent years, researchers have worked closely with parents, teachers, other school staff, and external stakeholders to increase knowledge on ways to effectively teach children and adolescents with disabilities in mainstream school settings. State, national, and global directives have encouraged the implementation of research-based practices and…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Theory Practice Relationship, Disabilities, Educational Research
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O'Neill, Sue C.; Cumming, Therese M. – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2018
Researchers note that the transitions of secondary students with disability in and out of the juvenile justice system are problematic for both the young person and leadership teams of their sending and receiving schools. Much of the literature focuses on barriers to successful transitions; however, there are some accounts of positive transition…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Secondary School Students, Disabilities
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