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Wlodarczyk, Kathy Ann; Somma, Monique; Bennett, Sheila; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
When school systems and administrations provide educators with opportunities to engage in transformative learning through reflective practice and provide opportunities to challenge their beliefs, educator pedagogy for inclusive education can be enhanced (Evans, 1997; Pyha¨lto¨ et al., 2012; Richardson, 1998). Our research examined the experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Attitudes
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Bennett, Sheila; Good, Dawn; Zinga, Dawn; Kumpf, John – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2004
The leading cause of death and injuries in school age children is acquired brain injury (Savage & Wolcott, 1994). Each year approximately 1 in 450 school age children and 1 in 200 adolescents/young adults suffer an injury as a result of some form of acquired brain injury. Approximately 27,000 students in the Ontario school system have acquired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Death, Brain
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Woloshyn, Vera; Bennett, Sheila; Berrill, Deborah – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2003
Ninety-one teacher candidates from six faculties of education in Ontario participated in focus group sessions. Teacher candidates expressed concerns about their ability to identify, assess, and program for children with learning disabilities. Recommendations are made that highlight the need for greater emphasis on special education throughout the…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Bennett, Sheila; Dworet, Don; Daigle, Ruth – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes legislative and policy provisions that support educational services for children with disabilities in Ontario. It presents an overview of special education procedures for the identification, placement, and review of students with disabilities, the development of the Individual Education Plan, and special education funding.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Finance, Educational History