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Lupart, Judy; Webber, Charles – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
This paper provides a synthesis of educational reforms in Canadian schools over the past century to present times. The unique emphasis is to document the broad movements of change in both special and regular education. We begin our analysis with a detailed discussion on the many meanings of school restructuring and highlight the ongoing nature of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Special Education Teachers, School Restructuring
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Irvine, Angela; Lupart, Judy; Loreman, Tim; McGhie-Richmond, Donna – Exceptionality Education International, 2010
Inclusive education--based on the premise of social justice--advocates equal access to educational opportunities for all students. This research provides insight into the inclusive experiences of school principals in a Canadian rural school district through quantitative and qualitative inquiries. A survey was administered to 16 school…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Data Analysis, Educational Opportunities
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Porath, Marion; Lupart, Judy – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
Elementary and secondary students identified as gifted produced representations of themselves as readers, writers, and mathematicians and were interviewed about what they chose to represent. Interviews indicated a developmental progression in the way academic learning is understood, a progression that also was evident in their representations.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Reading Habits
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Loreman, Tim; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Barber, Jennifer; Lupart, Judy – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
This paper is one of a series of papers examining inclusive education in the context of a rural Canadian school district that has adopted a philosophy of inclusion. The results of a survey of 438 parents on their views about aspects of inclusive education at their youngest child's school are reported. The results indicate that the majority of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Rural Areas
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Lupart, Judy; Chmiliar, Linda; Grigg, Nancy; Hiebert, Bryan – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2004
Important directives for a provincial initiative in continuing professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators, in inclusive/special education, have recently taken place in Alberta. The four major Alberta Universities have been working together since October of 2000, to develop a model for professional development options in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Education Courses, Special Education
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O'Donoghue, Fiona; Lupart, Judy – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2003
This article focuses primarily on the relevant joint history and initiatives for students who are at-risk in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, which became separate territories in April 1999. It describes programs and services for students who are at-risk, challenges that need to be overcome, and future directions. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Classification, Definitions, Delivery Systems
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Lupart, Judy; Pierce, Krista – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2003
This article profiles the educational system of British Columbia and discusses initiatives for students who are at-risk. It describes programs and services for students who are at-risk, relevant educational legislation, areas of strength, challenges that need to be overcome, and areas of action. (Contains 6 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Classification, Definitions, Delivery Systems
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Lupart, Judy – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2003
This article profiles the educational system of Alberta and discusses initiatives for students who are at-risk. It describes programs and services for students who are at-risk, relevant educational legislation, areas of strength, challenges that need to be overcome, and areas of action. (Contains 9 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Dropout Prevention
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Lupart, Judy; Watson, Shelley L. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2003
In this concluding article for an issue on serving students at-risk in Canada, emergent service themes are discussed, including the growing emphasis on prevention, a focus on lifelong learning, the development of children and youth centered service support and delivery models, and the movement toward agency and family collaboration. (Contains…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Early Identification, Educational Strategies
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Lupart, Judy; Webber, Charles – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article analyzes the many meanings of school restructuring and highlights the ongoing nature of school reform in Canadian schools. Following a selective chronology of general and special education reform, it attempts to capture what appear to be the key features of school reform and progressive inclusion. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Principles