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Katz, Jennifer; Porath, Marion; Bendu, Charles; Epp, Brent – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
Thirty-one middle school students (grades 4-7) were interviewed at length about their perspectives regarding academic and social inclusion of students with disabilities; the barriers they perceive to a compassionate, inclusive learning community; and what they believe helps overcome these barriers. In discussing the inclusion of students with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Porath, Marion – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
Dr. Judy Lupart's distinguished career is highlighted by her important contributions to the education of students with exceptional learning needs. The breadth of her vision and the range of exceptional learning needs she considered in her thinking about inclusive education changed the landscape of special education in Canada and elsewhere. Dr.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Gifted, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Porath, Marion – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
This paper discusses issues relevant to gifted children's readiness for school. It raises a number of questions that challenge thinking about what is meant by school readiness. Gifted children can often be ready for school entrance before the age traditionally considered appropriate. Their complex developmental profiles challenge accepted notions…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Gifted, Learning Motivation, Profiles
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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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Porath, Marion; Jordan, Elizabeth – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2004
This article describes an approach to teaching a required preservice course in special education using problem-based learning (PBL). PBL is an instructional method informed by constructivist theory. Pre-service teachers engage in solving problems that are representative of actual situations they may encounter in their teaching practice. They are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education