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Janus, Magdalena – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
Transition to school is particularly complex for children with special needs. A major difficulty faced by educational systems in trying to address these needs is the multitude of problems with which such children present. Based on population-level data collected with the Early Development Instrument in Canada, Australia, and Mexico,…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Kindergarten
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob; Kearney, Emma – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
The transition to school is a time of change and expectation for children, families, and communities. It is also a time when a range of factors--both within and outside the family--influence educational experiences and outcomes. This paper reports the experiences and expectations of 24 Australian families as their children with special needs…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Parent Role, Family Programs
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Forlin, Chris; Forlin, Peter – Exceptionality, 2000
This article describes various research domains employed by Australian special education researchers and outlines significant examples of research studies. Three research priorities are identified that are gaining momentum, international collaborative projects, research with preservice teachers, and greater emphasis on contextual and sociological…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences
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McGee, Paid – Exceptionality, 2000
This commentary reflects on findings from previous articles that reviewed trends in special education research in the United States, Norway, Botswana, Ecuador, Australia, and Turkey. It discusses the function, funding, and subject matter of special education research, on research on the education of special education teachers, and on research…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Educational Philosophy
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Slee, Roger – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article explores tensions between a general theory of inclusive education and those policies directed toward the schooling of students with disabilities. It examines theories of inclusive education, highlights tensions in the field of inclusive education, discusses these tensions as they are played out in Australia, and makes suggestions.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Educational Trends