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Popova, Svetlana; Lange, Shannon; Burd, Larry; Nam, Seungree; Rehm, Jürgen – Exceptionality, 2016
The current study aimed to estimate the cost associated with special education among children (5 to 14 years) with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in elementary and middle school by sex, age group, and province and territory in Canada. It was estimated that there were 6,520 students with FASD receiving special education in Canada in…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Special Education, Children, Elementary School Students
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Specht, Jacqueline A.; Metsala, Jamie L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Teachers who show high teacher efficacy affect student achievement positively. Teaching is sometimes seen as an overwhelming profession because of classroom diversity and expectations placed on teachers. It is important to bring beginning teachers to the point at which they feel they are capable and will be more emotionally equipped to take on the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Inclusion
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Glenn, Christine V. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
The purpose of this article is to present the scale items, the statistical characteristics, and evidence of validity of the previously unpublished Beliefs about Learning and Teaching Questionnaire that examines elementary teachers' epistemological beliefs and their beliefs about learning and teaching in inclusive classrooms. In this study, 186…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Ability, Questionnaires
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Young, Gabrielle; Specht, Jacqueline A.; Hunter, Fiona E.; Terreberry, Sarah; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Hutchinson, Nancy L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe the ways in which the experiences gained during practica influence the developing self-efficacy of Canadian pre-service teachers for teaching in inclusive classrooms. Questionnaires were issued to participants in teacher education programs at 11 universities across Canada, and the data were subjected to…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Beliefs
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Bartlet, Nadine A.; Freeze, Trevi B. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
An increasing number of children and youth have mental health disorders. To address this issue, federal and provincial mental health policymakers in Canada have recommended: (a) improving the coordination of services, and (b) increasing the role that schools play in providing supports. One way to operationalize these recommendations is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Mental Disorders, Mental Health
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Robinson, Kyle – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
In Canada little research has been conducted on inclusive education practices in secondary schools. The purpose of this study is to report, for a diverse group of four secondary school teachers in a single school board in southeastern Ontario, their descriptions of facilitating the inclusion of exceptional students in general classrooms. The four…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Children
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Freer, John R. R. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
In recent years, educational assistants (EAs) have taken on an integral role in special education. They often work with the most challenging and vulnerable student population (i.e., students with exceptionalities). To prepare EAs, some of Ontario's publicly funded colleges have developed pre-service training programs. In Ontario, the number of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Maich, Kimberly; Hall, Carmen L.; van Rhijn, Tricia Marie; Squires, Kim – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Two preliminary pilot phases of a peer-mediated social skills program--Stay, Play, and Talk--within inclusive early years settings in Ontario, Canada, investigated changes in observed social interactions and perceived social skills. In Phase 1, a single-subject AB design demonstrated increases in total social interaction units for two of three…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Arnett, Katy; Mady, Callie – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
This case study is focused on a small group of novice teachers of French as a second language (FSL) in the Canadian K-12 context. More specifically, it presents the perceptions and ideas that inform new teachers' views toward the suitability of French as a second language and toward exemption and/or exclusion for two populations: students who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Programs, French, Beginning Teachers
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Dupont, Audrey; Beauregard, France; Makdissi, Hélène – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Six students and six parents were interviewed about the use of Cued Speech (CS) in an inclusive context in Quebec, Canada. The objective of the study was to describe their perceptions of the use of the French version of Cued Speech in high school and to identify factors that could influence these perceptions. The results of the semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, French, Cued Speech
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Arnett, Katy; Mady, Callie – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Responding to the needs of and/or including students with different need profiles has been an area of focus within Canadian French Second Language (FSL) education for many years. This study draws on quantitative data from two questionnaires (administered before and after Canadian teacher candidates in FSL education completed their practica) and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sladeczek, Ingrid E.; Fontil, Laura; Miodrag, Nancy; Karagiannakis, Anastasia; Amar, Daniel; Amos, Janet – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
This study compares two service delivery models (community-based and centre-based), examining them in light of children's adaptive and maladaptive behaviours, and parental perceptions of stress and of care. More specifically, parents of 96 children with developmental delays assessed their children's adaptive and maladaptive behaviours and rated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Delays, Behavior Problems, Parent Attitudes
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Thompson, S. Anthony; Timmons, Vianne – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Inclusive educational practices vary across Canada, and perhaps most especially in secondary schools. Researchers use the term authentic inclusion to describe exemplary inclusive educational institutions. Using an appreciative inquiry framework, two such high schools were identified and profiled within the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, High School Students, Disabilities, Semi Structured Interviews
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MacCormack, Jeffrey W. H. – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Program designers develop a wide range of intervention programs to address the social challenges faced by children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but it is not clear how those programs are perceived by families of youth with ASD and the extent to which those programs are accessed. To explore the perceptions of families of youth with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence
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Hansen, Kathryn D.; Dawson, Debra L.; Specht, Jacqueline A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Despite increasing rates of entry, students with learning disabilities (LD) continue to face barriers to completing post-secondary education. Faculty attitudes and knowledge are important factors in supporting students with LD, yet little is known about faculty preparation. No valid, reliable, easy-to-administer inventory exists to assess the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Test Construction, Teacher Attitudes
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