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Petrakos, Hariclia Harriet; Lehrer, Joanne Shari – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
The developmental model of transition Pianta and colleagues outlined emphasizes the interconnected relationships among the child, teacher, family, peers, and community that are developed across time (Pianta & Kraft-Sayre, 2003). This study focused on the use of transition practices as perceived by parents and teachers. Parents (8 groups) and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Focus Groups, Kindergarten, School Readiness
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DeLuca, Christopher – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
Large-scale assessment programs are becoming increasingly common throughout Canada and the United States. Given the emphasis on inclusive education in North America, special education students are largely expected to participate in these programs. However, several challenges exist for educators, policymakers, and psychometricians with respect to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Measurement
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Hymel, Shelley; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A.; Miller, Lynn D. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2006
Outside of the family, schools are one of the more pervasive socializing contexts, helping children to acquire the appropriate behaviors and values needed to become acceptable and productive members of society. Traditionally, North American schools and teacher training programs have focused almost exclusively on the academic curriculum or what is…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Emotional Development, Social Development, Role of Education