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Wlodarczyk, Kathy Ann; Somma, Monique; Bennett, Sheila; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
When school systems and administrations provide educators with opportunities to engage in transformative learning through reflective practice and provide opportunities to challenge their beliefs, educator pedagogy for inclusive education can be enhanced (Evans, 1997; Pyha¨lto¨ et al., 2012; Richardson, 1998). Our research examined the experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Attitudes
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Beauregard, France – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
Parental involvement is essential in the context of inclusive schooling; however, few studies have looked at how parents of children with disabilities become involved in their child's school experience. This study explored the practices adopted by parents of children with dysphasia when their children were integrated into inclusive classes in…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Parent Participation, Disabilities, Interviews
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Whitley, Jessica; Lupart, Judy L.; Beran, Tanya – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
This paper provides a description of the demographic characteristics as well as the social and academic experiences of a nationally representative sample of Canadian students receiving special education services for an Emotional/Behavioural Difficulty (EBD) and a comparison group of students without disabilities (ND). Data summarized in this…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Low Income, Special Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Slee, Roger – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2006
In Canada and elsewhere, governments are expending considerable effort in the production of inclusive education policy texts, resources allocation models, and programs. The author notes that despite of the analytic power and the political intent of inclusive education as a counterpoint to special education, its appropriation is imminent if not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Organization, Educational Change, Inclusive Schools
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Klassen, Robert M.; Lemon, Kelly; Jahnsen, Diana; Moro, Thomas – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2004
This paper explores some of the implications of moving from a traditional discrepancy model of learning disability (LD) to the low achievement model of LD proposed by Siegel and Ladyman in the British Columbia Review of Special Education (2000). We apply two variations of each of the two models of LD definition?the existing discrepancy model and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Educational Practices, Learning Disabilities
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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
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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
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Lupart, Judy L. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes legislative and policy provisions that support educational services for children with disabilities in Alberta. It presents an overview of present policy and examines how it translates into inclusive practices. Three collaborative initiatives are highlighted: collaboration with the Ministry for Children's Services,…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Educational History
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Goguen, Leonard J. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes policy provisions supporting educational services for children with disabilities in New Brunswick. Following an overview of the legislative provision and a description of the distinct Francophone and Anglophone sectors, two external assessments of the New Brunswick provisions are examined and factors generating total…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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O'Donoghue, Fiona – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes the legislative and policy provisions that support educational services for children with exceptional needs in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, Canada. The impact of the historical and cultural context on education is considered and significant achievements and challenges facing educators working to implement inclusion…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History
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Pudlas, Kenneth A. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes policy provisions supporting educational services for children with disabilities in British Columbia. It presents an overview of present policy and reviews the efficacy of current practice, particularly in the area of human resources, financial resources, early intervention, Individualized Education Programs, and parental…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Finance
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Patterson, Donna; Hoium, Don – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes the final report from the Special Education Review Committee, the Minister's Response, and the final report of the Task Force and Public Dialogue on the Role of School and outlines some of the changes that are taking place in Saskatchewan as a result of these public consultations. (Contains 6 references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History
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Lutfiyya, Zana Marie; Van Walleghem, John – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article reviews current educational legislative and policy provisions in Manitoba for students with exceptional learning needs. It describes formal provisions for such students and then moves on to implementation procedures, practices, and personal preparation. Recent efforts to change special education and issues facing the system today are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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Dore, Robert; Wagner, Serge; Dore, Isabelle – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article examines the current situation and evolution of school integration policies in Quebec and the influence of court decisions on these policies. Variations across Canada are discussed, particularly the differences between English-language school boards, who integrate many more students with intellectual disability, and French-speaking…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Educational History
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Power, Ann – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article begins by describing the principles and beliefs in Nova Scotia that guide educational services for children with disabilities and then discusses findings from a special education implementation review that indicate progress has been made in implementing changes in many special education policy areas. Implementation recommendations are…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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