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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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Squires, Maureen E.; Countermine, Brad – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Throughout the United States, students with disabilities (SWD) are entering higher education in greater numbers than in the past; they also encounter barriers that negatively impact their college experience. This qualitative study explores the challenges of SWD at a public comprehensive college in the northeastern United States. Our research…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Barriers, College Environment
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Black, Rhonda S.; Tsumoto, Courtney A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Characters with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have become increasingly popular in young adult literature. Using a case-study format, this article describes the communication, sensory, and social characteristics of eight protagonists in award-winning young adult novels. All told in the first person, these novels provide insight for young readers…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Young Adults, Case Studies
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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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Rose, Chad A.; Monda-Amaya, Lisa E.; Preast, June L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Successful approaches for decreasing bullying among youth hinge on the competence of teachers, yet teachers' perceptions of bullying often differ from those of students. This study used the Bullying Perceptions Scale--Revised to investigate perceptions of 221 pre-service teachers at a large university in the midwestern United States. Results…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Verbal Communication
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Kortering, Larry J.; Christenson, Sandra – Exceptionality, 2009
The most recent Office of Special Education report (2006) showed a persistent school completion gap between general education students and peers identified as having "high-incidence conditions," including a specific learning disability, behavior or emotional disability, other health impairment under Section 504, or milder levels of intellectual…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dropouts, Learner Engagement, Time to Degree
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Test, David W.; Fowler, Catherine H.; White, James; Richter, Sharon; Walker, Allison – Exceptionality, 2009
Approximately 28% of students with disabilities do not complete high school (National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, 2005). This increases the likelihood that these students will experience low wages, high rates of incarceration, and limited access to postsecondary education. This article reviews evidence-based secondary transition practices…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Disabilities, Student Development, Transitional Programs
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Kauffman, James M.; Hallahan, Daniel P. – Exceptionality, 2009
Ethical issues regarding children with disabilities have long involved their treatment after they are born. These issues remain important, but children may be deliberately created with or without characteristics that are usually thought of as disabilities. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and related technologies that involve human…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Ethics, Special Education, Pregnancy
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Kauffman, James M.; Landrum, Timothy J. – Exceptionality, 2009
The civil rights movements involving skin tone, gender or gender orientation, disability, and other physiognomic features remain important in securing the legal rights of individuals to equal treatment and equal opportunities regardless of their personal characteristics of color, origin, gender, and so on. Unfortunately, these welcome civil rights…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Behavior Disorders, Disability Identification, Disproportionate Representation
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Anastasiou, Dimitris; Kauffman, James M. – Exceptionality, 2009
This article examines the role of market-based policies in special education, focusing on the case of voucher programs. It examines the nature of contemporary social reforms, while discussing school choice as the theoretical linchpin of a market model for educational reforms. Moreover, it includes analysis of why the market-driven rationale of…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Special Education, Disabilities
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Johnstone, Christopher; Thurlow, Martha; Altman, Jason; Timmons, Joe; Kato, Kentaro – Exceptionality, 2009
Assistive technology approaches to aid students with visual impairments are becoming commonplace in schools. These approaches, however, present challenges for assessment because students' level of access to different technologies may vary by school district and state. To better understand what assistive technology tools are used in reading…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Reading Instruction
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Mechling, Linda C.; Gustafson, Melissa – Exceptionality, 2009
This study compared the effects of static photographs and video prompts on the independent performance of cooking related tasks by six young adults with moderate intellectual disabilities. An adapted alternating treatment design with baseline and final treatment phase was used to measure the percentage of tasks correctly completed by each student…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Prompting, Young Adults, Visual Stimuli
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