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Stone-Macdonald, Angi; Fettig, Angel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
In Tanzania, many people are not aware of the concept of learning disabilities. Parents and teachers often do not realise that children who do poorly in school and do not have visible disabilities, could still have a disability that is causing their poor school performance. This paper presents the results of a research and service project to…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Grade 1, Mild Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Chae, Soojung; Park, Eun-Young; Shin, Mikyung – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This article presents the results of a meta-analysis of the effects of school-based interventions for improving disability awareness and attitudes towards disability of students without disabilities in Kindergarten through secondary school grades in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). A total of 20 studies published between 2001 and 2017 were…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Intervention, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Educational Environment
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Taneja Johansson, Shruti – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article explores stakeholders' awareness of autism and their perspectives on children with autism, in an urban Indian school context. Using an interpretive framework, the article draws on interview data from a study conducted in Kolkata. Findings indicated varying but limited awareness of autism among school staff. Teachers instead described…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes
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Pasquarella, Adrian; Deacon, Helene; Chen, Becky X.; Commissaire, Eva; Au-Yeung, Karen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This study examined the within-language and cross-language relationships between orthographic processing and word reading in French and English across Grades 1 and 2. Seventy-three children in French Immersion completed measures of orthographic processing and word reading in French and English in Grade 1 and Grade 2, as well as a series of control…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Reading, French, English
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Thurston, Allen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article presents a critical review of the literature surrounding the potential impact of undiagnosed and untreated vision impairment on reading development in the early years of primary school. Despite pre-school screening programmes, it is still possible for children to enter school with undiagnosed, uncorrected vision impairments. This can…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Clinical Diagnosis, Reading Skills, Young Children
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Bornman, Juan; Donohue, Dana K. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
This study examined teachers' attitudes toward learners with two types of barriers to learning: a learner with attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a learner with little or no functional speech (LNFS). The results indicated that although teachers reported that the learner with ADHD would be more disruptive in class and have a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Limbrick, Lisa; Wheldall, Kevin; Madelaine, Alison – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This study examined whether boys and girls in the early school years differed in reading and related skills, and their rates of progress. Gender ratios were calculated to ascertain whether there were more boys than girls who struggle with different facets of reading, and whether the variability of boys' scores resulted in more boys being…
Descriptors: Females, Beginning Reading, Males, Young Children
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Koster, Marloes; Pijl, Sip Jan; Nakken, Han; Van Houten, Els – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
This study addresses the social participation of young students (Grades One to Three) with special needs in regular Dutch primary schools. More specifically, the focus lies on four key themes related to social participation: friendships/relationships, contacts/interactions, students' social self-perception, and acceptance by classmates. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Schwartz, Robert M.; Hobsbaum, Angela; Briggs, Connie; Scull, Janet – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
Reynolds and Wheldall reviewed research relating to Reading Recovery (RR) and concluded that "RR has provided an excellent model in demonstrating how to plan, promote, and implement an intervention across an educational system and how to design a professional development programme" (2007, p. 218). They balanced this praise with concerns about the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Failure, Models, Professional Development
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Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
A small sample of 20 hearing students and 20 students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing participated in this study, which compared their performances on two measures of metacognition. The first measure required participants to visually analyse real-life pictures and then to choose a response from four options (voiced or signed) indicating which was…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Visual Discrimination, Deafness, Partial Hearing