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Braun, Alisha M. B.; Naami, Augustina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This article examines the experiences of students with mobility disabilities accessing higher education institutions in the Accra metropolis of Ghana. To capture the accessibility issues that people with disabilities encounter in their daily lives as postsecondary students first hand, this study used PhotoVoice methodology, which uses a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Experience, Students with Disabilities, Physical Disabilities
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Chen, Chih-Hsuan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The purpose of this research is to investigate the current situation of and the relationship between self-stigma, psychosocial crisis and mental health among college students with disabilities. This study was cross-sectional and quantitative in design. Four hundred and two college students with disabilities participated and psychometric tools were…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, College Students, Mental Health, Self Concept
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Li, Ka Man; Cheung, Rebecca Y. M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
According to the Hong Kong Education Bureau, the number of students with special education needs (SEN) has been on the rise. In order to cope with an increasing demand for inclusive education, professional training programmes aiming for pre-service teachers to educate students with SEN have increased locally. Guided by the theory of planned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Odame, Lois; Opoku, Maxwell Peprah; Nketsia, William; Nanor, Betty – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Equitable access to quality education has been recognised as an important human right in several international conventions. Despite the importance of education to persons with disabilities, their participation has been found to be ineffective. In the Ghanaian context, most previous studies have largely reported on barriers encountered in primary…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Graduates, Visual Impairments, Access to Education
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Sheehy, Kieron; Wilson Kasule, George; Chamberlain, Liz – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
There is a complementarity between Uganda's aim for 'education for all' and the pedagogy indicated as underpinning Uganda's child-focused thematic curriculum. However, child-focused pedagogies are rare. The case is made that child-led research is an appropriate model for developing inclusive classroom practice. This research is the first to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Student Centered Learning
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Chiner, Esther; Gómez-Puerta, Marcos; Mengual-Andrés, Santiago – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Teachers´ perceptions about the benefits and safety of the Internet for students with intellectual disabilities may affect their willingness to promote online access for this group. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore and compare the views of pre-service and in-service teachers concerning the opportunities and hazards that the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Internet
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Lourens, Heidi; Swartz, Leslie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Within the last two decades, the South African government drafted impressive policies to fully include and accommodate students with visual impairments within higher education. However, in interviews with 23 students with visual impairments at two South African universities, we found that legislation has yet to fully permeate the embodied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Responsibility, Visual Impairments, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Heirweg, Sofie; Carette, Lieve; Ascari, Andrea; Van Hove, Geert – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Notwithstanding the benefits of studying or conducting an internship abroad, to date, students with disabilities hardly participate in international mobility programmes (IMPs). As little research has investigated the barriers to participation experienced by these students, the current study included the participation of 74 students with…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Barriers, Access to Education, Students with Disabilities
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Altinbas, Orkun; Tokel, Aytac; Dagli, Gokmen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to enable teachers to evaluate the crisis management skills of the administrators in terms of school development. The study has been carried out on a sample group consisting of 376 teachers (sample) working in 10 secondary schools and high schools. The study is a survey research based on the use of a quantitative method.…
Descriptors: School Administration, Administrators, Crisis Management, Secondary Schools
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Repnik, Robert; Arcet, Robi; Karasel, Nedime – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
In this theoretical study, we combined two approaches regarding the education of teachers in the field of teaching pupils with special needs with focus on teaching natural science topics, in Slovenia and in the Part of Northern Cyprus, respectively. We analysed syllabuses for different study programmes for teachers in primary schools in selected…
Descriptors: Natural Sciences, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Teaching (Occupation)
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Wang, Hsin Yi; Wang, Min-Chi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
School resource room guidance personnel handle services to students with disabilities in institutions of higher education in Taiwan. This study conducted a survey of the kind of work performed by university and college resource room guidance personnel, and used a questionnaire to investigate 244 such personnel. This questionnaire contained…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, College Students
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Mutanga, Oliver – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Globally, few students with disabilities progress to higher education. This is mostly due to avoidable barriers they face as they navigate different educational structures from lower levels. Even for those few students who make it to higher education, they continue to face challenges. A qualitative study was carried out at the University of the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Ward, Danielle; Webster, Amanda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study sought to describe factors impacting the success of students with ASD in university programmes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to gather both the students' personal perspectives of their university experience and the perspectives of a significant person in their life. An interpretative phenomenological approach was utilised…
Descriptors: College Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Phenomenology
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Polo Sánchez, M. Tamara; Fernández-Jiménez, Carolina; Fernández Cabezas, María – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
In this article we analyse the inclusion of students with disabilities in the field of university attendance, emphasising the importance of attitudes of teachers as well as the rest of the university community as a whole for inclusion to be successful. The effect of variables of gender, education and training and contact with students with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders
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St-Onge, Myreille; Lemyre, Alexandre – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The number of students with mental health disorders (MHDs) in postsecondary institutions is increasing. Teachers' attitudes are among the main factors that influence these students' academic success. Unfortunately, their attitudes are little studied, in part because of lack of validated scales. Therefore, this article has two purposes: (1) analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mental Disorders
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