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Linertová, Renata; González-Guadarrama, Javier; Serrano-Aguilar, Pedro; Posada-De-la-Paz, Manuel; Péntek, Márta; Iskrov, Georgi; Ballester, Marta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Inclusive education of disabled students has been promoted in European disability policies. However, the transition process from more segregated system is slow. The purpose of this study was to provide an insight about different types of schooling of disabled children affected by a rare disease across Europe and to evaluate their and caregivers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Moy, Eloïse; Tardif, Carole; Tsao, Raphaele – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Handwriting is a skill that is constantly used in schools and in the workplace--two environments that are targeted in French legislation passed in 2005 on the integration of people with disabilities. The aim of the present study was to determine the predictive factors for handwriting speed and quality in adolescents and adults with Down syndrome…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Adolescents, Adults, Down Syndrome
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Schimchowitsch, Sarah; Rohmer, Odile – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The present research further extends recent data revealing implicit attitude towards persons with disability, with the aim to explore if meditation practice can reduce automatic mental processes initiating prejudice. Forty adult experienced meditators and 34 meditation-naïve individuals performed an evaluative priming task. None of them presented…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Relaxation Training, Cognitive Processes
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Harma, Kahina; Gombert, Anne; Roussey, Jean-Yves – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
The present study sought to gauge the impact of integrating pupils with disabilities in ordinary schools on the social representations of disability and otherness held by their classmates. In particular, we studied the effects of the disability's visibility--a visible disability (i.e., cerebral palsy) versus a non-visible disability (i.e., severe…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Mainstreaming, Disabilities, Social Distance
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Maiano, Christophe; Ninot, Gregory; Bruant, Gerard; Bilard, Jean – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
A study examined affects of segregated and integrated basketball competition on two domains of perceived competence and on general self-worth of 24 French adolescent males with mental retardation. Results indicate no significant changes for the different groups in perceived competence and in general self-worth over 13 months. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Basketball, Foreign Countries, Males
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Moallem, Abbas; Moallem, Mahnaz – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
The Specialized Vocational Training Institutions known as Institut Medico-Professionel (IMPro) in France are faced with increasing demands to provide quality services to adolescents with intellectual disabilities. This article describes the process of organizational changes in IMPro including the model, methods, tools, and techniques used in…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation