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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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Filippello, Pina; Buzzai, Caterina; Messina, Giovanna; Mafodda, Antonina Viviana; Sorrenti, Luana – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The purpose of this research was to conduct an exploratory study to investigate any differences in the risk of developing school refusal in students with low academic achievement and students with specific learning disorder (SLD), and moreover to compare both groups to students with high academic achievement. Furthermore, we want to investigate…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities, Self Esteem
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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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Bigozzi, Lucia; Tarchi, Christian; Pinto, Giuliana; Donfrancesco, Renato – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Several studies have explored the relationship between dyslexia and creativity, but results have been rather mixed. This study examines whether Italian dyslexic children are more creative than their peers without a reading impairment. One hundred ninety Italian children aged between 9 and 13 participated in this study, divided into two groups:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia
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Passolunghi, Maria Chiara – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
Emotional and cognitive factors were examined in 18 children with mathematical learning disabilities (MLD), compared with 18 normally achieving children, matched for chronological age, school level, gender and verbal IQ. Working memory, short-term memory, inhibitory processes, speed of processing and level of anxiety in mathematics were assessed…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Anxiety
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Vitello, Stanley J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1994
Interviews conducted with 13 parents, 7 teachers, and 3 school administrators in Arezzo, Italy, indicated strong teacher and administrative support for integration of students with disabilities, a good collaborative relationship between regular and special education teachers, and a focus on social development in elementary grades. Insufficient…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries