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Hind, Kristie; Larkin, Rebecca; Dunn, Andrew K. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This study used a mixed methods approach to determine mainstream teachers' attitudes towards inclusion of children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) considering the influence of age, experience, qualifications and the support they receive. The study further considered whether there was a link between attitudes and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Opinions, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Parker, Wendy; Gage, Heather; Sterr, Annette; Williams, Peter – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Families with children with disabilities can feel isolated during school holidays and concerns exist that they face greater difficulties than families of children without disabilities in finding enriching activities for their child. In the context of national policies that encourage integrated play, local service commissioners in England require…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holidays, Accessibility (for Disabled), Parent Attitudes
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Douglas, Graeme; McLinden, Mike; Robertson, Christopher; Travers, Joseph; Smith, Emma – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The assessment of educational progress and outcomes of pupils is important to all concerned with education. This includes testing which is undertaken for accountability and award bearing purposes. This article examines how students with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are included in assessment. An "inclusive assessment"…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Cross Cultural Studies, Mainstreaming
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Donovan, Jennifer L.; Marshall, Chlo? R. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study explores the ability of children with and without dyslexia to provide meaningful verbal self-reports of the strategies they used in a spelling recognition task. Sixty-six children aged 6 years 3 months-9 years 9 months were tested on a range of standardised measures and on an experimental spelling recognition task based on the work of…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Spelling, Learning Strategies, Children
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Bull, Ray – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
This article notes that very little research has previously been published on how best to assist vulnerable witnesses to provide information relevant to crime investigations. It then provides commentary on four of the articles in this Special Issue. These four articles constitute a major contribution to knowledge on this difficult to research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Interviews, Victims of Crime
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Gentle, Mia; Milne, Rebecca; Powell, Martine B.; Sharman, Stefanie J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
We examined whether the cognitive interview (CI) procedure enhanced the coherence of narrative accounts provided by children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), matched on chronological age. Children watched a videotaped magic show; one day later, they were interviewed using the CI or a structured interview (SI). Children interviewed…
Descriptors: Children, Mental Retardation, Interviews, Structured Interviews
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Fitzgerald, Hayley – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This article explores non-disabled young people's understandings of Paralympic athletes and the disability sports they play. The article examines how society has come to know disability by discussing medical and social model views of disability. The conceptual tools offered by Pierre Bourdieu are utilised as a means of understanding the nature and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Athletes, Physical Disabilities, Young Adults
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Fitzgerald, Hayley; Stride, Annette – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This article focuses on young people with disabilities and mainstream physical education in England. Within this context there have been unprecedented levels of funding and resources directed towards physical education in order to support more inclusive physical education experiences for all young people, including those with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Life, Disabilities, Young Adults
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Rogers, Paul; Titterington, Leigh; Davies, Michelle – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
This study examines the effects victim disability (physical vs. intellectual vs. none), victim resistance (physical vs. verbal vs. none) and respondent gender (male vs. female) have on attributions of blame and credibility in a hypothetical case of child sexual abuse. Three hundred and thirty-five respondents read a fictional police statement…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Multivariate Analysis, Credibility, Victims of Crime
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Mittler, Peter – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
This article highlights major developments in the education of children with intellectual disabilities in light of an early review of progress and problems and subsequent reforms to the education system as a whole. Key issues include access to the National Curriculum, prospects for inclusive education, and implications for professional…
Descriptors: Access to Education, British National Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational History
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Hegarty, Seamus – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
This article, focusing primarily on England and Wales with some data references to the United Kingdom, describes the general education system, special educational provision, support services, integration, training of special educators, and challenges for the future. The impact of the Education Acts of 1981 and 1988 is also discussed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hur, Jane Jung-Ae – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
Thirty-six English children with cerebral palsy (ages 3-4) were compared on their skills for independence. Nineteen of the children were enrolled in a Conductive Education Program, and 17 were enrolled in special education programs. Results indicate there were no significant differences between the two groups in their independence skills.…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Daily Living Skills, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Begley, Amanda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1999
The self-perceptions of 64 English pupils (ages 8-16) with Down Syndrome were assessed in three school-related domains: academic competence, physical competence, and social acceptance. The pupils held very positive self-perceptions in each domain. Self-perceptions became more positive with age, were more positive for females than males, and were…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Downs Syndrome, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries