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Marks, Susan Bruce – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
Examines attitudinal barriers toward children with disabilities in the context of legal mandates for inclusive educational settings. It defines prejudice and discrimination, draws parallels between racism and "ableism," and reviews what is known about the development of prejudice in children as well as effective interventions to reduce prejudice.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination
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Shiu, Shiona – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
This article highlights the growing need to identify the significant educational challenges faced by students with chronic illness in an effort to provide direction for the development of programs that meet not only the academic, but also the social and emotional, needs of students with chronic illness. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Chronic Illness, Educational Strategies
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Carroll, AnneMaree – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
This essay reviews "Special Education: A Matter of Choice" (Josephine Jenkinson), a book that discusses the major issues and changes that have occurred in special education in the various states and territories of Australia over the past 30 years. It is concluded that the book is an extremely useful guide. (CR)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Soto, Gloria; Hetzroni, Orit – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1993
This paper highlights the historical, social, and legal aspects of Spain's movement to integrate special education students. Differences in constitutional and legislative foundations as well as in practical mainstreaming efforts and professional roles between the U.S. and Spain are noted. Educators are warned to not uncritically replicate other…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education