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Maas, Christene – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
As children with autism spectrum disorder become adults, social participation continues to be an area of need. Within creative arts, there is a growing body of literature about the use of theatre arts, improvisational theatre, and improvisational techniques as a way to address social participation for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Intervention
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Werner, Shirli; Katz, Daniel; Ayalon, Ami; Merrick, Joav; Tenenbaum, Ariel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Although many nations advocate for the full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in all realms of life, these individuals are nevertheless still frequently excluded. One field of life that has rarely been considered central for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities is military service. A unique programme was developed…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Military Service, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
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Walton, Elizabeth; Rusznyak, Lee – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
It is expected that that pre-service teachers are adequately equipped to meet the needs of diverse students. This article discusses the choices that teacher educators must make in designing inclusive education courses. The first choice is whether inclusive education will be infused into the curriculum or presented as a stand-alone course. If the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design
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Hadidi, Muna S.; Al Khateeb, Jamal M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Arab countries have undertaken various measures to develop special education programmes and services over the last three decades; nevertheless, major challenges remain regarding the expansion of these programmes and services and improving their quality. "This article provides an update on disability and special education in Arab…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Special Education, Disabilities
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Dillenburger, Karola; McKerr, Lyn; Jordan, Julie-Ann – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorder have risen dramatically over the past few decades (now estimated at 1:50 children). The estimated total annual cost to the public purse in the United States is US$137 billion, with an individual lifetime cost in the United Kingdom estimated at between £0.8 million and £1.23 million depending on the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Evidence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Kettler, Ryan J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This article presents a framework for practitioners in education and psychology to select accommodations based on student profiles and testing demands. A brief history of testing accommodations policy in the US and a definition of terms provide context for the discussion. A review of theory and empirical findings related to testing accommodations…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Testing, Inferences, Theory Practice Relationship
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Beddow, Peter A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
In the arena of educational testing, accessibility refers to the degree to which students are given the opportunity to participate in and engage a test. Accessibility theory is a model for examining the interactions between the test-taker and the test itself and defining how they may decrease some students' access to the test event, ultimately…
Descriptors: Test Results, Test Items, Educational Testing, Scores
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Reid, Greg; Jobling, Ian F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
The London 2012 Summer Paralympics Mascot, "Mandeville", is named after the village of Stoke Mandeville, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England. This was where the inaugural Stoke Mandeville Games were held in 1948. On 28 July 1948, men and women who had been injured throughout the Second World War assembled in Stoke Mandeville for archery…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Ceremonies, Physical Activity Level, War
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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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Jobling, Ian F.; Naar, Tony; Hanley, Marian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
The joint oral history project of the National Library of Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee focuses on interviews with Australians who have contributed greatly to the Paralympic Movement in Australia since the inaugural Paralympic Games of 1960, while also recognising their place in the larger social and cultural context. This…
Descriptors: Oral History, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Competition
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Weigert, Susan C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
The decade following the publication of the No Child Left Behind Act 2001 was an innovative period with respect to inclusive assessment practices for students with disabilities (SWDs). As the United States educational policies under the Obama Administration's Race to the Top initiative re-conceive the inclusion of SWDs in state assessment-based…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Accountability, Inclusion
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Kurz, Alexander; Talapatra, Devadrita; Roach, Andrew T. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
Inclusive test-based accountability systems are intended to focus attention on the teaching and learning of important knowledge and skills for students with disabilities. Test score inferences to this end are often based on unverified assumptions of curricular alignment, access, and engagement. Focusing on students with disabilities, we discuss…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Disabilities, Scores, Accountability
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Lemons, Christopher J.; Kloo, Amanda; Zigmond, Naomi; Fulmer, Deborah; Lupp, Lynda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
One of the primary challenges in developing effective accountability systems is determining how best to include students with disabilities. The purpose of this paper is to report on the initial implementation of one option for including students with disabilities into the accountability system in the United States. In 2007, federal guidance…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Accountability
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Elliott, Stephen N.; Davies, Michael; Kettler, Ryan J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
Australian legislation and educational policies may espouse, but not yet fully enact, inclusive assessments for all. In relation to the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), for example, almost 5% of students are either exempt or withdrawn. The achievement levels of these students, many of whom have disabilities, are not…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Osburn, Joe; Caruso, Guy; Wolfensberger, Wolf – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
"Best practice" has multiple meanings and particular connotations. We examine the origin of the term "best practice" and related terms and concepts and provide some examples of its use in disability fields. We identify some reasons why its use should be more judicious, if not curtailed altogether. We also suggest two complementary options to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Reading, Teaching Methods, Educational Administration
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