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Giangreco, Michael F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
This summary of the 1996 Schonell Memorial Lecture addresses four major topics related to the education of students with disabilities in general education classrooms with support, including characteristics of inclusive education, key lessons learned about inclusive education, tools to facilitate inclusion, and the impact of inclusion on students…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Peer Relationship
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Stratford, Brian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1994
This paper presents Down's syndrome as a part of the human race's rich biological inheritance rather than a condition to be pitied. The history of the discovery of the biological basis of Down's syndrome is reviewed, along with attitudes toward individuals with Down's syndrome over time and developments in medicine and education. (JDD)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Biological Influences, Downs Syndrome, Educational Practices
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Burdekin, Brian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This lecture transcript discusses human rights issues related to people with disabilities in Australia, focusing on concepts of discrimination, legislation, and social justice. Findings from recent federal inquiries into homeless children and mental illness highlight major deficits in services for people with disabilities. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Foreign Countries