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Chang, Han-Yun; Guo, Nai-Wen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The People with Disability's Perception of Family Support Scale was developed in the Chinese language to enable career counsellors, educators, researchers, and policymakers to assess the perceptions of people with a disability regarding their family support for developing vocational rehabilitation services. This study analysed 515 valid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Attitudes toward Disabilities, Test Construction
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Aldakhil, Ali – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This paper explores the many faces of the barriers and exclusionary attitudes and practices that disabled teachers and students experience in a school where they teach or attend. Critical disability studies and inclusive education theory were used to conceptualise this inquiry and ground it in the literature. These theories were used because they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Parchomiuk, Monika – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The article presents research results of a study aimed at determining the correlation between empathy understood as a personality disposition and general attitudes towards individuals with disability. The sample consisted of 300 special education teachers working with persons with intellectual disabilities in primary and secondary schools and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Pasalari, Evdokia; Korkoliakou, Panagiota; Douzenis, Athanasios – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
A recent special education legislation reform in Greece puts emphasis on the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs into mainstream schools. The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of ASD among 67 mainstream nursery and primary classroom teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of a half-day ASD awareness seminar…
Descriptors: Autism, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Chae, Soojung; Park, Eun-Young; Shin, Mikyung – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This article presents the results of a meta-analysis of the effects of school-based interventions for improving disability awareness and attitudes towards disability of students without disabilities in Kindergarten through secondary school grades in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). A total of 20 studies published between 2001 and 2017 were…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Intervention, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Educational Environment
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Edwards, Brydne M.; Cameron, Debra; King, Gillian; McPherson, Amy C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Despite the importance of students without special needs' perspectives in promoting successful social inclusion strategies in the classroom, their perspectives are not well represented in the literature. The purpose of this scoping review was to summarise the perspectives of students without special needs around the social inclusion of students…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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Karaatmaca, Ceren; Altinay, Mehmet; Toros, Emete – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this qualitative study is to evaluate the role of non-governmental organisations in disabilities services. The study group comprised of nine representatives of each of these NGOs. Data obtained by semi-structured interviews were analysed by using the content analysis method on RQDA qualitative data analysis software. Voice of disabled…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Sensitivity Training, Professional Associations
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Polo Sánchez, M. Tamara; Fernández-Jiménez, Carolina; Fernández Cabezas, María – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
In this article we analyse the inclusion of students with disabilities in the field of university attendance, emphasising the importance of attitudes of teachers as well as the rest of the university community as a whole for inclusion to be successful. The effect of variables of gender, education and training and contact with students with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders
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St-Onge, Myreille; Lemyre, Alexandre – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The number of students with mental health disorders (MHDs) in postsecondary institutions is increasing. Teachers' attitudes are among the main factors that influence these students' academic success. Unfortunately, their attitudes are little studied, in part because of lack of validated scales. Therefore, this article has two purposes: (1) analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mental Disorders
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Emam, Mahmoud Mohamed; Alkharusi, Hussain – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The study examined school leaders' and teachers' perceptions of Learning Disabilities (LDs) in Key Stage1 Schools in a sample drawn from schools in Muscat, the capital city of Oman. A sample of 175 school leaders and 175 teachers completed "The Survey on Learning Disabilities" (SLD), an instrument developed to explore beliefs and…
Descriptors: Leaders, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Thompson-Ebanks, Valerie; Jarman, Michelle – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the reasons university students with nonapparent disabilities gave for formally disclosing their disability and seeking the university's disability services or not and the consequences they associate with their decisions. Conducted in a Mid-western four-year university, nine students with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Disabilities, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Kim, Eunha; Hwang, Jowon; Park, Sukyoung – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study examined how child problem behaviour could be related to maternal Hwa-Byung (HB; Korean culture syndrome, meaning "anger illness") among Korean mothers of children with developmental disabilities. Acceptance of disabilities and parenting stress were tested as mediators for the relationship between child problem behaviour and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mothers, Children
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Freer, John – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This article presents the Educators' Attitudes toward Disability Scale (EADS). This scale was developed from the Social Workers Attitudes toward Disability Scale (SWADS). A sample of 128 postsecondary educators from one college and one university in Ontario, Canada completed the EADS, the Attitudes toward Disabled Persons scale (ATDP), and a…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Kallman, Davi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Individuals with disabilities comprise the largest minority group in the world, yet they are the most underrepresented minority group in higher education, the job market and entertainment media such as literature. This population is often underrepresented because of the overlapping physical, attitudinal and policy barriers that prevent them from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Disability Discrimination, Social Bias
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Schimchowitsch, Sarah; Rohmer, Odile – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The present research further extends recent data revealing implicit attitude towards persons with disability, with the aim to explore if meditation practice can reduce automatic mental processes initiating prejudice. Forty adult experienced meditators and 34 meditation-naïve individuals performed an evaluative priming task. None of them presented…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Relaxation Training, Cognitive Processes
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