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Green, Katherine; Robbins, Sandra; Varga, Mary; Head, Cynthia; Davis, Erin; Houze, Whitney – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
In the United States, preschool teachers report behaviour management as one of the greatest challenges when educating young children. Teachers consistently feel unprepared to meet the needs of children with persistent challenging behaviours. Unfortunately, the issue affects more than just preschool teachers. Behaviour issues that emerge in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Behavior Problems, Preschool Teachers
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Sulek, Rhylee; Trembath, David; Paynter, Jessica; Keen, Deb – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may have additional needs in the classroom, resulting from delays in their development of critical school readiness skills, which include following directions and attending to tasks. Consequently, empirically supported strategies targeting these skills have been developed, yet there is evidence to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs, Students with Disabilities
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This study examined teachers' self-efficacy to teach in inclusive classrooms. The study implemented a quantitative descriptive design. Analyses were conducted using three stages: Cronbach's alpha, descriptive statistics, and multivariate analysis of variance. The findings indicated that teachers had a good level of confidence in their ability to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Clipa, Otilia; Mata, Liliana; Lazar, Iuliana – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to elaborate a scale to measure In-service Teachers' Attitudes about Inclusive Education (ITAIE). The 18-item scale was developed using a sample of 264 in-service teachers. Factor analysis indicated five categories: 1) the psychosocial competences of teachers, (2) the psycho-pedagogical advantages of the inclusive…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Competencies
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Wang, Wen-Ling; Kuo, Chang-Yuan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The authors proposed a positive discipline, well-being and teaching effectiveness model that suggested that teachers' positive discipline would facilitate students' well-being and effective teaching, and students' well-being would play a mediating role in the association between positive discipline and teaching effectiveness. The model was tested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Positive Reinforcement, Well Being
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Forslund Frykedal, Karin; Hammar Chiriac, Eva – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Group work is an educational mode that promotes learning and socialisation among students. In this study, we focused on the inclusive processes when students work in small groups. The aim was to investigate and describe students' inclusive and collaborative processes in group work and how the teacher supported or impeded these transactions. Social…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Inclusion, Group Dynamics
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Hodge, Samuel R.; Haegele, Justin; Gutierres Filho, Paulo; Rizzi Lopes, Gleides – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyse Brazilian physical education teachers' beliefs about their experiences teaching students with disabilities. Participants were six physical education teachers from schools located in the city of Brasília, Brazil. The research paradigm was descriptive-qualitative situated in the theory of planned behaviour.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Bamu, Beryl Ndongwa; De Schauwer, Elisabeth; Verstraete, Sara; Van Hove, Geert – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Although some initiatives are implemented in the education of students with hearing impairments in the regular school, challenges are still encountered in their education. This article which is part of the results from an ongoing qualitative study in the North-West region of Cameroon addresses the different initiatives and challenges involved with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Hearing Impairments, Secondary School Students, Qualitative Research
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Gibbs, Kathryn; Mercer, K. Louise; Carrington, Suzanne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study explored the experience of schooling of six adolescent boys diagnosed with AD/HD from the perspectives of the boys, their mothers and their teachers. The study utilised social constructionism as the theoretical orientation and the Dynamic Developmental Theory (DDT) of AD/HD as the explanatory framework. Utilising a multiple,…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Adolescents, Males, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Wang, Yan; Mu, Guanglun Michael; Wang, Zhiqing; Deng, Meng; Cheng, Li; Wang, Hongxia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Classroom support plays a salient role in successful inclusive education, hence it has been widely debated in the literature. Much extant work has only focused on a particular aspect of classroom support. A comprehensive, systematic discussion of classroom support is sporadic in the literature. Relevant research concerning the Chinese context is…
Descriptors: Multidimensional Scaling, Inclusion, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment
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Huang, Hsin-Hui; Diamond, Karen E. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
This study examined the influence of information about children's disabilities on preschool teachers' responses toward integrating children with disabilities in their classroom. Of particular interest was whether the severity of the child's educational needs and information about diagnosis were related to teachers' responses. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Physical Disabilities, Mild Disabilities, Down Syndrome
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Margolis, Howard – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
This article describes common forms of relaxation training that can be used with at-risk or exceptional students in remedial, special education, or regular settings. In addition to reviewing salient research assessing the effects of relaxation training on reading achievement, attention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, self-concept, stress, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Attention Control, Behavior Change
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Deshler, Donald D.; Lenz, B. Keith – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
The strategies instructional approach developed at the University of Kansas Institute for Research in Learning Disabilities is described. The approach teaches students strategies in the academic, social, motivational, and executive functioning areas that will enable students to meet content learning demands and modifies instructional environments…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
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Watson, Judith – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
This paper reports on the classroom experiences of eight 11-year-old pupils with learning difficulties attending four Scottish special schools. Emphasis is on ways teachers can encourage reflective reasoning, problem solving, and metacognitive awareness by pupils who have moderate degrees of difficulty in learning. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Ability, Elementary Education
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Bochner, Sandra; Pieterse, Moira – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
Attitudes of preschool directors (N=591) in New South Wales, Australia, toward mainstreaming of students with disabilities and relevant competencies required of teachers were surveyed via questionnaire. Results indicated greatest optimism concerning the mainstreaming of students with mild disabilities. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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