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Healy, Seán; Block, Martin; Kelly, Luke – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Physical Educators face significant challenges in including students with disabilities. To address this issue, appropriate professional development must be provided. Traditional professional development is limited by barriers such as cost, time, location and availability. The purpose of this randomised experimental design study was to determine…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Electronic Learning, Professional Development, Physical Education Teachers
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Davies, Michael; Elliott, Stephen N.; Sin, Kuen Fung; Yan, Zi; Yel, Nedim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Adjustments are considered necessary for students with disabilities to be fully included in classroom instruction, classroom assessment and external accountability tests. The 67 item Checklist of Learning and Assessment Adjustments for Students (CLAAS), translated for the Chinese community, was used by 74 teachers from Macau and Mainland China to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Student Needs
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Lumsdaine, Sally; Thurston, Mhairi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with disabilities are at greater risk of developing mental health problems than their peers, yet the emotional well-being of this group is largely overlooked and there is scant literature about children with a mobility disability. This study examined the retrospective experiences of growing up with mobility disability. The sample…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Physical Disabilities, Children, At Risk Persons
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Gavish, Bella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The research examined how school inclusion practices for students with special needs in Israel are perceived by teachers. Participating in the study were 121 elementary and secondary teachers in 10 schools around the country. The instrument was the 50-item "Implementation of inclusion practices in schools for students with special needs"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Special Needs Students
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McKenzie, Judith A.; Pillay, Savondarie G.; Duvenhage, Chris-Marie; Du Plessis, Erika; Jelsma, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with severe to profound intellectual disability have been excluded from education on the basis that their impairment makes them "ineducable". The Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability challenged this notion through litigation against the South African Government. The ensuing judgement asserts the right to education of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Severity (of Disability), Program Implementation, Special Needs Students
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Graham, Linda J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This article considers the increased identification of special educational needs in Australia's largest education system from the perspectives of senior public servants, regional directors, principals, school counsellors, classroom teachers, support class teachers, learning support teachers, and teaching assistants (n = 30). While their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Educational Finance, Financial Support
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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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Kellner, Rick; Houghton, Stephen; Douglas, Graham – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This study investigated the peer-related social functioning of 291 children, ages 8-17, diagnosed with varying attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) subtypes. Subjects were given the Interpersonal Relationships Questionnaire. Analyses of variance revealed significant differences in self-reports by group for five of six questionnaire…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Children, Elementary Secondary Education
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Goodman, Joan F.; Linn, Margaret Inman – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This article considers the perseverative and passive behavior patterns common in children with intellectual disabilities and often the focus of educational interventions. It suggests that, instead of always being an impediment to progress, these behaviors may sometimes be appropriate and adaptive responses of a slow mind to coping in a world that…
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Behavior Patterns, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cardell, Elizabeth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This review of "Foundations of Stuttering" by Marcel Wingate stresses the book's focus on debunking prevailing myths about stuttering and presenting evidence that supports stuttering as a disorder of speech control. The book is recommended for professionals interested in the field, especially speech pathologists or others with a background in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Secondary Education, Psycholinguistics, Speech Acts
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Keen, Deb – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This article reviews research on the use of strategies by children with autism to repair communicative breakdowns and discusses the possible links between communicative breakdowns and the emergence of problem behavior in children with autism. Strategies for decreasing risk of communicative breakdown and teaching repair strategies are considered.…
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Problems, Communication Problems, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bashash, Laaya; Outhred, Lynne; Bochner, Sandra – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
Thirty students (ages 7 to 18) with moderate intellectual disabilities were interviewed individually and their counting skills and number concepts assessed. Results showed a significant difference among the three age groups on all number skills assessed, and learning patterns were similar to those of students with normal intelligence.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Arithmetic, Computation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jahnukainen, Markku; Korhonen, Anu – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This study examined 125 Finnish teachers' attitudes toward the integration of students with severe and profound intellectual disabilities one year after their mandated transition from the social service system into the comprehensive school system. About 80% of respondents thought the best placement for these students was in full- or part-time…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Argyrakouli, Effi; Zafiropoulou, Maria – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This study examined the self-esteem of 50 mothers of children with intellectual disabilities living in central Greece and 50 similar mothers of non-disabled children. Results indicated significantly lower self-esteem for mothers of children with intellectual disabilities. The best predictor of positive maternal self-esteem in the disabled group…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Size
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Gilmore, Linda; Campbell, Jennifer; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
Knowledge about Down syndrome and attitudes toward the inclusion of children with Down syndrome were examined in 2,053 community members and 538 experienced teachers. Both groups displayed reasonably accurate knowledge. However, they significantly underestimated life expectancy. Around 20% of each group believed the regular classroom was the best…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Child Development, Down Syndrome, Elementary Secondary Education
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