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Vik, Astrid Kristin; Lassen, Liv M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
This article explores how 11 pupils with severe visual impairment cope with reading activities in inclusive Norwegian schools. All pupils received instruction in braille and print, and used an audio-text format. Having multiple reading options provided possibilities for pupils to achieve reading skills, but also generated stress. Theories of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Visual Impairments, Coping, Reading Skills
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Koster, Marloes; Pijl, Sip Jan; Nakken, Han; Van Houten, Els – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
This study addresses the social participation of young students (Grades One to Three) with special needs in regular Dutch primary schools. More specifically, the focus lies on four key themes related to social participation: friendships/relationships, contacts/interactions, students' social self-perception, and acceptance by classmates. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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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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Hodge, Samuel; Ammah, Jonathan O. A.; Casebolt, Kevin M.; LaMaster, Kathryn; Hersman, Bethany; Samalot-Rivera, Amaury; Sato, Takahiro – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to analyse the beliefs about inclusion and teaching students with disabilities of physical education teachers from various countries and cultures. The participants were 29 physical education teachers from Ghana (Africa), Japan, the US and Puerto Rico. The research method was explanatory multiple-case study situated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Johnstone, Christopher J.; Chapman, David W. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
This article reports on a study that investigated the extent to which central ministry policy initiatives result in large-scale educational change in developing countries. Specifically, Lesotho's policy of inclusive special education was examined as a case study. The study employed a multi-method approach to yield a large data-set. Results…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Teacher Competencies, Disabilities, Educational Change
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O'Rourke, John; Houghton, Stephen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
The Student Perceptions of Classroom Support Scale (SPCS), which measures the perceptions of students with mild disabilities of academic and social support mechanisms implemented in regular classrooms, was administered to 60 secondary school-aged students. Data were obtained with reference to curricular, instructional, physical and peer support…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Mild Disabilities
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Knesting, Kimberly; Hokanson, Carol; Waldron, Nancy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
The present qualitative study examined the experiences of nine students with mild disabilities during their first year in an inclusive middle school in a Midwestern state of the United States (US). Data were gathered through interviews with students, teachers, and parents; classroom observations; and document analysis. Following the data analysis,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mild Disabilities, Data Analysis, Mild Mental Retardation
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Forlin, Chris; Keen, Margaret; Barrett, Emma – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
Throughout the past two decades there has been a move away from educating children with disabilities in segregated schools to adopting a more inclusive approach within mainstream schools in all jurisdictions in Australia. This research identifies the concerns of 228 regular class teachers in Western Australia who have all been involved with the…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Mental Retardation, Coping, Foreign Countries
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Gandhi, Allison Gruner – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2007
In this article, I examine relations between inclusion-related variables and reading achievement of students without disabilities, using a nationally representative dataset of Grade 3 students in the United States (U.S.). Controlling for background variables, inclusion--with few exceptions--appears to make no difference in the reading achievement…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Autism
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Hausstatter, Rune Sarromaa; Connolley, Steven – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2007
This article presents an analysis of the different perspectives and ideologies within the evolving field of special education research. This examination has claimed that Imre Lakatos' notion of "research programmes", which allows for a plurality of directions of research, provides a valuable guide for understanding the development and current…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Ideology, Ethics, Special Education
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Marom, Meyrav; Cohen, Doron; Naon, Denise – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2007
This quasi-experimental study investigated how direct contact between students with and without disabilities impacted disability-related attitudes and specific self-efficacy of study participants. Study participants (N = 170) were students without disabilities who attended general education schools. Students in an experimental group (N = 77)…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Disabilities, Self Efficacy, Control Groups
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Lancaster, Julie; Bain, Alan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2007
This study examines whether participation in a 13-week undergraduate inclusive education course covaried with an improvement in the self-efficacy of preservice elementary education teachers. We sought to determine whether self-efficacy was influenced differentially by the type of field-based placement experienced by students in the course. The…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Inclusive Schools, Student Attitudes
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Dupoux, Errol; Wolman, Clara; Estrada, Elisa – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2005
This investigation compared the attitudes of teachers toward integration of students with disabilities in Haiti and the United States. A sample of 152 high school teachers in Haiti and 216 high school teachers in the United States was asked to complete a background questionnaire and the Opinions Relative to the Integration of Students with…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusive Schools
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Kwon, Hyunsoo – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2005
Inclusion has occupied the centre of attention in education in many countries for the past few decades, and it is the same in South Korea. Although most researchers and educators agree that inclusion is necessary for equal educational opportunities and social participation of students with disabilities, there are debates about the most effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Educational History, Special Education
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Erhard, Rachel; Umanksy, Tami – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2005
The purpose of the research was to identify variables affecting the attitudes and involvement of school counsellors in the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular classrooms. The sample included 220 primary and middle school counsellors in Israel. Two specially constructed questionnaires (i.e., the Involvement in Inclusion Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Counselor Role
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