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Odame, Lois; Opoku, Maxwell Peprah; Nketsia, William; Nanor, Betty – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Equitable access to quality education has been recognised as an important human right in several international conventions. Despite the importance of education to persons with disabilities, their participation has been found to be ineffective. In the Ghanaian context, most previous studies have largely reported on barriers encountered in primary…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Graduates, Visual Impairments, Access to Education
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Clark, Megan; Barbaro, Josephine; Dissanayake, Cheryl – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Parent and Teacher perspectives of social skills, peer play and problem behaviours in school-age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were investigated. Forty-three parents and 35 teachers of children with an ASD aged between 7 and 9 years completed the Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS), reporting on the social skills and problem…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Play, Behavior Problems
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Nankervis, Karen; Ashman, Adrian; Weekes, Alysia; Carroll, Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
A high proportion of adults with intellectual disability (ID) who live in supported accommodation (i.e. group homes) engage in challenging behaviours (CB). A lack of engagement in meaningful activity, social isolation, communication difficulties, and boredom can be triggers for challenging behaviour. There is a small body of literature on…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Group Homes, Behavior Problems
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Marshall, Sheila; Goessling, Kristen; Young, Richard; Wozniak-Molnar, Agnieszka – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The transition from elementary to middle or high school is an important experience common to most adolescents in North America. However, very little research has been conducted to understand the experiences of students with a disability status and the stakeholders involved in the transition. Clearly, there is a need to generate information that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Students with Disabilities, Parents, Parent Student Relationship
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Schwab, Susanne; Wimberger, Tanja; Mamas, Christoforos – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Research indicates that children with hearing impairment are at higher risk regarding their social participation in school compared to their hearing peers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the social participation of 7th Grade students with hearing impairment in inclusive classrooms. Data from 62 7th Grade students across three…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Student Participation, Peer Relationship
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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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Ward, Danielle; Webster, Amanda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study sought to describe factors impacting the success of students with ASD in university programmes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to gather both the students' personal perspectives of their university experience and the perspectives of a significant person in their life. An interpretative phenomenological approach was utilised…
Descriptors: College Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Phenomenology
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Driscoll, Coralie; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Analysis of previous research has indicated that restricting the amount of equipment available may be a practical strategy to facilitate peer interaction in childcare, but a disadvantage is a possible increase in aggressive behaviour. An alternative approach is manipulating the variety of activities while holding the quantity and type of equipment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Disabilities
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Dominiak-Kochanek, Monika – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to define whether, and to what extent identity formation in late adolescence is disability specific. Ninety-eight adolescents participated in this study, including 43 students with motor disability and 55 students without disability. Identity exploration and commitment was measured by the Utrecht-Groningen Identity…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Psychomotor Skills, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Wei, Hsi-Sheng; Chang, Heng-Hao; Chen, Ji-Kang – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study examined the prevalence of bullying and victimisation among students in special schools in Taiwan. The sample included 140 students with various disabilities, aged 12-18, from 10 special schools throughout Taiwan. Trained interviewers conducted face-to-face surveys using structured questionnaires. Results show that 31.8% of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Victims, Special Schools
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Stavroussi, Panayiota; Didaskalou, Eleni – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The acquisition of appropriate social skills is considered critical for a person's social development and personal well-being. This consideration is far more crucial in the area of inclusive education, where the development of social skills in children with SEN has been associated with academic progress, social inclusion and successful transition…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Skill Development, Disabilities
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Falkmer, Marita; Anderson, Katie; Joosten, Annette; Falkmer, Torbjörn – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) increasingly participate in inclusive education. The present study reviewed studies of children with ASC for parents' perceptions of aspects they believed contributed to inclusive mainstream school settings. Understanding the parental perspective on the facilitators for inclusion of their child…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Pinquart, Martin; Pfeiffer, Jens P. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Chronic illnesses and disabilities may impair the attainment of age-typical developmental tasks, such as forming relationships with peers and gaining autonomy. Based on a systematic search in electronic databases and cross-referencing, 447 quantitative empirical studies were included which compared the attainment of developmental tasks of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Chronic Illness, Physical Disabilities, Perceptual Impairments
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Freitag, Sara; Dunsmuir, Sandra – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study used the Theory of Planned Behaviour to explore the attitudes, behavioural intentions and behaviour of 318 mainstream primary school children in an urban East London borough towards peers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Pupils were presented with a vignette about a hypothetical peer with ASD then completed self-report…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Behavior Theories, Attitude Measures
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Naraian, Srikala; Natarajan, Poonam – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
The qualitative study reported in this article investigated how youth with disabilities in India described their peer relationships within their educational settings. We situate the aims of this study within the larger context of inclusive education in India and discourses on self-determination for individuals with disabilities. Findings from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Peer Relationship, Student Behavior
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