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Alasim, Khalid – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The inclusive education of students who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) in Saudi Arabia remains a major challenge because to the lack of the implementation of the Regulations of Special Education program and Institutes of Saudi Arabia (RSEPI). The Ministry of Education (2015) reported that d/Dhh students receive their education currently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Linertová, Renata; González-Guadarrama, Javier; Serrano-Aguilar, Pedro; Posada-De-la-Paz, Manuel; Péntek, Márta; Iskrov, Georgi; Ballester, Marta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Inclusive education of disabled students has been promoted in European disability policies. However, the transition process from more segregated system is slow. The purpose of this study was to provide an insight about different types of schooling of disabled children affected by a rare disease across Europe and to evaluate their and caregivers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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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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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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Shyman, Eric – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
While many policies, pieces of legislation and educational discourse focus on the concept of inclusion, or inclusive education, the field of education as a whole lacks a clear, precise and comprehensive definition that is both globally sensitive and based in social justice. Even international efforts including the UN Convention on the Rights of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Social Justice, Definitions
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Goldenberg, Claude – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This article reviews findings from research and practice in school reform, with a special focus on literacy outcomes in schools with students at risk. It describes videotape excerpts that illustrate the "Getting Results Model." This model involves four key change factors: goals, indicators, assistance from others, and leadership. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
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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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Kavale, Kenneth A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
This article traces the trend towards greater integration of students with disabilities into general education from its origins in mainstreaming to the present call for full inclusion. A review of research concludes that the necessary attitudes, accommodations, and adaptations are not yet in place for full inclusion. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dempsey, Ian; Foreman, Phil; Jenkinson, Josephine – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
This article discusses the impact of legislative and special education policy on the educational enrollment of students with a disability across Australia. Enrollment trends in New South Wales and Victoria are examined and discussed within the context of their respective special education policies, disability discrimination legislation, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational History
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Stewart, David A.; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
The use of a computer-based expert system (the HISAT Advisor) to make decisions about educational placements of students who are deaf and hard of hearing was compared to placement decisions made by teachers. For 10 student cases, a 90 percent match occurred between the expert system's decision and the majority decision of teachers. (SW)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Deafness, Decision Making, Decision Support Systems
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Egeland, Byron; Abery, Brian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1991
Children (n=185) identified as at risk because of poverty were assessed on overall adjustment and academic progress during grades 1-3. Results suggested that excellent decisions were made in terms of who received special educational assistance. There did not appear to be any bias in the referral process. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Decision Making, Handicap Identification
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Jenkinson, Josephine C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
A study investigated the factors influencing 193 Australian parents in choosing either an integrated setting or a special school for their children with disabilities. Mainstream parents gave high rating to normalization and academic aspects, while special-school parents emphasized special programs, teacher-student ratios, and the child's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Classroom Environment, Disabilities
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Dempsey, Ian; Foreman, Phil – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
Reports the results of an analysis of trends in the placement of students with different disabilities in New South Wales from 1986-1994. Although there was a general trend of movement of students from special schools to support classes, there were some major differences across disability groups. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Opdal, Liv Randi; Wormnaes, Siri; Habayeb, Ali – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
A study explored Palestinian teachers' (n=90) opinions on inclusion in primary schools. Fifty-four believed that students with disabilities and special needs should have an opportunity to attend public schools. Eighty-one expressed a need for change in the public schools in order to meet the needs of students with disabilities. (Contains…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Begley, Amanda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1999
The self-perceptions of 64 English pupils (ages 8-16) with Down Syndrome were assessed in three school-related domains: academic competence, physical competence, and social acceptance. The pupils held very positive self-perceptions in each domain. Self-perceptions became more positive with age, were more positive for females than males, and were…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Downs Syndrome, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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