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Kramer, Jessica M.; Hwang, I-Ting; Helfrich, Christine A.; Samuel, Preethy S.; Carrellas, Ann – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Project "TEAM" teaches transition-age youth with developmental disabilities (DD) to identify physical and social environmental barriers and supports, generate solutions to barriers, and request modifications to increase participation. Establishing the social validity of this environment focused intervention with youth and their parents…
Descriptors: Program Validation, Problem Solving, Intervention, Developmental Disabilities
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Haegele, Justin A.; Lee, Jihyun; Chang, Seung Ho – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
A preliminary study was conducted to investigate the physical activity status of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related demographic characteristics. Thirty-four parents completed the IPAQ-S and demographic survey. Mean metabolic equivalent-minutes per week (MET-min/week) across participants was 3,371. Significant…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Dempsey, Ian; Valentine, Megan; Colyvas, Kim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Determining the effectiveness of many special education interventions is most difficult because of the practical and ethical limitations associated with assigning participants to a control or non-treated group. Using Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data, this article utilised eight different propensity score analysis methods to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Student Needs, Longitudinal Studies
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Mugoya, George C. T.; Mutua, Kagendo N. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
The overarching purpose of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of maternal and infant/child health indices that have an established link to childhood disability (CHD) and their association with socio-economic status (SES) in Kenya. Data were drawn from the 2008/2009 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. Descriptive and weighted Pearson's…
Descriptors: Children, Risk, Disabilities, Child Health
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Wang, Lijuan; Wang, Min; Wen, Hongwei – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study examines the teaching behavior of physical education (PE) teachers in teaching students with special needs and the factors that determine their teaching behaviour. An extended theory of planned behaviour (TPB) was utilised as the theoretical framework. Three secondary and two high school PE teachers participated in the study. Data…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Adapted Physical Education
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Meadows, Denis; Davies, Michael; Beamish, Wendi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Poor post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities have consistently been reported internationally. Interagency collaboration between school systems and post-school services is critical and key to improving post-school life for these youth. An initial Queensland study that benchmarked the teacher practice of 104 transition teachers and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs
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King, Gillian; Batorowicz, Beata; Rigby, Patty; McMain-Klein, Margot; Thompson, Laura; Pinto, Madhu – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
There is a need for psychometrically sound measures of youth experiences of community/home leisure activity settings. The 22-item Self-Reported Experiences of Activity Settings (SEAS) captures the following experiences of youth with a Grade 3 level of language comprehension or more: Personal Growth, Psychological Engagement, Social Belonging,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Young Adults, Reliability
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Hodge, Samuel R.; Sato, Takahiro; Mukoyama, Takahito; Kozub, Francis M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Physical Educators' Judgments about Inclusion (PEJI) survey for analysing the judgments of Japanese (361 male, 170 female) physical education teacher education majors. A secondary purpose was to examine group differences in judgments as a function of gender and past…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
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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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Elliott, Julian – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
Noting the attractions of self-report questionnaires and surveys to those engaged in educational research, this article discusses some of the problems that can arise from their injudicious use. It is argued that the potentially misleading nature of findings from such approaches is particularly highlighted when mixed methodologies are employed.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Programs, Research Methodology, Locus of Control
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Cone, Alicia A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
A telephone survey of 90 advisors to self-advocacy groups identified a wide array of advisor activities and gained information on how advisors see their activities changing as groups develop. Results are interpreted in terms of theories of group development. Results suggest that, instead of rigid stages of group development, a more flexible model…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Disabilities, Group Dynamics, Group Guidance
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Baker, Daniel J.; Feil, Edward G. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
A survey of 46 agencies providing residential support to persons with disabilities examined their capacity to support persons with disabilities who present challenging behaviors. Two independent variables (organizational stability and administrative leadership) and four dependent variables (staff structures, staff training, measurement systems,…
Descriptors: Administration, Agencies, Behavior Problems, Disabilities
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Beamish, Wendi; Bryer, Fiona – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1999
A survey of 234 early interventionists and 242 parents found strong support for a listing of program quality indicators for early intervention services in Australia and a high level of indicator acceptance accompanied by a lower level of indicator implementation. Lack of time and staff were identified as implementation barriers. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Quality
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Forlin, Chris; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1996
A survey of 273 Australian educators from special and regular primary schools found greater acceptance for the inclusion of a child with a physical disability than for a child with an intellectual disability, and a rapid decline in acceptance for both categories as the degree of disability increased. (CR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Mental Retardation
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Yousef, Jamal M. S.; Hadidi, Muna S. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
This article presents an overview of the situation of families of children with disabilities in Jordan, where special education services are provided to less than 3 percent of the target population. A survey of professionals at 14 special schools identified major family needs and concerns. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Disabilities, Family Problems, Foreign Countries