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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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Mittler, Peter – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
This article highlights major developments in the education of children with intellectual disabilities in light of an early review of progress and problems and subsequent reforms to the education system as a whole. Key issues include access to the National Curriculum, prospects for inclusive education, and implications for professional…
Descriptors: Access to Education, British National Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational History
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Arbeiter, Susanne; Hartley, Sally – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
A study examined the views of 28 teachers in Uganda about their needs for training and support regarding the tasks of teaching children with disabilities in general education classrooms. Results found that despite high teacher-pupil ratios and the lack of resources and training, many teachers had positive attitudes toward integration. (Contains…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Hegarty, Seamus – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
This article, focusing primarily on England and Wales with some data references to the United Kingdom, describes the general education system, special educational provision, support services, integration, training of special educators, and challenges for the future. The impact of the Education Acts of 1981 and 1988 is also discussed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Abang, Theresa B. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
This article discusses the special education system in Nigeria, focusing on integration; training of special educators; medical, health, and welfare services for children with disabilities; recreational facilities; employment opportunities; national planning; and problems and successes. (JDD)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Educational Practices
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Becker, Klaus-Peter; Grosse, Klaus-Dietrich – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
The article reviews educational rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities in the former German Democratic Republic. The paper describes the education system, the health and welfare services, the nature and organization of special education services, integration, training of special educators, and effects of political changes in the…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Quah, Mayling M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
The article describes special education services in Singapore since 1980, with emphasis on changes since 1988. These changes have stressed improved teacher training, increase in the per capita grant for children attending special schools, and changes in special school administration (currently by voluntary associations). (DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Hrnjica, Sulejman – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
This article describes Yugoslavia's education system, health and welfare services for children with disabilities, the nature and organization of special education services, the integration of disabled children in ordinary schools, models for training special educators, and problems. (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education