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Nikolic, Gordana; Cvijetic, Marija; Brankovic, Nataša; Ðordic, Dejan; Johnstone, Christopher – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to better understand the gaps between policy and practice in inclusive education for the Republic of Serbia. The study compared the academic achievement in Mathematics of comparable students with mild intellectual disabilities (MID) in the fifth and sixth grade who attend typical elementary schools and special schools. A…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Inclusion, Mathematics Achievement
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This study examined teachers' self-efficacy to teach in inclusive classrooms. The study implemented a quantitative descriptive design. Analyses were conducted using three stages: Cronbach's alpha, descriptive statistics, and multivariate analysis of variance. The findings indicated that teachers had a good level of confidence in their ability to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Klang, Nina; Göransson, Kerstin; Lindqvist, Gunilla; Nilholm, Claes; Hansson, Susanne; Bengtsson, Karin – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The inclusion agenda has influenced education systems around the world, resulting in better access to mainstream education for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). While numerous studies have compared outcomes of pupils with SEN in mainstream and special educational settings, research on the specific characteristics of these settings…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Backman, Ylva; Gardelli, Teodor; Gardelli, Viktor; Strömberg, Caroline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The high prevalence of brain injury incidents in adolescence and adulthood demands effective models for re-learning lost cognitive abilities. Impairment in brain injury survivors' higher-level cognitive functions is common and a negative predictor for long-term outcome. We conducted two small-scale interventions (N = 12; 33.33% female) with…
Descriptors: Brain, Injuries, Cognitive Ability, Adolescents
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Yazici, Mahmut Serkan; McKenzie, Becky – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
There is currently very little research about strategies and interventions used to support children with autism in Turkey. This research paper focuses on teachers' strategies and opinions about strategies to support the development of social and communication skills of children with autism in a Turkish Special Education School. This study used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities
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Soykan, Emrah; Gemikonakli, Eser; Kanbul, Sezer – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of digital materials designed for the use of teachers and students in teaching concept skills to students in need of special education. The concept of the long term was included in the study. As a research model, a single-subject research model and a multiple-probe model were used. The…
Descriptors: Special Education, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Leong, Che Kan; Tse, Shek; Ki, Wing; Loh, Elizabeth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The present study aimed at developing young children's knowledge of the structure and function of orthographic components of Chinese characters and words. Grade 2, eight-year-old Chinese children (N = 541) were taught a twelve-week training programme in two quasi experimental conditions: analytic and synthetic approach (ASA), and integrated…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Memorization, Drills (Practice)
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Forslund Frykedal, Karin; Hammar Chiriac, Eva – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Group work is an educational mode that promotes learning and socialisation among students. In this study, we focused on the inclusive processes when students work in small groups. The aim was to investigate and describe students' inclusive and collaborative processes in group work and how the teacher supported or impeded these transactions. Social…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Inclusion, Group Dynamics
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Rafter, Mary; Gillies, Robyn M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Recent developments in genomic-based knowledge is challenging educators to learn more about the early precursors of various difficulties children experience in learning and how they can use this information to identify preventative strategies or strategies that minimise their effect. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief outline of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Teaching Methods, Genetic Disorders, Special Needs Students
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Davies, Michael; Elliott, Stephen N.; Sin, Kuen Fung; Yan, Zi; Yel, Nedim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Adjustments are considered necessary for students with disabilities to be fully included in classroom instruction, classroom assessment and external accountability tests. The 67 item Checklist of Learning and Assessment Adjustments for Students (CLAAS), translated for the Chinese community, was used by 74 teachers from Macau and Mainland China to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Student Needs
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Opie, Jill – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The inclusion and equity of mainstream education for Australian students with vision impairment was considered in this phenomenological study of seven students' experiences. Using Interpretative Phenomenology Analysis, the theme of technology was viewed as significant. Participants revealed a combination of ineffective technology for accessing…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Visual Impairments, Assistive Technology, Foreign Countries