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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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An, Jihoun; Meaney, Karen S. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study explored inclusion practices in general physical education (GPE) from the experiences and perspectives of elementary physical education teachers. The stories of four teachers (two females, two males) between 27 and 57 years of age were gathered using the phenomenological methods of semi-structured interviews, photographs, school…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Cognition, Physical Education, Teaching Methods
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Sweller, Naomi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Individuals with autism have difficulty generalising information from one situation to another, a process that requires the learning of categories and concepts. Category information may be learned through: (1) classifying items into categories, or (2) predicting missing features of category items. Predicting missing features has to this point been…
Descriptors: Autism, Teaching Methods, Prediction, Classification
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Roe, Joao; Rogers, Sue; Donaldson, Marion; Gordon, Clare; Meager, Nathan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
We would describe teaching literacy through braille as one of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of the role of a Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired (QTVI). This article focuses on teaching literacy through braille in mainstream settings whilst promoting inclusion and meeting the social-emotional needs of children who use braille.…
Descriptors: Braille, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Mainstreaming
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Dyson, Lily – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This study examined social integration in 11 primary schools in Canada and 19 primary schools in China as reported by teachers in terms of the strategies employed to promote social integration and success in achieving social integration. Structured interviews were conducted with 64 Canadian and 52 Chinese general education teachers. The results…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Disabilities, Cooperative Learning, Interviews
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Reynolds, Meree; Wheldall, Kevin; Madelaine, Alison – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
An analysis of large and influential published reviews of research pertaining to the reading acquisition of young struggling readers in the early years of schooling was undertaken. The reviews were selected on the basis that they either had been commissioned by federal governments or had been conducted by reputable research institutions and had…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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Elbers, Ed – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
Developmental research and educational practice involve conversations between children and adults. The conversational aspects of these situations have rarely been occasions for reflection. Discrepancies between the child's expectations and the adult's intentions can lead to misunderstanding, for example, at school or during a research interview.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Play, Educational Research