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ERIC Number: EJ968916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Strategies for and Successes with Promoting Social Integration in Primary Schools in Canada and China
Dyson, Lily
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v59 n2 p157-172 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 showed that the strategies used to promote social integration were largely similar in both countries. Major strategies included the provision of a positive social environment, the promoting of positive attitudes toward individuals with disabilities, and the implementation of cooperative learning techniques. These teachers in the two nations differed mainly in the degree of emphasis on the strategies and the levels of success. The author suggests that future studies involve more nationally representative samples. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; China