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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
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Driscoll, Coralie; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Analysis of previous research has indicated that restricting the amount of equipment available may be a practical strategy to facilitate peer interaction in childcare, but a disadvantage is a possible increase in aggressive behaviour. An alternative approach is manipulating the variety of activities while holding the quantity and type of equipment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Disabilities
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Ohtake, Yoshihisa; Hatano, Mika – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The present study examined the effectiveness of video hero modelling and praising (VHMP), which has been proved as effective in behaviour change for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in improving the transition-related behaviours of two elementary-aged students with Down Syndrome (DS). Each participant watched a video in which she…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Positive Reinforcement, Down Syndrome
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Ho, Betty P. V.; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This study provided an investigation of the knowledge, implementation and perspectives of Australian teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder regarding cognitive-behavioural approaches, using an anonymous survey. The sample of 270 New South Wales teachers reported a reasonable level of knowledge and implementation of strategies commonly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level
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Moriña, Anabel; López-Gavira, Rosario; Molina, Victor M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This article presents the results of a project entitled, "Analysis of University Barriers and Aids Identified by Students with Disabilities," carried out in a Spanish University. The study used the biographical-narrative methodology, which emphasises the importance of people talking about themselves without silencing their subjectivity.…
Descriptors: Barriers, Disabilities, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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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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Edmonds, Casey Olivia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Emergency preparedness is a fast developing field of education driven by the numerous disasters worldwide with more recent notable examples including the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in the US in 2001, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the London bombings in 2005, the earthquake in China in 2008, the Great East Japan…
Descriptors: Children, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Terrorism
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Bentley-Williams, Robyn; Grima-Farrell, Christine; Long, Janette; Laws, Cath – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Since the introduction of anti-discrimination legislation including Australian Disability Discrimination Act, 1992 and the Disability Standards of Education, 2005, there is an increasing demand on all schools to cater effectively for more students with disabilities within an inclusive school community context. This investigation explored a…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teachers, Inclusion
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Moodley, Jacqueline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The South African education crisis is well documented in the literature. While strides have been made to rectify the inequalities in education arising from apartheid era policies, and while South Africa ratified the United Nations Conventions for the Rights of People with Disabilities, these actions have yet to translate into meaningful changes…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Attainment, Disabilities, Civil Rights
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Shirazipour, Celina H.; Latimer-Cheung, Amy E. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with physical impairments have low rates of physical activity when compared to children without impairments. Given the benefits that result from sport, improving participation rates among children with physical impairments is essential. Parents have a critical role in supporting their child's involvement in sport. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Physical Activities, Athletics, Parent Role
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Haakma, Ineke; Janssen, Marleen; Minnaert, Alexander – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Research on Self-Determination Theory has shown that teachers' need-supportive behaviour is associated with student motivation and engagement. The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at increasing the motivation of students with congenital and acquired deafblindness by enhancing teachers' need-supportive…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Motivation, Deaf Blind, Foreign Countries
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Tait, Kathleen; Hussain, Rafat – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Australian education service provision includes the delivery of quality educational programmes to rural and remote living children. However, according to their parents, many children with developmental disabilities (such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders) who are living in rural country areas in New South Wales (NSW) still do not have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Family Environment, Parent Attitudes
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Walton, Elizabeth; Rusznyak, Lee – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
It is expected that that pre-service teachers are adequately equipped to meet the needs of diverse students. This article discusses the choices that teacher educators must make in designing inclusive education courses. The first choice is whether inclusive education will be infused into the curriculum or presented as a stand-alone course. If the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design
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van Bysterveldt, Anne K.; Westerveld, Marleen F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Personal narrative ability is crucial for social-emotional well-being and classroom participation. This study investigated the ability of 10 school-age participants with Down syndrome to share past personal experiences with their teacher aides in their school environment. To participate, children were required to speak in short sentences and be…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Down Syndrome, Teacher Aides, Pilot Projects
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Platsidou, Maria; Agaliotis, Ioannis – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The role of empathy in the teaching profession has been vastly investigated in relation to its effect on students, but research on how teachers' empathy affects their own well-being at work is limited. This study investigated empathy and instructional assignment-related stress factors of primary school teachers serving in general or special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Predictor Variables, Stress Variables
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