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Magen, Zipora – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
Comparison of 79 normally hearing and 42 hearing-impaired adolescents found no differences regarding the intensity of their remembered positive experiences. Hearing-impaired subjects reported more positive interpersonal experiences, rarely experienced positive experiences "with self," and showed less desire for transpersonal commitment,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Hearing Impairments, Individual Psychology
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Burdekin, Brian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This lecture transcript discusses human rights issues related to people with disabilities in Australia, focusing on concepts of discrimination, legislation, and social justice. Findings from recent federal inquiries into homeless children and mental illness highlight major deficits in services for people with disabilities. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Foreign Countries
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Hall, Winnifred M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
Multilevel analyses compared performances of 12 deaf Jamaican adolescents (ages 15 and 16) and 12 hearing adolescents (ages 13 and 14) on writing, reading, and (for deaf subjects) sign language tasks. The deaf adolescents' ability to express complex ideas in sign language supported the need for use of a bilingual approach to the teaching of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Expressive Language
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O'Toole, Brian; McConkey, Roy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This paper describes video training packages that have been developed in Guyana as part of Hopeful Steps, a program which uses the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) model of service delivery for training rehabilitation workers and volunteers and now serves children with disabilities and their families in five rural regions of the country. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Disabilities
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Lewis, Ann – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
Interviews with 56 British children (ages 9 to 11) attending schools for pupils with moderate learning difficulties identified two key areas of concern for these children: (1) teachers as a liked aspect of special and mainstream schools; and (2) problems handling playground relationships. Overall, the children were supportive of their special…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Moderate Mental Retardation
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Kisanji, Joseph – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This study found that the community and parents in Tanzania were not involved in development of schools and services for persons with disabilities, but communities had good knowledge of characteristics of persons with disabilities. Success of special education is felt to depend on community involvement and assessment of the community's folk belief…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cultural Context, Developing Nations, Disabilities
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Kisanji, Joseph – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This study of societal attitudes in Tanzania, based on interviews and examination of a collection of proverbs, riddles, and poems, determined that persons with disabilities are not marginalized and that principles of normalization and integration underlie traditional community living. (SW)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Community Attitudes, Cultural Context, Developing Nations
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Rawlings, Meredith; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
Choice making by people with an intellectual disability was studied through observation in three settings: a private family home, a community group home, and an independent living situation. Factors that affect choice making are identified, including experience at making choices and the role of support people. Suggestions are offered for service…
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Decision Making, Family Environment, Group Homes
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Sykes, Stewart – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
This article discusses progress in the integration of the Victoria, Australia, school system following a 1984 ministerial review. Fundamental principles behind the effort such as school-based services and noncategorization of disabilities are reviewed along with resultant policies, structures, and services. Barriers to mainstreaming are identified…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Kienas, Kenneth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
This article reports on a one-year networking program designed to increase the leadership of school principals in special education. Results of evaluation questionnaires and interviews with a sample of participants indicate heightened levels of awareness of special education "best practices," with indirect effects on programs for…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Center, Yola; Ward, James – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
School psychologists (N=261) in New South Wales, Australia, were surveyed regarding their attitudes toward mainstreaming and asked to identify resources required to meet the needs of disabled students in regular classrooms. Subjects generally saw their role as consultative rather than interventionist and attached little importance to knowledge of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bogdanowicz, Marta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
The history of specific difficulties in learning to read and write in Poland and multidisciplinary investigations in the field are discussed. A therapeutic care system including small correction-compensation groups, special grades, wards for dyslexic children, and individual outpatient treatment is currently in place, with research now focusing on…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Handicap Identification
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O'Shea, Lawrence J.; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
A rationale for the regular education initiative (REI) is presented, focusing on criticisms of current service delivery such as disjointed incrementalism, excessive proceduralism, and inefficacy of pull-out programs. Criticisms of REI are addressed, and the issues are analyzed from the context of the integration movement in Australian schools.…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Safran, Stephen P. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
Teachers (N=125) in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) completing the Teacher Manageability Scale rated themselves as more effective in behavior management than 182 Ohio teachers. Behaviors difficult to manage included lack of communication, task dependency, negative aggressiveness, cognitive confusion, and inattention. Personal efficacy was the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education
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Cuskelly, Monica; Hayes, Alan; Chant, David – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
Forty-five Australian families with children with Down syndrome and 88 comparison families provided information about their children's behavior problems and involvement in household tasks. For the brothers of children with Down syndrome, significant negative correlations between household tasks and behavior problems were found on fathers' reports.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Children, Coping, Downs Syndrome
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