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Grant, Gordon; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1994
A survey of 752 families of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Wales collected data on personal characteristics of service system users, service process factors, and appraisals of service quality. Service satisfaction was related to empathy of service providers, existence of a key worker, involvement in case meetings, and other factors.…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries
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Wilton, Keri – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1994
This paper argues that New Zealand's policy to close special classes for students with mild intellectual disability represents a premature and unsound reduction in available educational options and that available resources are grossly insufficient to provide quality special educational services for all "children with educational and social…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Norton, Marian; Falk, Ian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
This paper describes adult literacy pedagogy and philosophy in Australia and reports on two studies of adult reading disabilities. The first study, with 102 asthma patients, showed important differences among different tests of reading comprehension. The second study, using 11 case studies, indicated the need to integrate adult literacy…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adults
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Wheldall, Kevin – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1991
This paper describes research activities of the Positive Teaching Project, focusing on the nature of classroom behavior problems viewed by teachers as particularly troublesome, teachers' typical responses to classroom behavior, classroom behavior management strategies based on manipulation of antecedents and natural consequences, and training…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Behavioral Science Research, Classroom Techniques
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Lauth, Gerhard W.; Wiedl, Karl H. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
The historical development of special education in Germany is summarized. Four cognitive teaching methods for special education are described: cognitive behavior modification with a focus on problem solving and metacognition, intelligence training based on inductive thinking, application of Piagetian concepts, and dynamic testing. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Processes, Disabilities, Educational History
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Sugden, David A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
Under the National Curriculum in the United Kingdom, children with learning difficulties will need to use transfer skills for various cross-curricular themes. To promote transfer, the use of cognitive strategies is recommended, including perceived similarity, analysis of the learning context, expert scaffolding, and detailed planning of practice…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
A study evaluated the Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL) program using four Australian disadvantaged schools. Two schools implemented the program in the kindergarten year, while the other two schools pursued regular kindergarten curriculum. Children in the program outperformed others on words read in context, but not on words read in…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Context Clues, Disadvantaged Environment, Economically Disadvantaged
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Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella; Robertson, Gregory – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
A study found that all regular and reading recovery students (n=150) participating in a code-oriented program, Schoolwide Early Learning and Literacy (SWELL), significantly outperformed counterparts (n=163) on tests measuring pseudoword decoding, reading connected text, invented spelling, and a standardized reading measure at the end of Year 1.…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Invented Spelling
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