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Low, Hui Min; Lee, Lay Wah; Che Ahmad, Aznan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Despite many nations having policies that mandate inclusive education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the levels of implementation vary. In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the grassroots' interpretation of inclusive education for students with ASD in order to identify local contextual barriers and enablers…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Autism
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Iturregui-Gallardo, Gonzalo; Méndez-Ulrich, Jorge Luis – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The "Self-Assessment Manikin" (SAM) is one of the most extensively used instruments in the situational assessment of the emotional state in experimental or clinical contexts of emotional induction. However, there is no instrument of this kind adapted for blind or visually impaired people. In this paper, we present the results of the…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Situational Tests, Visual Impairments, Psychological Patterns
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Alasim, Khalid – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The inclusive education of students who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) in Saudi Arabia remains a major challenge because to the lack of the implementation of the Regulations of Special Education program and Institutes of Saudi Arabia (RSEPI). The Ministry of Education (2015) reported that d/Dhh students receive their education currently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Maciver, Donald; Hunter, Cathleen; Adamson, Amanda; Grayson, Zoe; Forsyth, Kirsty; McLeod, Iona – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
We report the implementation of a new framework supporting teacher practice for inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream classrooms. Eight schools in one Scottish authority took part. Questionnaire, focus group, and interview data were gathered. Results indicated that the framework was well-received and provided a useful resource for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Models
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Filippello, Pina; Buzzai, Caterina; Messina, Giovanna; Mafodda, Antonina Viviana; Sorrenti, Luana – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The purpose of this research was to conduct an exploratory study to investigate any differences in the risk of developing school refusal in students with low academic achievement and students with specific learning disorder (SLD), and moreover to compare both groups to students with high academic achievement. Furthermore, we want to investigate…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities, Self Esteem
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Cameron, Allison; Burns, Pippa; Garner, Andrea; Lau, Sim; Dixon, Roselyn; Pascoe, Carly; Szafraniec, Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This article presents a review of studies published between 2006 and 2016 on research into multi-sensory environments (MSEs), as part of a project to develop a community-based MSE. This scoping review aimed to identify the settings MSEs are used in, rationale for implementation, equipment installed and the reported effects of the MSE upon users.…
Descriptors: Sensory Experience, Physical Environment, Recreational Activities, Sensory Aids
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Tuedor, Marian; Franco, Fabia; White, Anthony; Smith, Serengul; Adams, Ray – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Multimedia computer programmes have been found to facilitate learning in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, the effectiveness of these resources is limited due to poor design or a lack of consideration of the ASD cognitive profile, particularly at the lower functioning end of the spectrum. This article attempts to tackle the…
Descriptors: Testing, Literacy, Children, Autism
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Parchomiuk, Monika – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The article presents research results of a study aimed at determining the correlation between empathy understood as a personality disposition and general attitudes towards individuals with disability. The sample consisted of 300 special education teachers working with persons with intellectual disabilities in primary and secondary schools and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Pasalari, Evdokia; Korkoliakou, Panagiota; Douzenis, Athanasios – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
A recent special education legislation reform in Greece puts emphasis on the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs into mainstream schools. The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of ASD among 67 mainstream nursery and primary classroom teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of a half-day ASD awareness seminar…
Descriptors: Autism, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Helseth, Sølvi; Andenaes, Randi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The study aimed to investigate trends and explanatory factors for socio-economic inequalities associated with disability during the transition to young adulthood. A sample of 2606 participants (56% females and 44% males) was prospectively followed from adolescence to young adulthood. Disability status, age, gender, mental health problems,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Disabilities, Adolescents
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Rekaa, Hege; Hanisch, Halvor; Ytterhus, Borgunn – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This is a systematic review article of 27 studies on what existing research tells us about the experience (or lack of experience) of inclusion in Physical Education (PE) among disabled students, which localised factors are promoting or hampering inclusion in PE and to what extent attitudes are decisive in these localised processes. Seventeen…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Experience
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Boothe, Anne; Zuna, Nina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The rates of epilepsy among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are higher than that of the general population. The exact prevalence and aetiology of the comorbidity of autism and epilepsy are not well understood; however, the connection is well-documented. This common comorbidity makes the treatment of epilepsy increasingly complex for…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Wang, Wen-Ling; Kuo, Chang-Yuan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The authors proposed a positive discipline, well-being and teaching effectiveness model that suggested that teachers' positive discipline would facilitate students' well-being and effective teaching, and students' well-being would play a mediating role in the association between positive discipline and teaching effectiveness. The model was tested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Positive Reinforcement, Well Being
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Orsdemir, Akin; Tilki, Gunes; Altinay, Fahriye – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The main aim of this research is to evaluate the use of Influence in Agile Management at schools by the school administration, which is used with the purpose of increasing success and quality of schools. It is evaluated, within this context, that obtaining opinions of teachers from two different educational institutions would contribute to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Administration, Participative Decision Making, Teacher Participation
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Ozberk, Kenan; Altinay, Fahriye – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine primary school administrators' and teachers' views about the organisational citizenship behaviours in their schools. Qualitative research method was employed. The participants consisted of 15 teachers and 5 school administrators working in primary schools in North Cyprus, which were selected through maximum…
Descriptors: Opinions, Teacher Attitudes, Administrators, Employee Attitudes
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