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Jones, Caroline; Symeonidou, Simoni – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
This paper explores the process of policy formulation and implementation in relation to children commonly described as having "special educational needs" and disability (SEND), in Cyprus and in England. Drawing on qualitative research evidence from key primary documentary sources including legislation, statutory and non-statutory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Inclusion, Educational Policy
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Monoyiou, Elena; Symeonidou, Simoni – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
The present paper reports the findings of a study that sought to identify how diversity (in the form of disability, appearance, and race) is presented in children's books written in or translated into the Greek language. The study focused on the plots and the portrayal of key figures. The sample consisted of 50 children's books written after 1990…
Descriptors: Children, Books, Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries
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Mavrou, Katerina; Symeonidou, Simoni – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
The present paper discusses issues related to inclusive education and curricula development based on the principles of universal design for learning (UDL), and it reports on the results of a qualitative content analysis of the new national curriculum (NNC) developed for the public Greek-Cypriot schools in Cyprus. According to the findings, the NNC…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, National Curriculum, Inclusion
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Symeonidou, Simoni – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2009
The importance of culture in understanding cross-cultural phenomena is now widely acknowledged. This paper seeks to explore the impact of the Greek-Cypriot culture on constructing notions of disability which dominate popular culture and education. Since culture cannot be understood without the study of history, this analysis takes a historical…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences