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Lyons, Wanda E.; Thompson, S. Anthony; Timmons, Vianne – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Implementation of inclusive education for children with disabilities continues to vary across and within Canadian provinces and territories leading us to question why some schools move forward while others maintain traditional segregated approaches. Drawing from Appreciative Inquiry methodology, this study used semi-structured interviews to gather…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teamwork, Semi Structured Interviews, Elementary Schools
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Thompson, S. Anthony; Lyons, Wanda; Timmons, Vianne – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
In inclusive education research, rarely are teacher associations a topic of investigation despite their critical role in its implementation and efficacy. A study was conducted as part of the Canadian Disability Policy Alliance using a "learning collaborative" methodology that explored the extent to which Canadian provincial/territorial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Teacher Associations
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Thompson, S. Anthony – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
The purpose of this paper to present two approaches intended to support the social lives of those typically on the borders of school life. Circles of friends (CoFs) was designed to assist students labelled with disabilities, while Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) addresses needs of supporting students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Homosexuality, Social Influences, Social Life
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Thompson, S. Anthony – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
The goal of this inquiry was to create a social justice-oriented inclusive and enabling pedagogy by situating traditional individualised views of disability alongside three alternative understandings: a disability studies in education perspective, a First Nations view of disability and one based upon the autism pride/autism-as-culture movement.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Assignments, Mental Retardation, Autism