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Baak, Melanie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Since 2000, approximately 50,000 people from sub-Saharan African countries have been resettled in Australia under Australia's Humanitarian Entrant Program for refugees. They have formed part of a visibly different minority group in a settler society that is shaped by a racialised history. For young former refugees, schools are a primary site in…
Descriptors: Race, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Inclusion
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Mulat, Mekonnen; Lehtomäki, Elina; Savolainen, Hannu – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This study was done to examine the transition of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) and hearing students from the first cycle (Grade 4) to the second cycle (Grade 5) of primary education in Ethiopia. Academic achievement and self-concept were measured longitudinally with 103 DHH and hearing students. Participants were selected from three different…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Concept, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth; Felimban, Huda – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Saudi Arabia has followed the global trend towards inclusive education; however, few researchers have examined the lived reality of inclusion in Saudi schools. In this study, we interviewed 31 girls and 34 boys in grades 5 and 6 who attended an inclusive school in Saudi. The overarching research question was, "How do Saudi children perceive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Rose, Katherine K.; Barahona, Denaye; Muro, Joel – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
This study examined the peer nominations of 213 children in Kindergarten (90), 3rd grade (58), and 5th grade (65) to examine their perceptions of peers who received pull-out services for unique needs. Using Coie, Dodge, and Coppotelli's [1982. "Dimensions and Types of Social Status: A Cross-age Perspective." "Developmental…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Kindergarten, Grade 3
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Motha, Kholofelo Charlotte; Frempong, George – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
Learners living in impoverished communities and subjected to the kind of disadvantage in operation in their home environment are at risk of receiving education of an inferior quality. The situation is worse for orphans, especially those residing in poor communities in that they bring to school peculiar attributes which poses challenges for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Disadvantaged, Educational Quality
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Fisher, Helen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
This article explores a Special Educational Needs Coordinator's experience of progressing from a "mainstream + SEN" approach to inclusion, defined as an extrinsically inclusive model, and perhaps more closely aligned to integration, towards a model of intrinsic inclusiveness. A three-tiered reading/spelling programme was implemented, using a…
Descriptors: Multisensory Learning, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Feinauer, Erika; Cutri, Ramona Maile – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
This study describes how 72 fifth-grade Latina/Latino students express their sense of belonging to their ethnic group. The purpose of this study is to help teachers gain specific understanding of the ways that pre-adolescent Latina/Latino students express belonging to their ethnic group, in order to become more effective at implementing culturally…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Culturally Relevant Education, Grade 5, Minority Groups
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Slobodzian, Jean T. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
The 1000 primary school students in this study included a minority population of nine deaf children. The underlying foundation of this mainstream environment allowed for accommodations, but only to the extent that the non-deaf majority was not overtly impacted. Explicit messages of equality and implicit notions of normal were often in conflict.…
Descriptors: Deaf Interpreting, Sign Language, Deafness, Mainstreaming
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Ljusberg, Anna-Lena – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
The aim of this article is to highlight the organisation of the remedial classroom. The data were collected from observations and semi-structured interviews with 10 teachers in remedial classes for children seen and treated as having concentration deficits. The teachers use primarily compensatory language that places the deficits in the pupils.…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Interviews, Remedial Instruction, Observation
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Isaksson, Joakim; Lindqvist, Rafael; Bergstrom, Erik – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
One important goal of Swedish educational policies is to integrate all pupils within regular education, irrespective of disability or difficulties in school, and to adjust education to individual needs. The aim of this paper was to explore how schools "socially construct", i.e. identify and support, pupils with special educational needs.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Foreign Countries, School Personnel, Special Needs Students