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Monteiro, Elisa; Kuok, Angus C. H.; Correia, Ana M.; Forlin, Chris; Teixeira, Vitor – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This paper reports findings of a mixed methods study examining private school teachers' perceptions of efficacy in dealing with the challenges presented by inclusive education in Macao. This is highly pertinent after the Government invited consultation to propose changes to amendments of the Decree Law of 1996 concerning the education of students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion, Private Schools
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Silveira-Maia, Mónica; Lopes-dos-Santos, Pedro; Sanches-Ferreira, Manuela – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Current Portuguese Public Law No. 3/2008 requires the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) as a reference framework to guide assessment and intervention procedures for students with additional support needs. This study explores whether the ICF-CY use fostered multidimensional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Classification, Disabilities
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Hu, Bi Ying; Wu, Hui Ping; Su, Xue Yun; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
The Chinese Preschool Inclusion Survey, which is an adaptation of Odom et al. [2004. "Preschool inclusion in the United States: A review of research from an ecological systems perspective". "Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs" 4 (1): 17-149] a list of the features of quality preschools, was given to 234 preservice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Inclusion, Surveys
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Rakap, Salih; Parlak-Rakap, Asiye; Aydin, Burak – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Inclusion of young children with disabilities into general education classrooms is a common practice that has been implemented for many years in developed countries around the world and many developing countries have been creating and implementing laws and regulations to support inclusive education in early years. Although extant literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Sherfinski, Melissa; Weekley, Brandi Slider; Mathew, Sera – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
This narrative inquiry concerns preschool education in the USA. It describes and analyses the barriers and possibilities for inclusion/exclusion that educators and parents of young children in a West Virginian community believe that it poses. The researchers present a case study designed to examine the context of inclusive education as revealed in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Inclusion, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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Sukumaran, Sailajah; Loveridge, Judith; Green, Vanessa A. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
Inclusive education has been introduced through a number of policy developments in Malaysia over the last 10 years but there is little research investigating the extent and nature of inclusive education for preschoolers with special educational needs (SEN). This study surveyed both regular and special education teachers in Malaysian integrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Inclusion
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Agbenyega, Joseph S.; Klibthong, Sunanta – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
An ever-increasing number of children with and without disabilities are attending early childhood programmes and learning together. Early childhood inclusion considers all children with and without disabilities, and their families as full members of the early childhood community. Although many early childhood teachers accept the educational rights…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Galovic, Dragana; Brojcin, Branislav; Glumbic, Nenad – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes of preschool, primary, secondary and high school teachers towards inclusive education of children with special educational needs. In addition, the study established the correlation between these attitudes and gender, education level, teaching experience, formal training in the special education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Preschool Teachers
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Feza, Nosisi – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
White Paper 5's aim is to provide South Africa's children with a solid foundation for lifelong learning and development. Children need to be nurtured and developed holistically for them to participate efficiently in their democratic society. However, South African students continue to perform poorly in Trends in International Mathematics and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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Ianes, Dario; Demo, Heidrun; Zambotti, Francesco – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
Italy is famous for having the highest percentage of students with disabilities attending "the school for all" (integration). However, in recent studies, the reality of integration seems to be more complex. Integration has reached some important goals (e.g. longer school careers), but while the Italian school system envisages the full…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Davis, J. M.; Deponio, P. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
This paper draws from our experiences of an EU Life Long Learning Programme Project: GATE Understanding Dyslexia Phenomena Between Pre-Primary And Primary (2009-2011) to discuss different conceptual positions concerning dyslexia. It compares medical notions of dyslexia with perspectives from childhood and disability studies to question the ways in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Inclusion, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Raver, Sharon A.; Bobzien, Jonna; Richels, Corrin; Hester, Peggy; Anthony, Nicole – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
Children with profound hearing loss often do not have the same prelinguistic opportunities for social and communication interaction as peers with typical hearing and benefit from structured opportunities to learn these skills. This study examined the effect of two interventions to improve the communicative and social skills of four preschoolers…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Preschool Children
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Milovanovic, Suncica Macura; Kokic, Ivana Batarelo; Kristiansen, Selma Džemidžic; Gera, Ibolya; Ikonomi, Estevan; Kafedžic, Lejla; Milic, Tamara; Rexhaj, Xhavit; Spasovski, Ognen; Closs, Alison – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
The article summarises the socio-political, cultural, economic and educational background to the Western Balkans region and outlines the wider qualitative research study that provided the data on early and pre-school educational opportunities in the seven countries involved; Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (under United Nations…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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Lata, Divya; Stepanyan, Anahit – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
Despite reasonably high economic growth in recent years, many countries in the Central Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) region struggle to achieve high national standards to guarantee basic rights for all their citizens. Families with young children are particularly vulnerable and are often unable to provide a stable and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Early Intervention
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Lindqvist, Gunilla; Nilholm, Claes – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
Educational leaders have a comprehensive responsibility for how preschools and schools work with children in need of special educational support. The aim of this research is to study how educational leaders (a) explain why children have problems in schools, (b) consider how preschools/schools should help children in need of special support and (c)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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