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Nes, Kari; Demo, Heidrun; Ianes, Dario – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
The main objective of this article is to explore and compare research data on pull-out and push-out phenomena within inclusive school systems, discussing if and how they represent a risk for inclusion. The terms pull-out and push-out refer to situations in which some groups of students in regular schools learn in settings apart from their peers.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Pastore, Gerardo – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This paper focuses on university education in prison as a strategic tool for building social inclusion. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, it examines the Italian and Spanish experiences in this area. In Italy and Spain, the idea of punishment having a rehabilitative function has been supported by strong motivation to achieve this ideal.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Dusi, Paola; Steinbach, Marilyn – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This study involves 35 research participants: 20 immigrant parents (primarily mothers from South America, North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East) and 15 primary school children, aged 10-11. These children were born outside Italy and primary school was their first encounter with the Italian educational system. We observed their processes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Parents, Elementary School Students
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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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Grimaldi, Emiliano – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
The paper analyses how the establishment of neoliberalism, as the new global orthodoxy, in the field of education implies a substantial subjugation and marginalisation of policies and practices informed by the values of social justice and equity. The evidence from a case study on an inclusive education policy enacted to combat social exclusion and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Dropouts, Social Justice, Evidence
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D'Alessio, Simona – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
This article interrogates the mechanisms of spatialisation (Imrie, 1996; Armstrong, 2003) and rationalisation (Foucault, 1977; Foucault, 1980; Foucault, 1982) as applied to disabled students within the Italian policy of "integrazione scolastica" (school integration). It is argued that a spatial reading of an integration policy in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Inclusion, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Lei, Philippa; Myers, Juliette – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
At least one-third of the 72 million children currently missing out on primary education are estimated to be disabled. With just five years remaining to achieve the Millennium Development and Education for All (EFA) goals, global efforts to ensure all children complete a full cycle of primary education by 2015 will fail if bilateral and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Access to Education, Elementary Education