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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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Olsen, Kathrin; Croydon, Abigail; Olson, Maria; Jacobsen, Karl Henry; Pellicano, Elizabeth – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This study identifies and reflects on barriers to inclusion that children with autism can meet in kindergarten. We use a single case study with participant- and video observation to map inclusion for a single 5-year-old boy with autism, in a mainstream kindergarten in Norway. Analysis identified three modes of inclusion;…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Autism, Kindergarten, Interaction
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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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Vitalaki, Elena; Kourkoutas, Elias; Hart, Angie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
Based on the theory of inclusion, the present 3-year pilot program (2013-2016) deals with narrative speech, role play and creative writing as a useful tool to build resilience in primary school students with and without Special Educational Needs (SEN) in the mainstream classroom. The specific aim of the program was to help students develop a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary School Students, Disabilities
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Meadows, Michelle L.; Caniglia, Joanne – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
Federal laws require schools to incorporate co-teaching environments, often comprised of an inclusion specialist and content specialist. Research shows individual teachers can make improvements to their practice by engaging in critical reflection through noticing. The authors present a research-based professional development model designed for…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes
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Molbaek, Mette – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
Inclusion has a high priority in education policy all over the world and teachers must be able to handle in practice increasing student diversity and the demands for creating an inclusive learning environment. In spite of the enhanced political focus, there is a lack of research focusing on how those teachers working with inclusion can be…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
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Low, Hui Min; Lee, Lay Wah; Che Ahmad, Aznan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
In this study, the pre-service teachers' attitudes towards the educational inclusion for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were investigated to identify their attitudinal patterns and predictors. An attitudinal survey was conducted with 264 pre-service teachers in a teacher training programme in Malaysia. The study involved 151 special…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Autism
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Timberlake, Maria T. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This paper argues that it is very possible, even in times of monetary austerity, to decrease the perceived costs of inclusion by resurrecting the vocabulary of belonging, friendship and love. Qualitative research was conducted with special educators' (n = 33) regarding curricular access decisions for students with significant cognitive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Intellectual Disability
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Vandenbussche, Hanne; De Schauwer, Elisabeth – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
According to the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [UN 2006. Accessed May 7, 2016. https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html], full participation should be premised for everyone with a disability. However, the concept of 'full participation' is…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Special Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Teixeira, Vitor; Correia, Ana; Monteiro, Elisa; Kuok, Angus C.H.; Forlin, Chris – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
In Macao, the government has initiated a debate regarding revisions in the Decree Law in order to promote a more inclusive schooling system. In this Special Administrative Region of China, inclusive education is one of three possible types of special education that are likely be legislated in the future. The way the teachers perceive the different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Chitiyo, Morgan; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Changara, Darlington M.; Chitiyo, George; Montgomery, Kristen M. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Since 1980 when Zimbabwe obtained political independence, special education has not received the same priority as the entire education system. One of the manifestations of this discrepancy is the shortage of qualified special education teachers in the country. In order to address this trend and promote the development of special education,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Tangen, Donna; Beutel, Denise – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Teacher education institutions play a key role in preparing pre-service teachers to graduate as competent and confident inclusive educators. Seeking to understand pre-service teachers' current perceptions of diversity and inclusion, and how they perceived themselves as future inclusive educators, this qualitative study employed inductive analysis…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Inclusion
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Woodcock, Stuart; Hardy, Ian – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
This article presents research into Canadian elementary and secondary teachers' understandings of inclusion. The research investigates how a sample of 120 teachers in the southern part of Ontario defined inclusion, and the extent to which they believed an inclusive classroom is an effective way to teach all students. The article draws upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Inclusion
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Nilsen, Sven – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
The central issue of this article is the coordination between special and general education in curriculum planning for pupils with special educational needs. The focus is on individual education plans (IEPs) in special education and work plans in general education. This is also viewed in relation to how special and general education teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Curriculum Development, Special Needs Students
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Thorius, Kathleen A. K. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
I examine special educators' professional identity emergence and tensions within a researcher-facilitated teacher learning community. I introduced tools to evoke and challenge inequities in educational systems and via which participants examined and planned general education instruction for students with dis/abilities. Initially, professional…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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