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Odongo, George – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In Kenya, the subject of parental participation has not received much attention in terms of research, and roles of parents in their children's education are not normally well defined (Njeru, 2015). Based on observations, reports and research, parental participation remains low especially in the rural areas. This paper will discuss the barriers to…
Descriptors: Barriers, Parent Participation, Disabilities, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Almakanin, Hisham Abdulfatth; Al-Zo'ibi, Zuhair Hussein; Beirat, Mohammad Ahmad – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study aimed to establish the degree of support offered by collaborator teachers in special education from the perspective of teacher trainees, and its relationship with variables of student' gender and GPA level, in Jordan. The answers to a valid and reliable questionnaire of 30 items of 183 subjects (males and females) in field training…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration, Foreign Countries
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Jeon, Mookyung – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Disability simulation is an educational approach to modify attitudes and behaviors toward persons with disabilities by allowing participants to experience simulated life activities of individuals with disabilities. Despite the controversy regarding the effectiveness of disability simulations and its potential counterproductive effects, however,…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Disabilities, Simulation, Elementary School Students
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Ahmed, Areej – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In special education, professionals interact with families and individuals with special needs who seek support. One part of the support that professionals and educational agencies can provide is assistive technology. This study was conducted to determine education professionals' opinions regarding the use of assistive technology in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Paris, Lisa F.; Nonis, Karen P.; Bailey, John – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The creation and maintenance of inclusive learning environments is a key responsibility of all teachers working in Australian schools. Most Australian universities embed inclusion education training for pre-service teachers (PSTs) in coursework. There is an implicit assumption in these arrangements that the study of inclusion and of special needs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Bonnike, Dena R.; Douglas, Karen H.; Stoner, Julia B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this single case A-B-A-B study was to determine if the dependent variables of eye gaze, vocalization, and reaching would increase among students and peers with severe and multiple disabilities and complex communication needs when the independent variable of positioning for communication and socialization (peers facing each other and…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Severe Disabilities
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Hasegawa, Hiroshi; Nonis, Karen P. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Learning to read and write the Japanese language is not an easy task. For the non-Japanese speaker this can be a struggle and a challenge. Some schools in Western Australia offer children the opportunity to learn Japanese as a foreign language. Consequently, Japanese as a foreign language unit is offered to all undergraduate students in Education.…
Descriptors: Barriers, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Othman, Lama Bergstrand – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of integrating culturally responsive instruction (CRI) into a course hosted by the school of education at a higher education institution. The study participants were pre-service teachers who completed a pre-course survey and a post-course survey designed to discern their views on the factors…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers
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Willemin, Trason; Litchke, Lyn G.; Liu, Ting; Ekins, Carrie – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Educators and practitioners working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are concerned with deficits in positive affect and social-emotional reciprocity, which may affect their daily living and school success. This pilot study explored the social-emotional impact of eight one-hour sessions of a novel dyadic within-group…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Mandyata, Joseph – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The study examined views of stakeholders on the use of Sign Language as a medium of instruction in the learning of hearing impaired in primary schools of Lusaka, Zambia. A case study design supported by qualitative methods was used. The sample size was 57, consisting of teachers, pupils, curriculum specialist, education standards officers,…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Sign Language, Hearing Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Kebbi, Marwa – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This research was undertaken to shed light on sources of stress, effects and coping strategies used by general (mainstream) classroom teachers and special education teachers. A total of 139 teachers, from eight private schools in Beirut, Lebanon, were selected to participate in a study using the Pullis Inventory of Teacher Stress (PITS). The…
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Variables, Correlation, General Education
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Žolgar-Jerkovic, Ingrid; Jenko, Nika; Lipec-Stopar, Mojca – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This paper is part of a wider survey in which we identify groups of readers aged 10 to 11. The paper presents the findings on the observed affective variables (attitude and motivational) of different groups of readers. The results show that individual's attitude towards reading has the impact on reading comprehension and vice versa, better reading…
Descriptors: Children, Reading Achievement, Reading Attitudes, Reading Motivation
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Tait, Kathleen; Sweller, Naomi; Carter, Mark; Fung, Francis; Hu, Aihua; Djajic, Jasna – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the internal consistency and factor structure of the Traditional Chinese version of the Impact on Family Scale in order to make cross cultural comparisons. The Traditional Chinese version of the scale was administered to 137 Hong Kong Chinese parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Two short…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Autism
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Korhonen, Vesa; Räty, Hannu; Kärnä, Eija – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Individuals with autism often exhibit atypical levels of attention to eyes. High support need and minimally verbal individuals with autism have typically received less attention in research. This study explored a preference based computer game to include the less-studied individuals with autism in their own school environment. Four high support…
Descriptors: Autism, Computer Games, Preferences, Eye Movements
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Mastrothanais, Konstantinos; Kalianou, Maria; Katsifi, Spiridoula; Zouganali, Anna – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In the current research, the use of students' metacognitive strategies with and without special learning difficulties was studied as well as any differentiation of this use because of class or gender. The tool which was used was Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory, Version B (Jr. MAI) of Sperling et al. (2002) and is based on Brown's…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Learning Problems, Gender Differences
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