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Heiman, Tali – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
The study was designed to examine and compare British and Israeli teachers' perceptions, expectations, and needs regarding the inclusion process. In both countries, the inclusion movements support the rights of children to have their special educational needs identified and met through education legislation and the right of individuals with…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Coping
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Papadopoulou, Dionisia; Kokaridas, Dimitrios; Papanikolaou, Zisis; Patsiaouras, Asterios – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of Greek physical education teachers toward the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular education settings and to compare the results with the findings of similar studies. The sample consisted of 93 participants, all physical education teachers working at different schools of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Inclusive Schools, Knowledge Level, Disabilities
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Chitiyo, Morgan; Wheeler, John – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
When Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980, the government started a massive expansion of the education system. Two decades later, the country's literacy rate had risen to one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the same cannot be said for special education. This paper examines the development of the education system in Zimbabwe with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Development, Educational History
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Weisel, Amatzia – International Journal of Special Education, 1989
The study found that 74 seventh- and eighth-grade students with either high or moderate contact with hearing impaired students expressed more positive attitudes toward deafness than students who had no contact with the hearing impaired. A similar pattern was found when attitudes toward disabilities in general were evaluated. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Relationship
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Shaver, James P.; And Others – International Journal of Special Education, 1989
Meta analysis of 273 investigations concerned with the modification of attitudes toward persons with disabilities revealed equivocal results possibly due to methodological deficiencies (study quality ratings were low) or to the complexity of human attitudes. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Meta Analysis
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O'Toole, Brian – International Journal of Special Education, 1988
This paper examines the magnitude of the problem of disability facing developing countries; the traditional response to this challenge and its ineffectiveness; the emergence of community-based rehabilitation (CBR); its underlying assumptions and effectiveness in terms of staff training, interagency partnerships, and parental and community…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Developing Nations, Disabilities, International Studies
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Serpell, Robert – International Journal of Special Education, 1986
Community based rehabilitation for disabled persons in developing nations is contrasted with institutionally based rehabilitation. A strategy is proposed which combines the two approaches and includes greater economic realism, design of advanced training programs, provision of reliable transportation, and more outreach and follow-up activities by…
Descriptors: Community Services, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Institutional Role
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Juul, Kristen D. – International Journal of Special Education, 1986
A review of 25 epidemiological studies of behavior disorders from 16 foreign countries indicated prevalence rates for children in other countries were much higher than those in the United States and were more in harmony with the incidence figures for adult populations both in the United States and in other countries. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Behavior Disorders, Children
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Yoder, John H.; Kibria, K. F. M. Gholam – International Journal of Special Education, 1987
The study documented the existence of specific learning disabilities among primary school children in Botswana and compared the relative effectiveness of a behavior rating scale, a group test of visual-motor integration, and teacher identification in identifying such children. (DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Handicap Identification
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McCleary, Ivan Dene; Buchanan, Mary – International Journal of Special Education, 1987
An overview of special education services in five Western European countries (Federal Republic of Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, and Switzerland) is presented. The countries are all currently undergoing reexamination of existing practices, though extensive variations exist between and within each country. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Disabilities, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Qirbi, Azza – International Journal of Special Education, 1987
A survey of childhood disabilities was conducted in Yemen covering the three main cities and 37 towns and villages. Results indicated a disability prevalence rate of approximately 13% of which over 30% were oral or auditory based and over 20% were visual. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Children, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Sumarah, John – International Journal of Special Education, 1987
L'Arche is an international movement to create communities in which disabled persons are included. Through a series of personal interviews, an autobiographical account is presented illustrating some of the salient features of living in a L'Arche community from a handicapped person's perspective. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Disabilities, Group Homes, Interviews
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Miles, M. – International Journal of Special Education, 1989
The paper reviews a decade's efforts to influence Pakistan's disability policies towards greater involvement of existing community resources, rather than heavy government investment in institutional development. Differences between progressive Western views and pragmatic Third World planners are described. An information systems approach is…
Descriptors: Community Role, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Educational Philosophy
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Henderson, Robert A. – International Journal of Special Education, 1989
The paper analyzes the legal, fiscal, and organizational differences and similarities in special educational services in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Noted are the decreased role of the courts in Australia and New Zealand and provision of all education funding by the state in Australia and New Zealand. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Finance
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Michael, Ezra – International Journal of Special Education, 1989
The article examines trends in statistical data and educational policies in Israel since 1948 toward students with handicaps. Considered are relevant legislation and procedures, the special education population in 1985/6, and the role of the family, community, and society. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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