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Alqraini, Faisl – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
In the field of special education there is a dearth of group experimental studies that establish evidence-based practice. The effort to establish evidence-based practice has been associated with emphasizing experiments by using randomized controlled trial with large numbers of participants who are randomly assigned to a treatment. However,…
Descriptors: Research Design, Evidence Based Practice, Research Methodology, Special Education
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Sigstad, Hanne Marie Høybråten – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The present study examined the conditions and challenges of successfully including adolescent students with mild intellectual disabilities within a mainstream school context. The study was based on qualitative interviews with nine special education teachers who worked in special education groups in lower secondary schools. A thematic structural…
Descriptors: Success, Inclusion, Adolescents, Mild Intellectual Disability
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Guerra, Melissa G.; Kupczynski, Lori P.; Mundy, Marie-Ann; Garza, Christopher – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The role that educational diagnosticians play in the educational process can vary across settings. In Texas, the Texas Education Agency oversees the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). SBEC certification standards outline knowledge and skills that are required for educational diagnosticians to practice in Texas. The Texas required…
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Special Education, Diagnostic Tests, Specialists
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Yuwono, Imam; Kamil, Mustofa; Rahardja, Djadja; Abdu, Wamaungo Juma – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Guidance and counseling programs aim to lead and guide students by assisting them to achieve developmental tasks. This study investigated the role and effect of a guidance and counseling program on the learning processes of visually impaired students in an inclusive educational setting. The study also investigated the implementation of the…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Guidance, School Counseling, Program Effectiveness
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Kharade, Kalpana; Ha, Huong; Ubale, Amol – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Disaster risk management (DRM) education to visually impaired (VI) students has posed a great challenge to worldwide educators. International aid agencies report that people with disabilities have often been excluded from several educational interventions to manage disaster risks. It is, therefore, imperative to ensure that people with…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Risk Management, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Rasmitadila; Goldstein, Beth L. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This study aimed to determine the role of the special assistant teacher (SAT) compared to the general teacher as English teacher (ET) through instructional interactions in helping slow learner students (SLS) in the English lesson. Twenty-three grade 9 students were observed; interviews were also conducted with the two teachers and several students…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Learning Problems, Semi Structured Interviews, Interaction
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Berwal, Sandeep; Punia, Poonam; Dahiya, Varuna – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The present paper is an outcome of research conducted by authors to examine the effect of gender, degree of impairment and type of school on the mental health of students with visual impairment. The study employed multi-stage random sampling technique to draw a sample of 200 visually impaired students from 52 inclusive and 5 special schools…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Severity (of Disability), Mental Health, Visual Impairments
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Ostendorf, Raymond J.; Choi, Nari – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
In the spirit of moving toward a more "global community", multicultural special education practices designed to reach culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students represent an imperative in countries world-wide where education is a core value, including the United States (U.S.) and South Korea. As CLD students in the U.S. and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Language Usage, Student Diversity
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine 197 Jordanian primary school teachers' creative personality, their beliefs about creativity, and creativity fostering practices. The researcher developed a questionnaire which consisted of three self-reported scales: teachers' creative personality, teachers' beliefs about creativity and teachers' creativity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Creative Teaching
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Choi, Nari; Shin, Mikyung – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
In 2001, the government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) first established Special Education Support Centers (SESCs) to provide appropriate services to students identified as having disabilities based on Korean special education law. School supervisors in the local offices of education across the nation oversee the SESCs. Despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervisors, School Supervision, Special Education
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Jernice, Tan S. Y.; Nonis, Karen – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
With the exception of balance, adolescents with and without hearing impairment (HI) could have similar motor skills. However, the motor proficiency traits in this age group have not been clearly defined under the same integrated Physical Education (PE) environment. This study compared the gross and fine motor skills of twenty four female…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Psychomotor Skills, Hearing Impairments, Physical Education
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Feldman, Niv; Schechter, Chen – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners have underscored the need for schools to become professional learning communities (PLC) as leverage for school change in dynamic environments. Professional learning community is defined by the networks of learning processes among its community members, where teachers continuously deliberate with one…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Special Education, Special Schools, Students with Disabilities
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Goh, Ailsa E.; Drogan, Robin R.; Papay, Clare K. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
An increasing numbers of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are serviced in special and general education settings. Many students with ASD need behavioral supports in order to participate meaningfully in school settings. Function-based intervention has been shown to be effective in decreasing problem behavior and increasing appropriate…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Intervention
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Bessoondyal, Hemant – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Many International Organizations have pledged for education for all children irrespective of gender, race, social background, disabilities or any such factor. Mauritius has joined the international move and has taken a number of initiatives to facilitate education for all children, including those with special needs. It has been found that our…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Special Needs Students
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Al-Hmouz, Hanan – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This study investigated the level of practices and training regarding asthma and its management among public primary school teachers in Jordan. A total sample of 57 teachers were selected to complete the survey and for the follow-up interviews. The results indicated that all teachers have positive attitudes toward including students with asthma in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Children, Elementary School Teachers, Public Schools
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