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Kim, Sunyoung; Lyons, Gregory L.; Lequia, Jenna; Kulkarni, Saili S. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This study used a concurrent multiple baseline design to examine the effects of a peer-mediated pivotal response treatment on social interaction skills of a child with autism in inclusive educational settings. Two typically developing peers were trained to implement the intervention with researchers' prompts in non-instructional settings, such as…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Generalization, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Majoko, Tawanda – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The role of regular teachers is asserted as an integral component in the fruition or otherwise of inclusion in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Consequently, their preparation for inclusion is a cause for concern. An examination of regular teachers' preparation for inclusion in ECE in Zimbabwe revealed that they had tuition in characteristics,…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Competencies, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Shen, Mei; Troia, Gary A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Fifteen third and fourth graders with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were asked to complete reading self-efficacy and reading activity scales and standardized tests of oral and written language to examine the relationships between reading self-efficacy, reading activity, oral language, and reading achievement, with gender and age…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Al-Hmouz, Hanan; Abu-Hamour, Bashir – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The Executive Functions (EFs) cognitive ability was studied with a group of gifted children (n=27), children at risk of learning disabilities (LDs) (n=27), and control/average children (n=27). These children were enrolled in Kindergarten 2 and had the mean age of 63 months. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate group differences on EFs…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Academically Gifted, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities
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Sanatullova-Allison, Elvira; Robison-Young, Victoria A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
This paper addresses the serious and pervasive problem of the mis-identification of English Language Learners (ELLs) as Learning Disabled (LD). Recent increases in immigration make this problem all the more urgent. The paper outlines problems with current methods of differentiating between learning disabilities and language acquisition processes.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities, Immigrants, Disproportionate Representation
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Donne, Vicki – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Many educators have reported limited education in their training or preparation programs on assistive technology and communication devices. The present study reported on action research conducted in this area using book study groups. Participants included graduate students enrolled in a face-to-face course required within their special education…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Graduate Students, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Zhang, Jie; Fallon, Moira A.; Wright, Allison M. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to share results of collaborative effort introducing special education portfolios into an inclusive teacher education program using the Tk20 assessment system. Tk20 is an assessment system for both providing evidence of educational skills and achieving that evidence in such a way as to demonstrate growth of teacher…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Teacher Education Programs, Educational Assessment, Preservice Teachers
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Elton-Chalcraft, Sally; Cammack, Paul J.; Harrison, Liz – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Educating special educational needs (SEN) children in special schools is the norm in India but there is a growing trend towards inclusive practice. Perspectives were sought from children, their parents and teachers in Bangalore, India to investigate perceptions of effective provision for SEN children using an interpretative approach to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Gavish, Bella; Bar-On, Sari; shein-kahalon, Rivka – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine perceived self-efficacy among beginning special education teachers in Israel related to their educational roles and responsibilities. Ninety-three first-year teachers participated in the study. The research was carried out using the mixed method approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Kempen, M.; Steyn, G. M. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
A collaborative continuous professional (CPD) model was implemented and evaluated in six special schools in Gauteng, South Africa in order to support teachers in their professional capacity. The study which reports on a two year study aimed to establish the value of the CPD programme on teachers' learning, students' outcomes and whole school…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Models, Special Schools, Qualitative Research
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Fullarton, Stephanie; Duquette, Cheryll – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
This qualitative study examines the university experiences of four students with learning disabilities (LDs) in Ontario. The research focuses on individual and institutional barriers and facilitators, as well as social supports. Using a case study design, a series of three in-depth interviews were conducted with the participants. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Learning Disabilities, Student Experience
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Mwamba, Mwenya N. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Community schools appeared in Zambia in 1992 beginning with Lusaka and they quickly spread to other parts of the country. The Ministry of General Education recognizes its obligation to provide education of good quality to all children in response to national and international protocols to which Zambia is a part. The creation of Community Schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Access to Education, Government Role
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Kim, So-Young; Lim, Young-Jin – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Although much emphasis has been paid to stress and burnout among special education teachers, little attention has been paid to their well-being. This study aimed to examine relations between virtues and well-being among Korean special education teachers. Virtues and well-being of 115 Korean special education teachers were assessed using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Stress Management, Well Being
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Saldaña, Claudia – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study is to explore how art, as a semiotic tool, transforms children with disabilities. To achieve this purpose, one must listen to the voices of teachers and childcare workers in the field of special education. The study's preliminary findings found three main categories through data analysis: 1) Teachers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Disabilities, Art Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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Kurt, A. Askim; Çolak, Canan; Dönmez, Pelin; Filiz, Ozan; Türkan, Fatih; Odabasi, H. Ferhan – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Students with disabilities should have equal opportunities to participate in higher education as well as students without disabilities. These opportunities are mentioned in a number of various international conventions within a growing attention. According to this growing attention, Higher Education Council in Turkey, determined the Counseling and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Access to Education, Technology Uses in Education
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