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Kim, Hyun Uk – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
This paper explores societal perceptions of a child's disability and bilingualism through the author's observations and reflections. Drawing from the observations of the child in different public schools in the United States, the author shares how the child has been viewed differently and similarly by school personnel. By reflecting on different…
Descriptors: Daughters, Children, Bilingualism, Public Schools
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Malak, Md. Saiful; Sharma, Umesh; Deppeler, Joanne M. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
This study aimed at developing a valid and reliable instrument for measuring attitudes of primary schoolteachers toward inappropriate student behaviour. A systematic approach was used to develop the scale. Results provide preliminary evidence that the new instrument (consisting of 13 items on a six-point Likert type scale) meets the standards for…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes, Test Construction, Elementary School Teachers
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Agbenyega, Joseph S. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
In this article, I offer an ontological theorization of belonging. The article interrogates the quality of belonging from a Bourdieuian perspective by critiquing exclusion generated from psychological or biological discourses; I aim to question the way that "belonging" is applied in a technical or an emotional sense within the field of…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Group Unity, Sense of Community, Interpersonal Relationship
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Gillies, Ann – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
This article describes how a Teacher Educator teaches her university students (pre-service teachers) about belonging; how it feels to belong to a group, why they need to spend their time and energy during the school day working to make K-12 students feel that they belong, what belonging looks like, and how to make it happen in the pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Group Unity, Sense of Community
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Palmgren, Marina Helena; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
Basic education strives to provide an equal education for all students, whether the students attend regular or special education. In this study, we explore seventh grade comprehensive school students' (N = 119) experiences of engaging and disengaging events at school and the points at which these events occur in their school career. The students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Equal Education
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Robinson, Christine – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
Discourse on quality, within the context of childcare, has moved beyond the level of licensing to consider children's right to belong. Within Western Australia (WA), there has been a paradigm shift as international research literature on quality childcare has advocated the long-term benefits for individuals and the community when children…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Child Care, Guidelines, Teacher Attitudes
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Rose, Richard; Shevlin, Michael – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
In recent years, international initiatives such as the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education (UNESCO, 1994) and the Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations General Assembly, 2015) have encouraged educational researchers to focus their attentions on those conditions that enable schools to become more…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Student Experience, Mainstreaming
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Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
Enormous variation exists among nations and regions in their inclusive education provisions. In addition to comparisons based on policy documents and figures, in-depth and contextually grounded comparative studies involving qualitative data based on stakeholder experiences are needed, especially between western and Asian regions or nations where…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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Robledo, Jodi – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
Developing literacy skills can liberate students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to engage with the world, connect with others, and communicate their experiences and their insights. It also allows individuals with ASD, regardless of the severity of their disability, to be included in literacy learning opportunities with their peers. With the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Skill Development
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Stuart, Shannon K.; Collins, James; Toms, Ozalle; Gwalla-Ogisi, Nomsa – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
This article provides an argument for implementing mindfulness supports within a school that adheres to the principles of whole schooling. First, the authors synthesize the research related to the use of mindfulness-based activities in schools. Next, they provide an argument for implementing mindfulness supports within a school that adheres to the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Positive Behavior Supports, Holistic Approach, School Activities
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Chitiyo, Jonathan – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
A total of 77 teachers working in inclusive settings in North Eastern USA were surveyed regarding their perceptions of the barriers that may hinder the use of co-teaching. Results indicated that (a) teachers lack the necessary skills required for implementing co-teaching, and (b) co-teaching may require a lot of resources for its successful…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Barriers, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Juma, Said; Lehtomäki, Elina; Naukkarinen, Aimo – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
Developing inclusive teacher education to improve learning and schooling for all children is attracting increasing interest worldwide. This study examined teachers' insights into the development of inclusive teacher education by drawing on collaborative action research conducted by 20 primary school teachers in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Elementary School Teachers, School Community Relationship
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Johnson, Andrew P. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
Reading is creating meaning with print. It makes sense that interventions for struggling readers be similarly meaning-based and take place, to the greatest extent possible, in a general education setting. This article describes a meaning-based Response to Intervention plan that is economical, pragmatic, research-based, and effective. Based on a…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Intervention
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Tan, Paulo – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
Personal experiences promoting inclusive mathematics education for my own child have mostly been met with staunch resistance on the part of educators, and a resulting breakdown in collaborative efforts during individualized education program (IEP) meetings. However, I found that utilizing certain strategies and introducing innovative mathematics…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Inclusion, Special Education, Mathematical Concepts
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Deku, Prosper; Vanderpuye, Irene – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
The study explored teachers' perspectives on the curriculum, the physical environment and their preparation for the inclusive education programme. Data was collected using questionnaires. A sample of 120 teachers from schools identified as inclusive was used for the study. The t-test of independent samples and chi-square test were used to analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Curriculum
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