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Opoku, Maxwell Peprah; Jiya, Alex Nester; Kanyinji, Rose Cynthia; Nketsia, William – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2021
The relevance of education in the effort towards alleviating poverty cannot be overemphasised. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa, with over 80% of the population living in rural areas and reeling under deplorable conditions. With the effort towards practicing inclusive education, there is the need for policymakers to expedite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Furner, Joseph; Powers, Jillian; Brown, Susannah – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2021
Across the United States, there are many elementary aged students whose parents or themselves are from Mexico, Guatemala, and Central America having Mayan heritage. In alignment with instructional concepts that build a positive classroom culture encouraging higher level learning for all students, the authors designed and implemented a curriculum…
Descriptors: Maya (People), Latin American Culture, Elementary School Students, Integrated Curriculum
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Boitumelo, Mangope; Kuyini, Ahmed Bawa; Major, Thenjiwe Emily – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2020
Inclusive education in the context of Botswana involves addressing the barriers that prevent students with disabilities from fully participating in the activities of the general education schools. A lack of understanding often exists among general education teachers in relation to the implementation of inclusive education in general education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, General Education
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Alesech, Julie; Nayar, Shoba – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2020
Significant movement in educational practice within New Zealand schools, particularly evident in special education, has seen schools actively encouraged to mainstream students. Central to the success of this transition, is the facilitation of a child's acceptance and belonging within the school setting. Yet, there is a dearth of literature in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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McMaster, Christopher – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2020
Mending the Net: The Learning Zone considers how the principles of Whole Schooling can be incorporated into the high school setting to reach students at risk of disassociating from their learning. Whereas schools strive to create a safety net to catch students in need, there are often holes in that net some students fall through. This project was…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Access to Education, Educational Principles
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Lakkala, Suvi; Uusiautti, Satu; Kyrö-Ämmälä, Outi; Grönfors, Perttu – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2020
In this study, we assessed how Finnish teachers' professional actions support their students' engagement and positive self-image at school. This qualitative multimethod study is comprised of three sub-studies: (1) the research Data Set A included pedagogical reflective journals, observations of, and interviews with, two Finnish teachers and their…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Learner Engagement, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Siddik, Md Abu Bakor; Kawai, Norimune – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2020
Bangladesh adopted inclusive education for all government primary schools when it implemented the National Education Policy 2010. However, Bangladesh continues to face several challenges in implementing inclusive education, and low teaching quality remains a significant issue in teaching children with special needs. To overcome this challenge,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Inclusion, Teacher Competencies
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Ghedin, Elisabetta; Aquario, Debora – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2020
This study investigates collaborative attitudes and practices in mainstream Italian schools. Research questions are the following: what kind of teachers' and students' collaboration occurs in inclusive settings? To what extent did significant differences exist among general education teachers and support education teachers? To what extent did…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Köpfer, Andreas; Böing, Ursula – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2020
Paraprofessional support is increasingly implemented in schools as part of inclusive school development in many countries, primarily for students with Special Educational Needs. Educational research has shown growing interest in paraprofessional support in inclusive schools, focusing on the conceptual design and professionalization of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Students with Disabilities, Student Attitudes
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Ackah-Jnr, Francis R. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2020
Calls for teacher quality are a lively issue in education systems and schools. This paper explores in-service professional development and learning of teachers implementing inclusive education in early childhood settings. Teachers and headteachers of early childhood settings were interviewed in the context of their daily work and practice.…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Lisenbee, Peggy S.; Tan, Paulo – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2019
We facilitate a year-long teacher induction program in the United States involving early-career teachers in urban elementary schools as a means to advance their inclusive mathematics practices. The participants in this program joined in professional learning experiences and discussions focused on advancing inclusive mathematics education with…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Education, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Chitiyo, Morgan; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Chitiyo, George; Changara, Darlington M.; Itimu-Phiri, Ambumulire; Haihambo, Cynthy; Taukeni, Simon G.; Dzenga, Chaidamoyo G. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2019
Many countries are embracing inclusive education. However, one of the main challenges that African countries are facing in this regard is the shortage of qualified teachers with the requisite skills to provide an appropriate education for their children with special needs. This shortage can be addressed through provision of professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion, Faculty Development
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Alsarawi, Aeshah – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2019
Co-teaching has become a widely practiced collaborative model among special and general education teachers in U.S. schools (Chitiyo, & Brinda, 2018; Pancsofar, & Petroff, 2013). This practice emerged as a response to the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) and Every Student Succeeds Act (2015), which…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Inclusion
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Chitiyo, Morgan; Kumedzro, Felix K.; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Ahmed, Siddiq – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2019
This study was designed to explore the professional development needs of both general and special education teachers in Ghana regarding students with disabilities in an inclusive environment. Unlike the traditional top-down approach, where professional development for teachers is designed from the top and thrust upon them, this study sought to do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Faculty Development, Educational Needs
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Willard, Carol A. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2019
Coteaching is becoming a common practice in secondary classrooms as a way to provide special education services to students with disabilities (SWD). Effective coteaching supports an inclusive philosophy of schooling by creating appropriate learning spaces for diverse learners, allowing learners access to general education curricula, building a…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, High School Teachers, Students with Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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