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Timothy, Shamala; Agbenyega, Joseph S. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
Given increases in student diversity in our schools and classrooms of which students with varying disabilities and additional needs form a part, school leaders have a greater responsibility of ensuring that all students irrespective of their developmental backgrounds benefit from quality education. One of the approaches school leaders use to make…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Educational Planning, Program Implementation, Inclusion
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Mangope, Boitumelo; Otukile-Mongwaketse, Mpho; Dinama, Baamphatlha; Kuyini, Ahmed Bawa – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
Teaching practice (TP) remains one critical means of exposing student teachers to actual classroom experiences with a view to equip them with the needed pedagogical skills. The voice of the student teachers is vital in order to understand their experiences in the field as a way to ensure better outcomes for current and future teacher trainees.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Classroom Techniques, Special Education, Preservice Teachers
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Brown, Elizabeth; Rosenthal, Julie; Dynega, Nicole – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
This article explores a first-grade team's efforts to develop a family-school literacy partnership. The first-grade teachers wrote and developed the "Family at Home Literacy Questionnaire" to understand how their first graders selected texts and read with family members at home. The findings identified a number of unexpected at-home…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Family School Relationship, Family Programs
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Chitiyo, Morgan; Muwana, Florence C. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
Formal special education in many southern African countries can be traced back to the early Christian missionary activities in the region. Like elsewhere in the world, the development of special education in this region has been marked with both challenges and accomplishments. The challenges and barriers to the development of special education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Development, Success
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Elder, Brent C.; Rood, Carrie E.; Damiani, Michelle L. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
Throughout this practitioner-oriented paper, we provide a rationale, framework, and supporting materials to promote the development and implementation of personalized, contextualized, and holistic individualized education plans (IEPs) with a strength-based orientation. We believe that adopting strength-based IEP writing practices is vital to…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Inclusion, Ability
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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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