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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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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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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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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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Morgan, Jennifer L. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2016
This article investigates the practices of effective collaboration and co-teaching among Special and General Educators as it relates to the social justice concept of inclusion. Data was gathered through interviews, faculty surveys, student surveys, and personal journal reflections. The study explores the key components to reshaping the role of a…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Social Justice, Accountability
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Wolfberg, Pamela; LePage, Pamela; Cook, Ellen – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2009
This article introduces two innovative teacher preparation programs that emphasize inclusive education at San Francisco State University. The Combined Elementary and Special Education program has as its main goal to provide specialized cross training for special and general educators who work in highly diverse inclusive public school settings. The…
Descriptors: Credentials, Inclusive Schools, Elementary Education, Autism
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Santamaria, Lorri; Thousand, Jacque – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2004
This article describes one school's year-long effort to provide equitable access to the core curriculum to a very culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse student body while increasing teachers' needs for responsive professional development by piloting a dramatic change in the special education service delivery system with the support…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Core Curriculum, Democracy, Individualized Instruction