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Ralston, Michelle M.; Dally, Kerry A.; Dempsey, Ian – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2019
Australian special education literature from 2005 to 2015 was analysed to identify trends in topics and issues. A content analysis revealed a strong focus on inclusive teaching practice and education, and a growing interest in addressing behavioural and emotional disabilities, and teaching social skills in regular classrooms. The findings suggest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Research, Inclusion
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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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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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Southcott, Jane; Opie, Jill – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2016
A single participant phenomenological study using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis can give voice to a student with vision impairment, exploring and developing our understanding of the experience of schooling. This article focuses on the school experience of a senior school student with vision impairment. Few studies have looked at school…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Student Experience, Educational Experience, Phenomenology
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Read, Karen; Aldridge, Jill; Ala'i, Kate; Fraser, Barry; Fozdar, Farida – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2015
This article reports part of an ongoing process that is taking place at one high school. With the vision of an inclusive school in which all students could flourish, the school deliberately set out to develop a culture in which the students would feel welcome, connected and have a sense of belonging. This article focuses on, first, how the school,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being, Moral Values
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Whitburn, Ben – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2014
In this paper I draw upon findings of a recent qualitative project conducted in Queensland, Australia in which all actors--the researcher and 5 participants aged 13-17 years--were linked together by our shared experiences of being students with impaired vision (VI) and who were educated in inclusive secondary schools in Australia during the last…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Lavery, Shane; Cain, Glenda; Hampton, Patrick – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2014
This article examines a service-learning immersion undertaken by pre-service primary teachers in a remote indigenous community and school in Western Australia. The article initially presents the purpose and significance for the immersion in the light of the Australian National Professional Standards for Teachers. The article subsequently outlines…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Immersion Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Improvement
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Agbenyega, Joseph; Klibthong, Sunanta – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2013
Drawing on the social theory concepts of Bourdieu (Field, Capital and Habitus) we explored and gained insights into the perspectives of sub-Saharan African refugee families and preschool educators regarding inclusive education of young children in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The study is informed by two curriculum…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Social Theories, Inclusion
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Supple, Briony; Abgenyega, Joseph – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2011
In this paper we present research on inclusion in higher education using a whole schooling philosophy. We seek insight into the perspectives of international students with disabilities/additional needs, three of whom from this particular research group are from non-English speaking backgrounds and attending the same university in Melbourne,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Agbenyega, Joseph; Peers, Chris – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2010
This article presents preliminary findings of an ongoing study that attempts to gauge the level of access to and support for early childhood education and care programs for sub Saharan African immigrant families living in Melbourne Australia. Using the Australian Early Years Learning Framework as a guide, we explored 30 parents' perception of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Inclusion
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Pearce, Michelle – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2009
As a result of the 1992 Disability Discrimination Act in Australia and parental support for inclusion, regular teachers now include students with disabilities in their classes. Inclusion has been more successful in primary than in secondary schools. Secondary schools remain a challenge due to their traditional focus on curriculum, examinations,…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Inclusive Schools, Disability Discrimination, Foreign Countries
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Beamish, Wendy; Bryer, Fiona; Davies, Mike – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2006
This Australian study examined the emergence of collaborative processes when introducing co-teaching a unit of work into classroom practice. Six teams of regular and special educators at three primary schools (students aged 6 to 12 years) volunteered to systematically reflect on their co-teaching activities to design, implement, and evaluate a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Experiential Learning, Special Education Teachers, Classrooms
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McGregor, Steven J. R.; Forlin, Chris – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2005
When establishing inclusive or whole schooling practices, the attitudes of students towards their peers with differing abilities to themselves is potentially a critical determinant in the success of schools to manage diverse student populations. This research investigates any potential changes in peer attitudes following the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Attitudes toward Disabilities