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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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Cosier, Meghan; White, Julia M.; Wang, Qiu – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
Despite the overwhelming body of research suggesting that students with intellectual disability benefit from access to general education placements, students with intellectual disability continue to be educated primarily in segregated settings. Furthermore, the percentage of students with intellectual disability included in general education…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Access to Education, General Education, Inclusion
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Hover, Ashlee – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
School administrators and teachers create a culture for high learning and achievement when they partner with parents to make decisions regarding the optimal age to begin formal schooling. The age that students begin school has decreased across the globe; however, the United States has various eligibility dates for school entry that require…
Descriptors: Decision Making, School Community Relationship, Parent School Relationship, School Entrance Age
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Kantavong, Pennee; Sivabaedya, Suwaree – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2010
This study used a quasi-experimental research design to examine the impact of a professional learning program designed to enhance the competency of children with Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities and to develop knowledge, understanding and skills of teachers and parents in helping them. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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Li, Alison Man-Ching; Tse, Andrew Chung-Yee; Lian, Ming-Gon John – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2009
Special schools, along with an increasing number of mainstream schools that implement inclusive education in Hong Kong, have been making efforts to develop their own school-based curriculum to echo and support the spirit of "one curriculum for all" since the Curriculum Development Council (CDC) of the Education Bureau (EDB) released the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Special Schools, Learning Problems, Inclusive Schools
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Lupart, Judy; Whitley, Jessica; Odishaw, Janine; McDonald, Linda – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2008
This article describes a program designed to foster authentic inclusion and excellence in an elementary school learning community and research results from the first phase of this on-going project. Actively Building Capacity for Diversity sees successful inclusion of students with exceptional needs as part of a continuum of excellent educational…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Practices, Educational Indicators
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Agbenyega, Joseph S. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2008
Inclusion in education is based on the premise that given the right educational opportunity and support, every student can achieve to his/her optimum level. This paper reports a study of 50 Junior Secondary Students' experiences of schooling using phenomenon auto-driven photo elicitation approach. The paper examines issues of school place in…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities, Secondary Education
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Stuart, Shannon K.; Connor, Mary; Cady, Karin; Zweifel, Alicia – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2007
This article describes a multiage classroom led by three co-teachers who facilitate the education of 42 students ages six through nine years. The classroom is located in a public school district that practices inclusion and subscribes to the principles of whole schooling. A literature review defines the concepts of co-teaching, multiage education,…
Descriptors: Multigraded Classes, Mixed Age Grouping, Teaching Methods, Inclusive Schools
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Hoang, Thienhuong N. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2007
There are many factors that influence the academic success and motivation of students. Social cognitive theory contends that individuals learn and perform based upon a triadic reciprocality of personal factors, behavior, and the environment. Personal factors such as beliefs, behaviors, and the environment equally influence one another. Existing…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing