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ERIC Number: EJ1205562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 50
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1710-2146
Content Analysis of Australian Special Education Research 2005-2015
Ralston, Michelle M.; Dally, Kerry A.; Dempsey, Ian
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v15 n1 p82-131 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 that inclusive education principles and practices have become a major focus in 'special' education research. While disability specific issues remained topical, there was an increasing interest in the complex socio-cultural contexts of schools and classrooms, and supporting students with additional needs within inclusive environments. Recommendations for further research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia