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Wendland, Alyssa; Shinde, Satomi K. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2021
Inclusion, specifically inclusion of students with disabilities in the educational system, is not just compliance to standards, but also an attitude. Therefore, inclusive education can be implemented in various ways. This article will examine the educational systems of the United States and Japan, using a case study and literature review. The case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Cross Cultural Studies
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Nonis, Karen P.; Gibson, Ashleigh – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2021
Universities now have more students with disabilities enrolled in their programs. The pursuit of a higher degree could be because universities have responded to increasing online programs that make it accessible to students with diverse needs. However, with change come the challenges of catering to diverse needs and how universities make strategic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Barriers
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Wafula, Naomi Khakasa; Kabuka, Eric Kiago; Bota, N. K. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2021
Class size is an essential factor in student academic achievement. Small class sizes improve student achievement and teacher morale. For this reason, the researchers of this study set out to determine the relationship between class size and academic achievement among students with learning difficulties in secondary schools in Kakamega County,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Class Size, Academic Achievement, Learning Problems
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Lazarus, Kelechi Uchemadu – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2021
The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between classroom environmental variables (that is, physical classroom environment, availability of reading materials, teacher support during reading instruction) and reading engagement among students with learning disabilities in junior secondary schools (JSS) in Ibadan, Nigeria. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Reading Materials, Student Attitudes
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Gomez, Mertie M.; Herron, Julie – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2021
This archival data study examined the relations between cognitive abilities and math reasoning for Hispanic English learner (EL) students in grades 1 through 5 with an identified learning disability. The 295 student participants were referred for an initial psycho-educational Spanish or English evaluation due to academic concerns by their school…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Spanish Speaking
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Mize, Min; Schramm-Possinger, Megan – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2021
This study is designed to assess pre-service teachers' perspectives on students with disabilities as well as their attitudes towards inclusion before and after a field-based introductory course where pre-service teachers worked alongside their mentor teacher with a specific student. By the end of the course, pre-service teachers' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Students with Disabilities
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Faraclas, Kara L. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2021
Across the globe, a critical skill for 21st century special educators is the ability to work effectively with students with special needs from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. International exposure to other cultures through academic immersion experiences fosters those skills by helping teachers cultivate a global perspective. This…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, College Students, International Programs, Study Abroad
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Lindell, Mary; Daniels, Jessica; Michener, Mary – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2021
Within a private university in the United States, BUILD is a two-year program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. BUILD provides inclusive opportunities in coursework, employment, residential, and social activities with traditional students, as well as life skills and career training in courses specific to BUILD students. This…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, College Students, Private Colleges
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Sichari, Manson; Bota, Kennedy; Okaya, Edward – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2020
In Africa, inclusive education has been demonstrated at the primary level and has been improving at the secondary level. However, inclusion is yet to be fully realized in employment and entrepreneurship. The few persons with special needs who have experienced inclusion have demonstrated success, yet some communities are not ready to give them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Employment
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van Leendert, Annemiek; Doorman, Michiel; Drijvers, Paul; Pel, Johan; van der Steen, Hans – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2020
It is difficult to read mathematical expressions in braille, whether or not in coordination with text to speech (TTS) synthesis. The researchers in this study investigated the effect of an intervention on the braille readers' performance in reading and comprehending mathematical expressions as well as the braille readers' ability to make…
Descriptors: Braille, Audio Equipment, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Alnahari, Maram M.; McGinley, Vicki A.; Bolton, David L. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2020
Identifying autism early is important if children are to receive the services they need to allow them to function in society. It has only been relatively recently that the Saudi Arabian educational system has acknowledged children with autism's learning challenges as a significant problem. Many practicing and preservice teachers may have…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Bojuwoye, Olaniyi – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2020
Nigeria has policies on special and inclusive education. However, there is a disconnect between policy provisions and school practices. Difficulties with policy implementation in Nigerian schools were investigated by exploring teachers' perspectives on school system's knowledge capacities regarding pupils with special education needs and schools'…
Descriptors: Barriers, Special Education, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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Bartlett, Nadine; Boyce, Joel – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2020
At the University of Manitoba, Canada a team comprised of four faculty members from the Faculty of Education, an Indigenous Education Consultant, and a graduate student embarked on a change initiative entitled: "Indigenizing Curriculum, Pedagogy and Spaces in Teacher Education." In the spirit of reconciliation, the initiative involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decolonization, Inclusion, Higher Education
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Alkhattabi, Shoroq; Burnette, Kristin; Ryndak, Diane Lea; Botini, Christene – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2020
In Saudi Arabia, the education of students with disabilities has historically followed a segregated medical model. New research is emerging, however, about educating students with disabilities in general education classrooms (i.e., inclusive education). The purpose of this survey study was to examine the level of preparedness of general education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, General Education, Special Education Teachers
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Varsamis, Panagiotis; Gkouvatzi, Anastasia; Nanou, Andromachi; Ntarilli, Ioanna; Simeonidou, Magdalini – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2020
The purpose of the present study is to examine the properties of a curriculum-based pre-referral screening tool. According to the current Greek preschool curriculum, preschoolers' participation is evaluated across five core axes, namely Play, Routines, Daily Activities, Explorations, and Organized Activities. Teacher evaluations sorted 201…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Screening Tests, Foreign Countries, Prereferral Intervention
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