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Court, Deborah; Givon, Sarah – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article describes the Life Skills program used to improve the social skills of 12 students with learning disabilities in an Israeli middle school. Each of two groups (girls or boys) met weekly for 5 months to address social skills topics. The article notes gender differences in reactions and participation, and outcomes in such areas as…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Daily Living Skills, Foreign Countries, Group Counseling
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Meadan, Hedda; Gumpel, Thomas P. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This article describes changes taking place in Israeli special education. It discusses the goals of special education, diagnosis and placement, special education procedures, criticism of the special education law, and the current status of special education in Israel. The movement towards increased inclusion is highlighted. (Contains 7…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Disability Identification