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Page, Angela; Boyle, Christopher; McKay, Kathy; Mavropoulou, Sofia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The inclusion of all students with special educational needs in mainstream classes was formally enacted by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education in the Special Needs Education Policy of 2002 and updated in 2011 to reflect support for diversity among all learners. This paper investigates the current views about inclusive education (IE) by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Kraska, Jake; Boyle, Christopher – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Teachers' attitudes towards inclusion are important as they have the primary responsibility of implementing inclusive education. Attitudes at the beginning of teaching careers are likely to predict future attitudes. Some studies show a drop in attitudes after leaving university education. Using the Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion (Amended)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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Hardy, Ian; Boyle, Christopher – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This paper draws upon and critiques the Australian federal government's website "My School" as an archetypal example of the current tendency to abstract and quantify educational practice. Arguing in favour of a moral philosophical account of educational practice, the paper reveals how the "My School" website reduces complex…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Federal Government, Teaching Methods