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Forslund Frykedal, Karin; Hammar Chiriac, Eva – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Group work is an educational mode that promotes learning and socialisation among students. In this study, we focused on the inclusive processes when students work in small groups. The aim was to investigate and describe students' inclusive and collaborative processes in group work and how the teacher supported or impeded these transactions. Social…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Inclusion, Group Dynamics
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Skues, Jason L.; Cunningham, Everarda G.; Theiler, Stephen S. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study tests a proposed model of coping outcomes for 290 primary school students in Years 5 and 6 (mean age = 11.50 years) with and without learning disabilities (LDs) within a resource-based framework of coping. Group-administered educational and intelligence tests were used to screen students for LDs. Students also completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6, Learning Disabilities
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Beaulieu-Bergeron, Rebecca; Morin, Diane – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Research suggests that attitudes of typically developing children towards intellectual disability (ID) play an important role in the social integration and acceptance of children with IDs. To date, however, few studies have investigated children's attitudes towards ID. The primary objective of this study was to examine the cognitive, affective,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Grade 5, Grade 6, Student Attitudes
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Taneja Johansson, Shruti – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article explores stakeholders' awareness of autism and their perspectives on children with autism, in an urban Indian school context. Using an interpretive framework, the article draws on interview data from a study conducted in Kolkata. Findings indicated varying but limited awareness of autism among school staff. Teachers instead described…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes
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de Leeuw, Linda; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Incidental word learning is influenced by context, task, and reader characteristics. The present study aimed to determine the contribution and interactions of these factors for fifth-grade students. The focus was on contextual differences: words' meanings are inferred from local or global contexts. This effect was tested as a function of task: gap…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Inferences
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Thurston, Allen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article presents a critical review of the literature surrounding the potential impact of undiagnosed and untreated vision impairment on reading development in the early years of primary school. Despite pre-school screening programmes, it is still possible for children to enter school with undiagnosed, uncorrected vision impairments. This can…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Clinical Diagnosis, Reading Skills, Young Children
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Vik, Astrid Kristin; Lassen, Liv M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
This article explores how 11 pupils with severe visual impairment cope with reading activities in inclusive Norwegian schools. All pupils received instruction in braille and print, and used an audio-text format. Having multiple reading options provided possibilities for pupils to achieve reading skills, but also generated stress. Theories of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Visual Impairments, Coping, Reading Skills
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Madelaine, Alison; Wheldall, Kevin – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2005
Identifying low-progress readers easily and quickly is an essential prerequisite for effective literacy intervention in schools. In this study, teacher judgment of reading performance is compared with a curriculum-based measurement procedure. This study involved 33 teachers and their Year 3 to Year 5 classes. Twelve students were randomly selected…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Difficulties, Student Evaluation
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Zeleke, Seleshi – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
Self-concept ratings of children with mathematics disabilities (MD), average mathematics achievement (AA), and high mathematics achievement (HA) who attended regular classes in grades 4 through 6 were compared. Twenty-four children in each group, who were selected from an original pool of 811 children, and who were matched one-to-one by grade,…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Ability, Learning Disabilities, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement