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Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Helseth, Sølvi; Andenaes, Randi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The study aimed to investigate trends and explanatory factors for socio-economic inequalities associated with disability during the transition to young adulthood. A sample of 2606 participants (56% females and 44% males) was prospectively followed from adolescence to young adulthood. Disability status, age, gender, mental health problems,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Disabilities, Adolescents
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Lindsay, Sally; Cagliostro, Elaine; Carafa, Gabriella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This review critically appraised the literature on disability disclosure and accommodations for youth with disabilities in post-secondary education (PSE). Systematic searches of 8 databases identified 36 studies meeting our inclusion criteria. These studies were analysed with respect to the characteristics of the participants, methodology, results…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students
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Nyquist, Astrid; Moser, Thomas; Jahnsen, Reidun – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study investigates the preferences for actual participation in and enjoyment of physical out-of-school activities in children with physical disabilities, including what particular activities they are actually participating in, how often, with whom, where, and how enjoyable they find these activities. The data are based on structured…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Leisure Time, Health Behavior, Preferences
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Brandt, Synnove – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
Knowledge about disabled students in higher education is fragmented. It is therefore difficult to assess whether policy goals actually promote better conditions for disabled students. The aim of this article is to take a closer look at the experiences of disabled students in Norway and, in light of policy goals, to identify obstacles in the higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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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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Wormnaes, Siri – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
The present study explored how cross-cultural collaboration involving university lecturers from Norway (the North) and Egypt (the South), and student-teachers from Egypt, can be an arena for facilitating student-teachers' reflection and for challenging student-teachers' preconceived beliefs and perspectives about disability and education. The…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Specialists, Drills (Practice)
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Skarbrevik, Karl J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
A study investigated the prevalence of different disabilities in 780 students found eligible for special education in Norway. Almost all had more than one disability, with the most common disabilities being psychosocial problems, intellectual disability, and communication disorders. One-third were reported to have attention deficit disorder or…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Communication Disorders, Disabilities, Disability Identification
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Befring, Edvard – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
The article reviews special education in Norway, including the general education system, health and welfare services for persons with disabilities, the organization of special education, integration, qualifications of special education teachers, national plans for development, and problems and progress. It is recommended that advocacy for those…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education