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Shroff, Hemal P.; Hardikar-Sawant, Samindara; Prabhudesai, Anuradha D. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Teachers play an important role in the diagnosis and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are no published studies on Indian teachers' knowledge of ADHD. In the present study, the aim was to assess knowledge and misperceptions about ADHD among schoolteachers in Mumbai. A total of 106 teachers from 12 English-medium…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Misconceptions, Statistical Analysis
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John, Aesha; Montgomery, Diane – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study with families caring for an individual with an intellectual disability in a mid-sized Indian city explored the diverse explanatory models that parents constructed of causes, preferred treatment approaches and perceived social effects of their child's intellectual disability. Seventeen mothers and three fathers rank ordered 48 disability…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Parent Attitudes, Child Rearing, Foreign Countries
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Shahid, Mohd; Raza, Md. Shahid; Alam, Md. Aftab – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Reflecting through the Indian experiences, a brief attempt is made to explore how disability as a noun takes shape in popular common sense "call names" (adjectives) and how does the popular common sense legitimise and normalise the oppressive language and the oppressed reality of the persons with disabilities? In the Indian context, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nouns, Form Classes (Languages), Disabilities
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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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Naraian, Srikala; Natarajan, Poonam – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
The qualitative study reported in this article investigated how youth with disabilities in India described their peer relationships within their educational settings. We situate the aims of this study within the larger context of inclusive education in India and discourses on self-determination for individuals with disabilities. Findings from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Peer Relationship, Student Behavior
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Pachigar, Vinati; Stansfield, Jois; Goldbart, Juliet – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
Beliefs and attitudes of teachers in Mumbai, India, towards children who stutter were investigated using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Questionnaires were completed by 58 teachers, four of whom were subsequently interviewed. Results from the questionnaires showed that teachers believed that a child's environment influenced…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Questionnaires, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Srinivasan, Bharati; Karlan, George R. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
This paper explores influences of economic factors on sociocultural aspects of traditional, industrial, and "transitional" societies, with India an example of a transitional society. Links between socioeconomic contexts, child-rearing goals and practices, and early intervention programs are considered. Child-rearing goals and practices…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Goldbart, Juliet; Mukherjee, Swapna – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
Reports were elicited from 56 Bengali parents of children (ages 1-18) with cerebral palsy on activities they engaged in with their child and on the toys the child possessed. The majority reported spending time playing with their child and all respondents named at least two toys belonging to their child. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cerebral Palsy, Children, Family Characteristics
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Miles, M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
This paper examines the cultural traditions of South Asia, especially India and Pakistan, regarding the education of children with special needs. This valuable cultural heritage has been largely ignored in the inflow of western educational ideas and the professionalization of special education, especially in the late 19th century. Improved…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations