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Boothe, Anne; Zuna, Nina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The rates of epilepsy among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are higher than that of the general population. The exact prevalence and aetiology of the comorbidity of autism and epilepsy are not well understood; however, the connection is well-documented. This common comorbidity makes the treatment of epilepsy increasingly complex for…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Repnik, Robert; Arcet, Robi; Karasel, Nedime – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
In this theoretical study, we combined two approaches regarding the education of teachers in the field of teaching pupils with special needs with focus on teaching natural science topics, in Slovenia and in the Part of Northern Cyprus, respectively. We analysed syllabuses for different study programmes for teachers in primary schools in selected…
Descriptors: Natural Sciences, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Teaching (Occupation)
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Reynolds, Joel Michael; Kiuppis, Florian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Critics of the 'strong social model' of disability developed in the U.K. commonly claim that it focuses too one-sidedly on social oppression, thereby neglecting the role of individual impairment. In this theoretical article, we contrast that model with what we call the 'pathic model' of disability, which we characterise through the case of people…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Self Concept, Models, Power Structure
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Rafter, Mary; Gillies, Robyn M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Recent developments in genomic-based knowledge is challenging educators to learn more about the early precursors of various difficulties children experience in learning and how they can use this information to identify preventative strategies or strategies that minimise their effect. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief outline of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Teaching Methods, Genetic Disorders, Special Needs Students
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Padden, Lisa; Tonge, Julie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This article offers a review of the DARE as it operated in University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland from 2010 to 2013. This DARE scheme allows applicants to provide details of their disability and its impact on their education, with a view to competing for specially allocated places on their programme of choice, should they not receive an offer of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Edmonds, Casey Olivia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Emergency preparedness is a fast developing field of education driven by the numerous disasters worldwide with more recent notable examples including the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in the US in 2001, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the London bombings in 2005, the earthquake in China in 2008, the Great East Japan…
Descriptors: Children, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Terrorism
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Hilton, Caroline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Apert syndrome is a rare condition, with a birth prevalence of approximately one in 65,000. This article provides an up-to-date review of the literature on Apert syndrome from a variety of perspectives, ranging from surgical management to personal accounts. The purpose of the review is to provide a holistic description of the syndrome which should…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Children
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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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Carrington, Suzanne; Saggers, Beth; Adie, Lenore; Zhu, Nan; Gu, Dingqian; Hu, Xiaoyi; Wang, Yan; Deng, Meng; Mu, Guanglun Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Inclusive education focuses on addressing marginalisation, segregation and exclusion within policy and practice. The purpose of this article is to use critical discourse analysis to examine how inclusion is represented in the education policy and professional documents of two countries, Australia and China. In particular, teacher professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, National Standards, Cross Cultural Studies
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Shyman, Eric – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
While many policies, pieces of legislation and educational discourse focus on the concept of inclusion, or inclusive education, the field of education as a whole lacks a clear, precise and comprehensive definition that is both globally sensitive and based in social justice. Even international efforts including the UN Convention on the Rights of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Social Justice, Definitions
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Boyd, Vic – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
For many students, impairments such as chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, epilepsy, or diabetes have the potential to vary in intensity, and thus impact, on participation in learning activities and on self-perception/identity. This article considers some of the factors that may be of influence on the ways in which students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Disabilities, Higher Education
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Yoo, Joan P.; Palley, Elizabeth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article examines the development of South Korean special education policy and suggests that different strategies of policy diffusion influenced the design of the policy at different times. Historically, South Korea relied on external pressures and influences, particularly US law and UN guidelines, to develop much of its human rights law,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Wang, Yan; Mu, Guanglun Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
The preparation, recruitment, work, and career of teachers are important in education. This is no exemption for special education. However, the shortage of qualified teachers serving students with disabilities has long been an international problem. In China, both the quantity and the quality of special education teachers are of concern. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Educational Policy, Teacher Qualifications
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Kalyanpur, Maya – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This paper explores the consequences of transferring technical information on disability and inclusive education from the North to the South within the context of international development. Based on data from the author's experiences as a US-trained Indian international consultant in Cambodia, it analyses how problems with translation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Children
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Roe, Joao; Rogers, Sue; Donaldson, Marion; Gordon, Clare; Meager, Nathan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
We would describe teaching literacy through braille as one of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of the role of a Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired (QTVI). This article focuses on teaching literacy through braille in mainstream settings whilst promoting inclusion and meeting the social-emotional needs of children who use braille.…
Descriptors: Braille, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Mainstreaming
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