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Hodge, Samuel R.; Haegele, Justin; Gutierres Filho, Paulo; Rizzi Lopes, Gleides – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyse Brazilian physical education teachers' beliefs about their experiences teaching students with disabilities. Participants were six physical education teachers from schools located in the city of Brasília, Brazil. The research paradigm was descriptive-qualitative situated in the theory of planned behaviour.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Moore, Adam M.; Clapham, Emily D.; Deeney, Theresa A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This qualitative study was designed to understand parents' perceptions of their children's participation in an inclusive surf therapy programme in the United States. Ten parents and one caregiver were interviewed about theirs and their children's experience in the surf programme. Parent discussions centred on the child, parent/caregiver,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Ashburner, Jill K.; Bobir, Natasha I.; van Dooren, Kate – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
After leaving school, young people with autism spectrum disorder often struggle with social, educational and employment participation. A post-school transition programme underpinned by individualised case management, where mentees are guided to complete self-selected projects by mentors with multimedia skills, was evaluated using a qualitative…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Program Evaluation
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Kallman, Davi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Individuals with disabilities comprise the largest minority group in the world, yet they are the most underrepresented minority group in higher education, the job market and entertainment media such as literature. This population is often underrepresented because of the overlapping physical, attitudinal and policy barriers that prevent them from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Disability Discrimination, Social Bias
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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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Yssel, Nina; Pak, Natalya; Beilke, Jayne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Support services and legislation have contributed to the steady increase of students with disabilities in higher education. The question is whether obstacles that impeded success have been removed, or are students with disabilities still a marginalised group, deprived of the benefits of higher education? In this study we interviewed college…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Deagle, Elena; D'Amico, Miranda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The current study is a qualitative analysis of the results of a literacy skills intervention with a group comprising of three individuals with Down syndrome and three individuals with other developmental disabilities. The intervention was developed to address the concern that individuals in this population are often only exposed to functional…
Descriptors: Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Liang, Limeng; Gao, Xuesong – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This article reports on a mixed-method inquiry into pre-service and in-service secondary school teachers' knowledge about Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and attitudes toward students with this disorder in Hong Kong. The inquiry revealed no differences between pre-service and in-service secondary school teachers concerning their…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns
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Rule, Sarah; Kahonde, Callista; Lorenzo, Theresa – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
The effectiveness of community based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes depends on the calibre of staff recruited and employed. Therefore, this study aimed to understand how the life experiences of community disability workers (CDWs) in Malawi, Botswana and South Africa influenced their choice of career. A life history approach was used to gather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Disabilities, Rehabilitation
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Sheehy, Kieron; Budiyanto – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This research explores, for the first time, the pedagogical orientations of Indonesian teachers in the context of inclusive education. A mixed-method approach was used for an analysis of questionnaire data from 140 teachers and qualitative interviews from 20 teachers in four inclusive schools. The findings suggest that, in general, the implicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires
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Zhu, Nan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study investigated the impact of cognitive strategy instruction (CSI) on mathematical word problem solving of students with mathematics disabilities. A sample of fourth-grade students in a Chinese primary school was divided into a treatment group (75 students) and a comparison group (75 students). The sample consisted of students with…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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Zhang, Dorothy; Spencer, Vicky G. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Autism is a developmental disability that has gained increasing attention during the past several decades in China. The two case studies presented in this article examined the perspectives of two school leaders on educating students with autism in China. Two school principals, one from a public school and one from a private school, were…
Descriptors: Autism, Case Studies, Educational Methods, Disabilities
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Bannink, Femke; Stroeken, Koenraad; Idro, Richard; van Hove, Geert – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This article describes the findings of a qualitative study on knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and practices towards children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in four regions of Uganda. Focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews were held with parents of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, policy-makers, and service…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Attitudes
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King, Gillian; Batorowicz, Beata; Rigby, Patty; McMain-Klein, Margot; Thompson, Laura; Pinto, Madhu – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
There is a need for psychometrically sound measures of youth experiences of community/home leisure activity settings. The 22-item Self-Reported Experiences of Activity Settings (SEAS) captures the following experiences of youth with a Grade 3 level of language comprehension or more: Personal Growth, Psychological Engagement, Social Belonging,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Young Adults, Reliability
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Erhard, Rachel; Umanksy, Tami – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2005
The purpose of the research was to identify variables affecting the attitudes and involvement of school counsellors in the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular classrooms. The sample included 220 primary and middle school counsellors in Israel. Two specially constructed questionnaires (i.e., the Involvement in Inclusion Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Counselor Role
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