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Tuedor, Marian; Franco, Fabia; White, Anthony; Smith, Serengul; Adams, Ray – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Multimedia computer programmes have been found to facilitate learning in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, the effectiveness of these resources is limited due to poor design or a lack of consideration of the ASD cognitive profile, particularly at the lower functioning end of the spectrum. This article attempts to tackle the…
Descriptors: Testing, Literacy, Children, Autism
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Parchomiuk, Monika – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The article presents research results of a study aimed at determining the correlation between empathy understood as a personality disposition and general attitudes towards individuals with disability. The sample consisted of 300 special education teachers working with persons with intellectual disabilities in primary and secondary schools and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Pasalari, Evdokia; Korkoliakou, Panagiota; Douzenis, Athanasios – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
A recent special education legislation reform in Greece puts emphasis on the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs into mainstream schools. The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of ASD among 67 mainstream nursery and primary classroom teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of a half-day ASD awareness seminar…
Descriptors: Autism, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Wang, Wen-Ling; Kuo, Chang-Yuan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The authors proposed a positive discipline, well-being and teaching effectiveness model that suggested that teachers' positive discipline would facilitate students' well-being and effective teaching, and students' well-being would play a mediating role in the association between positive discipline and teaching effectiveness. The model was tested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Positive Reinforcement, Well Being
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Ozberk, Kenan; Altinay, Fahriye – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine primary school administrators' and teachers' views about the organisational citizenship behaviours in their schools. Qualitative research method was employed. The participants consisted of 15 teachers and 5 school administrators working in primary schools in North Cyprus, which were selected through maximum…
Descriptors: Opinions, Teacher Attitudes, Administrators, Employee Attitudes
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Ozberk, Ozge; Sharma, Ramesh Chander; Dagli, Gokmen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine primary school administrators' and teachers' opinions about the quality of their schools; the school administrators and teachers' knowledge about Total Quality Management and quality tools and the quality tools used in primary schools. The research has been carried out with a qualitative approach and it is in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, School Effectiveness, Total Quality Management
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Altinbas, Orkun; Tokel, Aytac; Dagli, Gokmen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to enable teachers to evaluate the crisis management skills of the administrators in terms of school development. The study has been carried out on a sample group consisting of 376 teachers (sample) working in 10 secondary schools and high schools. The study is a survey research based on the use of a quantitative method.…
Descriptors: School Administration, Administrators, Crisis Management, Secondary Schools
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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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Marshall, Sheila; Goessling, Kristen; Young, Richard; Wozniak-Molnar, Agnieszka – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The transition from elementary to middle or high school is an important experience common to most adolescents in North America. However, very little research has been conducted to understand the experiences of students with a disability status and the stakeholders involved in the transition. Clearly, there is a need to generate information that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Students with Disabilities, Parents, Parent Student Relationship
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Linertová, Renata; González-Guadarrama, Javier; Serrano-Aguilar, Pedro; Posada-De-la-Paz, Manuel; Péntek, Márta; Iskrov, Georgi; Ballester, Marta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Inclusive education of disabled students has been promoted in European disability policies. However, the transition process from more segregated system is slow. The purpose of this study was to provide an insight about different types of schooling of disabled children affected by a rare disease across Europe and to evaluate their and caregivers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Hind, Kristie; Larkin, Rebecca; Dunn, Andrew K. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This study used a mixed methods approach to determine mainstream teachers' attitudes towards inclusion of children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) considering the influence of age, experience, qualifications and the support they receive. The study further considered whether there was a link between attitudes and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Opinions, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Stone-Macdonald, Angi; Fettig, Angel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
In Tanzania, many people are not aware of the concept of learning disabilities. Parents and teachers often do not realise that children who do poorly in school and do not have visible disabilities, could still have a disability that is causing their poor school performance. This paper presents the results of a research and service project to…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Grade 1, Mild Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Chae, Soojung; Park, Eun-Young; Shin, Mikyung – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This article presents the results of a meta-analysis of the effects of school-based interventions for improving disability awareness and attitudes towards disability of students without disabilities in Kindergarten through secondary school grades in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). A total of 20 studies published between 2001 and 2017 were…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Intervention, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Educational Environment
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Alquraini, Turki; Al-Odaib, Ali; Al-Dhalaan, Hesham; Merza, Haniah; Mahoney, Gerald – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This investigation examined the consequences and effects of the severity of mothers psychosocial functioning as assessed by measures parenting stress and depression in a randomised control trial of a Relationship-based Intervention (RBI) called Responsive Teaching (RT). The sample included 28 parents and preschool aged children with Autism from…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Child Rearing
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