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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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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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van Bysterveldt, Anne K.; Westerveld, Marleen F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Personal narrative ability is crucial for social-emotional well-being and classroom participation. This study investigated the ability of 10 school-age participants with Down syndrome to share past personal experiences with their teacher aides in their school environment. To participate, children were required to speak in short sentences and be…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Down Syndrome, Teacher Aides, Pilot Projects
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Papadopoulou, D.; Malliou, P.; Kofotolis, N.; Vlachopoulos, S. P.; Kellis, E. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine parental perceptions about Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of typical education and special education students in Greece. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) was administered to the parents of 251 children from typical schools, 46 students attending integration classes (IC) within a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Quality of Life, Special Education
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Tones, Megan; Pillay, Hitendra; Carrington, Suzanne; Chandra, Subhas; Duke, Jennifer; Joseph, Rukh Mani – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This article reports on a multi-method study of the ways in which special and mainstream schools support the educational needs of children with disabilities in Fiji. The aims of the study were: (1) to identify capacity and functions of special schools to support inclusive mainstream schools for children with disabilities; and (2) to explore the…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming
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Bamu, Beryl Ndongwa; De Schauwer, Elisabeth; Verstraete, Sara; Van Hove, Geert – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Although some initiatives are implemented in the education of students with hearing impairments in the regular school, challenges are still encountered in their education. This article which is part of the results from an ongoing qualitative study in the North-West region of Cameroon addresses the different initiatives and challenges involved with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Hearing Impairments, Secondary School Students, Qualitative Research
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Skrzypiec, Grace; Askell-Williams, Helen; Slee, Phillip; Rudzinski, Adrian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Students' wellbeing is an essential component of their ability to function well, not only at school but also in all life domains. Many studies have investigated student wellbeing. However, empirical studies about the wellbeing of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are scarce. Furthermore, many studies have adopted a…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Well Being, Mental Health
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Douglas, Graeme; McLinden, Mike; Robertson, Christopher; Travers, Joseph; Smith, Emma – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The assessment of educational progress and outcomes of pupils is important to all concerned with education. This includes testing which is undertaken for accountability and award bearing purposes. This article examines how students with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are included in assessment. An "inclusive assessment"…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Cross Cultural Studies, Mainstreaming
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Fyssa, Aristea – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study observed the extent to which teachers supported the inclusion of children with disabilities into mainstream classrooms and involved monitoring 52 mainstream preschool settings in Greece. The association between programme quality, context and teacher characteristics was also tested. Findings showed that the quality of inclusion ranged…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education
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Falkmer, Marita; Anderson, Katie; Joosten, Annette; Falkmer, Torbjörn – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) increasingly participate in inclusive education. The present study reviewed studies of children with ASC for parents' perceptions of aspects they believed contributed to inclusive mainstream school settings. Understanding the parental perspective on the facilitators for inclusion of their child…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Donohue, Dana K.; Bornman, Juan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This research sought to examine South African teachers' attitudes toward the inclusion of learners with different abilities in their hypothetical mainstream classrooms. Participants were 93 South African teachers who responded to the Teachers' Attitudes and Expectations Scale, a measure developed for this study, regarding four vignettes depicting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Mu, Guanglun Michael; Wang, Yan; Wang, Zhiqiang; Feng, Yajing; Deng, Meng; Liang, Songmei – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Attitudes, knowledge, and skills are widely recognised as the three pillars of professional competence of inclusive education teachers. Studies emerging from the Chinese context consider these three pillars important for the practice of Learning in Regular Classrooms--an idiosyncratic Chinese form of inclusive education. Our mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Inclusion, 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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Byrne, Bronagh – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Young disabled people continue to be under-represented throughout further and higher education settings. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu's social theory of habitus, capital and field, this paper explores the practices of domination and oppression that have made it difficult for young people with visual impairments and hearing impairments to participate…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Interviews
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