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Chang, Li-Yun; Xu, Yi; Perfetti, Charles A.; Zhang, Juan; Chen, Hsueh-Chih – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Learning to read a second language (L2) is especially challenging when a target L2 requires learning new graphic forms. Learning Chinese, which consists of thousands of characters composed of hundreds of basic writing units, presents such a challenge of orthographic learning for adult English speakers at the beginning stages of learning. In this…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Reading Skills, Orthographic Symbols
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Brandt, Synnove – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
Knowledge about disabled students in higher education is fragmented. It is therefore difficult to assess whether policy goals actually promote better conditions for disabled students. The aim of this article is to take a closer look at the experiences of disabled students in Norway and, in light of policy goals, to identify obstacles in the higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Wormnaes, Siri – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
The present study explored how cross-cultural collaboration involving university lecturers from Norway (the North) and Egypt (the South), and student-teachers from Egypt, can be an arena for facilitating student-teachers' reflection and for challenging student-teachers' preconceived beliefs and perspectives about disability and education. The…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Specialists, Drills (Practice)