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Osburn, Joe; Caruso, Guy; Wolfensberger, Wolf – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
"Best practice" has multiple meanings and particular connotations. We examine the origin of the term "best practice" and related terms and concepts and provide some examples of its use in disability fields. We identify some reasons why its use should be more judicious, if not curtailed altogether. We also suggest two complementary options to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Reading, Teaching Methods, Educational Administration
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van Kraayenoord, Christine E.; Elkins, John; Palmer, Carolyn; Rickards, Field W. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
This article summarizes major findings of a study on literacy and numeracy and students with disabilities published in 2000 for the Commonwealth government of Australia. It argues that school systems are moving towards the goal of literacy for all and suggests factors that may be contributing to its achievement. (Contains five references.)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Educational Environment
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Sykes, Stewart – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
This article discusses progress in the integration of the Victoria, Australia, school system following a 1984 ministerial review. Fundamental principles behind the effort such as school-based services and noncategorization of disabilities are reviewed along with resultant policies, structures, and services. Barriers to mainstreaming are identified…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Lauth, Gerhard W.; Wiedl, Karl H. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
The historical development of special education in Germany is summarized. Four cognitive teaching methods for special education are described: cognitive behavior modification with a focus on problem solving and metacognition, intelligence training based on inductive thinking, application of Piagetian concepts, and dynamic testing. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Processes, Disabilities, Educational History