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Davies, Michael; Elliott, Stephen N.; Sin, Kuen Fung; Yan, Zi; Yel, Nedim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Adjustments are considered necessary for students with disabilities to be fully included in classroom instruction, classroom assessment and external accountability tests. The 67 item Checklist of Learning and Assessment Adjustments for Students (CLAAS), translated for the Chinese community, was used by 74 teachers from Macau and Mainland China to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Student Needs
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Wang, Lijuan; Wang, Min; Wen, Hongwei – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study examines the teaching behavior of physical education (PE) teachers in teaching students with special needs and the factors that determine their teaching behaviour. An extended theory of planned behaviour (TPB) was utilised as the theoretical framework. Three secondary and two high school PE teachers participated in the study. Data…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Adapted Physical Education
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An, Jihoun; Meaney, Karen S. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study explored inclusion practices in general physical education (GPE) from the experiences and perspectives of elementary physical education teachers. The stories of four teachers (two females, two males) between 27 and 57¬†years of age were gathered using the phenomenological methods of semi-structured interviews, photographs, school…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Cognition, Physical Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Dyson, Lily – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This study examined social integration in 11 primary schools in Canada and 19 primary schools in China as reported by teachers in terms of the strategies employed to promote social integration and success in achieving social integration. Structured interviews were conducted with 64 Canadian and 52 Chinese general education teachers. The results…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Disabilities, Cooperative Learning, Interviews
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Leong, Han Ming; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
Sensory integration (SI) therapy is a controversial intervention used in intervention for children with disabilities that is popular in the United States. Little is known about the use of SI therapy for children with disabilities in educational centres in developing nations such as Malaysia. Supervisors and teachers from seven educational…
Descriptors: Evidence, Sensory Integration, Stimulation, Intervention
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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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Johnstone, Christopher J.; Chapman, David W. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
This article reports on a study that investigated the extent to which central ministry policy initiatives result in large-scale educational change in developing countries. Specifically, Lesotho's policy of inclusive special education was examined as a case study. The study employed a multi-method approach to yield a large data-set. Results…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Teacher Competencies, Disabilities, Educational Change
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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)
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Daniels, Harry – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
In this article I will discuss the route by which I came to work with Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). The brief tracing of my own biography will highlight theoretical and methodological milestones. I will then discuss my current work, with colleagues, on approaches to investigating and improving the learning of professionals who are…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Social Isolation, Professional Development, Research Methodology
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Arbeiter, Susanne; Hartley, Sally – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
A study examined the views of 28 teachers in Uganda about their needs for training and support regarding the tasks of teaching children with disabilities in general education classrooms. Results found that despite high teacher-pupil ratios and the lack of resources and training, many teachers had positive attitudes toward integration. (Contains…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Malone, D. Michael; Langone, John – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1999
Explores the applied research in which object-related play skills of preschool children with developmental concerns are enhanced through intervention strategies. Guidelines for teaching toy play skills are offered as are strategies to promote generalization and maintenance of those skills. (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Child Development, Disabilities, Early Intervention
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Nind, Melanie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
Two-thirds of teachers (N=58) in special schools and units in the United Kingdom reported that they used interactive approaches but what this meant to them varied considerably. Their responses are compared with central elements of interactive approaches identified in the literature. A relative lack of emphasis on process among the teachers is…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Center, Yola; Ward, James – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
School psychologists (N=261) in New South Wales, Australia, were surveyed regarding their attitudes toward mainstreaming and asked to identify resources required to meet the needs of disabled students in regular classrooms. Subjects generally saw their role as consultative rather than interventionist and attached little importance to knowledge of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education