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Zhu, Nan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study investigated the impact of cognitive strategy instruction (CSI) on mathematical word problem solving of students with mathematics disabilities. A sample of fourth-grade students in a Chinese primary school was divided into a treatment group (75 students) and a comparison group (75 students). The sample consisted of students with…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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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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Chu, Yin-An; Zhang, Liang-Cheng – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study is concerned with the current job preparation programmes for special education students in Taiwan. Two hundred and three randomly selected special education teachers in Northern Taiwan responded to a questionnaire about job-related social skills. The relationship between teachers' demographic characteristics and their teaching of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Investigations, Interpersonal Competence, Special Education Teachers
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Wang, Yan; Mu, Guanglun Michael; Wang, Zhiqing; Deng, Meng; Cheng, Li; Wang, Hongxia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Classroom support plays a salient role in successful inclusive education, hence it has been widely debated in the literature. Much extant work has only focused on a particular aspect of classroom support. A comprehensive, systematic discussion of classroom support is sporadic in the literature. Relevant research concerning the Chinese context is…
Descriptors: Multidimensional Scaling, Inclusion, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment
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Su, Hui; Cuskelly, Monica; Gilmore, Linda; Sullivan, Karen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study examined the applicability of the four-factor structure of the short form of the Community Living Attitudes Scale-Intellectual Disability (CLAS-ID) in China, using a sample of 325 Chinese community members. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the original structure of the short form of the CLAS-ID did not adequately fit the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Attitude Measures, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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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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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
The prevalence, severity and symptom profiles for major depressive disorder (MDD) were compared in samples of boys and adolescents with and without an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Self-reports were obtained on the Depression subscale of the Child and Adolescent Symptoms Inventory (CASI-D) with 70 ASD and 50 non-ASD male participants between the…
Descriptors: Incidence, Severity (of Disability), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Males
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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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Bannink, Femke; Stroeken, Koenraad; Idro, Richard; van Hove, Geert – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This article describes the findings of a qualitative study on knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and practices towards children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in four regions of Uganda. Focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews were held with parents of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, policy-makers, and service…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Attitudes
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Tuomi, Margaret Trotta; Lehtomäki, Elina; Matonya, Magreth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Globally, persons with disabilities are underrepresented in higher education. In sub-Saharan Africa, where opportunities for higher education are especially limited, women are unlikely to continue their education. This research investigates women in Tanzanian higher education with the double marginalisation of being a woman and having…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Disabilities, Higher Education
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Parchomiuk, Monika – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
The article presents results of a study on the correlation between value preferences and attitudes towards individuals with a disability. Five hundred and eighty respondents took part in the research, among them 300 special needs teachers (SNT) and 280 general teachers (GT). Attitudes towards Individuals with a Disability Scale and Brzozowski's…
Descriptors: Correlation, Values, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Park, Hyu-Yong – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This article discusses the usefulness of Braille music as a mediational means for musicians with visual impairment (MVI). Specifically, three broad issues are the focus of this study: (1) three notions as the conceptual frameworks, namely, mediation, appropriation and mastery; (2) three criteria of the usefulness of Braille music, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Braille
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Bantjes, Jason; Swartz, Leslie; Conchar, Lauren; Derman, Wayne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Adolescents with disabilities in developing countries frequently have limited access to sporting opportunities and comparatively little is known of their lived experiences and preferences. We set out to understand what a group of adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) living in South Africa perceive to be important components of programmes developed…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Cerebral Palsy, Program Development, Disabilities
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Lalvani, Priya – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This qualitative study explored the perspectives of parents and teachers in the US with regard to the meaning and implications of disability in the context of schoolling, and of raising a child with a disability. The findings revealed broad conceptual differences in the perspectives of these two groups. Teachers' beliefs were generally consistent…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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