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Ali, Manisah Mohd; Mustapha, Ramlee; Jelas, Zalizan Mohd – International Journal of Special Education, 2006
The hallmark of inclusive education is the teachers' willingness to accept students with special needs. Their attitudes and knowledge about inclusive education are important as these are indicators of such willingness. The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' attitudes and their perceived knowledge towards inclusive education in…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Ding, Yi; Gerken, Kathryn C.; VanDyke, Don C.; Xiao, Fei – International Journal of Special Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to explore the opinions and perspectives of special education teachers and parents of children in special education regarding the implementation of individualized instruction within the special education system in the People's Republic of China. The study group consisted of a random sample of 344 parents of children…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Parents, Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers
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Waddington, Emma M.; Reed, Phil – International Journal of Special Education, 2006
The past ten years have seen a growing drive towards "full inclusion" of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in schools. However, concerns about whether inclusion for children with ASD is synonymous with their right to appropriate education have been raised amongst researchers. The current study aimed to ascertain the views…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusive Schools, Influences, Success
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Henderson, Robert A. – International Journal of Special Education, 1989
The paper analyzes the legal, fiscal, and organizational differences and similarities in special educational services in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Noted are the decreased role of the courts in Australia and New Zealand and provision of all education funding by the state in Australia and New Zealand. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Finance
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Zirpoli, Thomas J.; And Others – International Journal of Special Education, 1988
Nineteen Indonesian students enrolled in a University of Virginia special education training program were assessed on the importance of English-language proficiency. Academic performance was significantly related to English-language training scores but not to preadmission "Test of English as a Foreign Language' scores, student attitudes, or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Education Majors, English (Second Language)
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Lawenius, Maria – International Journal of Special Education, 1988
Fifty-one 10- to 16-year-old siblings of mentally retarded children were given the Family Relations Test and Rotter's Incomplete Sentence Test. Results indicated family dynamics were influenced by parent reaction to the handicapped child. Compared to controls, the siblings showed idealization of the mentally handicapped child and more conflicts…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Conflict, Emotional Response, Family Attitudes