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Tuomainen, Jenna; Palonen, Tuire; Hakkarainen, Kai – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
This case study analyzed a special education (SE) teacher's activity within his workplace community and external professional network in a Finnish special education context. The nature of the SE teacher's networks and his networking role were examined using an interview and a questionnaire, completed by the teachers working in the community…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Special Education Teachers, Social Networks, Special Education
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Weisel, Amatzia – International Journal of Special Education, 1989
The study found that 74 seventh- and eighth-grade students with either high or moderate contact with hearing impaired students expressed more positive attitudes toward deafness than students who had no contact with the hearing impaired. A similar pattern was found when attitudes toward disabilities in general were evaluated. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Relationship
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Shaver, James P.; And Others – International Journal of Special Education, 1989
Meta analysis of 273 investigations concerned with the modification of attitudes toward persons with disabilities revealed equivocal results possibly due to methodological deficiencies (study quality ratings were low) or to the complexity of human attitudes. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Meta Analysis
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Qirbi, Azza – International Journal of Special Education, 1987
A survey of childhood disabilities was conducted in Yemen covering the three main cities and 37 towns and villages. Results indicated a disability prevalence rate of approximately 13% of which over 30% were oral or auditory based and over 20% were visual. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Children, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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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