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Chakraborti-Ghosh, Sumita; Orellana, Karee M.; Jones, Joseph – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in philosophies and perceptions of inclusive education between teachers in Brazil and teachers in the United States. As part of a study abroad program, a team of university faculty and graduate students from Tennessee traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in order to investigate their…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Inclusion, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Chakraborti-Ghosh, Sumita; Mofield, Emily; Orellana, Karee – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
This paper presents cross-cultural comparisons on definitions, prevalence, and outcomes of students with emotional-behavior disorders (EBD). In addition, the paper addresses the concern of disproportionality and the need for teachers of students with behavior problems to be culturally responsive to perceived inappropriate behaviors. A review of…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Problems, Cross Cultural Studies
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Chakraborti-Ghosh, Sumita – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions, identification and treatment of students with behavior problems or disorders in India and the United States. Participants in the study were students and teachers in the United States and India. A qualitative approach included in-depth interviews and participant observations. These were…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Cross Cultural Studies, Behavior Disorders, Foreign Countries