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Reichenberg, Monica; Berhanu, Girma – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The overall aim was to identify predictors of adult immigrant students' job expectations after they have finished the language training program. We studied both socio-demographic predictors (sex,family status, socio-economic status, and level of education) and experience predictors (age at arrival, teacher, and language exposure). To get a more…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Work Attitudes, Expectation, Predictor Variables
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Newton, Norrisa; Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne; Gardiner-Farquharson, Beulah L.; Cambridge, Janelle – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Despite the paradigm shift globally regarding the adoption of inclusive education, teachers still have varying preconceived misconceptions about its successful implementation and practices in the general education classroom. This qualitative study focused on teachers' perception of adapting inclusive education policies and procedures in The…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Educational Practices
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Meyers, Shelly – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This article examines the value of situated learning as an alternative to the traditional college course instructional approach for pre-service teachers. The situated learning mode of teaching immerses students in the actual setting, practicing the skills and concepts emphasized in the curriculum. Through a partnership with a college, community…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning, Special Education
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Ofoegbu, Nelly E.; Azarmsa, Reza – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The Vocational Education Program (VEP) was established by the special education department in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in an effort to assist students with disabilities to graduate from high school and be gainfully employed. This study investigated the impact of VEP on students' careers success after graduation. The…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Vocational Education, Special Education
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Chiu, Teresa; Heidebrecht, Melissa; Wehrmann, Susan; Sinclair, Gerry; Reid, Denise – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
Students with fine motor problems can benefit from occupational therapy. Yet not all students receive the services because of a lack of teacher awareness about the problems and the services. This study aims to evaluate a workshop designed to improve teacher awareness about fine motor problems and occupational therapy. The study involved three…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, General Education, Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers
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Bryson, Susan E.; Landry, Reginald; Czapinski, Patrycja; McConnell, Beth; Rombough, Vicki; Wainwright, Ann – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
This paper provides an overview of selective research on autism. Autism forms part of a spectrum of related developmental disorders that vary in severity. Both their prevalence and severity argue for concerted efforts aimed at improving our understanding and treatment of the many individuals affected. We begin by outlining an important discovery…
Descriptors: Autism, Attention, Severity (of Disability), Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Zarghami, Fatemeh; Schnellert, Gary – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
While there are hundreds of studies reported for general education, few researchers have focused on the impact of class size on the academic achievement of students with special needs. Despite escalating special education costs and increasing student needs, policies governing special education remain inconsistent. We examine the effect of class…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Class Size, Teacher Persistence, Academic Achievement
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Dimitrios, Voutsas; Dimitrios, Kokaridas – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
The purpose of this action research study was to examine the effect of an adapted swimming program in terms of improving the performance and behaviour of an individual with kyphosis-scoliosis, with the use of an individualised education approach. The sample consisted of an adult woman with kyphosis-scoliosis. The pre-swimming phase included a…
Descriptors: Muscular Strength, Aquatic Sports, Physical Activities, Action Research
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Leong, Koay Teng; Kooi, Sim Wong – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
A recent study has provided some indication of the types of teaching strategies that Learning Assistance Teachers and Regular Teachers in Brunei Darussalam are likely to use. This paper will describe, briefly, the background, policy and teacher education initiatives towards inclusive education, as well as some relevant aspects of the study,…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kargin, Tevhide; Baydik, Berrin; Akcamete, Gonul – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
This study investigated the information needs of parents who have children in transition into public kindergarten. The research group consisted of 94 parents who have children with hearing impairment with ages ranging from 3 to 5. "The Scale Parental Information Needs in Transition to Kindergarten" was used in this study. Parents'…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Hearing Impairments, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Easler, Ray C., Jr.; Medway, Frederic J. – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
In response to United States special education law requirements, this study attempted to differentiate emotionally disturbed and socially maladjusted students using parent ratings on the FACES III and a newly developed interview measure of primarily internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Forty mothers of students in special education and 40…
Descriptors: Siblings, Mothers, Emotional Disturbances, Social Adjustment