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Sharma, Juhi; Trory, Helen – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the under researched area of parents' attitudes towards inclusion in inclusive mainstream early years settings in Thailand. The sample consisted of 71 parents: those with typically developing children (TDC) (50 parents) and children with special educational needs (SEN) (21 parents), residing in Bangkok,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Inclusion, Social Development, Special Education
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Majoko, Tawanda – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study examined teachers' concerns about inclusion in mainstream Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Mashonaland West educational province of Zimbabwe. Embedded within the "core expertise" of inclusive pedagogy, the study draws on a sample of twenty-one mainstream ECD teachers purposively selected from the educational province.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Early Childhood Education
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Young, Andria; Andrews, Cheryl; Hayes, Cher; Valdez, Cynthia – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Functional behavior assessment is a technique supported by research, to assess behavior to determine causes of behavior and develop effective behavior interventions. In this article we discuss how special and general education teachers are prepared to assess students when they struggle academically, but are not typically prepared to assess…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Schenker, R.; Rigbi, A.; Parush, S.; Yochman, A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Teacher's perceptions and attitudes regarding working with parents are critical factors contributing to family-centered service. This survey provides an in-depth understanding of the components perceived by conductors (teachers in Conductive Education settings) as being cornerstone of successful parent-conductor relationships. The Conductors and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Questionnaires, Parent Participation
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Majoko, Tawanda – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The current study examined special needs education teachers' preparation for inclusion in Early Childhood Education (ECE). The present descriptive study drew on a sample of twenty-eight ECE special needs education teachers purposively drawn from Mashonaland West educational province of Zimbabwe. A constant comparative analysis of data organisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion, Teacher Competencies
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Saldaña, Claudia – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study is to explore how art, as a semiotic tool, transforms children with disabilities. To achieve this purpose, one must listen to the voices of teachers and childcare workers in the field of special education. The study's preliminary findings found three main categories through data analysis: 1) Teachers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Disabilities, Art Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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Nonis, Karen; Chong, Wan H.; Moore, Dennis W.; Tang, Hui N.; Koh, Patricia – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Including children with learning difficulties and disabilities in regular classrooms continues to be a challenge for teachers. This study investigated the perceptions of kindergarten teachers and learning support educators (LSEd) towards including children with developmental needs and or learning difficulties in pre-schools in Singapore. A total…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Learning Problems, Kindergarten
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Kanevsky, Lannie – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Pedagogical shifts favouring collaborative learning and findings of recent studies have raised concerns regarding the claim that gifted students prefer to learn alone. The purpose of this study was to further investigate if, when and how high ability learners want to work with or without others. The distributions of 416 high ability students (n =…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Student Surveys
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Lundqvist, Johanna; Mara, Allodi Westling; Siljehag, Eva – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the educational pathways of a group of children with and without special educational needs from the last year in preschool to 1st grade. Fifty-six children participated and 65 educational settings were visited. A longitudinal and mixed method approach was adopted. Data was collected via observations,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Saddler, Bruce; Ellis-Robinson, Tammy – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
In this study, we sought to determine the effectiveness of a sentence creation intervention on the sentence writing ability of a young writer with Noonan Syndrome. Noonan syndrome is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by shortness in stature, with neck and ear anomalies, hypertelorism, ptosis of the eyelids, low set ears, and instances…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing Ability, Instructional Effectiveness
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Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Although teacher aides are often employed in schools to provide support for students with disabilities and special education needs, there is limited Australian research on their work and employer expectations. This article provides an analysis of advertisements for teacher aide positions, and compares the content of advertisements with role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Aides, Occupational Information, Staff Role
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Gonzalez, Michelle – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Limited research exists concerning the effect of interactive electronic texts or eBooks on the reading comprehension of students with reading disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in oral retelling and comprehension performance on multiple-choice questions when 17 students with reading…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Beamish, Wendi; Bryer, Fiona; Klieve, Helen – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The transition of young children with autism from early intervention to school needs to be carefully managed in order to maintain intervention gains, protect against the risk of child-and-family anxiety, and enable a successful start to formal education. While many North American studies have mapped high-intensity practices for transitioning…
Descriptors: Autism, Transitional Programs, Articulation (Education), Children
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Underwood, Kathryn – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
This study documents the wide range of early intervention services across the province of Ontario. The services are mapped across the province showing geographic information as well as the scope of services (clinical, family-based, resource support, etc.), the range of early intervention professionals, sources of funding and the populations served…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Child Development
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Ogelman, Hulya Gulay; Secer, Zarife – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to set forth the effect preschool inclusive education practices have on the peer relations of 5-6 year olds with typical development. The study comprised of two sample groups. The children in both groups were attendees of kindergartens at primary schools governed by the Ministry of National Education located in the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Elementary Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship
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