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Kim, Eunjoo; Zhang, Jie; Sun, Xiaoke – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Given the contextual conditions in each country, the United States, Korea, and China all have their own unique history of special education, which leads to different special education and service systems for students with special needs. The purpose of this paper is to compare the development and current status of special education in all three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Special Education, Educational Development
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Taverna, María Eugenia; Polo, Mara Lis; Zocola, María Evangelina; Bertero, Melisa Paola – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Despite the effort to provide equal scenarios and a higher inclusion for students with mild disabilities, few experimental activities intended to improve their science performance were reported during the last decades. This work presents different ludic-experimental activities and their impact on children and adolescents with special educational…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Children
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Alzahrani, Sultan – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This modified narrative study is an exploration of the perceptions of two special educators who experienced the dramatic changes in the New Orleans public school system as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The participants in this study will consist of two special education professionals (See Table 1). From their perspectives, the reader shall gain a…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Public Schools, Natural Disasters, Educational Change
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Reddington, Sarah; Price, Deborah – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In advancing educational inclusion efforts this critical position paper makes explicit the relevance of new materialism as a pedagogy to counter the dominant special education models in Canadian and Australian school contexts. This paper argues the implementation of special education policies and programs do not adequately address the complexity…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Agenda Setting, Child Advocacy, Inclusion
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Ochoa, Theresa A.; Erden, Emine; Alhajeri, Ohoud; Hurley, Ellie; Lee, Kwangwon; Ogle, Lindsey; Wang, Tianqian – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This article describes disability laws and special education provisions in China, Kuwait, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States making note of the important role they have in the lives of people with disabilities. Anti-discrimination, rehabilitation, and special education laws enhance the quality of the lives of individuals with disabilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Disabilities, Laws
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Gavish, Bella; Bar-On, Sari; shein-kahalon, Rivka – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine perceived self-efficacy among beginning special education teachers in Israel related to their educational roles and responsibilities. Ninety-three first-year teachers participated in the study. The research was carried out using the mixed method approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Kempen, M.; Steyn, G. M. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
A collaborative continuous professional (CPD) model was implemented and evaluated in six special schools in Gauteng, South Africa in order to support teachers in their professional capacity. The study which reports on a two year study aimed to establish the value of the CPD programme on teachers' learning, students' outcomes and whole school…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Models, Special Schools, Qualitative Research
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Buli-Holmberg, Jorun; Jeyaprathaban, Sujathamalini – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The present study attempts to evaluate the effective teaching practice for children with special learning needs. The research question framed in the present study for investigation is which practice will be effective in different inclusive classroom settings and what are the factors that contribute for effective practices? Qualitative research was…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Shani, Michal; Hebel, Orly – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Implementing inclusive education is one of the major challenges facing the educational system. One of the main difficulties in implementing inclusive education is that general education teachers receive insufficient training to work in complex teaching contexts and to respond to the unique needs of all the pupils in their classroom. The objective…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs
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Dowell, Richard; Larwin, Karen – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of a physical restraint is to control the behavior of a student. It can involve physically holding a person immobile against his or her will to using chemical or mechanical devices to control a person. This study was designed to contribute to the paucity of existing research literature in regards to a school administrator's impact on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities, Discipline, Behavior Modification
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García-Cedillo, Ismael; Romero-Contreras, Silvia; Ramos-Abadie, Liliana – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
This paper discusses the background, current situation and challenges of educational integration and inclusive education in Mexico and Chile. These countries obtained similar low results on the academic achievement of their students (Mexico last and Chile second last) among OECD countries; and above average scores, among Latin-American countries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Comparative Analysis, Special Education
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Eng, Peng-Sim – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
This paper discusses how the process for IEP documentation was used in a training program for a group of young inexperienced teachers and teaching aides to effectively address the educational needs of children with diverse disabilities. Teachers at Kianh Centre in Vietnam received explicit instructions for writing effective functional individual…
Descriptors: Documentation, Special Needs Students, Individualized Education Programs, Training Methods
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Drame, Elizabeth R.; Kamphoff, Kaytie – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Educating students with disabilities in an inclusive general education setting has been shown to increase academic achievement, increase peer acceptance, increase self esteem, create a richer friendship network, and have positive lifetime benefits (higher salaried jobs, independent living). In addition, inclusion can have benefits for students…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Inclusion
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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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Alnahdi, Ghaleb – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Preparing special education teachers to engage in transition services is a critical part of their preparation. This study examined how special education teachers perceive their preparation for transition services in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A total of 350 teachers participated in this study. Data were analyzed using a two-way ANOVA. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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