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Mastrothanais, Konstantinos; Kalianou, Maria; Katsifi, Spiridoula; Zouganali, Anna – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In the current research, the use of students' metacognitive strategies with and without special learning difficulties was studied as well as any differentiation of this use because of class or gender. The tool which was used was Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory, Version B (Jr. MAI) of Sperling et al. (2002) and is based on Brown's…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Learning Problems, Gender Differences
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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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Ugwuanyi, L. T.; Adaka, T. A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
The paper focused on the effect of auditory training on reading comprehension of children with hearing impairment in Enugu State. A total of 33 children with conductive, sensory neural and mixed hearing loss were sampled for the study in the two schools for the Deaf in Enugu State. The design employed for the study was a quasi experiment (pre-test…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Auditory Training, Children, Hearing Impairments
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Gebhardt, Markus; Krammer, Mathias; Schwab, Susanne; Rossmann, Peter; Klicpera, Barbara Gasteiger; Klatten, Susanne – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
Every school system has to deal with children with Learning Disabilities (LD). However, the concepts of LD, the assessment procedures, the diagnostic criteria as well as their interpretation vary widely from country to country. What they usually seem to have in common is that general cognitive abilities, as measured by standardized IQ tests, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Learning Disabilities
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Arampatzi, Athina; Mouratidou, Katerina; Evaggelinou, Christina; Koidou, Eirini; Barkoukis, Vassilis – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
The aim of the present study was to examine whether gender and inclusion settings are associated with elementary school pupils' aspects of social development such as aggression, social insecurity and attitudes toward disability. The sample consisted of 658 pupils (M[subscript age]=11[plus or minus]1 years) of 15 primary schools (306 boys and 352…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Security (Psychology), Adapted Physical Education, Inclusion
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Whitley, Jessica – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The present study explored the relationships between teacher characteristics and the academic achievement of students with and without Learning Disabilities (LD) in a path model. Teacher-related variables included teacher self-efficacy, expectations of students' educational attainment, level of education and years of experience. Data were drawn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Influence, Elementary School Teachers
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AL Zyoudi, Mohammed – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
This study examined differences in self-concept among Jordanian students with and without learning disabilities. The sample of this study consisted of (124), (50) students with learning disabilities and (74) of their peers without learning disabilities. To achieve the objective of this study, the Jordanian adaptation of the Piers-Harris Children's…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Self Concept Measures, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Celinska, Dorota K. – International Journal of Special Education, 2009
This study analyzed personal and fictional narratives of culturally/ethnically diverse students with and without learning disabilities. The participants were 82 fourth to seventh graders from urban and suburban schools located in a Midwest metropolitan area. Narratives were elicited in the context of naturalistic conversation and analyzed using…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Learning Disabilities, Metropolitan Areas, African American Students
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Hong, Saahoon; Bart, William M. – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
Cognitive effects of chess instruction on students at risk for academic failure was examined. Thirty-eight students, from three elementary schools, participated in this study. The experimental group received a ninety-minute chess lesson once per week over a three-month period; and the control group students regularly attended school activities…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, School Activities, Academic Failure
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Angelides, Panayiotis – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
Although many studies have been published about inclusive education there is still a prevalent displeasure around the world with the inclusive capabilities of many schools and teachers. Despite the fact that teachers generally follow the rules suggested by the literature that lead to inclusion it seems that something is still missing. In my…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Student Participation, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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Fitzpatrick, Erin; McLaughlin, T. F.; Weber, Kimberly P. – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
The purpose of the present case report was to examine the effects of one and two day reads over lessons in Reading Mastery. The participant was a fifth grade male with learning disabilities. Data were collected on his correct and error rate across various lessons. The data were gathered in the participant's resource room classroom. The overall…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Grade 5, Precision Teaching, Reading Difficulties