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Hassan, Abdulhameed Saeed; Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the performance of three groups of students, gifted hearing students (GH), average-ability hearing students (AH), and deaf students (DF) on mathematical ability. The sample consisted of a total of 167 students (91 males and 76 females). Deaf students came from the Al-Amal School (an inclusive school for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Deafness, Hearing (Physiology)
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Rapus-Pavel, Jana; Vitalic, Helena Smrtnik; Rejec, Tina – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In the rare qualitative studies of the experience of adolescents with dyslexia in the school context, the authors looked at the perspectives of the adolescents themselves. Attention is rarely focused on the perspectives of mothers and teachers, which are also important in order for the adolescent to cope successfully with challenges in the school…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Mothers
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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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Barrett, David C.; Fish, Wade W. – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This causal-comparative study evaluated a 30-week chess instructional program implemented within special education math classes for students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades in a suburban middle school located in the southwestern United States. An analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was utilized to compare the adjusted means for the comparison…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
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Nyborg, Geir – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This observational study illustrates how teachers' use of motivational utterances is expressed to pupils with learning difficulties in special education in Norwegian compulsory schooling. The term motivational utterances refers to teacher utterances that can help increase pupils' expectancy of success and task value. Video recordings were made of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Special Education, Classroom Communication
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Katz, Jennifer; Porath, Marion – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
Emotional and behavioral outcomes of the Respecting Diversity (RD) program, a social and emotional learning (SEL) intervention to develop self-awareness, self-respect and respect for diverse others, were investigated with 218 students in Grades four to seven and their teachers. Intervention and control groups were assessed pre and post…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Content Analysis
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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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Fore, Cecil, III; Boon, Richard T.; Martin, Christopher – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
There has been a recent emphasis on improving the academic performance of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Improving the academic performance of students with EBD is especially important in the current accountability era in which there is much emphasis placed on performance of standardized tests. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Middle School Students, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances
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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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Flores, Margaret M.; Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E. – International Journal of Special Education, 2006
The purpose of this series of case studies was to compare the impact of Constant Time Delay and Strategic Instruction on the maintenance and generalization of learning. Four middle school students with learning disabilities were effectively taught two different groups of multiplication facts using Constant Time Delay and Strategic instruction. The…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Generalization, Multiplication, Teaching Methods
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Beveridge, Breann R.; Weber, Kimberly P.; Derby, K. Mark; McLaughlin, T. F. – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
A classroom intervention employing math racetracks was carried out to teach math facts to two elementary students with learning disabilities. A math racetrack is a drill and practice procedure where known and unknown facts are placed on a sheet of paper like an oval racetrack. The effectiveness of using math racetracks was evaluated with a…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Problem Sets, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods