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Petek, Tomaž – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Linguistics and speech therapy are two directly related areas whereby the first one, with appropriate development, should follow the latter as a support in a theoretical and practical sense. In a study carried out amongst Slovene speech therapy students, the researcher was interested in their views regarding the importance of linguistic content in…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Linguistics, Slavic Languages, Allied Health Occupations
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Berhanu, Girma – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
This short paper has two pronged purposes. The first is to reflect on policies and practices of inclusive education in Sweden and the second is to problematize the implications of the continuous proliferation of the specialized field of studies in Special Education postgraduate programs in Sweden. The current Swedish political and educational…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Specialization, Special Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Alsalem, Gheed Mufied; Doush, Iyad Abu – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The number of students with disabilities attending universities is increased, and several challenges face them in higher education institutions. This study aims to determine accessibility needs of computer laboratories, libraries and websites for students with disabilities at Jordanian universities and colleges. The sample consists of staff in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, College Students, Access to Education
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Al-Attiyah, Asma; Mahasneh, Randa – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study aimed at assessing the quality of life of Qatar University students with disability and its relation to their academic adjustment and performance. Seventy (70) students, 31 males, and 39 females participated in the study during the spring of 2017. Participants with sensory (visual or hearing impairments) numbered 25, with physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, College Students, Disabilities
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Blinov, Leonid V.; Blinova, Lubov N.; Makarova, Inna A.; Shafranova, Olga E. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The paper deals with the issues of psychological and pedagogical support of the academic staff working with students with disabilities in the context of inclusive education. The relevance of the research is due to the difficulties in implementing the inclusive approach in Russian higher schools and need to train academic staff in working with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Almakanin, Hisham Abdulfatth; Al-Zo'ibi, Zuhair Hussein; Beirat, Mohammad Ahmad – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study aimed to establish the degree of support offered by collaborator teachers in special education from the perspective of teacher trainees, and its relationship with variables of student' gender and GPA level, in Jordan. The answers to a valid and reliable questionnaire of 30 items of 183 subjects (males and females) in field training…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration, Foreign Countries
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Ahmed, Areej – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In special education, professionals interact with families and individuals with special needs who seek support. One part of the support that professionals and educational agencies can provide is assistive technology. This study was conducted to determine education professionals' opinions regarding the use of assistive technology in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Paris, Lisa F.; Nonis, Karen P.; Bailey, John – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The creation and maintenance of inclusive learning environments is a key responsibility of all teachers working in Australian schools. Most Australian universities embed inclusion education training for pre-service teachers (PSTs) in coursework. There is an implicit assumption in these arrangements that the study of inclusion and of special needs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Hasegawa, Hiroshi; Nonis, Karen P. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Learning to read and write the Japanese language is not an easy task. For the non-Japanese speaker this can be a struggle and a challenge. Some schools in Western Australia offer children the opportunity to learn Japanese as a foreign language. Consequently, Japanese as a foreign language unit is offered to all undergraduate students in Education.…
Descriptors: Barriers, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Othman, Lama Bergstrand – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of integrating culturally responsive instruction (CRI) into a course hosted by the school of education at a higher education institution. The study participants were pre-service teachers who completed a pre-course survey and a post-course survey designed to discern their views on the factors…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers
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Willemin, Trason; Litchke, Lyn G.; Liu, Ting; Ekins, Carrie – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Educators and practitioners working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are concerned with deficits in positive affect and social-emotional reciprocity, which may affect their daily living and school success. This pilot study explored the social-emotional impact of eight one-hour sessions of a novel dyadic within-group…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Hettiaarachi, S.; Ranaweera, M.; Walisundara, D.; Daston-Attanayake, L.; Das, A. K. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study aimed to uncover perceptions of 'inclusive education' using semi-structured interviews with 15 mainstream teachers from the Western Province in Sri Lanka. Thematic coding of the interview data was undertaken using the key principles of Framework Analysis. The main themes that emerged were incongruous conceptual understandings of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Foreign Countries
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Bruno, Lauren P.; Scott, LaRon A.; Willis, Cassandra – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to survey the perception of alternate route and traditional route special education teachers, particularly as it relates to their training received in their teacher preparation programs to meet standards intended to prepare effective special education teachers. The study examined the perceptions of 465 pre-and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Blackman, Stacey; Conrad, Dennis A.; Philip, Lisa – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This retrospective qualitative research utilised ecological systems theory and content analysis to explore the pre-university experiences and barriers to participation faced by students with disabilities in Barbados and Trinidad. Findings suggested that attitudinal and environmental barriers heavily influenced the level of participation of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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Marlow, Michael J.; Garwood, Justin; Van Loan, Christopher L. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Relationship building is an area of special education teacher preparation in emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) that has been overlooked in the recent past, but it has rich potential for improving the classroom environment, student learning, and behavior. The psycho-educational model, with its focus on relationships, was quite prominent in…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Emotional Disturbances
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