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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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Freeman-Green, Shaqwana; Test, David W.; Holzberg, Debra – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Benefits of graduating with a college degree include higher earnings, lower unemployment rates, improved health, and increased job satisfaction. A number of college-ready programs are offered to help prepare students for postsecondary education and careers (e.g., advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment, Tech Prep);…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Inclusion
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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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Donne, Vicki – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Many educators have reported limited education in their training or preparation programs on assistive technology and communication devices. The present study reported on action research conducted in this area using book study groups. Participants included graduate students enrolled in a face-to-face course required within their special education…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Graduate Students, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Zhang, Jie; Fallon, Moira A.; Wright, Allison M. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to share results of collaborative effort introducing special education portfolios into an inclusive teacher education program using the Tk20 assessment system. Tk20 is an assessment system for both providing evidence of educational skills and achieving that evidence in such a way as to demonstrate growth of teacher…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Teacher Education Programs, Educational Assessment, Preservice Teachers
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Fullarton, Stephanie; Duquette, Cheryll – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
This qualitative study examines the university experiences of four students with learning disabilities (LDs) in Ontario. The research focuses on individual and institutional barriers and facilitators, as well as social supports. Using a case study design, a series of three in-depth interviews were conducted with the participants. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Learning Disabilities, Student Experience
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Kurt, A. Askim; Çolak, Canan; Dönmez, Pelin; Filiz, Ozan; Türkan, Fatih; Odabasi, H. Ferhan – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Students with disabilities should have equal opportunities to participate in higher education as well as students without disabilities. These opportunities are mentioned in a number of various international conventions within a growing attention. According to this growing attention, Higher Education Council in Turkey, determined the Counseling and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Access to Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Koch, Katherine A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of teachers who have the dual role of parent and teacher of children with disabilities. Data were collected in a qualitative methodology through semi-structured interviews with participants about their experiences. Questions focused on how teachers 1) experienced their roles, 2) addressed…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Influences, Parenting Skills, Disabilities
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Sato, Takahiro; Haegele, Justin A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning master's degree students ascribed to their first semester of experience teaching students with severe and profound disability (SPD) in a physical education (PE) practicum. This study utilized a narrative inquiry design and interviews were conducted with four graduate students focusing on their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Masters Programs
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Nishimura, Trisha Sugita; Busse, R. T. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the content validity of the Scale of Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Classrooms (STATIC). An expert panel of 20 special education teachers and five university faculty members provided individual item ratings on a five-point scale regarding wording and content, along with comments. Item and comment…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes, Content Validity, Test Validity
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Grünke, Matthias; Leonard-Zabel, Ann Marie – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the current research involving composition writing with respect to students experiencing difficulties. It responds to the fact that composition writing is a largely neglected area in education and research. This paper will review the following: (a) the reasons why writing competence is so vitally…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), College Students, Writing Skills, Writing Difficulties
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Doikou-Avlidou, Maro – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
The present study aimed at exploring the educational, social and emotional experiences of individuals with dyslexia both during school and tertiary education. For this purpose, semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten Greek students with dyslexia who were enrolled in higher education institutions. The data analysis was carried out with…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Student Experience, Emotional Experience, Social Experience
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