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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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Ostendorf, Raymond J.; Choi, Nari – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
In the spirit of moving toward a more "global community", multicultural special education practices designed to reach culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students represent an imperative in countries world-wide where education is a core value, including the United States (U.S.) and South Korea. As CLD students in the U.S. and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Language Usage, Student Diversity
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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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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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La Salle, Tamika P.; Roach, Andrew T.; McGrath, Dawn – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and its influence on academic achievement, inclusion in general education classrooms, and curricular access for students with disabilities. 130 teachers from the state of Indiana were asked to submit the most recent IEP of one of their students in…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Educational Quality, Special Education
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Hill, Doris Adams; Sukbunpant, Sasipin – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The history of special education in the United States and Thailand has followed a similar path in many ways. Both countries made compulsory education mandatory to move in a positive direction in providing special education services to children with disabilities including the provision of services for children with ASD or Autism. In Thailand,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Education, Disabilities
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Zascavage, Victoria Selden; McKenzie, Ginger Kelley; Buot, Max; Woods, Carol; Orton-Gillingham, Fellow – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
This study compared word recognition for words written in a traditional flat font to the same words written in a three-dimensional appearing font determined to create a right hemispheric stimulation. The participants were emergent readers enrolled in Montessori schools in the United States learning to read basic CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant)…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Stimulation, Vowels, Word Recognition
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Loiacono, Vito; Palumbo, Anthony – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
Local educational agencies are challenged to teach students classified with autism in general education inclusive settings. Findings of empirical studies have reported many educators lacked the necessary pedagogical coursework and training to meet the instructional needs of these students. Building principals have reported they lacked the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Principals, Elementary Schools
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Simon, Marsha; Black, William R. – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB) require that students with disabilities have equal access to general education curricula and contexts. Florida's Differentiated Accountability Program (DAP) is designed to support educators in meeting IDEA and NCLB…
Descriptors: Evidence, Federal Legislation, Metric System, Disabilities
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Loiacono, Vito; Valenti, Valerie – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The sustained increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become a widespread concern throughout the US as well as globally. Federal mandates (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], 2004; No Child Left Behind [NCLB]) have directed state education departments and local educational…
Descriptors: Intervention, General Education, Federal Legislation, Autism
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Mulholland, Rita; Blecker, Norma – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
Students in a pre-service teacher education course, an overview of special education, were required to interview a parent of a special needs child, as well as a special education teacher as a course assignment. Because most educators have little or no training in family involvement and pre-service teacher training in this area is at best limited,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Education Courses, Family Involvement
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Ambrose, Don; Clinton, Amanda – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
The recent revision of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act; IDEIA) in the United States (U.S.) has created the opportunity for an unprecedented change in the way in which learning disabilities (LD) are identified. As a result of this revision, intense and often polarizing debate has…
Descriptors: World Views, Learning Disabilities, Identification, Classification
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Chiang, Linda H.; Hadadian, Azar – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
Cultural characteristics impact on parents' attitudes and perceptions toward children with disabilities. Therefore the unique family background could create a challenge for service providers. Professional who works with children with disabilities need information from families in order to provide effective intervention (Parette, Summer 2004). The…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Chinese Americans, Asians, Cultural Influences
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Chitiyo, Morgan S. – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
Since the re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 functional assessment has become popular in designing interventions for people with challenging behaviour. The purpose of this study was to assess the applications of functional and structural analysis in the assessment of problem behaviour. The study analysed…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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Pang, Yanhui; Richey, Dean – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
This paper briefly introduces Early Intervention (EI) issues in five countries including Zimbabwe, Poland, People's Republic of China (PRC), India, and the United States of America (USA). In the overview section the national background, including religious, socio-economic development, and political systems, its policies, laws and acts, are…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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