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Bataineh, Osamah; Alsagheer, Ahmed – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
This study aimed at investigating which source of social support (supervisors, colleagues, friends, spouse, or family) would be most effective in reducing burnout among special education teachers. A sample of 300 special education teachers (50 males and 250 females) completed Burnout and Sources of Social Support questionnaires. Pearson…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teaching Experience, Correlation, Special Education Teachers
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Anati, Nisreen M.; Ain, Al – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
The United Arab Emirates is devoted to inclusive education, which respects the right for all learners, regardless of their strengths or weaknesses in any area, to become part of the mainstream school. This study describes the current practices that shape the nature of inclusive education in UAE schools from the teachers' perspective. Data drawn…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Financial Support, Private Schools
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Hamaidi, Diala; Homidi, Moayyad; Reyes, Luis V. – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this research was to explore and describe early childhood educators' perceptions of academic aspects and social and emotional aspects of inclusion practices. In this comparative international quantitative research an attitudinal demographic survey was distributed to 300 early childhood educators in mandated kindergartens and primary…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Inclusion, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Khamis, Vivian – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
The prevalence of ADHD was studied among 200 UAE school-age children. Variables that distinguish ADHD and non-ADHD children were examined, including child characteristics, parents' sociodemographics, socioeconomic status, family environment, and parental style of influence. Results indicated that 12.5 % of the children had ADHD symptomatology, and…
Descriptors: Incidence, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Family Environment, Foreign Countries
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Gaad, Eman; Khan, Lavina – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
One of the main challenges facing primary mainstream teachers in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stems from the current educational movement towards inclusion. It is an international phenomenon, a process that emphasizes providing special education services to students with special educational needs within the regular classrooms. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Teacher Competencies
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Tibi, Sana – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' knowledge and skills in phonological awareness (PA). The sample included 145 teachers teaching first to 3rd grade elementary public schools in United Arab Emirates (UAE). A valid and reliable instrument was developed together the data. The instrument included to major sections; knowledge and…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Elementary School Teachers
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Bradshaw, Keith; Tennant, Lilly; Lydiatt, Steve – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief background about the educational system in the United Arab Emirates and particularly describe the present types of programs and services offered within the country with respect to individuals with special needs. In addition, findings of an ongoing study about the attitudes of teachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Educational Methods