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Taverna, María Eugenia; Polo, Mara Lis; Zocola, María Evangelina; Bertero, Melisa Paola – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Despite the effort to provide equal scenarios and a higher inclusion for students with mild disabilities, few experimental activities intended to improve their science performance were reported during the last decades. This work presents different ludic-experimental activities and their impact on children and adolescents with special educational…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Children
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Odongo, George – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In Kenya, the subject of parental participation has not received much attention in terms of research, and roles of parents in their children's education are not normally well defined (Njeru, 2015). Based on observations, reports and research, parental participation remains low especially in the rural areas. This paper will discuss the barriers to…
Descriptors: Barriers, Parent Participation, Disabilities, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Mohammed, Amra – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The adoption of the principle of Education for All has catalyzed major efforts in special education throughout the world, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has developed educational policies to meet the special education needs of students since the late 1960s. Despite these efforts, there is no current policy in the KSA that provides specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exceptional Child Research, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Jones, Beth A.; Peterson-Ahmad, Maria B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
It is no question that preparing teachers to work with the many facets involved in special education is a daunting task. Upon entering the classroom on the first day, special education teachers are expected to be prepared (Sayeski, 2015) when presented with numerous responsibilities (Collins, Sweigart, Landrum, & Cook, (2017), including parent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Individualized Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Ochoa, Theresa A.; Erden, Emine; Alhajeri, Ohoud; Hurley, Ellie; Lee, Kwangwon; Ogle, Lindsey; Wang, Tianqian – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This article describes disability laws and special education provisions in China, Kuwait, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States making note of the important role they have in the lives of people with disabilities. Anti-discrimination, rehabilitation, and special education laws enhance the quality of the lives of individuals with disabilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Disabilities, Laws
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Kim, Sunyoung; Kim, Hyejung; Saffo, Rachel W. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Given the rapidly growing number of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from diverse cultural communities in the United States, researchers have steadily emphasized the importance of developing and implementing culturally responsive interventions and practices. Unfortunately, there is no clear understanding of culture and diversity in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
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Wiazowski, Jaroslaw – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Inclusive education in the Republic of South Africa has been codified and written down in the form of White Papers. From the legislative point of view, the situation is clear. The reality however shows that the implementation of the law is still at its infancy. Students with visual impairments are practically confined to being educated in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Quality, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Cheng, Chen-chen – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Taking a post-colonial stand and using school to work transition as an example, the author re-examines the special education discourses in Taiwan and attempts to construct alternate understandings of transition from sociological and cultural perspectives. A review of past transition literature and a survey of the educational background of the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy
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Skinner, Michael E.; Smith, Allison T. – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
The number of students with learning disabilities (LD) attending postsecondary institutions has increased steadily over the past two decades. Many of these students have language-based learning difficulties that create barriers to success in foreign language (FL) courses. Many institutions have responded by providing these students with exemptions…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Second Languages, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods
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Zhang, Kaili Chen – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This article concerns social skills interventions for children with emotional/behavioral disorders. Drawing on the author's teaching experience and the findings of research on social skills training in schools, and exploring effective ways to facilitate children's social skill development, the paper describes how social skills interventions can be…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Cooperative Learning, Telecommunications, Skill Development
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Schutz, Larry E.; McNamara, Elizabeth A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
Most students who have sustained severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) appear normal when they return to school. Hopeful parents, encouraged by deceptively positive medical feedback, expect a return to regular education. In the classroom, the students initially seem almost ready to resume learning, but instead they fall farther behind grade level…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Special Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mussmann, Jorg – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This paper discusses the future of professionalism of the traditional exclusive and curative pedagogy for speech and language impaired children in Germany. This specialized professional domain is currently being challenged to define as a specialized educational domain of education and educational science their resources with a justifiable…
Descriptors: Evidence, Special Schools, Language Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Berhanu, Girma – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This paper maps out the challenges and responses to inclusive education in Sweden from a cultural/historical point of view. Core concepts that have bearing on inclusive education practices are discussed. The analysis incorporates varied materials. As the current Swedish political and educational discourses reflect contradictions and dilemmas among…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Alquraini, Turki – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This paper provides a brief background of the education system in Saudi Arabia and current special education services and programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, this paper presents the findings of some studies that examined teachers' perspectives regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities. As Saudi Arabia continues its…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Education
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Alquraini, Turki – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
This paper provides a brief background of the education system in Saudi Arabia and current special education services and programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, this paper presents the findings of some studies that examined teachers' perspectives regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities. As Saudi Arabia continues its…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes
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