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Sharma, Juhi; Trory, Helen – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the under researched area of parents' attitudes towards inclusion in inclusive mainstream early years settings in Thailand. The sample consisted of 71 parents: those with typically developing children (TDC) (50 parents) and children with special educational needs (SEN) (21 parents), residing in Bangkok,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Inclusion, Social Development, Special Education
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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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Tatar, Yasar – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Adapted fitness tests and tests for children without disabilities are used for evaluating the effects of physical training programs of children with disabilities. This study investigated the applicability of those frequently-used tests for children with different types of disability. A total of 282 children ages between 5 and 14 years with…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Physical Fitness, Disabilities, Physical Disabilities
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de Klerk, Monique; de Klerk, Werner – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
An inclusive educational setting is a model in which educators must have empathic sensitivity, which will enable them to identify the different needs of the various learners. However, there is gap in research concerning educators' own experiences regarding empathy within inclusive classrooms. This qualitative study with a phenomenological research…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Empathy, Teacher Attitudes
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Faraclas, Kara L. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Co-teaching is a promising practice for educating students with disabilities in regular education classes. However, teachers often report being given co-teaching assignments without requisite training. Without adequate preparation, many teachers have difficulty conceptualizing co-teaching as a model and working collaboratively as teaching…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Team Teaching, Models, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Owusu, Isaac; Enoch, Acheampong; Mprah, Wisdom Kwadwo; Vampere, Hashani – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
There is heightened concern about the need to provide equal access to education for children with disability. Children with disability form part of the many disadvantaged groups who are denied access to education. A qualitative approach with descriptive design was used to study the perceptions of parents in the Wa West district of the Upper West…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Bal, Aydin; Gonzalez, Taucia; Love, Larry; McCabe, Kate – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Research conducted in collaboration with practitioners has the potential to transform the relationship between research and practice by embedding the research process in the contexts of schools and communities. Collaborative research is well suited to improve inclusive education, because inclusive education reform is situated in local contexts. In…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Educational Research, Cooperation
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Rasmitadila; Tambunan, Anna Riana Suryanti; Rachmadtullah, Reza – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore teachers' perceptions of the level of readiness and the factors that constrain the state elementary schools to become inclusive elementary schools. This study used a quantitative approach with the type of survey research involving 115 respondent,s public elementary school teachers in the area of Bogor City…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Public Schools
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Orru, S. E. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Education is a fundamental right of citizens. To guarantee this right, legislation was implemented so disabled students could access and remain in schools. This movement was called inclusion. Despite the legislation established, many students have suffered from pseudoinclusion, because despite them having physical access to the school, the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Inclusion, Civil Rights, 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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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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Jeon, Mookyung – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Disability simulation is an educational approach to modify attitudes and behaviors toward persons with disabilities by allowing participants to experience simulated life activities of individuals with disabilities. Despite the controversy regarding the effectiveness of disability simulations and its potential counterproductive effects, however,…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Disabilities, Simulation, Elementary School Students
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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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