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Majoko, Tawanda – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study examined teachers' concerns about inclusion in mainstream Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Mashonaland West educational province of Zimbabwe. Embedded within the "core expertise" of inclusive pedagogy, the study draws on a sample of twenty-one mainstream ECD teachers purposively selected from the educational province.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Early Childhood Education
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Hettiaarachi, S.; Ranaweera, M.; Walisundara, D.; Daston-Attanayake, L.; Das, A. K. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study aimed to uncover perceptions of 'inclusive education' using semi-structured interviews with 15 mainstream teachers from the Western Province in Sri Lanka. Thematic coding of the interview data was undertaken using the key principles of Framework Analysis. The main themes that emerged were incongruous conceptual understandings of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Foreign Countries
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Mithimunye, Bronwyn Sarah; Roman, Nicolette Vanessa; Pedro, Athena Shelia – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
There is growing interest in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a result of the increasing prevalence rates, and because children with ASD find it particularly challenging to enter the educational system. The present study explored the perceptions of parents of ASD children by identifying the factors which enhanced or hindered their children in…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Autism, Parent Attitudes
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Sigstad, Hanne Marie Høybråten – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The present study examined the conditions and challenges of successfully including adolescent students with mild intellectual disabilities within a mainstream school context. The study was based on qualitative interviews with nine special education teachers who worked in special education groups in lower secondary schools. A thematic structural…
Descriptors: Success, Inclusion, Adolescents, Mild Intellectual Disability
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Kharade, Kalpana; Ha, Huong; Ubale, Amol – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Disaster risk management (DRM) education to visually impaired (VI) students has posed a great challenge to worldwide educators. International aid agencies report that people with disabilities have often been excluded from several educational interventions to manage disaster risks. It is, therefore, imperative to ensure that people with…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Risk Management, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine 197 Jordanian primary school teachers' creative personality, their beliefs about creativity, and creativity fostering practices. The researcher developed a questionnaire which consisted of three self-reported scales: teachers' creative personality, teachers' beliefs about creativity and teachers' creativity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Creative Teaching
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Elton-Chalcraft, Sally; Cammack, Paul J.; Harrison, Liz – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Educating special educational needs (SEN) children in special schools is the norm in India but there is a growing trend towards inclusive practice. Perspectives were sought from children, their parents and teachers in Bangalore, India to investigate perceptions of effective provision for SEN children using an interpretative approach to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Buli-Holmberg, Jorun; Jeyaprathaban, Sujathamalini – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The present study attempts to evaluate the effective teaching practice for children with special learning needs. The research question framed in the present study for investigation is which practice will be effective in different inclusive classroom settings and what are the factors that contribute for effective practices? Qualitative research was…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Blackman, Stacey – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate students' attitudes towards the inclusion of peers with disabilities in Barbados. This research is quantitative and utilizes the Chedoke-McMasters Attitude towards Children with Handicap Scale (CATCH) to collect attitudinal data on a cross section of Barbadian students. The findings suggest that many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Amr, Muna; Al-Natour, Mayada; Al-Abdallat, Bassam; Alkhamra, Hatem – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
This study explores teachers' knowledge and attitudes toward the inclusion of students with special education needs (SEN) in mainstream schools in Jordan. It also examines the barriers the teachers perceived to hinder successful inclusions. The study sample consisted of 87 primary school teachers who responded to an open-ended questionnaire asking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Barriers, Teacher Attitudes
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Odongo, George; Davidson, Roseanna – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The philosophy of inclusive education aims at enabling all children to learn in the regular education classrooms. It is widely believed that the successful implementation of any inclusive policy is largely influenced by teachers being positive about the expectations. Grounded in Positioning Theory, this study was conducted to examine the attitude,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Teacher Attitudes
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Bragiel, Józefa – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Integrated education in Poland has been implemented since 1993. This alternative form of education very quickly resulted in an increased number of integrated classes in mainstream schools and a decreased percentage of students with disabilities in segregated education. Research indicates that the process of "opening of society to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Integrated Curriculum, Nontraditional Education
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Valeo, Angela; Underwood, Kathryn – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
This paper examines Special Education Tribunals, in Ontario, Canada through a Luhmannian theoretical lens. At total of 58 Special Education Tribunal summary hearings were analyzed using the constant comparative method through NVivo software. The results revealed that these Tribunals appear to favour the assessment testimony of teachers and other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Social Theories, State Legislation
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Chan, Twiggy; Yuen, Mantak – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
This case study provides an overview of current policy, practices and problems concerning inclusion in one international secondary school in Hong Kong. A total of 13 interviews were conducted with the school management team, teachers, students and parents, supplemented by 12 classroom observations and two "student-shadowing" exercises.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Inclusion, International Schools, Foreign Countries
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Sucuoglu, Nimet Bulbin; Akalin, Selma; Pinar, Elif Sazak – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is twofold: to determine the instructional variables of the inclusive classrooms in Turkey and to investigate to what extent the student behaviors change according to eco-behavioral characteristics of inclusive classrooms. The study group consisted of 44 students between the ages of six and 12 with mild disabilities who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Mainstreaming
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