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Kim, So-Young; Lim, Young-Jin – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Although much emphasis has been paid to stress and burnout among special education teachers, little attention has been paid to their well-being. This study aimed to examine relations between virtues and well-being among Korean special education teachers. Virtues and well-being of 115 Korean special education teachers were assessed using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Stress Management, Well Being
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Saldaña, Claudia – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study is to explore how art, as a semiotic tool, transforms children with disabilities. To achieve this purpose, one must listen to the voices of teachers and childcare workers in the field of special education. The study's preliminary findings found three main categories through data analysis: 1) Teachers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Disabilities, Art Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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Kurt, A. Askim; Çolak, Canan; Dönmez, Pelin; Filiz, Ozan; Türkan, Fatih; Odabasi, H. Ferhan – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Students with disabilities should have equal opportunities to participate in higher education as well as students without disabilities. These opportunities are mentioned in a number of various international conventions within a growing attention. According to this growing attention, Higher Education Council in Turkey, determined the Counseling and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Access to Education, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Karal, Muhammed A.; Riccomini, Paul J. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Increased rates of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are documented throughout the world. In Turkey, there are currently 100,000 students under the age of 14 with ASD and increasing each year by approximately 5,000 students. As a result of the current population and increased prevalence, special education and general education teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Attitudes
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Saleem, Saira; Sajjad, Shahida – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
This study was carried out to investigate the scope of assistive technology in learning process of students with blindness. The sample of this study included 56 students with blindness between the ages of 11-22 years from secondary level of education. These students were selected through convenient sampling from five special schools located in…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Blindness, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Gunarhadi, Sunardi; Anwar, Mohammad; Andayani, Tri Rejeki; Shaari, Abdull Sukor – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The research aimed to investigate the effect of Cluster-Based Instruction (CBI) on the academic achievement of Mathematics in inclusive schools. The sample was 68 students in two intact classes, including those with learning disabilities, selected using a cluster random technique among 17 inclusive schools in the regency of Surakarta. The two…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Inclusion, Mathematics Instruction, Cluster Grouping
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Efraimidou, Vasiliki; Sidiropoulou, Maria; Giagazoglou, Paraskevi; Proios, Miltiadis; Tsimaras, Vasileios; Orologas, Anastasios – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effect of a music and movement intervention program on gait, balance and psychological parameters of 10 male athletes in throwing events (ball and disc) with Cerebral Palsy (CP) (spastic hemiplegia), all coming from a sport club in Thessaloniki. Participants were divided randomly by methodical…
Descriptors: Music Education, Movement Education, Control Groups, Psychomotor Skills
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Koch, Katherine A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of teachers who have the dual role of parent and teacher of children with disabilities. Data were collected in a qualitative methodology through semi-structured interviews with participants about their experiences. Questions focused on how teachers 1) experienced their roles, 2) addressed…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Influences, Parenting Skills, Disabilities
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Shani, Michal; Hebel, Orly – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Implementing inclusive education is one of the major challenges facing the educational system. One of the main difficulties in implementing inclusive education is that general education teachers receive insufficient training to work in complex teaching contexts and to respond to the unique needs of all the pupils in their classroom. The objective…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs
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Ajuwon, Paul M.; Oyinlade, A. Olu – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
In this project, the authors used the Essential Behavioral Leadership Qualities (EBLQ) method of measuring leadership effectiveness to assess and compare the effectiveness of principals (leaders) of residential schools for children with blindness or low vision in the United States (U.S.) and Nigeria. A total of 248 teachers (subordinates) in 25…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Blindness, Cross Cultural Studies
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Sato, Takahiro; Haegele, Justin A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning master's degree students ascribed to their first semester of experience teaching students with severe and profound disability (SPD) in a physical education (PE) practicum. This study utilized a narrative inquiry design and interviews were conducted with four graduate students focusing on their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Masters Programs
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Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
This article draws insight from a narrative inquiry to examine the complexities of educating immigrant students with disabilities in which language, culture, and disability collide. Issues related to language-in-education policy, teacher preparation, and the proportion and identification of culturally and linguistically diverse students were…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Ethnicity, Special Education, Cultural Differences
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