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Korn, Maggie A.; Woodard, Cooper R.; Tucker, Chelsea A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The goal of the present study was to identify the positive character traits of staff working with a special education population and further understand how staff apply these traits in their work. Twenty-eight staff from a school/treatment program for students with autism and related developmental disorders completed the VIA Inventory of Strengths…
Descriptors: Special Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Developmental Disabilities, Autism
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Transition to work services are a complex process and can cover an enormous range of practices. This paper examines the literature on best practices in transition to work services and considers teachers' perspectives regarding these practices. Teachers working with students with intellectual disabilities participated in this study (369). The three…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Special Education
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Nonis, Karen; Chong, Wan H.; Moore, Dennis W.; Tang, Hui N.; Koh, Patricia – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Including children with learning difficulties and disabilities in regular classrooms continues to be a challenge for teachers. This study investigated the perceptions of kindergarten teachers and learning support educators (LSEd) towards including children with developmental needs and or learning difficulties in pre-schools in Singapore. A total…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Learning Problems, Kindergarten
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International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Special education programmes must include high quality services to enhance children with disabilities (CWD) in all aspects of their development. This study aims to assess special education programmes (SEP) in Jordan from the perspectives of parents of CWD. Two different SEPs were assessed: inclusive education (IE) in regular schools, and special…
Descriptors: Special Education, Program Evaluation, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Hyassat, Mizyed A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Since the literature in the field of special education supports the argument that involving parents in the educational process is more likely to positively influence children's educational outcomes, this research aims at exploring the position of Jordanian parents of young children with disabilities in terms of their involvement. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Young Children, Disabilities
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Hoffman, Jamie; Cummings, Kristen – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
When educating international special education teachers, teacher self-efficacy should be evaluated to better understand the effectiveness of training and the delivery of services to students with disabilities. Professionals in the field of disability services, from the United States, conducted a five-day seminar with special education teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Self Efficacy, Seminars
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Nishimura, Trisha Sugita; Busse, R. T. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the content validity of the Scale of Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Classrooms (STATIC). An expert panel of 20 special education teachers and five university faculty members provided individual item ratings on a five-point scale regarding wording and content, along with comments. Item and comment…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes, Content Validity, Test Validity
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Dowell, Richard; Larwin, Karen – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of a physical restraint is to control the behavior of a student. It can involve physically holding a person immobile against his or her will to using chemical or mechanical devices to control a person. This study was designed to contribute to the paucity of existing research literature in regards to a school administrator's impact on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities, Discipline, Behavior Modification
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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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Foley, Tom; Foley, Shane; Curtin, Alicia – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
This paper explores primary to post-primary transitions for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) within mainstream schooling in an Irish context. A questionnaire was distributed to a cohort of sixth class students (n = 58) from four different primary schools in advance of their transfer and results were then compared with a similar cohort…
Descriptors: Special Education, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews, Bullying
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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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DePountis, Vicki M.; Pogrund, Rona L.; Griffin-Shirley, Nora; Lan, William Y. – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
This research examined the perspectives of teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) regarding the use and effectiveness of electronic assistive technology (EAT) purported to assist students who are blind in advanced mathematics subjects. The data for this study were collected via an online survey distributed to a convenience sample of…
Descriptors: Blindness, Online Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Steeley, Sherry L.; Lukacs, Karrin – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Special education services have seen great improvement since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) in 1975, but culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families still face exceptional challenges when advocating for special education services for their children (Artiles & Harry, 2006; Palawat & May,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mothers, Special Education, Experience
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Donne, Vicki; Briley, Margaret L. – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
A single case study examined the use of multimedia storybooks on the vocabulary acquisition of 7 preschool students who are deaf/hard of hearing in two classrooms at a school for the deaf in the U.S. Participants also included 3 speech-language pathologists. Students spent an average of 7.1 minutes daily working with the multimedia storybooks and…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Picture Books, Story Reading
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Afolabi, Olusegun Emmanuel – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Though a large body of research has investigated the impacts of domestic violence on adult victims only few studies have been devoted to the exposure of children to probable inter-spousal trauma that disrupt their neurological and biochemical pathways in development. The aim of this paper is to analyse the current empirical research that discusses…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Family Environment, Psychology, Biology
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