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Foreman, Phil; Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Pascoe, Sue; King, Brian Smyth – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
An increasing amount of research attention is being directed toward the educational experiences of students with profound and multiple disabilities. One technique that has allowed a better understanding of alertness and involvement in members of this population is behavior state assessment. In this study, eight matched pairs of school-aged…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Educational Experience, Multiple Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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Agran, Martin; Boykov, Dmitriy – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2003
A survey of 27 Russian students and educators enrolled in a defectology course found that most respondents were knowledgeable of and supported inclusion practices advocated in the United States and Western Europe, although belief in traditional practices of segregation of individuals with disabilities was also evident. The survey also addressed…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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McCabe, Helen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2003
This article describes special education and early inclusion efforts in China. National projects and local examples of children with disabilities, including children with autism, being included in public schools and educated in general education classrooms are described. Implications for inclusive practice, focusing on the importance of parent…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Attitudes toward Disabilities, Autism, Comparative Education
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Villa, Richard A.; Tac, Le Van; Muc, Pham Minh; Ryan, Susan; Thuy, Nguyen Thi Minh; Weill, Cindy; Thousand, Jacqueline S. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2003
This article traces the evolution of special education policies and services and the introduction of inclusive education as a service delivery model in Viet Nam. The impact of a series of inclusion projects and resultant goals of the Ministry of Education and Training to expand inclusive education are described. (Contains 8 references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Agency Cooperation, Comparative Education, Delivery Systems
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Meyer, Luanna H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2003
This article discusses the importance of international perspectives in designing and promoting educational innovation and reform, cultural and financial limitations of imposing western special education inclusion principles and practices on developing countries, and special education practices in China, Vietnam, and Costa Rica. (Contains 2…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Stough, Laura M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2003
An overview of special education in Costa Rica is provided. Costa Rica has promulgated four educational service models that extend special education expertise: consulting teachers, educational assistance teams, itinerant teams, and resource centers. Their educational classification system describes the level of modifications required by students.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classification, Comparative Education, Consultation Programs