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Examining Assistive Technology Use, Self-Concept, And Motivation, As Students With Learning Disabilities Transition From A Demonstration School Into Inclusive Classrooms, Gabrielle D. Young Dec 2012

Examining Assistive Technology Use, Self-Concept, And Motivation, As Students With Learning Disabilities Transition From A Demonstration School Into Inclusive Classrooms, Gabrielle D. Young

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Provincial demonstration schools provide specialized programs for students with learning disabilities and provide a supportive environment where students learn about their learning disabilities and how they learn best. Embedded within subject area instruction, these schools provide intensive training on the use of assistive technology. This mixed methods study followed 12 students (8 males and 4 females between 14 and 16 years of age) and their parents in order understand students’ transition from a demonstration school into high schools, their assistive technology use in both school environments, and how these environments may have impacted their self-concept and school motivation. Participants reported ...


Social Skill Development Of Adults With Disabilities In A Community Drama Group, Jennifer E. Richardson Dec 2012

Social Skill Development Of Adults With Disabilities In A Community Drama Group, Jennifer E. Richardson

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This thesis investigates whether a community based drama group for adults with disabilities enhances their perceived social and personal development. A multiple-case study approach was used, with each member of the drama program being viewed as a single case. A final summary of the cases was then used to determine the overall effectiveness of the program. Included as participants for this study were: (a) drama group members, (b) parents/guardians, and (c) instructors of this drama program. Data collection included the use of standardized measures, questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, and observations for each case. The skills which participants improved on the ...


Mapping The Contact Zone: A Case Study Of An Integrated Chinese And Canadian Literacy Curriculum In A Secondary Transnational Education Program In China, Zheng Zhang Nov 2012

Mapping The Contact Zone: A Case Study Of An Integrated Chinese And Canadian Literacy Curriculum In A Secondary Transnational Education Program In China, Zheng Zhang

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This case study using ethnographic tools was conducted in an Ontario transnational education (TNE) program in China where Ontario secondary school curricula were integrated with the Chinese national curricula. Curricula are seen by TNE researchers as key to successful TNE programs (e.g., Hughes & Urasa, 1997). However, little is known about how literacy-related curricula are exported across borders and what happens with them in local contexts. The study investigated how literacy was conceived and practiced at the various levels of curriculum at the elite secondary school (Pseudonym: SCS), namely, intended, implemented, lived, hidden, and null curriculum.

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A Perspective On Free Higher Education In Nigeria, K.C. Prince Asagwara Oct 2012

A Perspective On Free Higher Education In Nigeria, K.C. Prince Asagwara

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Transnational Curriculum Transfer And The Role Of Feasibility Assessment, Andrew Hughes, Alkande Urasa Oct 2012

Transnational Curriculum Transfer And The Role Of Feasibility Assessment, Andrew Hughes, Alkande Urasa

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Gender Equity In Chinese Education, Xiaodong Niu Oct 2012

Gender Equity In Chinese Education, Xiaodong Niu

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


The Czech Experience Of The Initiation Of Educational Change Since 1989: Is A North American Model Applicable?, Annabelle Maysa, Eleuossa Polyzoi, Sheena Gardner Oct 2012

The Czech Experience Of The Initiation Of Educational Change Since 1989: Is A North American Model Applicable?, Annabelle Maysa, Eleuossa Polyzoi, Sheena Gardner

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Russian Education In Transition: Trends At The Primary Level, Liudmlla Guseva, Alexandra Sosnowski Oct 2012

Russian Education In Transition: Trends At The Primary Level, Liudmlla Guseva, Alexandra Sosnowski

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Russian-Canadian Cooperation In Curriculum Development, Douglas Ray Oct 2012

Russian-Canadian Cooperation In Curriculum Development, Douglas Ray

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Editor's Note Oct 2012

Editor's Note

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Reviews Oct 2012

Reviews

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Eastern, Western, Or Pan-European? Recent Educational Change In The Czech Republic, Viola Safr, Howard Woodhouse Oct 2012

Eastern, Western, Or Pan-European? Recent Educational Change In The Czech Republic, Viola Safr, Howard Woodhouse

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Tuition Reform In Chinese Higher Education, Xin Li Oct 2012

Tuition Reform In Chinese Higher Education, Xin Li

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Mao Zedong And Deng Xiaoping: A Comparison Of Educational Thought, Xiaodong Niu Oct 2012

Mao Zedong And Deng Xiaoping: A Comparison Of Educational Thought, Xiaodong Niu

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Quality Control In A Colonial School Setting: How It Worked And For What Purpose, Norell A. London Oct 2012

Quality Control In A Colonial School Setting: How It Worked And For What Purpose, Norell A. London

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Improving The Management Of Universities In Developing Countries, Wayne Ingalls Oct 2012

Improving The Management Of Universities In Developing Countries, Wayne Ingalls

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Imagination And Education In Australia: Short Term Fixes Or Long-Term Gains?, Christine Fox, Robyn Iredale Oct 2012

Imagination And Education In Australia: Short Term Fixes Or Long-Term Gains?, Christine Fox, Robyn Iredale

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Look At Values And Rights: What Cultural Differences Can Teach Us., F. Pearl Eliadis Oct 2012

A Comparative Look At Values And Rights: What Cultural Differences Can Teach Us., F. Pearl Eliadis

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Editorial Oct 2012

Editorial

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Notes On Contributors Oct 2012

Notes On Contributors

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Reviews Oct 2012

Reviews

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Medium: Term Impact Of An Institutional Strengthening Project, James Shute Oct 2012

Assessing The Medium: Term Impact Of An Institutional Strengthening Project, James Shute

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Education In Poland: A System In Transition, Dien Tran Oct 2012

Education In Poland: A System In Transition, Dien Tran

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Education In Transition: Changes In The Polish School Systems, Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski, Alexandra Sosnowski Oct 2012

Education In Transition: Changes In The Polish School Systems, Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski, Alexandra Sosnowski

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Including Technology In The School Curriculum Of Developing Countries, Theodore Lewis Oct 2012

Including Technology In The School Curriculum Of Developing Countries, Theodore Lewis

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


A Case Study From India: Empowering Education Health And Rural Change, Dip Kapoor Oct 2012

A Case Study From India: Empowering Education Health And Rural Change, Dip Kapoor

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Tolerance, Deo Poonwassie Oct 2012

Tolerance, Deo Poonwassie

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Editor's Note Oct 2012

Editor's Note

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Notes On Contributors Oct 2012

Notes On Contributors

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Reviews Oct 2012

Reviews

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.