International Journal of Inclusive Education, vol. 6, 2002, p. 217-229
Article outlines the values of the society as a whole, the state (government and civil servants) and the stakeholders (families and professionals) with regard to the education of disabled children in Cyprus.
J Freeman and B Josepsson
High Ability Studies, vol. 13, 2002, p. 35-46
This article examines the effects of a gift enrichment programme in Iceland (1985-96). It discusses how the family provides the basic framework for the development of gifts and considers other issues such as: social cognition; individual differences; education for the development of gifts; and acceleration and enrichment.
M Hayden (ed.) et al
London: Kogan Page, 2002
This book examines the state and future of international education in relation to national schools and education systems as well as those that are classed as 'international schools'.
It covers a wide range of issues including:
K A Kavale
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, vol. 49, 2002, p. 201-214
This article examines the trend in the United States towards greater integration of students with disabilities into general education and the present call for full inclusion. It suggests that the necessary attitudes, accommodations and adaptations are not yet in place to allow students with disabilities an appropriate education in mainstream schools.
E van Dunk and A Dickman
Urban Affairs Review, vol. 37, 2002, p. 844-856
The hope about school choice is that parents will act like consumers and send consistent signals about their needs and wishes. Schools will then compete to meet those needs. Those that can will thrive and others will close. Another belief is that enabling parents to choose their child's school empowers them to learn more about schools and actively participate in them. Study examines across different types of school choice programmes how much information parent consumers have at their disposal and whether they send consistent signals when they select one school over another. Findings suggest that not all consumers possess adequate information or send consistent signals and systemic differences exist across choice programmes.
A M Eilers
Administration and Society, vol. 34, 2002, p.285-308
Article examines US county-level public agency administrators' use of systems changing as a policy instrument in linking a school system with three public agencies (public health, human services and law enforcement) to form a collaborative services initiative. The goal behind the collaborative services effort was to provide a coherent set of multiple services to disadvantaged children and families.
K Te Riele and S Crump
International Journal of Inclusive Education, vol. 6, 2002, p. 251-266
Argues that vocational education and training has the potential to re-engage disaffected young people who are at risk of being caught in a downward spiral of disadvantage. Asks to what extent the post-compulsory curriculum in Australia is serving student and family ambitions for employment in a way that is equitable and inclusive.