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A constructivist attempt to change attitudes towards children with special needs
ABSTRACT A research programme was initiated to promote positive attitudes towards children with special needs. Fifteen students each taught four lessons to children from second to sixth class inExpand
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Young people's heroes in France and Spain.
Heroes play collectivist or individualist roles in imagination and self-development. Representations of heroic figures in questionnaires given to French (n = 241) and Spanish (n = 227) samples of 10Expand
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Influences on attitudes towards children with mental handicap
ABSTRACT A sample of 125 girls in third and sixth class in two non‐urban primary schools were given a questionnaire to assess their attitudes towards children with mental handicap. One school wasExpand
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Images of heroes and heroines : How stable ?
Abstract Heroic images are presented here as constructed possible selves which may play an important role in self development. A questionnaire was given to 510 Irish and 190 U.S. third and fourthExpand
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Young People’s Heroes in Ireland and Slovenia
Abstract Digital culture is becoming increasingly global and accessible. It is important to see how participation in the European Union (EU) global economic culture is changing young people’sExpand
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Knowledge Construction: A Paradigm Shift
This chapter explores the move toward a constructivist paradigm and collaborative knowledge construction in the broader institutional context of education.
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Beginning primary teachers and children with mild learning difficulties
This study is about examining beginning teachers’ needs in relation to helping primary school children with mild learning difficulties. Both pre-service and in-service teachers were approached toExpand
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Attitudes towards Down Syndrome: A national comparative study in France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain
This study investigated children's attitudes towards children with Down syndrome in Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain. A sample of 805 children divided approximately equally by country, sex. gradeExpand
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Changing attitudes towards children with special needs
ABSTRACT A total 305 urban primary school children participated in an educational programme to promote awareness of children with special needs. Subjects were pretested to assess their initialExpand
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Systems and Beliefs
Systems thinking provides insights into how ideas interact and change, and constructivism is an example of this type of systemic approach. In the 1970s constructivism emphasised the development ofExpand
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