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Banks, Joanne; McCoy, Selina; Frawley, Denise – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Internationally and in Ireland, the adoption of inclusive education frameworks have been broadly welcomed, particularly by parents of children with special educational needs (SEN). Mainstreaming these children is generally viewed as positive primarily because of the social factors associated with attending mainstream schools for children with SEN.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Mainstreaming
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McCoy, Selina; Maître, Bertrand; Watson, Dorothy; Banks, Joanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This paper draws on longitudinal data to examine the extent to which parents' educational expectations shape academic development and changes in self-concept among young people with different types of disability. The analysis is based on the "Growing Up in Ireland" longitudinal study, which tracked 7423 children between the primary to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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McCoy, Selina; Banks, Joanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
International studies have raised concerns about the academic and social implications of inclusive policies on school engagement and successful learning and, in particular, on the ways in which friendships are formed between students with SEN and other students. This article stems from research findings which show that Irish children with special…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Cross Cultural Studies, Disabilities, Self Concept Measures
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Banks, Joanne; Shevlin, Michael; McCoy, Selina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Within categories of special educational needs, emotional and behavioural difficulties have received much attention in recent years, particularly in relation to their definition and identification by parents and teachers. This paper stems from previous research which highlights how children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those attending…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disadvantaged Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Disproportionate Representation