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Pérez-Torralba, Alberto; Reina, Raúl; Pastor-Vicedo, Juan Carlos; González-Víllora, Sixto – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
In this research, para-sports for athletes with high support needs are used to sensitise students towards disability in their Physical Education (PE) classes, aiming to: 1) explore the participants' attitudes towards disability and their previous contact with individuals with disabilities; and 2) know the short- and long-term effects of a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Athletics, Student Athletes, Physical Education
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Margraf, Hannah; Pinquart, Martin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
In Germany, adolescents with emotional and behavioural disturbances (EBD) are either schooled in special schools for students with EBD or in regular schools. The present study is the first to compare the perceived attainment of a broad range of developmental tasks of adolescents with and without EBD attending regular vs. special schools. While…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances
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Nilholm, Claes; Alm, Barbro – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
A case study of what appears to be an inclusive classroom in Sweden is reported. The group of children in the class studied was very heterogeneous: five of the 15 children had a disability diagnosis at the time of the study. One aim of the study was to develop a methodology which can be used in order to investigate in what sense classrooms are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Inclusive Schools
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Macaruso, Paul; Rodman, Alyson – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
This study investigated the benefits of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for middle-school students attending remedial reading classes. As a supplement to a strong language-based reading curriculum, a CAI programme that works on strengthening phonics word identification skills was provided to students in the treatment group. These students were…
Descriptors: Remedial Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Decoding (Reading), Reading Instruction
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Efrati-Virtzer, M.; Margalit, M. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
The objectives of the study were to examine the characteristics of non-referred children with behaviour difficulties (BD) (such as verbal and physical aggression towards children and objects), aged 9-12 years and attending mainstream schools, and to compare them with children with no BD. The second objective was to evaluate the contribution of a…
Descriptors: Social Status, Aggression, Females, Social Adjustment
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Kalyva, Efrosini; Agaliotis, Ioannis – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
The present study explored typically developing children's understanding of, and attitudes towards, the inclusion of children with physical disabilities (PD) in mainstream settings. The 60 children who participated in the study attended sixth grade in two mainstream primary schools (30 in contact with a child with PD and 30 without such contact).…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Inclusive Schools, Physical Disabilities, Grade 6
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Argyropoulos, Vassilios S.; Nikolaraizi, Magda A. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
This paper highlights the framework and discusses the results of an action research network which aimed to promote academic access in two general educational settings within which a pupil with blindness and a deaf pupil were educated respectively. The persons involved in this collaborative scheme were general teachers, a school counsellor,…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Action Research, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods
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Kaloyirou, Chrystalla; Lindsay, Geoff – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
Bullying is a matter of significant concern in the Cypriot educational setting. Teachers usually report their difficulties in understanding bullies and their anxiety to find effective ways to deal with them. This project investigated the self-concepts of a sample of nine boys identified as bullies at the end of primary schooling in Nicosia,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Bullying
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Polychroni, Fotini; Koukoura, Kalliopi; Anagnostou, Ioanna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
This research aimed at exploring the motivation for reading of pupils with dyslexia, and to investigate whether they differ from their peers. A total of 32 pupils formed the LD group (22 boys and 10 girls, 5th- and 6th-graders) who were diagnosed with dyslexia. A comparison group was formed of pupils who attended the same classes (N = 210), and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Reading Attitudes, Dyslexia, Reading Achievement
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Didaskalou, Eleni; Argyrakouli, Effi – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
This study was designed to elicit the views and preferences of primary education students with general learning difficulties concerning different service delivery modes. The main areas to be investigated were: (a) their current educational provision, (b) alternative modes of provision and (c) the most appropriate provider (mainstream or special…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Educational Practices
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Fasting, Rolf B.; Lyster, Solveig-Alma Halaas – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2005
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of MultiFunk, a computer program designed to assist reading, on the reading and spelling proficiency of struggling readers. Fifty-two below-average readers and spellers, in grades 5, 6 and 7, were randomly assigned as experimental and control groups (N = 26 + 26). In addition, 114 classmates,…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Intervention, Computer Software, Computers