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Petry, Katja – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Students with a disability in inclusive classes often face problems with peer acceptance, friendships and peer interactions. In this paper, the relationship between these difficulties in social participation and the attitudes that typically developing adolescents hold towards peers with a disability at the level of the class was explored. A…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Senel, Selma; Kutlu, Ömer – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This paper examines listening comprehension skills of visually impaired students (VIS) using computerised adaptive testing (CAT) and reader-assisted paper-pencil testing (raPPT) and student views about them. Explanatory mixed method design was used in this study. Sample is comprised of 51 VIS, in 7th and 8th grades. 9 of these students were…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Visual Impairments, Student Attitudes
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Pesonen, Henri; Kontu, Elina; Saarinen, Minna; Pirttimaa, Raija – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine conceptions associated with sense of belonging (SEBE) in Finnish general and special school placements for pupils with special education needs. Five pupils were selected for this study by means of purposive sampling. They had a history of several school placements prior to arriving at their current special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Placement, Special Education, Group Membership
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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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Squires, Garry; Humphrey, Neil; Barlow, Alexandra; Wigelsworth, Michael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The processes around the identification of special educational needs (SEN) should mean that those pupils who need most help receive it. However, there are concerns that this process is not working and there is an over-identification of pupils with SEN. Previous international research has shown that summer-born children are more likely to be…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Students, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Askeland, Margit – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The main purpose of the present study was to examine the long-term effects of a previous quasi-experiment that used inner speech as a tool to promote appropriate strategies in multiplication. Results one year after the intervention were published by Ostad and Askeland. This is a follow-up study. The 50-week intervention program was conducted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inner Speech (Subvocal), Intervention, Grade 7
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Pijl, Sip Jan; Frostad, Per – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
This study addresses the relationship between the acceptance of students with disabilities by their peers and their self-concept. Research shows that level of acceptance and self-concept are moderately related. Students with disabilities not accepted by their peers in regular classrooms thus run the risk of developing low self-concept. It is…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Peer Relationship, Peer Groups, Self Concept
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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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Kotzer, Efrat; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of competence among adolescents with learning disabilities (LD) who participated in a virtual supported self-advocacy programme within the risk and protective paradigm. The sample consisted of 374 adolescents with and without learning disabilities, students of the 7th to 9th grades, at 15…
Descriptors: Competence, At Risk Persons, Predictor Variables, Advocacy
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Frostad, Per; Pijl, Sip Jan – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
Pupils with special needs can have difficulties in building relationships with peers in inclusive education. An important condition for developing positive relationships with peers is having the age-group appropriate social skills. It seems likely that pupils with an insufficient set of social skills face a larger risk of being excluded. This…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Social Influences, Special Needs Students, Peer Acceptance
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Reikeras, Elin K. L. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
The aim of the present study was to investigate the performance in arithmetic related to achievement levels in reading and mathematics. Basic arithmetical facts and multi-step calculations were examined. The participants were 941 pupils aged 8 (N = 415), 10 (N = 274) and 13 (N = 252) years. The pupils were divided into four groups by standardized…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Problem Solving, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Achievement
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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