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Hanssen, Natallia Bahdanovich – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The present study focuses on exploring the relationships of preschool staff and children with language difficulties in Norwegian and Belarusian contexts. A qualitative case design was used, and data were gathered through video observations and video-based conversations. Through different approaches--narrative analysis and analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Štemberger, Tina; Kiswarday, Vanja Riccarda – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The paper is built on premises that teachers' attitude is one of the most important factors of implementing inclusive education and it focuses on preschool and primary school teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education. The purpose of the study was to establish what attitude Slovenian preschool and primary school teachers hold towards…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Aunio, Pirjo; Mononen, Riikka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of an educational computer game, Lola's World, on low-performing children's early numeracy skills. Four preschools with 33 children from families of low socio-economic status (M[subscript age] = 5.5 years) took part in this study. Of the 33 children, 23 were split randomly into two groups: an…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Instructional Effectiveness, Preschool Children
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Dias, Paulo C.; Cadime, Irene – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Attitudes towards inclusive education have a crucial place in the effective implementation of inclusion practices. The aim of this study was to explore teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education in preschool education in Portugal and to identify teachers' personal and professional variables that influence these attitudes. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Lundqvist, Johanna; Westling, Mara Allodi; Siljehag, Eva – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
In Sweden, preschool inclusion is embraced and preschools are open for children both with and without special educational needs. The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of a number of preschool units in Sweden that provide education and care to children with special educational needs with regard to organisation, resources and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Nislin, Mari A.; Sajaniemi, Nina K.; Sims, Margaret; Suhonen, Eira; Maldonado Montero, Enrique F.; Hirvonen, Ari; Hyttinen, Sirpa – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between early childhood professionals' (ECPs) stress regulation (using salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase [AA] measurements), work engagement and the quality of their pedagogical work in integrated special day-care groups. Participants were 89 ECPs from 21 integrated special day-care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Hannås, Bjørg Mari; Bahdanovich Hanssen, Natallia – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate possible practical consequences of the ideological principle of inclusion. In this article, we investigate, compare and discuss how employees of Norwegian and Belarusian preschools perceive their own, and their preschools', special needs education practices related to children with language difficulties.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Preschool Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Rakap, Salih – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Individualised education programmes (IEPs) are the road maps for individualising services for children with disabilities, specifically through the development of high-quality child goals/objectives. High-quality IEP goals/objectives that are developed based on a comprehensive assessment of child functioning and directly connected to intervention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs
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Klein, Kelsey E.; Wie, Ona Bø – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Narratives require the integration of many different linguistic skills and can be used as an ecologically valid measure of child language development. This study investigated the narrative skills of 18 six- to seven-year-old prelingually deaf children who received simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants (CI) between 5 and 18 months of age. No…
Descriptors: Surgery, Assistive Technology, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Olsson, Ingrid; Roll-Pettersson, Lise – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Using semi-structured interviews this study investigated the personal experiences of parents of pre-school children with intellectual disabilities within the Swedish social support system. Thirteen parents of 10 children participated. Interview transcripts were qualitatively analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Three themes…
Descriptors: Family Needs, Early Intervention, Mental Retardation, Preschool Children
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van Dijken, Marianne J.; Bus, Adriana G.; de Jong, Maria T. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
The Dutch website Bereslim (http:// www.bereslim.nl) provides digital picture storybooks for three- to seven-year-olds for daily use. The present study investigates whether this new opportunity to enhance linguistic development actively assists preschool children from low- and high-educated families in an equal manner. We looked closely at the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Learning
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Aram, Dorit; Bazelet, Idit; Goldman, Hagit – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
The study compared early literacy of Israeli children aged five to six years with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), contrasted parental writing mediation in the two groups and tested the relations between parents' mediation characteristics and children's early literacy skills. Each of 62 parent-child dyads (32 with ADHD)…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Young Children, Parents
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Soulis, Spiridon-Georgios – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
The aim of the present study was to evaluate six characteristics of effective special pre-school teachers, similar to those used in the relevant literature. The study participants were all special teachers (n = 226), serving in Greek state and community pre-primary educational institutions (i.e. kindergartens and day nurseries) for children with…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Schools, Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers
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Angelides, Panayiotis; Constantinou, Clea; Leigh, James – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
A presupposition of inclusive education is that all children have the right to attend the school of their neighbourhood. The implication of this is that schools begin to be organised in ways to provide equal opportunities for teaching and learning of all children. However, to achieve this, it is implied that schools need more teachers or at least…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment
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Barbas, Giorgos; Birbili, Maria; Stagiopoulos, Petros; Tzivinikou, Sotiria – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
In the past ten years, the issue of inclusion has proved one of the biggest challenges facing special needs education planners and policy-makers in developed countries. Greek educational policy has given emphasis on two points: (a) the development of new organizational structures (i.e. resource rooms, support teachers), and (b) the implementation…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Nursery Schools, Special Needs Students
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