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Engelbrecht, Petra; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This research sought to develop an understanding of teachers' attitudes, sense of self-efficacy and approach to enacting inclusive education in their classrooms in two diverse countries. A mixed-methods research design guided the data collection and analysis. This article focuses on how quantitative and qualitative research approaches were used…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Cross Cultural Studies
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Jahnukainen, Markku; Itkonen, Tiina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This study explores the similarities and differences of relatively newly established tiered intervention models for the support of students with special needs in the United States (response to intervention) and in Finland (learning and schooling support). The current models in both countries consist of several tiers with fairly similar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Educational History
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Rama, Irene; Kontu, Elina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to introduce a research design, which aims to find useful pedagogical adaptations for teaching pupils with autism. Autism is a behavioural syndrome characterised by disabilities and dysfunctions in interaction and communication, which is why it is interesting to explore educational processes particularly from an…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Students, Autism, Learning Processes
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Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra; Nel, Mirna; Malinen, Olli-Pekka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Although there are clear differences in national policies regarding inclusive education, the international debate has not fully considered their impact on implementation within different countries, for example on teacher education. This paper reports on results from a comparative study of in-service teachers' attitudes and self-efficacy in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, Self Efficacy