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Funderud, Tonje; Mononen, Riikka; Radišic, Jelena; Laine, Anu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The study aimed to investigate variations in addition and subtraction fluency by observing grade three students in Norway (n = 253, M[ subscript age] = 8.38 y.) and Finland (n = 209, M[subscript age] = 9.35 y.) while controlling for their age and non-verbal reasoning. Gender differences were also examined. The focus of the study was on the…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Numeracy, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Nislin, Mari; Pesonen, Henri – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
In this article, we sought to determine the extent to which pre-service and in-service teachers' self-perceived competence is associated with sense of belonging and well-being during special education teacher studies, as well as determine whether there are differences among these factors between pre-service and in-service teachers. These are areas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teachers, Self Efficacy
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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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Syrjämäki, Marja; Sajaniemi, Nina; Suhonen, Eira; Alijoki, Alisa; Nislin, Mari – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to investigate the pedagogical learning environment in early childhood special education (ECSE). The theoretical framework is based on a conception of interaction being as well a basic human need as, according to sociocultural theories, the basis of learning. Our study was conducted in ECSE kindergarten groups (N = 17)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Peer Relationship
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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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Takala, Marjatta; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
In this follow-up study, development of co-teaching was studied in four different schools in Helsinki, Finland. Teachers, altogether 54, 51 and 26, respectively, responded to an electronic questionnaire three times during one year. The attitudes towards co-teaching were positive although the frequency of co-teaching remained low. Co-teaching was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Followup Studies, Team Teaching, Instructional Innovation