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Snipstad, Øyvind Ibrahim Marøy – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Democracy in an inclusive discourse in education relates to all children's rights to comment upon and influence matters concerning their interest in education. The article's empirical data are based on a girl categorised with intellectual disability who through her surroundings is granted the right to influence her physical placement in school,…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Democracy, Student Participation, Inclusion
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Garrels, Veerle – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
For students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), learning social skills is an intricate but essential task to facilitate social inclusion and participation. Limited research is available on social skills interventions for adolescents with ASD and intellectual disabilities (ID). This article presents a case study that illustrates how the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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Kvande, Marianne Nilsen; Bjørklund, Oda; Lydersen, Stian; Belsky, Jay; Wichstrøm, Lars – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
As traditional teaching methods may fail to serve children with special needs, special education (SE) services aim to compensate for the shortcomings of conventional schooling. However, despite of numerous studies on the effectiveness of SE services, the influence of potential selection bias remains a real challenge, and only a few studies have…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Special Education, Academic Achievement, Special Needs Students
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Finnvold, Jon Erik – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study explores the conditions that limit social participation for children with physical disabilities, and in particular, how school segregation practices affect participation in formal and informal after-school activities. In a sample of 491 children, to varying degrees, a majority of the children were taken out of ordinary classroom…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, School Segregation, Case Studies, After School Programs
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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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Østvik, Jørn; Ytterhus, Borgunn; Balandin, Susan – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The characteristics of friendships among children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are not well understood. Research on friendships among children without disabilities has identified similarity to each other as a key characteristic among friends. The aim of this study was to identify and describe the friendships between…
Descriptors: Friendship, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Moser, Thomas; Reikerås, Elin; Tønnessen, Finn Egil – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This article explores variations in development of everyday motor-life-skills in 661 children (329 girls and 332 boys) in Norwegian kindergartens of ages 2:9 (T1) and 4:9 (T2) years:months. The particular focus is on children at risk for problems in motor development (the 10% weakest children in the sample). The methodological approach chosen is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Garrels, Veerle; Granlund, Mats – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study describes the adaptation and validation of the American Institute for Research (AIR) Self-Determination Scale for use in Norwegian research and education. The study contributes to the field by enabling reliable assessment of self-determination of Norwegian students with intellectual disability. The operational equivalence of the…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Intellectual Disability, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Kvande, Marianne Nilsen; Belsky, Jay; Wichstrøm, Lars – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Children from some demographic groups disproportionately receive special education (SE) services. Due to methodological shortcoming in existing work, it remains unclear whether this is due to real differences in academic needs or cultural selection/bias. Hence, in a community sample of 1250 Norwegian children, we examined the role of third grade…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Placement, Disproportionate Representation, Foreign Countries
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Lekhal, Ratib – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
A large number of children are today receiving special education in Norway. The high cost to society and possible long-term consequences for the students make it important to understand the interrelationship of the causes and effects related to receiving special education services. Unfortunately, at present there are only few rigorous studies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Skills
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Somby, Hege Merete; Johansen, Vegard – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Pupil enterprises are a widespread type of entrepreneurship education. In this working method, pupils start up, manage and close a business over short period of time. National and international policy documents claim that practical working methods through the use of pupil enterprises are beneficial to increase motivation by being a realistic and…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Teaching Methods
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Garrels, Veerle – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Being able to set personal high-quality goals and having the skills to make plans for goal attainment are associated with higher performance, increased student involvement at school, and higher levels of self-determination. This study examines self-reported goals of 83 Norwegian elementary and lower secondary school students with and without…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Intellectual Disability, Self Determination
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Reindal, Solveig M. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Inclusive education emerged as an idea within United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Special Education Unit and was presented as a new way ahead at the "World Conference on Special Needs Education" in Salamanca in 1994. Since then, it has been on the global agenda as the overriding political objective within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Ethics, Disabilities
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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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Skjong, Gerd; Myklebust, Jon Olav – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Individuals in their mid-thirties are expected to be employed and economically independent. However, people with disabilities and health problems--for example, former students with special educational needs (SEN)--may have problems in this domain of adult life. In Norway, individuals with SEN frequently rely on social security and support measures…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Welfare Services, Personal Narratives
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