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Yngve, Moa; Lidström, Helene; Ekbladh, Elin; Hemmingsson, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The aim of this study was twofold: (1) to identify factors associated with a high level of accommodation needs in school activities among students with special educational needs (SEN) in regular upper secondary education; and (2) to investigate the extent to which schools have met students' perceived accommodation needs. Accommodation needs and…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Secondary Schools, Student School Relationship
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Magnússon, Gunnlaugur; Göransson, Kerstin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Special needs educators (SNEs) have important roles in many education systems. However, their roles are often poorly defined, and differ greatly both between and within education systems. Studies show that SNEs have diverse tasks, have problems defining their jurisdiction, and approach special support with different perspectives than other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Tah, Jude K. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This study examines the development of the special education market through changes in demand and supply and discusses its implications on the system of education of students in need of special support informed by two theoretical perspectives. The study found out that the number of students and schools in the special education market has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Supply and Demand, Public Schools
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Hellblom-Thibblin, Tina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The aim of this article is to discuss and problematise issues related to conceptual approaches to differences among children in the world of school education. The article is based on results from a Swedish study on categorisation of schoolchildren's "problems" from a historical perspective. Its central questions are: "What concepts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Classification, Student Characteristics
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Olsson, Sylvia; Dag, Munir; Kullberg, Christian – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study examines the question of which school environment--special or mainstream school--is more favourable for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Sweden, when it comes to their well-being, and their social and academic inclusion. The aim is threefold: first to compare the well-being of adolescents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Adolescents
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Klang, Nina; Gustafson, Katarina; Möllås, Gunvie; Nilholm, Claes; Göransson, Kerstin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
With the increasing focus on inclusion, special needs educators (SNEs) are now expected to share responsibility for pupils with teacher colleagues and to lead school development, but it is a challenge to enact this role in schools. The aim of the study was to explore how professional roles of Swedish SNEs are enacted in local school contexts. From…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Teachers, Teacher Role
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Lillvist, Anne; Wilder, Jenny – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Stakeholder collaboration has been identified as a facilitator for positive transition outcomes for all children, and especially for children in need of special support. However, the type and extent of stakeholder collaboration have shown to be related to teachers' view of their transition practises. Thus, this study set out to examine the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Young Children, Transitional Programs, Compulsory Education
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Sandberg, Gunilla – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article reports and discusses findings from an ethnographic case study, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of how different children perceive their learning environment in the first grade of primary school, with regard to social as well as academic aspects. The theoretical framework is based on an interactional perspective, where…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Educational Environment, Ethnography, Inclusion
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Magnússon, Gunnlaugur – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
An important argument for the introduction of school choice in Sweden, was that independent schools would be a source for innovation. But do independent schools follow traditional patterns of special education, or do they aim for alternative organisational solutions, approaching inclusive education? Here, results from a total population…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Special Education, Foreign Countries, School Choice
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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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Rytterström, Patrik; Borgestig, Maria; Hemmingsson, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore teachers' experiences of using eye gaze-controlled computers with pupils with severe disabilities. Technology to control a computer with eye gaze is a fast growing field and has promising implications for people with severe disabilities. This is a new assistive technology and a new learning situation for…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Computer Uses in Education, Severe Disabilities, Educational Technology
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Isaksson, Joakim; Lindqvist, Rafael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
In Sweden, as in many other countries, inclusion has been on the political agenda for a long time and has served as a blueprint and guiding principle for practical work in school. However, inclusive education has, by and large, been associated with special education measures, which seriously limit the chances of achieving the vision of inclusion.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Intervention, Special Education
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Olsson, Lena M.; Elgmark Andersson, Elisabeth; Granlund, Mats; Huus, Karina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Background: Children with a mild intellectual disability (ID) and their families often require social services; however, because of the characteristics of the formal service system, these families may be at risk of not receiving necessary services. The aim of this study was to obtain knowledge regarding the types and number of services that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Services, Mild Mental Retardation, Inclusion
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Sandberg, Gunilla; Hellblom-Thibblin, Tina; Garpelin, Anders – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
The aim of the study is to deepen the understanding of teacher's perspective on how to promote all children's learning in reading and writing in grade 1 of primary school. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in a Swedish context with 18 primary school teachers, representing a large collective experience from working as teachers in grade 1.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Reading Improvement, Writing Improvement, Semi Structured Interviews
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Wilder, Jenny; Magnusson, Lennart; Hanson, Elizabeth – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
People with severe disabilities (SD) communicate in complex ways, and their teachers, parents and other involved professionals find it difficult to gain knowledge and share their experiences regarding the person with SD's communication methods. The purpose of this study is to contribute to our understanding of how parents and professionals share…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Parents, Professional Personnel
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