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Rakap, Salih; Yucesoy-Ozkan, Serife; Kalkan, Sinan – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Development of high-quality individualized education programmes (IEP) is vital for students with disabilities. Although legislations and literature provide guidelines for which components to be included in IEPs, there is limited research about whether these components are actually included in IEPs developed for students with disabilities served in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
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Senel, Selma; Kutlu, Ömer – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This paper examines listening comprehension skills of visually impaired students (VIS) using computerised adaptive testing (CAT) and reader-assisted paper-pencil testing (raPPT) and student views about them. Explanatory mixed method design was used in this study. Sample is comprised of 51 VIS, in 7th and 8th grades. 9 of these students were…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Visual Impairments, Student Attitudes
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Cimsir, Elif; Carney, JoLynn V. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of school counsellors' attitudes and training on their perceptions of preparedness to provide services to students with disabilities (SWD). Participants were 105 practicing school counsellors who completed the Attitudes toward Disabled Persons Scale Form-O (ATDP-O) as well as the School…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counselor Attitudes, Disabilities, Inclusion
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Meral, Bekir Fatih – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Turkey regulates the special education of students with disabilities and, particularly, those who have intellectual disabilities (ID) based on international and national legal texts. However, the gap between law and practice cannot be denied. The existence of obstacles to special education for students with disabilities or ID continues in Turkey.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Mental Retardation, Barriers
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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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Karasu, Necdet – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Active participation of parents in every step of their children with special needs' education is crucial, and it begins with the educational assessment of the children. The parents experience with the professionals who are responsible of assessing children's abilities might be crucial for the services that will be provided for the children with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Surveys, Parent Participation
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Sakiz, Halis; Woods, Charlotte – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This paper presents outcomes of a qualitative interview study conducted in four Turkish primary schools that had been identified by the Ministry of Education as engaging in the inclusion of disabled students. The main purpose of the study was to examine school staff views on inclusion in their schools. Data were collected through semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Qualitative Research
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Nalbant, Sibel; Aktop, Abdurrahman; Ozer, Dilara; Hutzler, Yeshayahu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable Turkish version of the Friendship Activity Scale (FAS). Both the English and Turkish versions of the FAS were administered to 36 students to check for language equivalence. The Turkish version of the FAS was then administered to 226 students to ensure internal consistency, and to 61…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Test Reliability, Friendship, Measures (Individuals)
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Rakap, Salih; Kaczmarek, Louise – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
This study investigated the opinions of general education teachers working in public elementary schools in Turkey regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities into their classrooms and their willingness also to include students with more severe learning disabilities. One hundred and ninety-four general education teachers completed the…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, General Education, Negative Attitudes, Disabilities