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Palikara, Olympia; Castro, Susana; Gaona, Carolina; Eirinaki, Vasiliki – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
In 2014 a new policy for special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision was introduced in England. As it has been the case in countries where SEND reforms were introduced, these changes raised challenges and opportunities for the professionals supporting children with SEND. However, to date, little systematic and large-scale evidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Special Education, Educational Needs
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Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This paper reports on results from a descriptive study of the nature and quality of the day-to-day educational experiences of 49 13-14 year olds with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All pupils had either an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement, and attended in mainstream secondary school in England. Pupils…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Teaching Assistants
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Dimitrellou, Eleni; Hurry, Jane – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Despite the considerable institutional changes schools have made to accommodate the individual needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as underpinned by key principles of inclusion, there is still international concern about the mainstream experiences pupils with SEND have in school settings. This study helps us…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Cook, Anna; Ogden, Jane; Winstone, Naomi – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
To date little is known about the experiences of girls with autism, or how they live with and manage their autism. This qualitative study explored experiences of learning, friendships and bullying of girls with autism. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 girls with autism, aged 11-17 years, and one parent of each girl. Thematic…
Descriptors: Friendship, Bullying, Females, Autism
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Ekins, Alison; Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Policy and practice in relation to meeting the diverse needs of all children, including those with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities, is in a state of change in the UK. As a result, there is growing interest in and understanding of the need to focus on factors which impact on teachers' levels of self-efficacy in meeting the needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Self Efficacy, Special Education
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Adderley, Rebecca J.; Hope, Max A.; Hughes, Gill C.; Jones, Lisa; Messiou, Kyriaki; Shaw, Patricia A. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This paper reports a small-scale research project which took place in one primary school in the north-east of England. The study aimed to listen to children's views about how the practices of teachers helped and/or hindered their sense of inclusion in classrooms. Inclusion was understood here in a broad sense rather than specifically relating to…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Childhood Attitudes
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Moyse, R.; Porter, J. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This article presents the findings of ethnographic case studies of three girls on the autistic spectrum attending mainstream primary schools and illustrates the difficulties they experience and the ways in which these are often unrecognised. The observations of the girls and subsequent individual interviews with their mothers, class teachers,…
Descriptors: Autism, Females, Mainstreaming, Hidden Curriculum
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Jones, Phyllis; Lawson, Hazel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This article examines teacher professional learning about pedagogy for teachers of students with severe intellectual disabilities within broader teacher education and pedagogical frameworks for this group of learners. The article presents and discusses findings from a USA-England research project, involving classroom observations and interviews…
Descriptors: Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Gibbs, Simon; Elliott, Julian – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This paper reports a survey of primary school teachers' beliefs about working with poor readers. The primary research question was "does the way difficulties with reading are labelled affect the teachers' beliefs about their ability to intervene effectively?" An opportunity sample of teachers was surveyed using 2 questionnaires. One…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Labeling (of Persons), Dyslexia
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Koutsouris, George – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This paper reports findings from a study about young people's preferences for social interaction with similar and different others, in terms of a tension between social inclusion and homophily--the concept that similarity breeds connection. The issue was explored empirically using moral dilemmas scenarios to conduct in-depth semi-structured…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Preferences, Interpersonal Relationship, Inclusion
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Lawson, Hazel; Norwich, Brahm; Nash, Tricia – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
The project reported in this paper addresses the issue of trainee teacher learning with regard to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) during the school placement element of one-year postgraduate teacher training programmes in England. Through a focus on the university/school partnership, school organisational and classroom pedagogic…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation
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Bacon, Alison M.; Bennett, Samantha – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Increasing numbers of students in Higher Education (HE) have dyslexia and are particularly over represented in the visual and creative arts. While dyslexia has been associated with artistic talent, some applicants may perceive their academic opportunities as limited because of negative learning experiences associated with their dyslexia. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Higher Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Porter, J.; Georgeson, J.; Daniels, H.; Martin, S.; Feiler, A. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Schools in England (as elsewhere in Europe) have a duty to promote equality for disabled people and make reasonable adjustments for disabled children. There is, however, a degree of uncertainty about how well-placed parents are addressed to use the legislation to ensure their child's needs. This paper presents data drawn from a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Parent School Relationship, Equal Education
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Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Findings from the Deployment and Impact of Support Staff project showed that day-to-day support for pupils with special education needs (SEN) in mainstream UK schools is often provided by teaching assistants (TAs), instead of teachers. This arrangement is the main explanation for other results from the project, which found TA support had a more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Disabilities, Special Education
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Barlow, Alexandra; Humphrey, Neil – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Parents' involvement in their children's education is known to be an important predictor of a range of adaptive outcomes. For learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), lack of parental engagement and confidence has been highlighted as a problematic issue. Given this, the objectives of the current study were to: (i) determine…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Educational Needs
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