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Krull, Johanna; Wilbert, Jürgen; Hennemann, Thomas – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Social participation of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is a central topic in the current inclusion debate. Numerous studies have shown that the risk of social exclusion is considerably higher for children with SEN compared to their peers without SEN, especially for pupils with behaviour problems (BP) or learning difficulties (LD).…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Learning Problems, Classroom Environment, 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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Sigstad, Hanne Marie Høybråten; Garrels, Veerle – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Qualitative interviews form an efficient tool when wanting to access the subjective experiences of an individual. For respondents with intellectual disability, facilitation of the interview may be necessary to help them provide rich descriptions. In this article, the authors discuss several communication techniques from counselling practice…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Intellectual Disability, Communication Strategies
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Moriña, Anabel; Molina, Víctor M.; Cortés-Vega, M. Dolores – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This article analyses the university experiences of 44 students with disabilities. The voices of Spanish students describe the reasons that lead them to choose a given university degree, their transition in the university, the perception they have of themselves as students and how they evaluate their academic results. This study was done with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Disabilities, Academic Persistence
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Koca-Atabey, Mujde – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the system designed to support disabled university students from the perspective of disability coordinators. The research on this topic specifically is limited. Disability coordinators from a particular UK university were interviewed to better understand the support system from their own perspective. Interpretative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coordinators, Student Personnel Workers, Disabilities
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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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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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Feder, Kim Michéle; Bak, Carsten Kronborg; Petersen, Kirsten Schultz; Vardinghus-Nielsen, Henrik; Kristiansen, Tine Mechlenborg – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The aim of this ethnographic field study was to investigate the influence of school-day social interactions on the well-being and social inclusion of children diagnosed with ADHD. The empirical data consisted of participant observations and informal interviews over a three-month period at a Danish primary school. Two ADHD-diagnosed 11-year-old…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Well Being, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication
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Andersen, Esther Ravn; Bøttcher, Louise; Dammeyer, Jesper – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The number of parents undertaking an intensive home training programme of children with disabilities (e.g. Applied Behavioural Analysis) has increased. It reveals a paradox in current disability research and policies. On the one hand, policies in general are aimed at inclusion through movement of social barriers for participation, grounded in the…
Descriptors: Parents, Interviews, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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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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Chrysostomou, Marianna; Symeonidou, Simoni – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This paper reports on the findings of an action research project that took place in a primary school in Cyprus. A professional development programme was devised with contributions from teachers involved in the research. The programme was aimed at helping teachers to map the difficulties they encounter when working with their students on…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Faculty Development, Action Research, Elementary School Teachers
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Rydzewska, Ewelina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Adaptive functioning skills, also known as adaptive behaviours, refer to a multifaceted concept defined as behaviours necessary for age-appropriate, independent functioning in social, communication, daily living or motor areas. In light of the growing population of children with ASD who will eventually become adults, increased understanding of…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Pallisera, Maria; Fullana, Judit; Puyaltó, Carol; Vilà, Montserrat – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The transition to adulthood poses one of the most complex challenges for young people with intellectual disabilities. In order to conduct a wide-reaching and in-depth study of this process, we need to know the views of these young people themselves and their families. This article presents research designed to collect the experiences and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Student Attitudes
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Bedoin, D.; Scelles, R. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This study focuses on the qualitative research interview, an essential tool frequently used in the human and social sciences, conducted with children having communication disorders. Two distinct populations are addressed--children with intellectual disability and deaf children without related disabilities--with the aim of identifying the main…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Children, Communication Problems
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