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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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Day, Thérèse; Prunty, Anita – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
While much progress has been made in relation to including students in mainstream education in Ireland, significant challenges remain. Despite positive attitudes, the implementation of effective inclusive practice at school level persists as one of the most pervasive challenges. This study investigated how six Irish schools, three primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Elementary Schools, Special Needs Students
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Norwich, Brahm; Ylonen, Annamari – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This paper is about a design-based research project which evaluated the novel use of Lesson Study for assessment (LSfA) purposes. It starts by explaining the principles and design of LSfA procedures based on a Lesson Study model and dynamic assessment principles. It outlines the training and support provided to six Lesson Study teams in three…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Alternative Assessment, Educational Principles, Program Descriptions
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Sagen, Line Melboe; Ytterhus, Borgunn – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This article examines how the self-determination of pupils with intellectual disabilities is practised in secondary school in Norway and discusses possible challenges connected to this practice. The argumentation builds on the fieldwork of qualitative interviews (N?=?55) and participant observations in schools in Norway (pupils 13-16?years old).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Mental Retardation, Secondary School Students
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Myklebust, Jon Olav; Båtevik, Finn Ove – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Abundant research exists on the transition from school to work of youth with disabilities. However, few studies investigate their subsequent long-term participation in working life. This study, drawing on a life course approach, aimed to examine how former students with special educational needs succeeded in finding full-time employment with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Ylonen, Annamari; Norwich, Brahm – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
This paper reports the findings from a project focused on teaching secondary aged pupils with moderate learning difficulties (MLD) using Lesson Study methodology--a collaborative approach for teachers to assess, evaluate and plan a sequence of lessons that focuses on the learning of one to two focus pupils identified as having MLD. The research…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Teacher Collaboration
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Bedoin, D. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
This paper deals with English teachers who work with deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) students. In France deaf students are required to attend foreign language classes--mostly English classes. The purpose is not to teach them British sign language (BSL) or American sign language (ASL), but written and/or spoken English. Indeed, sign languages are…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Deafness, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
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Borisov, Christine; Reid, Greg – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
This study investigated the perceived benefits of five adolescents with an intellectual disability functioning as tutors or teacher assistants in physical education. Their personal experiences and interpretations were ascertained by interviews, video recording, photographs, and field observations. An interpretative phenomenological analysis…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Mental Retardation, Tutors, Role Theory
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Daniels, Harry; Cole, Ted – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
This article draws on data gathered in a two-year English government-funded follow-up study of secondary school children who were permanently excluded from school and who did not return to mainstream settings. It reflects on recent debates concerning different forms of social exclusion and considers what forms of service provision might prevent…
Descriptors: Expulsion, Foreign Countries, Social Isolation, Followup Studies
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Myklebust, Jon Olav; Batevik, Finn Ove – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
This article discusses the extent to which former special needs students--now in their late 20s--achieve economic independence. The emphasis is on class placement--that is, whether being educated in special or regular classes in upper secondary school contributes to favourable occupational outcomes. The empirical evidence is based on interviews of…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Special Classes, Young Adults, Special Needs Students
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Koutrouba, Konstantina; Vamvakari, Malvina; Theodoropoulos, Helen – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
The present study, based on recent research in secondary education schools in Greece, aimed at recording Greek teachers' attitudes towards inclusion and determining the factors that enhance positive attitudes or negative ones. The findings of this research confirm that Greek teachers, despite obvious infrastructural and institutional hindrances,…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Qualifications
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Roll-Pettersson, Lise; Mattson, Eva Heimdahl – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
The aim of this study was to acquire in-depth understanding of parental experiences and encounters with the school system relative to having a child with dyslexia or experiencing difficulties with reading and writing (dyslectic difficulties). Mothers of seven children who attended lower or upper secondary school were interviewed. The interviews…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Parent Role, Dyslexia, Secondary School Students