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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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Bruin, Marieke; Ohna, Stein Erik – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This study presents an analysis of parental experiences on follow-up after cochlear implantation. Data were constructed in semi-structured, individual interviews with the parents of 14 children who use cochlear implants. Drawing on narrative analysis, the study explores parental responses to insecurity concerning children's learning and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Assistive Technology, Semi Structured Interviews, Children
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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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Rix, Jonathan; Sheehy, Kieron; Fletcher-Campbell, Felicity; Crisp, Martin; Harper, Amanda – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
This project aimed to create a descriptive map of international research which explores the notion of the continuum of educational provision for children with special educational needs. It also aimed to determine and examine the nature of how the continuum of provision is conceptualised, operationalised and enacted in a sample of selected…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Literature Reviews
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Dolva, Anne-Stine; Gustavsson, Anders; Borell, Lena; Hemmingsson, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
This study addresses the support provided by class staff in order to facilitate social participation of pupils with Down syndrome and peers in regular classes, and how they experience the interaction between the pupils. Data were collected through field observations of six pupils with Down syndrome in their class in mainstream schools, their six…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Mainstreaming
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Dolva, Anne-Stine; Hemmingsson, Helena; Gustavsson, Anders; Borell, Lena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
The objective of this qualitative study was to explore peer interaction in the context of school activities in mainstream classes that included pupils with Down syndrome together with their peers without disabilities in order to identify enabling conditions. Six children with Down syndrome, each of whom was the only one with Down syndrome in a…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Interaction, Special Needs Students, Children
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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