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Strogilos, Vasilis; Nikolaraizi, Magda; Tragoulia, Eleni – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
In this study 20 beginning special education teachers were asked to describe their experiences in general education settings. To provide data, each teacher completed approximately three electronic reflective journals during a school year and also participated in a phone interview, which was aimed to give in-depth information regarding the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, General Education, School Culture, Disabilities
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Avissar, Gilada – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The objective of this exploratory study was to examine the curricular practices of teachers in Israel as a result of the mandate to include children with special educational needs. It is based on the understanding that curriculum is at the core of education. As inclusive education has become more prevalent, the curriculum perspective has gained…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Teaching Methods, Curriculum
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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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Mortier, Kathleen; Hunt, Pam; Desimpel, Lore; Van Hove, Geert – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
The focus of this study was a parent-teacher collaborative teaming model in which knowledge and practice of designing and implementing supports was based on a dynamic and creative interaction of people committed to the inclusion of a child with disabilities in a general education setting. The effectiveness of the teaming model on the academic and…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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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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Webb, Rosemary; Greco, Veronica; Sloper, Patricia; Beecham, Jennifer – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
Across the world countries are advocating the education of children and young people with disabilities in mainstream schools. There is also increasing interest in developing effective coordination of the specialist services pupils with disabilities receive from different agencies. This is accompanied by growing recognition that such care…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Student Needs
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Lawson, Hazel; Parker, Maureen; Sikes, Pat – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
This paper draws on research which took an auto/biographical and narrative approach in order to investigate mainstream teachers' and teaching assistants' experiences and understandings of inclusion. Throughout the 2003/04 academic year, three researchers made three visits to one primary and one secondary school to talk with individuals and groups.…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Personal Narratives, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming