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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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Paniagua, Alejandro – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
The context of Special Education is a privileged space to study participation. Most professionals and teachers have long assumed the participation and collaboration with families as a central tenet of their interventions. On the other hand, parents with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) have also been described as being permanently…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Family Involvement, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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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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Karasu, Necdet – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Active participation of parents in every step of their children with special needs' education is crucial, and it begins with the educational assessment of the children. The parents experience with the professionals who are responsible of assessing children's abilities might be crucial for the services that will be provided for the children with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Surveys, Parent Participation
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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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Goransson, Kerstin; Malmqvist, Johan; Nilholm, Claes – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
This paper reports on the development of a framework for the classification of local school ideologies in relation to inclusion that provides a tool for classifying the general educational direction as well as work with pupils in need of special support of individual schools. The framework defines different aspects of local school ideology in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Ideology, Classification
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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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Keating, Stephanie; O'Connor, Una – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The education of pupils with special educational needs in Ireland has generally been influenced by national and international inclusion policy and legislation so that the majority of these children now take their place alongside peers in mainstream classrooms. In Ireland, a support network comprising the teacher and additional classroom assistance…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Occupational Information
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Vickerman, Philip; Blundell, Milly – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
According to Blatchford, learning support assistants (LSA) in schools within England comprise of a quarter of their workforce. In recent years, the inclusion of children with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream school settings has seen significant rises. Furthermore, the English government has raised expectations on the amount of…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Physical Education, Educational Needs, Disabilities
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Devecchi, Cristina; Dettori, Filippo; Doveston, Mary; Sedgwick, Paul; Jament, Johnston – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Various models of providing for the inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs exist in different European countries. Central to all these models is the notion that support for children and teachers is pivotal in ensuring effective inclusion. This article draws from three qualitative studies on the role, employment and deployment of…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Teaching Assistants, Inclusion
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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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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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Egilson, Snaefridur Thora; Traustadottir, Rannveig – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
Drawing on the perspectives of pupils with physical disabilities, their parents and teachers, this study explored the adult support provided to pupils with physical disabilities in regular schools. Data were collected through observations at schools and qualitative interviews. In all, 49 individuals participated in this study: 14 pupils with…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming
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Riddell, Sheila; Weedon, Elisabet – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 aimed, among other things, to increase parents' rights in relation to the education of their children. In addition to the creation of the Additional Supports Needs Tribunals for Scotland, parents were given new rights to challenge local authority decisions through mediation and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Conflict Resolution, Disabilities
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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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