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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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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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Purdy, Noel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
This study considers the reasons why so few male student teachers are entering the special education sector. This comes as recent statistics reveal that the percentage of male teaching staff in special education in Northern Ireland is much lower than in England. The article first critically considers the international literature on male students'…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Norwich, Brahm – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
This paper reports findings about placement questions relevant to disability in education. It is part of a larger international study of the perspectives of 132 education practitioners and administrators in England, the USA and The Netherlands to several dilemmas of difference. Participants were interviewed about their perspectives to a presented…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Student Placement
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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