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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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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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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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Lewis, Ann; Parsons, Sarah – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
There is a striking dearth of studies focusing sensitively and in depth on the mainstream educational experiences of children with epilepsy, as viewed by those children themselves. The one-year project (2006-7) reported here addresses that gap. Children's perceptions about mainstream teachers' understanding of epilepsy and school-based needs are…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Seizures, Young Adults, Methods
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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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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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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