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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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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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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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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