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Vlachou, Anastasia; Eleftheriadou, Dimitra; Metallidou, Panayiota – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This study aimed to (a) investigate whether the presence of learning difficulties (LD) in primary school children differentiates Greek teachers' attributional patterns, emotional responses, expectations and evaluative feedback for the children's academic failures and (b) to examine possible differences between regular and special education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Students
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Stangvik, Gunnar – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Inclusion and participation for students who fall behind are promoted internationally. These policies are challenged by neoliberal policies that aim to educate productive and self-capitalising subjects for the marketplace. The article shows immanent conflicts between these policies. A neoliberal curriculum distinguishes the abled from non-abled,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusion, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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Weiß, Sabine; Kollmannsberger, Markus; Lerche, Thomas; Oubaid, Viktor; Kiel, Ewald – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The goal of the following study is to identify a pedagogic signature, according to LS Shulman, for working with students who have special educational needs. Special educational needs are defined as significant limitations in personal development and learning which require particular educational measures beyond regular education. The development of…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Mixed Methods Research
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Shamir, Adina; Lifshitz, Irit – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
The purpose of the study reported here was to examine the effect of activity with an educational electronic book (e-book), with/without metacognitive guidance, on the emergent literacy (rhyming) and emergent math (essence of addition, ordinal numbers) of kindergartners at risk for learning disability (LD). Seventy-seven children…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Disabilities, Electronic Publishing, Emergent Literacy
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Levi, Uzi; Einav, Michal; Raskind, Ilana; Ziv, Orit; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Teachers play a critical role in facilitating the academic achievements of students with learning disabilities (LD). The personal resources of teachers, such as sense of coherence (SOC) and hopeful thinking, may predict self-perception of the competency and efficacy they possess to help students with LD acquire needed learning skills. Several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Ylonen, Annamari; Norwich, Brahm – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
This paper reports the findings from a project focused on teaching secondary aged pupils with moderate learning difficulties (MLD) using Lesson Study methodology--a collaborative approach for teachers to assess, evaluate and plan a sequence of lessons that focuses on the learning of one to two focus pupils identified as having MLD. The research…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Teacher Collaboration
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Shamir, Adina; Korat, Ofra; Shlafer, Inessa – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effectiveness of e-book activity for vocabulary acquisition and story comprehension among kindergarteners at risk for learning disabilities (LD) as opposed to typically developing (TD) children. Participants included 136 children aged between five and seven (M = 71.2; SD = 5.64, in months),…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Kindergarten
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Abbott, Lesley; McConkey, Roy; Dobbins, Michael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
Under the aegis of inclusion, greater numbers of learning support assistants (LSAs) in mainstream and special schools are increasingly required to assist teachers with pupils who have complex needs across the full age range. Because of the numerous and wide-ranging learning difficulties and learning disabilities in addition to sensory impairment,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Learning Problems, Educational Needs, Learning Disabilities
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Sharabi, Adi; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
Many adolescents spend time online, communicating with friends, family members and strangers, and these social activities have been often related with their loneliness experience. The goals of this study were to examine the social distress expressed by adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD) and to distinguish between unique…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Friendship, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns
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Gebhardt, Markus; Tretter, Tobias; Schwab, Susanne; Gasteiger-Klicpera, Barbara – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
This article is concerned with the transition from school to the workplace for pupils with special educational needs in Germany. First, an outline of the standard system of professional training in Germany shall be given. Then, the initial conditions that adolescents are confronted with at the end of their time in school shall be examined. This…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education, Education Work Relationship
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Pallisera, Maria – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
This paper examines transition scenarios to adult and active life in Spain from an inclusive viewpoint. For people with learning disabilities, the transition to adult life is a particularly complex process worldwide, and this is especially true in Spain. The multitude of services and professionals involved, the diversity of views regarding what…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Kellett, Mary – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
The concept of children and young people as researchers has started to gather momentum in response to changing perspectives on their status in society, recognition of their role as consumers and increased attention to children and young people's rights. There are early signs of a growing body of research studies undertaken by children and young…
Descriptors: Democracy, Learning Disabilities, Young Adults, Educational Researchers
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Pijl, Sip Jan; Frostad, Per – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
This study addresses the relationship between the acceptance of students with disabilities by their peers and their self-concept. Research shows that level of acceptance and self-concept are moderately related. Students with disabilities not accepted by their peers in regular classrooms thus run the risk of developing low self-concept. It is…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Peer Relationship, Peer Groups, Self Concept
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Coutsocostas, Georgia-Gloria; Alborz, Alison – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine Greek mainstream secondary school teachers' perceptions of inclusive education and of having pupils with complex learning disabilities (cLD) in the classroom or school. Participants included 138 Greek mainstream secondary school teachers working in inclusive state schools in northern Greece. Findings…
Descriptors: State Schools, Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities
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Zeedyk, M. Suzanne; Caldwell, Phoebe; Davies, Clifford E. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
The intervention of Intensive Interaction is gaining attention for its demonstrated effectiveness in promoting social engagement in individuals with severe communicative impairments. The present study sought to extend the evidence base for this intervention by investigating the rapidity with which an increase in engagement becomes apparent.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis
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