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Sigstad, Hanne Marie Høybråten; Garrels, Veerle – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Qualitative interviews form an efficient tool when wanting to access the subjective experiences of an individual. For respondents with intellectual disability, facilitation of the interview may be necessary to help them provide rich descriptions. In this article, the authors discuss several communication techniques from counselling practice…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Intellectual Disability, Communication Strategies
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de Leeuw, R. R.; de Boer, A. A.; Bijstra, J.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
It is known that schoolteachers have difficulties supporting students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) in inclusive classroom settings. Despite the literature providing strategies for schoolteachers, little is known about strategy use in daily practice to influence the social participation of students with SEBD, and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Inclusion, Student Behavior
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Hanssen, Natallia Bahdanovich – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The present study focuses on exploring the relationships of preschool staff and children with language difficulties in Norwegian and Belarusian contexts. A qualitative case design was used, and data were gathered through video observations and video-based conversations. Through different approaches--narrative analysis and analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Pallisera, Maria; Vilà, Montserrat; Fullana, Judit; Castro, Montse; Puyaltó, Carolina; Díaz-Garolera, Gemma – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This research aims to present proposals that can improve the transition to adulthood of young people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Four focus groups were set up in three different cities in Spain, each comprising education and social work professionals, people with ID and family members. In total, 32 participants were included in the study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Young Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Cook, Anna; Ogden, Jane; Winstone, Naomi – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
To date little is known about the experiences of girls with autism, or how they live with and manage their autism. This qualitative study explored experiences of learning, friendships and bullying of girls with autism. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 girls with autism, aged 11-17 years, and one parent of each girl. Thematic…
Descriptors: Friendship, Bullying, Females, Autism
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Fayette, Rainart; Bond, Caroline – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Recent systematic reviews have found that the participation of adolescents and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) within research is limited despite an increasing international recognition of the importance of incorporating the views of all children and young people on matters that affect their lives. The purpose of this current…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Pavlovic Babic, Dragica; Simic, Nataša; Friedman, Eben – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Relying on Bronfenbrenner's ecological model, this paper attempts to identify school-level factors that contribute to effective implementation of inclusive education. We also explored how government policy, with emphasis on individual education plans, school teams, Roma assistants and inter-sectorial committees, is implemented at the school level.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Program Implementation, Educational Policy
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Murphy, Esther – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article presents findings from a recent national study supported by Association for Higher Education Access & Disability and the National Learning Network (2016) to investigate the experiences of students with mental health difficulties in higher education in Ireland. The data investigation was a combination of both survey and qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Special Needs Students, Mental Health
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Hewett, Rachel; Douglas, Graeme; McLinden, Michael; Keil, Sue – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Drawing on the findings of a unique longitudinal qualitative study, this article investigates the experiences of 32 young people with visual impairment (VI) in higher education (HE) in the United Kingdom (UK) to explore how well they were able to participate on their courses. We propose and apply a Bioecological Model of Inclusive HE to interpret…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Visual Impairments, Longitudinal Studies, Qualitative Research
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Syrjämäki, Marja; Sajaniemi, Nina; Suhonen, Eira; Alijoki, Alisa; Nislin, Mari – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to investigate the pedagogical learning environment in early childhood special education (ECSE). The theoretical framework is based on a conception of interaction being as well a basic human need as, according to sociocultural theories, the basis of learning. Our study was conducted in ECSE kindergarten groups (N = 17)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Peer Relationship
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Klang, Nina; Gustafson, Katarina; Möllås, Gunvie; Nilholm, Claes; Göransson, Kerstin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
With the increasing focus on inclusion, special needs educators (SNEs) are now expected to share responsibility for pupils with teacher colleagues and to lead school development, but it is a challenge to enact this role in schools. The aim of the study was to explore how professional roles of Swedish SNEs are enacted in local school contexts. From…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Teachers, Teacher Role
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Feder, Kim Michéle; Bak, Carsten Kronborg; Petersen, Kirsten Schultz; Vardinghus-Nielsen, Henrik; Kristiansen, Tine Mechlenborg – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The aim of this ethnographic field study was to investigate the influence of school-day social interactions on the well-being and social inclusion of children diagnosed with ADHD. The empirical data consisted of participant observations and informal interviews over a three-month period at a Danish primary school. Two ADHD-diagnosed 11-year-old…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Well Being, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication
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O'Hagan, Siobhan; Hebron, Judith – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Establishing and maintaining friendships is frequently challenging for young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). However, few studies have explored influences on friendship development, meaning that knowledge of friendship formation processes remains limited at a critical point in social development. As friendship can impact on…
Descriptors: Friendship, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Mainstreaming
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K.; Baibers, Haitham – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This study aims to identify the beliefs of Jordanian parents of children with disabilities (CWD), including intellectual disabilities, specific learning disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder: both in terms of the causes of these disabilities, and the ability of their children to make progress. A qualitative interpretive methodology was employed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Parent Attitudes, Beliefs
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Domovic, Vlatka; Vidovic Vlasta, Vizek; Bouillet, Dejana – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The main aim of this research is to examine the basic features of student teachers' professional beliefs about the teacher's role in relation to teaching mainstream pupils and pupils with developmental disabilities. The starting assumption of this analysis is that teacher professional development is largely dependent upon teachers' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role
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