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Perepa, Prithvi – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
There is very little research that specifically looks at how autism spectrum disorders are perceived in various communities. This qualitative research was conducted with parents who had children on the autistic spectrum belonging to four different ethnic communities (White British, Somali, West African and South Asian--63 in total) and living in…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Racial Differences
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Sanches-Ferreira, Manuela; Silveira-Maia, Mónica; Alves, Sílvia – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Portugal was the first country decreeing the mandatory use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Child and Youth (ICF-CY) framework for guiding special education assessment process and to base eligibility decision-making on students' functioning profiles--in contrast with traditional approaches centred on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classification, Special Education, Evaluation
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Sagen, Line Melboe; Ytterhus, Borgunn – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This article examines how the self-determination of pupils with intellectual disabilities is practised in secondary school in Norway and discusses possible challenges connected to this practice. The argumentation builds on the fieldwork of qualitative interviews (N?=?55) and participant observations in schools in Norway (pupils 13-16?years old).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Mental Retardation, Secondary School 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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Eden, Sigal – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children reveal considerable difficulty in producing an organised and complete narrative. The current study conducted a three-month intervention to improve D/HH children's storytelling ability through training in arranging episodes of temporal scripts, and telling the stories they created. We examined 65 D/HH…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Intervention, Story Telling
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Myklebust, Jon Olav; Båtevik, Finn Ove – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Abundant research exists on the transition from school to work of youth with disabilities. However, few studies investigate their subsequent long-term participation in working life. This study, drawing on a life course approach, aimed to examine how former students with special educational needs succeeded in finding full-time employment with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Pijl, Sip Jan; Frostad, Per; Mjaavatn, Per Egil – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
During their secondary school years, a considerable number of students seriously consider choosing between learning and leaving. Leaving school early means that students do not complete their education. Early school leaving is the last step in a process in which students gradually lose interest and develop the intention to leave school. This study…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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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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Lindqvist, Gunilla; Nilholm, Claes – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The purpose of the reported interview study from Sweden is to contribute to our understanding of how head teachers can promote inclusive practices. Five head teachers were selected from a larger sample of head teachers working in compulsory schools (6-16) according to specific criteria in order to obtain head teachers who work effectively and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Klavina, Aija; Jerlinder, Kajsa; Kristén, Lars; Hammar, Lena; Soulie, Tine – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
In this study the implementation of cooperation directed learning of peer tutoring in elementary general inclusive physical education (GPE) setting in three elementary city schools in Sweden was studied. The purpose was to assess the impact of peer tutoring on the interaction behaviours between students with and without disabilities in GPE. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Inclusion, Physical Education
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Lesar, Irena; Smrtnik Vitulic, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The study focuses on the self-esteem of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) students from Slovenia. A total of 80 D/HH students from regular and special primary schools (grades 6-9) and from regular and special secondary schools (grades 1-4) completed the Self-Esteem Questionnaire (Lamovec 1994). For the entire group of D/HH students, the results of…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Deafness, Special Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Al-Hmouz, Hanan – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief background about special education system in Jordan and particularly describes the present types of programmes and legislation provided within the country to students with special needs, as well as integration movement. Jordan has historically provided a limited number of educational opportunities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
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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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Sakiz, Halis; Woods, Charlotte – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This paper presents outcomes of a qualitative interview study conducted in four Turkish primary schools that had been identified by the Ministry of Education as engaging in the inclusion of disabled students. The main purpose of the study was to examine school staff views on inclusion in their schools. Data were collected through semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Qualitative Research
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Kaloyirou, Chrystalla; Lindsay, Geoff – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This study examines the use of role-play in order to investigate bullies' intentions, feelings and perceptions through identification and projection. The study was conducted with nine 12-year-old boys that presented high levels of bullying behaviour, according to their teachers and peers, from three state primary schools in Nicosia, Cyprus, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role Playing, Bullying, Males
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