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Black-Hawkins, Kristine – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Over the last few decades, developments have taken place at international, national and local levels that have encouraged more inclusive forms of educational provision. However, many practising teachers remain concerned that they lack the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to support an increasingly diverse range of learners in their…
Descriptors: Teachers, Educational Change, Guidance, Inclusion
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Symes, Wendy; Humphrey, Neil – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The aims of the current study were (i) to explore the extent to which pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) were effectively included in lessons, compared with pupils with dyslexia (DYS) or no Special Educational Needs (CON) and (ii) to understand how the presence of a teaching assistant (TA) influences the inclusion/exclusion process. One…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students, Autism, Foreign Countries
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Marschark, Marc; Bull, Rebecca; Sapere, Patricia; Nordmann, Emily; Skene, Wendy; Lukomski, Jennifer; Lumsden, Sarah – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Perspectives on academic and social aspects of children's school experiences were obtained from deaf and hearing children and their (deaf or hearing) parents. Possible differences between (1) the views of children and their parents and (2) those of hearing children and their parents compared to deaf children and their parents were of particular…
Descriptors: Friendship, Deafness, Attitude Measures, Parent Attitudes
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Rama, Irene; Kontu, Elina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to introduce a research design, which aims to find useful pedagogical adaptations for teaching pupils with autism. Autism is a behavioural syndrome characterised by disabilities and dysfunctions in interaction and communication, which is why it is interesting to explore educational processes particularly from an…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Students, Autism, Learning Processes
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Squires, Garry; Humphrey, Neil; Barlow, Alexandra; Wigelsworth, Michael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The processes around the identification of special educational needs (SEN) should mean that those pupils who need most help receive it. However, there are concerns that this process is not working and there is an over-identification of pupils with SEN. Previous international research has shown that summer-born children are more likely to be…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Students, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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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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Olsson, Ingrid; Roll-Pettersson, Lise – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Using semi-structured interviews this study investigated the personal experiences of parents of pre-school children with intellectual disabilities within the Swedish social support system. Thirteen parents of 10 children participated. Interview transcripts were qualitatively analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Three themes…
Descriptors: Family Needs, Early Intervention, Mental Retardation, Preschool Children
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McCoy, Selina; Banks, Joanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
International studies have raised concerns about the academic and social implications of inclusive policies on school engagement and successful learning and, in particular, on the ways in which friendships are formed between students with SEN and other students. This article stems from research findings which show that Irish children with special…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Cross Cultural Studies, Disabilities, Self Concept Measures
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Bosma, Tirza; Resing, Wilma C. M. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The aim of this study was to examine the contribution of dynamic testing in the measuring of children's need for instruction and to explore responses of special education teachers to dynamic testing results. Thirty-six 10-12-year-old children with a moderate to mild intellectual disability and their teachers participated. Children in the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Educational Needs, Mental Retardation, Testing
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Avissar, Gilada – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The objective of this exploratory study was to examine the curricular practices of teachers in Israel as a result of the mandate to include children with special educational needs. It is based on the understanding that curriculum is at the core of education. As inclusive education has become more prevalent, the curriculum perspective has gained…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Teaching Methods, Curriculum
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Asberg, Jakob; Zander, Ulla; Zander, Eric; Sandberg, Annika Dahlgren – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The current paper reports on the outcome of an ongoing action research project at a school for higher-functioning students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Sweden. The overall aim of the study was to develop and evaluate a questionnaire that captures social and individual aspects of classroom learning suitable for use with students with ASD.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Autism, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra; Nel, Mirna; Malinen, Olli-Pekka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Although there are clear differences in national policies regarding inclusive education, the international debate has not fully considered their impact on implementation within different countries, for example on teacher education. This paper reports on results from a comparative study of in-service teachers' attitudes and self-efficacy in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, Self Efficacy
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Lidstrom, Helene; Granlund, Mats; Hemmingsson, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The aim of this study was to determine the information and communication technologies use in school activities of two groups of students with physical disabilities, comprised of those who did and those who did not use a computer-based assistive technology device (ATD) and to make a comparison with students from the general population. In addition,…
Descriptors: School Activities, Physical Disabilities, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Vehkakoski, Tanja M. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Although the necessary role of differentiation in special education is well established in the literature, little is known about its social and peer interaction implications from the student perspective. The present qualitative study aims at offering detailed observational analyses of the meanings that 7- to 9-year-old students give to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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Vickerman, Philip; Blundell, Milly – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
According to Blatchford, learning support assistants (LSA) in schools within England comprise of a quarter of their workforce. In recent years, the inclusion of children with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream school settings has seen significant rises. Furthermore, the English government has raised expectations on the amount of…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Physical Education, Educational Needs, Disabilities
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