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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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Lillvist, Anne; Wilder, Jenny – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Stakeholder collaboration has been identified as a facilitator for positive transition outcomes for all children, and especially for children in need of special support. However, the type and extent of stakeholder collaboration have shown to be related to teachers' view of their transition practises. Thus, this study set out to examine the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Young Children, Transitional Programs, Compulsory Education
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Nilholm, Claes; Göransson, Kerstin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The purpose of this review is to further our knowledge about what is meant by inclusion in research addressing the topic. While it is common to remark that inclusion is defined in different ways in research, few attempts have been made to map and analyse different types of definitions and whether there are patterns to be find in how the concept is…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Journal Articles, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
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Ianes, D.; Cappello, S.; Demo, H. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Student voice has become increasingly important in educational research at an international level. Research in Italy on school integration of students with disabilities has almost entirely left behind student voice. The very few researches based on student voice suggest that there is a mismatch between student and teacher voices when faced with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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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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Bešic, Edvina; Paleczek, Lisa; Krammer, Mathias; Gasteiger-Klicpera, Barbara – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
One concern for teachers and schools is how to implement inclusion. This paper examines its implementation at the teacher and class level in Styria, (a state in Austria). To do so, a qualitative study with expert interviews was conducted. Twenty-five experts from seven schools and four Centres for Inclusion and Special Education were interviewed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Cimsir, Elif; Carney, JoLynn V. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of school counsellors' attitudes and training on their perceptions of preparedness to provide services to students with disabilities (SWD). Participants were 105 practicing school counsellors who completed the Attitudes toward Disabled Persons Scale Form-O (ATDP-O) as well as the School…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counselor Attitudes, Disabilities, Inclusion
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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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Andersen, Esther Ravn; Bøttcher, Louise; Dammeyer, Jesper – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The number of parents undertaking an intensive home training programme of children with disabilities (e.g. Applied Behavioural Analysis) has increased. It reveals a paradox in current disability research and policies. On the one hand, policies in general are aimed at inclusion through movement of social barriers for participation, grounded in the…
Descriptors: Parents, Interviews, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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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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Sandberg, Gunilla – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article reports and discusses findings from an ethnographic case study, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of how different children perceive their learning environment in the first grade of primary school, with regard to social as well as academic aspects. The theoretical framework is based on an interactional perspective, where…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Educational Environment, Ethnography, Inclusion
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Sousa, Paula; Dias, Paulo C.; Cadime, Irene – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Developmental dyscalculia is a specific learning disability that is described as a heterogeneous and persistent cognitive disorder. Given the need to detect and intervene as early as possible to minimise its effects, teachers' knowledge about symptoms, characteristics and effective intervention strategies in dyscalculia is essential. Given the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Learning Disabilities, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Knowledge Level
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Mc Keon, David – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) in mainstream schools in Ireland attract much attention and significant resources, yet little research has been conducted in the Irish context about how this concept is understood by practitioners, what influences that understanding nor how that influences provision in schools. This paper is based on…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Foreign Countries, Principals
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