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Somby, Hege Merete; Johansen, Vegard – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Pupil enterprises are a widespread type of entrepreneurship education. In this working method, pupils start up, manage and close a business over short period of time. National and international policy documents claim that practical working methods through the use of pupil enterprises are beneficial to increase motivation by being a realistic and…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Teaching Methods
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Preece, David; Symeou, Loizos; Stošic, Jasmina; Troshanska, Jasmina; Mavrou, Katerina; Theodorou, Eleni; Frey Škrinjar, Jasmina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Parent training has been shown to be an important means of supporting families living with autism--but such services are not universally accessible. A multinational project funded by the European Commission has been developed in order to establish such parent training in three south-eastern European countries. To ensure that the training was…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Altruism, Parent Education, Parent Surveys
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Garrels, Veerle – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Being able to set personal high-quality goals and having the skills to make plans for goal attainment are associated with higher performance, increased student involvement at school, and higher levels of self-determination. This study examines self-reported goals of 83 Norwegian elementary and lower secondary school students with and without…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Intellectual Disability, Self Determination
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Menendez, Jose Ignacio; Fernandez-Rio, Javier – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The present study aimed to explore the impact of the combination of two pedagogical models, Sport Education and Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility, for learners with disabilities experiencing a contactless kickboxing learning unit. Twelve secondary education students agreed to participate. Five had disabilities (intellectual and…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Blended Learning, Physical Education, Teaching Models
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Gustavsson, Anders; Kittelsaa, Anna; Tøssebro, Jan – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
A comprehensive review of educational interventions for pupils with intellectual disabilities showed that most studies report positive results for a variety of interventions. The aim of this article is to explore how these results can be understood. We draw on similar earlier findings concerning intervention effects in psychotherapy and social…
Descriptors: Success, Intellectual Disability, Intervention, Psychotherapy
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Carpio, Carmen; Amérigo, María; Durán, Manuel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This study evaluates the effectiveness of an intervention programme administered to blind and sighted school students. The students were given information concerning style, author and technique of three paintings from three different artistic periods, as well as guidelines to assess the overall aesthetics of each image. This programme was…
Descriptors: Intervention, Inclusion, Blindness, Vision
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Denne, Louise D.; Hastings, Richard P.; Hughes, J. Carl – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Research into factors underlying the dissemination of evidence-based practice is limited within the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This is pertinent, particularly in the UK where national policies and guidelines do not reflect the emerging ABA evidence base, or policies and practices elsewhere. Theories of evidence-based practice in…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Autism, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Hebron, Judith; Bond, Caroline – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The diverse needs of pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have led to a continuum of educational provision being promoted in many countries, and which is often developed at a local level. The majority of children and young people with ASD in the UK attend mainstream schools, and resourced mainstream schools are increasingly part of this…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Mainstreaming, Parent Attitudes
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Chrysostomou, Marianna; Symeonidou, Simoni – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This paper reports on the findings of an action research project that took place in a primary school in Cyprus. A professional development programme was devised with contributions from teachers involved in the research. The programme was aimed at helping teachers to map the difficulties they encounter when working with their students on…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Faculty Development, Action Research, Elementary School Teachers
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Fluijt, D.; Bakker, C.; Struyf, E. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
In literature, co-teaching is mostly defined as an instrumental and pedagogical means delivered by collaborating special and regular teachers, from which students with and without special educational needs benefit in regular schools. The importance of a shared vision on the part of members of co-teaching teams as to what they consider as good…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Reflection, Team Teaching, Special Education Teachers
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Rydzewska, Ewelina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Adaptive functioning skills, also known as adaptive behaviours, refer to a multifaceted concept defined as behaviours necessary for age-appropriate, independent functioning in social, communication, daily living or motor areas. In light of the growing population of children with ASD who will eventually become adults, increased understanding of…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Strogilos, Vasilis; Stefanidis, Abraham; Tragoulia, Eleni – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Co-teaching is considered a means for improving the inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream classrooms. This research employs a mixed methods research approach to investigate teachers' attitudes towards co-teaching practices for students with disabilities in Greek schools. In total, 400 co-teachers completed a survey questionnaire…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities, Inclusion
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Hotulainen, Risto; Mononen, Riikka; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This paper reports the results of the improving thinking skills (ITS-1) intervention study on the thinking skills of low-achieving first graders. The intervention programme consists of 12 lessons, each lasting for 45 min. Lessons offer enriched-discovery learning activities and tasks to be solved through inductive reasoning. We used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Intervention, Low Achievement
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Sharabi, Adi; Sade, Sarit; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The goals of the study were first to compare the social and academic well-being (loneliness and academic self-efficacy (ASE) among college students with and without learning disabilities (LD), as well as three personal strengths (hope, optimism and sense of coherence (SOC). The second goal was to identify the predicting factors to their loneliness…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Psychological Patterns, Self Efficacy, Well Being
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Magnússon, Gunnlaugur – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
An important argument for the introduction of school choice in Sweden, was that independent schools would be a source for innovation. But do independent schools follow traditional patterns of special education, or do they aim for alternative organisational solutions, approaching inclusive education? Here, results from a total population…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Special Education, Foreign Countries, School Choice
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