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Özerk, Kamil; Öksendal, Elise; Özerk, Meral – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
A collective Competence Improvement Project (CIP) was conducted for educational psychological counselors (n = 5) along with teachers (n = 11), special education teachers (n = 7), and child and youth workers (n = 11). All of the participants were involved in the training and teaching of children with autism/ASD in a small municipality in Norway.…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, School Counselors, Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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Özerk, Kamil; Vea, Gunvor Dalby; Eikeseth, Svein; Özerk, Meral – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Ole Ivar Lovaas (1927-2010) is known worldwide for his research within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, and is probably the most influential researcher within the field of treatment of children with autism. In the first part of this biographically oriented paper, we inform the readers about his family background, childhood, elementary and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Behavior Modification, Researchers
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Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
From a purely educationist perspective, gaining a deeper understanding of several aspects related to the prevalence of autism/ASD in a given population is of great value in planning and improving educational and psychological intervention for treatment, training, and teaching of children with this disorder. In this article, I present and discuss…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Clinical Diagnosis
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Özerk, Meral; Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
"Video modeling" is one of the recognized methods used in the training and teaching of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The model's theoretical base stems from Albert Bandura's (1977; 1986) social learning theory in which he asserts that children can learn many skills and behaviors observationally through modeling. One can…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Skill Development
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Özerk, Kamil; Todal, Jon – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
In Norway there are two written Norwegian languages, Bokmâl and Nynorsk. Of these two written languages Bokmâl is being used by the majority of the people, and Bokmâl has the highest prestige in the society. This article is about the shift of written language from Nynorsk to Bokmâl among young people in a traditional Nynorsk district in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Written Language, Language Planning, Language Skill Attrition
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Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Linguistic diversity has always been and still is one of the current issues in the Norwegian educational system. Norwegian is the official language of the country, but, there have been several distinct dialects and two official written Norwegian languages in the country since 1885. One of them is "Bokmål" and the other is…
Descriptors: Norwegian, Language Variation, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism
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Björklund, Mikaela; Björklund, Siv; Sjöholm, Kaj – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
This article presents some aspects of multilingualism and multilingual education in the Nordic countries, drawing upon experiences from the project "Network for Researchers of Multilingualism and Multilingual Education, RoMME" (2011-2013), where Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are represented. The aim is to briefly present and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends
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Vasbø, Kristin Beate – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
International youth work in Europe (i.e. non-formal learning) demands a renewal of the prominent intercultural theory and framework in the youth field in order to cope with contemporary questions concerning pluralism and global challenges. This article provides a new theoretical framework for intercultural learning that departs from a complex,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Informal Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Özerk, Kamil; Whitehead, David – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
This paper first provides a critic of the implementation of compulsory national assessment protocols internationally, and then nationally through a review of the implementation process used for the introduction of National Standards in New Zealand, and National Testing in Norwegian mainstream schools. It then reviews the impact of these two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Program Implementation, Mainstreaming
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Solheim, Oddny Judith; Uppstad, Per Henning – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The present paper addresses the continuous need for methodological reflection on how to validate inferences made on the basis of test scores. Validation is a process that requires many lines of evidence. In this article we discuss the potential of eye tracking methodology in process-oriented reading test validation. Methodological considerations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Elementary School Students, Reading Tests
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Özerk, Meral R.; Handorff, Jan Arne; Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
ADHD is one of the widespread neurological disorders among children. While a substantial amount of research have addressed the issues related to assessment practices and diagnosis criteria among majority language speaking children, ADHD among bilingual children or linguistic minority children has not yet been addressed and discussed so much in the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bilingualism, Children, Immigrants
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Beck, Christian W. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2010
Data from a Norwegian survey show correlation between a student's socially related problems at school and the parent's social motivation for home education. I argue that more time spent at school by a student could result in more socially related problems at school, which can explain an increase in social motivation for home education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, School Schedules, Parent Attitudes