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Sigstad, Hanne Marie Høybråten – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The present study examined the conditions and challenges of successfully including adolescent students with mild intellectual disabilities within a mainstream school context. The study was based on qualitative interviews with nine special education teachers who worked in special education groups in lower secondary schools. A thematic structural…
Descriptors: Success, Inclusion, Adolescents, Mild Intellectual Disability
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Buli-Holmberg, Jorun; Jeyaprathaban, Sujathamalini – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The present study attempts to evaluate the effective teaching practice for children with special learning needs. The research question framed in the present study for investigation is which practice will be effective in different inclusive classroom settings and what are the factors that contribute for effective practices? Qualitative research was…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Buli-Holmberg, Jorun; Nilsen, Sven; Skogen, Kjell – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
This article aims to throw light on how the intentions behind inclusive and individually adapted education in Norwegian compulsory schools are followed up in practice with regard to central aspects of the roles of headteachers, teachers and curriculum planning. The study was carried out as a postal survey of compulsory school teachers in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Principals, Compulsory Education
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Nilsen, Sven; Herlofsen, Camilla – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
The topic of this article is the chain of actions in special education in Norwegian compulsory schooling. The main research question is: how do local practise concur with national regulations and guidelines in different phases of the chain of actions in special education? The study is carried out as an evaluation study. The criteria on which the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Guidelines, Content Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Nyborg, Geir – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This observational study illustrates how teachers' use of motivational utterances is expressed to pupils with learning difficulties in special education in Norwegian compulsory schooling. The term motivational utterances refers to teacher utterances that can help increase pupils' expectancy of success and task value. Video recordings were made of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Special Education, Classroom Communication
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Nilsen, Sven – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This article discusses the chain of actions in special education in Norwegian compulsory school. An analysis is made of how the municipality follows up national guidelines relevant to the chain of actions through its own guidelines to the schools. The analysis gives the general impression that the local authority is facilitating guidance to the…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Special Education, National Standards, Guidelines