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Svensson, Idor; Fälth, Linda; Tjus, Tomas; Heimann, Mikael; Gustafson, Stefan – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
The main aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a tier three intervention, response-to-intervention design, on children with low reading ability in grade three. Twenty-eight children (12 females and 16 males) participated in this study. The participants were given out a battery of reading tests including decoding and reading…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Response to Intervention
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Ashburner, Jill; Saggers, Beth; Campbell, Marilyn A.; Dillon-Wallace, Julie A.; Hwang, Yoon-Suk; Carrington, Suzanne; Bobir, Natasha – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
Previous research has focused on the prevalence of bullying of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with little attention given to its emotional effect. This mixed methods study examined levels of worry about bullying and bullying experiences reported by students and parents. To determine whether some students with ASD are differentially…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Bullying, Student Attitudes
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Hellawell, Beate – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
This exploratory qualitative interview study addresses some of the ethical challenges encountered by professionals in response to demands made by the special educational needs and disability (SEND) Code of Practice 2015 and considers how this may impact on partnership working. I identify two problems associated with the 2015 Code. One is a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Needs, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Vuorinen, Kaisa; Erikivi, Anne; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
Positive education aims at making strengths visible in every learner. This paper presents one of the few structured positive education interventions in Finnish inclusive classrooms. Our controlled 16-week intervention in 11 inclusive classes (from 4th to 6th graders, age 10-13 years, N[subscript interv] = 175 including 17 students with SEN having…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Inclusion, Student Participation
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Garrad, Traci-Ann; Rayner, Christopher; Pedersen, Scott – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have risen dramatically in the last 10 years, with recent estimates at one in every 100 children within Australia. This has resulted in considerable increases in the number of students with ASD entering mainstream education. Teachers' attitudes towards inclusion have been recognised as a key indicator…
Descriptors: Correlation, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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Shaukat, Sadia; Vishnumolakala, Venkat Rao; Al Bustami, Ghanem – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
The study investigated the impact of Pakistani special education teachers' characteristics like gender, age, background qualification, teaching experience and professional qualification on their self-efficacy beliefs and job satisfaction. The study employed a quantitative research design comprising 94 female and 24 male teachers from five public…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Self Efficacy, Job Satisfaction
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Buncher, Amanda; Hord, Casey; Weaver, Kitiara; Gamel, Zachary – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
The researchers conducted an exploratory, qualitative case study to describe a combination of mathematics teaching strategies for a sixth-grade student with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder as he engaged with sixth-grade level mathematics. The interventions utilised in this study combined the use of visual representations with a variation…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Case Studies, Schemata (Cognition), Mathematics Instruction
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Strogilos, Vasilis; King-Sears, Margaret E. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
In this interview study, three middle school students with disabilities and seven without disabilities were interviewed about their experiences in a co-taught classroom. Also, data from their co-teachers who taught mathematics, social studies and science were gathered. Both students and teachers reported that co-teaching provides extra help for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Team Teaching, Disabilities, Teaching Methods
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Miesera, Susanne; DeVries, Jeffrey M.; Jungjohann, Jana; Gebhardt, Markus – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
The inclusion of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in schools is an ongoing challenge -- it demands the development of an adapted teaching and learning environment, which, in turn, requires a corresponding teacher education programme. Studies indicate that personal characteristics of the respective teachers are one of the main…
Descriptors: Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Inclusion, Special Needs Students
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Broomhead, Karen E. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
This paper details a qualitative study which examined the influence of the nature of children's disabilities on stigmatisation experienced by their parents. To explore stigmatisation, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 22 parents of children with a range of disabilities. Findings highlighted that differential treatment was experienced…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Social Bias, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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Locke, Jill; Kang-Yi, Christina; Pellecchia, Melanie; Mandell, David S. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
Social impairment represents one of the most challenging core deficits of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and greatly affects children's school experiences; however, few evidence-based social engagement programs have been implemented and sustained in schools. This pilot study examined the implementation and sustainment of a social engagement…
Descriptors: Autism, Interpersonal Competence, Elementary School Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Shin, Mikyung; Ok, Min Wook; Kang, Eun Young; Bryant, Diane P. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
In this study, the researchers used a researcher-developed online survey to examine the beliefs of elementary school general and special education teachers regarding inclusion and their implementation of mathematics instructional practices. Participants were 55 general and 38 special education teachers. The data analysis was performed using…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Black, Alison; Lawson, Hazel; Norwich, Brahm – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
This study investigates how three secondary subject teachers think about and take account of learner diversity in their lesson planning, enactment and reviewing, with a specific focus on pupils designated as having special educational needs (SEN). The study is significant in the context of international moves in contemporary school teaching…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Lesson Plans, Student Diversity
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Amponteng, Michael; Opoku, Maxwell Peprah; Agyei-Okyere, Elvis; Afriyie, Sally Adwoa; Tawiah, Richard – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
The significant contribution of parents towards education of children has been well explored in the literature. In effort towards practicing inclusive education, parents have been urged to work closely with teachers in order to sustain inclusive practices. In Ghana, the Inclusive Education Policy document has reiterated the need for diverse…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Practices, Students with Disabilities, Educational Policy
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Chitiyo, Jonathan; May, Michael E.; Mathende, Allen M.; Dzenga, Chaidamoyo G. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
Evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of the School-wide Positive Behaviour Intervention Support model (SWPBIS) in managing problem behaviour among school students has been widely disseminated. As a result, the SWPBIS model is now widely implemented in schools across the US. Despite its widespread implementation and evidence demonstrating its…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification
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