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Engevik, L. I.; Naess, K. -A. B.; Berntsen, L. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aims of this study were to gain insight into the quality of inclusion in mainstream classrooms involving students with Down syndrome and to reveal underlying predictors. A total of 39 8-year-olds with Down syndrome and their teachers participated. Via a survey, the teachers were asked to rate key indicators of inclusion. Their average rating…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Down Syndrome
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Hagen, Åste M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of the current study is to determine what language activities Norwegian preschool children took part in, and to examine whether these language activities predict children's language comprehension. We tested children (n = 134) with language measures at age 4/5 and age 5/6 and interviewed their teachers (n = 71) about the kinds of language…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development, Language Processing, Learning Activities
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Klem, Marianne; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Hagtvet, Bente – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The Norwegian government recommends a systematic language assessment of all four-year-olds as part of the general health surveillance program for the purpose of identifying children at risk of language delay. This study aimed to investigate the construct validity of the recommended language screening tool called LANGUAGE4 [SPRÅK4] by first…
Descriptors: Norwegian, Language Skills, Construct Validity, Language Tests