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Devecchi, Cristina; Rouse, Martyn – Support for Learning, 2010
This article explores notions of support and collaboration between teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) in two secondary schools in England. In particular it reviews how team members created opportunities and established collaborative practices aimed at including each other in the task of providing support for children who are described as…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools, Ethnography
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Soulis, Spiridon-Georgios; Floridis, Theodore – Support for Learning, 2010
Students with intellectual disabilities often experience school-related stress. As a result, they are confronted with many difficulties in their daily school life. The goal of this study was to assess situations of school life that students attending Greek mainstream settings are likely to experience as stressful. Twenty students with mild…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Stress Variables, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming
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Jachova, Zora; Kovacevic, Jasmina – Support for Learning, 2010
This article presents a case study of a child aged 12 years with a cochlear implant who is attending a mainstream educational setting in Skopje, FYR Macedonia. The study, which uses both qualitative and quantitative data, took place over a period of 12 months. It illustrates the importance of professional development and training of teachers and a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Assistive Technology, Deafness
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Mowat, Joan – Support for Learning, 2009
This article focuses upon the relationship between social and emotional behavioural difficulties (SEBD) and learning. It argues that, while inclusion is desirable in principle, it can be highly problematic in practice. Further, it explores the contested nature of the concept of SEBD and the nature of support for pupils categorised as such. The…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Intervention, Sanctions, Student Behavior
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Rix, Jonathan; Hall, Kathy; Nind, Melanie; Sheehy, Kieron; Wearmouth, Janice – Support for Learning, 2009
This article reports on a three-year systematic literature review funded by the UK Training and Development Agency for Schools. In order to begin to answer the question posed by the title of this article, the researchers systematically reviewed the literature with reported outcomes for the academic and social inclusion of pupils with special…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Teaching Methods, Special Education, Educational Needs
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Wright, Kevin – Support for Learning, 2008
Because of what are perceived by some as potential challenges it is still commonplace for research to fail to seek the opinions of pupils with multiple and complex needs. While many such pupils do have significant communication difficulties, along with other disabilities, which are undoubtedly a constraint, it is crucial in order to be inclusive,…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Mainstreaming, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology
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Gyimah, Emmanuel Kofi; Sugden, David; Pearson, Sue – Support for Learning, 2008
Literature is replete with evidence of considerable pressure that many mainstream teachers may experience in their bid to respond to the diverse needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities and to achieve ever better results. In this study, the results of 100 teachers from mainstream primary schools in three of the ten regions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Response, Emotional Response
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Logan, Anna – Support for Learning, 2006
In this article the author describes a small-scale study into the role of the special needs assistant (SNA) supporting the inclusion of pupils with learning difficulties in the Irish Republic. The findings regarding the perspectives of teachers, principals, SNAs, pupils supported by SNAs and their parents on the support offered to three pupils are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools, Learning Problems
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Pearson, Sue – Support for Learning, 2005
The research discussed here by Sue Pearson focuses on the preparation of teachers to work in secondary schools at a time when there is a growing trend towards inclusion. It was influenced by Mittler's (2000) comment that "Ensuring that newly qualified teachers have a basic understanding of inclusive teaching and inclusive schools is the best…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Disabilities, Teacher Education, Secondary Schools
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Arthur, Linet – Support for Learning, 2004
Linet Arthur's article explores an issue of concern to all teachers from time to time, no matter what the age group they teach. It is refreshing, therefore, to read this study of a project carried out in a group of primary schools which had a positive impact at all the schools involved. While many articles published in this journal touch on the…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Social Integration