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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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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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Coates, Janine; Vickerman, Philip – Support for Learning, 2008
This paper reviews literature examining the perspectives of children with special educational needs related to their experiences of Physical Education (PE). The extent to which literature addresses inclusion in PE was determined and emerging themes arising from consultation with children with special educational needs regarding PE were examined.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Special Needs Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
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Gunter, Helen; Thomson, Pat – Support for Learning, 2007
We present a case study of working with a group of students as researchers and policy makers in their school. We argue that there is much to learn about the location of gender and class within processes of inclusion and exclusion, specifically how student voice can reveal their experiences in ways that adults may not be able to or wish to. We…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Research
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Whitehurst, Teresa; Howells, Amy – Support for Learning, 2006
In this article Teresa Whitehurst and Amy Howells describe how pupils and staff from mainstream and special settings worked together on a project, resulting in a musical performance. They demonstrate at the outset that, even after several decades of integration and then inclusion, there remains an attitudinal hurdle to overcome. Mainstream pupils…
Descriptors: Perception, Student Attitudes, Fear, 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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Preece, Dawn; Timmins, Paul – Support for Learning, 2004
The Government Standards Fund made resources available to schools in 2000 to help reduce the number of exclusions and, as a result, many schools established inclusion centres with this purpose in mind. In this article Dawn Preece and Paul Timmins describe literature and research that support the value of these centres and identify features of a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries