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Crisp, Philippe – Support for Learning, 2019
In terms of best practice, the debate concerning SEN and disability sports coaching continues to be a contested area that many believe warrants further investigation (Townsend, Smith, and Cushion, 2015). Alongside this, higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK continue to develop courses for sports coaches that emphasise reflection as a key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletic Coaches, Coaching (Performance), Higher Education
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Taylor, Mark; Turnbull, Yvonne; Bleasdale, Jo; Francis, Hulya; Forsyth, Henry – Support for Learning, 2016
Intended UK government changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance will have a significant impact on the support that UK universities provide for students with disabilities. In this article we examine the types of transformation that may be needed to support for university students with disabilities, from a socio-technical perspective. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Smith, Andy; Bell, Sheena – Support for Learning, 2015
Twenty years after UNESCO's Salamanca Statement enshrined international action for provision for children, youth and adults with special educational needs within the regular educational system, this article presents the current underpinning international and national UK context for developing inclusion in vocational education and training and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
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Walter, Ofra – Support for Learning, 2010
The purpose of this article is to present early childhood educators, college pedagogical instructors and kindergarten teachers with the idea of using movement education activities as a means of teaching basic concepts in different disciplines. The programme consists of college courses that included the new approach (RRA--Role Reversal Approach) in…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Movement Education, Educational Needs, Young Children
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Richards, Gill – Support for Learning, 2010
This article is based on a research study undertaken with a small group of student teachers in an English university. They took part in a specialised school placement with pupils identified as having special educational needs, one of a range of current government initiatives designed to increase their capacity to work inclusively in schools. The…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Educational Needs, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods
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Smith, Andrew – Support for Learning, 2009
Some recent attention has been directed towards the role that post-16 colleges can play in providing young people at risk of exclusion from school with opportunities to experience "alternative" curricula and ways of learning. In this article the case of "Darren" is considered, a boy for whom education in a mainstream secondary school setting…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Young Adults, Case Studies, College School Cooperation
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Burgess, Hilary; Mayes, Ann Shelton – Support for Learning, 2009
This paper reports on teaching assistants' perceptions of the Phase 1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) training programme and the match to their changing role in classroom support, and suggests resulting issues for the design and delivery of HLTA training programmes. It explores what impact undertaking the training and gaining HLTA…
Descriptors: School Activities, Professional Recognition, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Bromfield, Carolyn – Support for Learning, 2006
This article addresses the important issue of initial teacher preparation in relation to classroom management. It is based on a study of Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary) students in one university department. The study sought to ascertain the ongoing concerns of trainees during the course of their year's training, and to identify…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Graduate Students, Interviews
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Taylor, Mark – Support for Learning, 2005
UK higher education appears to have generally been slow to adopt an organised means of provision for special educational needs for its students. This may be due to the fact that, historically, relatively few disabled students entered UK higher education. However, there is a growing number of disabled students entering UK higher education…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Coordinators, Higher Education