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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H.; Saloviita, Timo; Elhadi, Ayman – Support for Learning, 2019
This study compared two samples of pre-service teachers from Saudi Arabia (n = 306) and Finland (n = 186) regarding their attitudes towards inclusive education. The Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Education Scale (TAIS) was used to measure the participants' attitudes. The results were analysed using five different statistical analysis.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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Benstead, Helen – Support for Learning, 2019
This article explores the process by which children attending mainstream UK primary schools can achieve social inclusion. It presents the findings from a systematic literature review, followed by empirical research, exploring the concept of social inclusion with particular regard to the experiences of pupils identified with SEND. The article draws…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Needs, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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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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Wong, Shui-wai – Support for Learning, 2017
The self-portrayals of 17 young persons with autism spectrum disorder reveal the challenges encountered by them, including study problems, inter-personal relationships, being bullied by classmates at school, discrimination by the public in general and teachers, social workers, and peers in particular, obstacles to post-secondary education,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Barriers, Study Skills
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Civitillo, Sauro; De Moor, Jan M. H.; Vervloed, Mathijs P. J. – Support for Learning, 2016
Teachers' beliefs are crucial to the success of inclusion programmes and reform efforts for children with special educational needs (SEN). Based on this evidence, one hundred and thirty-nine primary pre-service teachers from one training institution in the Netherlands completed an adapted version of a measure of beliefs towards inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Inclusion, Disabilities
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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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Clarke, Emma; Visser, John – Support for Learning, 2016
This article reflects on the specific challenges facing teaching assistants (TAs) when managing behaviour. It considers the variety of existing research into this area, and why the paucity of specific research is problematic. It discusses how difficulties in access to training, its availability, the levels of preparation for lessons, the lack of…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Literature Reviews
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Mohamed Emam, Mahmoud – Support for Learning, 2016
Inclusive education (IE) and the special education services related to it are relatively new in Oman. Efforts to manage special/inclusive education face many challenges due to a number of culturally rooted factors. Further, empirical research on IE in Oman is scarce and there is a need to advance IE discourse based on empirically validated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Special Education, Program Administration
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Rose, Richard; Doveston, Mary – Support for Learning, 2015
In recent years a number of western universities have established professional development courses in international contexts. These have often involved tutors travelling to countries with which they may have previously had little contact, in order to deliver courses that have been long established in their own universities. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Partnerships in Education, International Studies
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Cockroft, Charlotte; Atkinson, Cathy – Support for Learning, 2015
This article reports on small-scale research exploring the views of learning support assistants (LSAs) about facilitators and barriers to effective practice. A focus group was conveyed involving all the LSAs working in one mainstream primary school in the north-west of England and thematic analysis was used to interrogate the resultant dataset.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role Models, School Support, Teaching Assistants
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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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O'Neill, Susan; Thomson, Margareta Maria – Support for Learning, 2013
The current literature review explores the factors that contribute to academic persistence for adult learners. The aim of the study is to identify current research-based strategies aimed at supporting learner persistence, particularly for low-skilled adults. Elements of three theoretical frameworks, namely, expectancy-value theory (EVT), goal…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Basic Education
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Wennas Brante, Eva – Support for Learning, 2013
Better understanding of the diverse reading abilities of people with dyslexia is necessary for the design of more effective learning situations, which are vital both to students with dyslexia and to their teachers. Seven individuals with dyslexia currently or formerly in higher education were interviewed about their reading experiences to learn…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Processes, Semi Structured Interviews, Reading Ability
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Wolstenholme, Carol – Support for Learning, 2010
This article explores the different ways in which inclusion is interpreted in the context of students who have personal care and physical needs. This varies according to professional and role orientations. The author gathers the views of practitioners in schools and colleges, as well as those working in local authority settings. The findings…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools, Physical Disabilities
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Feeney, Alison; Gager, Anne; Hallett, Graham – Support for Learning, 2010
Emerging teachers undergoing initial teacher education programmes and given the opportunity to engage in a teaching placement in special provisions settings consistently report that they find the experience "transformative." Over eight years, informal and often unprompted data emerged which "insisted" upon reporting and suggested that the special…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Creative Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Transformative Learning
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