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Goodall, Craig – Support for Learning, 2019
Through a qualitative rights informed study, using semi-structured interviews and a range of participatory approaches, seven autistic teenage boys in Northern Ireland discuss their educational experiences in mainstream school and within an Alternative Education Provision (AEP). Their experiences and advice demonstrate that the relational aspects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Males, Adolescents
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Essex, Jane; Melham, Pauline – Support for Learning, 2019
The article describes research into the factors that facilitate a smooth transition for young women with High Functioning Autism (HFA) as they move between secondary school and Sixth form or Further Education (FE) College. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with four young women with HFA and, additionally, with four members of education…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Females, Student Adjustment
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Bunn, Helena; Boesley, Lauren – Support for Learning, 2019
While transition from primary to secondary school is an exhaustively researched area, there is limited research into how the ideas and insights of children, particularly those with Special Educational Needs (SEN), could inform or guide successful school transition planning. The current article presents the final stage of an action research project…
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Needs Students, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Gratton, Rob – Support for Learning, 2019
Recognising that traditional approaches to education, and in turn a teaching and learning pedagogy which focus on the triumvirate of predefined knowledge, situationally applied understanding and domain specific skills were no longer appropriate, in 2009 I embarked upon an exploration of the myriad effects of an engagement with a pedagogy designed…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Secondary Education, Group Activities, Teaching Methods
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Carty, Audrey; Farrell, Ann Marie – Support for Learning, 2018
This article examines the use of a range of co-teaching models when teaching mathematics. The approaches suggested have potential for all students, but in this instance their importance as a pedagogical approach with students with special educational needs (SEN) in inclusive classrooms is considered. The study was based in the first-year…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Disabilities
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Mccormack-Colbert, Anna; Wyn Jones, Susan; Ware, Jean – Support for Learning, 2017
The lack of consensus over the origins of dyslexia, assessment practices and the impact on learners across languages has led to different approaches to support being adopted across Europe. This study uses a case study design and aims at gaining an understanding of learners with dyslexic tendencies' experiences and perceptions of Welsh and French…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Dyslexia, Student Needs, Case Studies
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Cockroft, Charlotte; Atkinson, Cathy – Support for Learning, 2017
Research suggests that reading engagement and motivation are strong predictors of reading performance. Reading motivation may decline as students approach adolescence, resulting in less time spent with text. To date, there has been no research on how practitioners might directly support students to address affective factors in reading. In this…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Lowe, Hilary; Joffe, Victoria – Support for Learning, 2017
Vocabulary knowledge has been shown to be a predictor of academic success, posing a challenge for children and young people with language disorder. Language disorder can persist into adolescence and yet there is limited evidence on how to support the vocabulary skills of adolescents with language disorder in a mainstream setting. This article…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Language Impairments, Vocabulary, Intervention
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Landor, Floriane; Perepa, Prithvi – Support for Learning, 2017
This research identifies the way in which one secondary school with a resourced provision for students with Asperger syndrome promotes social inclusion for them, and the perceptions of staff members and parents on the social experience of schooling for these children. Interviews were conducted with five teachers, two learning support assistants,…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Secondary School Students, Asperger Syndrome, Questionnaires
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Brawand, Anne; King-Sears, Margaret E. – Support for Learning, 2017
Student understanding of content can be dependent on the pedagogies that co-teachers plan and implement, regardless of which co-teaching model they use. However, when co-teachers vary instruction using different co-teaching models, secondary students with and without disabilities have more opportunities to take advantage of having two teachers and…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration
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Opie, Jill; Deppeler, Joanne; Southcott, Jane – Support for Learning, 2017
The experiences of seven Australian senior secondary school students with vision impairment attending mainstream schools in Victoria were explored to gain an understanding of the support mechanisms operating to allow them access to an inclusive education. This qualitative study primarily used the in-depth interviews of students, augmented by brief…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Mainstreaming, Visual Impairments
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Pui, Winnie Sin Wai – Support for Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore special educational curriculum design at senior secondary school level and whether this helps to enhance the academic attainment and self-confidence of students with learning difficulties. An in-depth discussion focuses on lesson planning for the individual needs and group needs of students by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Curriculum Design, Student Needs
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Deacy, Evelyn; Jennings, Fiona; O'Halloran, Ailbhe – Support for Learning, 2015
The purpose of this research was to investigate best practice in relation to the planning, process and strategies that support the transition of students with ASD from primary to post-primary school. A questionnaire survey was sent to graduates of a postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in SEN (ASD) in Ireland who were working in primary and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Best Practices, Transitional Programs
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O'Leary, Nick; Longmore, Carl; Medcalf, Richard – Support for Learning, 2014
This study examined how one physical education (PE) teacher in a specialist school for pupils with social and emotional behavioural difficulties (SEBD) taught Year 9 pupils utilising the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) model. The research identified factors that led to such instruction, and considered the influence of occupational…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, Games, Teaching Methods
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Fortuna, Ron – Support for Learning, 2014
The transition from the primary to the secondary phase in education can be a pivotal moment for many students, but for students who have autism, their difficulties with socialisation and emotional regulation can make this time period especially challenging. This article explores the experiences of key stakeholders regarding the issue of students…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Mainstreaming, Elementary School Students
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