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Hughes, Laura A.; Banks, Pauline; Terras, Melody M. – Support for Learning, 2013
Successful transition from primary to secondary school is important for psychosocial well-being. Children with special educational needs (SEN) may face additional complexities at transition, although the impact of this process on children's psychosocial adjustment has been underexplored. The article aims to review systematically the literature…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Well Being, Student Adjustment, Educational Needs
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Shaver, Isabel; McClatchey, Kirstie – Support for Learning, 2013
The aim of this small-scale study was to assess the effectiveness of nurture groups in Northern Scotland. Data were collected from children (N?=?19) and staff (N?=?5) from three nurture groups. Pre-and post-nurture group Boxall Profile information was also assessed for 33 children across two of the nurture groups. Analysis of the Boxall Profiles…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Improvement
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Acevedo, Mercedes; Gilchrist, Anne – Support for Learning, 2007
We have explored the working patterns and perceptions of a group of teachers who provide home tuition for children who cannot attend school due to medical problems. These teachers reported high levels of experience in teaching, enthusiasm for their work, and clear managerial structures. Home tutors found it very rewarding to build relationships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutors, Tuition, Educational Practices
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Tett, Lyn – Support for Learning, 2005
Integrated Community Schools (ICS) in Scotland provide a focus for studying the role of inter-agency partnerships in supporting more inclusive schools and their communities. In this article, Lyn Tett examines two types of intervention, those designed to coordinate supportive programmes within and outside schools, and those that have acted as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education
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Illsley, Patricia; Redford, Morag – Support for Learning, 2005
In this article, Patricia Illsley and Morag Redford explore the role of one New Community School project in Scotland in its engagement with families and the wider community. They describe the use of a community learning and development approach to inter-agency working, which has enabled parents to take an active role in the project. The authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship
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Petrie, Pat – Support for Learning, 2005
The following discussion by Pat Petrie draws on a body of research conducted at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, the Institute of Education, University of London. These studies include: a survey of out-of-school services in the European Union (Meijvogel and Petrie, 1996); work on children's services in Sweden (Moss and Petrie, 2002); the changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ancillary School Services, Change Strategies, Children
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Currie, Laura-Ann; Prudnikova, Victoria; Yarkova, Natalya – Support for Learning, 2005
In this article, Laura Ann Currie and Victoria Prudnikova describe a three-year Russian/Scottish partnership designed to take forward an inclusive educational policy in the Samara Region of Russia. Education staff from West Lothian Council and Barnardo's visited the Samara Region to train staff there to help take forward their inclusion programme.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Mainstreaming, Early Childhood Education