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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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Thompson, Margareta; Beymer, Patrick – Support for Learning, 2015
Motivation is a subject that is constantly discussed in the field of education. Teachers are taught not only to teach their students, but to motivate them to want to learn. As students get older, intrinsic motivation tends to decrease; therefore it becomes more difficult for teachers to motivate students (Ryan and Deci, 2000a). According to…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Student Needs
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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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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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Fortune, Kiri – Support for Learning, 2013
The purpose of this article is to review literature related to the impact of policy and legislation on Maori children with special needs. The historical perceptions of disability for Maori will be discussed and the impacts of western influences and policy will be reviewed. The article investigates relevant studies and literature, both national and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Pacific Islanders
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Rix, Jonathan; Hall, Kathy; Nind, Melanie; Sheehy, Kieron; Wearmouth, Janice – Support for Learning, 2009
This article reports on a three-year systematic literature review funded by the UK Training and Development Agency for Schools. In order to begin to answer the question posed by the title of this article, the researchers systematically reviewed the literature with reported outcomes for the academic and social inclusion of pupils with special…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Teaching Methods, Special Education, Educational Needs
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Wannarka, Rachel; Ruhl, Kathy – Support for Learning, 2008
Seating arrangements are important classroom setting events because they have the potential to help prevent problem behaviours that decrease student attention and diminish available instructional time. The purpose of this synthesis of empirical literature is to determine which arrangements of desks best facilitate positive academic and behavioural…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Behavior Change, Outcomes of Education
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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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Mitchell, Wendy – Support for Learning, 2008
The twenty-first century family faces many demographic changes. Despite this, the importance of intergenerational relationships remains. This article initially reviews the literature surrounding the role that grandparents play in their children's families, highlighting a growing body of research demonstrating the important support role that…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Disabilities, Grandparents, Family Environment
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Kinder, Kay; Harland, John – Support for Learning, 2004
This article reviews some key findings from the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) in two major research areas: strategies to address pupil disaffection, and arts education, focusing on overlap and commonality in reported effects and also effective practice. Its central question is whether, how and why arts education might make a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Art Education, Social Integration, Educational Strategies