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Van Themaat, Jacqui Ver Loren – Support for Learning, 2019
This article reflects on how school-based professional learning communities (PLCs) can support the professional learning of educators from different school settings who share a common goal of ensuring quality teaching and learning opportunities for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). PLCs offer the opportunity to move…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Educational Quality, Special Needs Students
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O'Connor, Margaret – Support for Learning, 2018
This article reviews how the presence of a bespoke assessment system can enable the measurement of what was previously 'unmeasurable' in a constructive and positive way. It highlights how tracking the small-step progress of pupils with a diagnosis of special educational needs can support the identification of targets which not only support pupil…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Special Needs Students, Educational Change, Disabilities
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Mays, Dennis – Support for Learning, 2017
The teaching of reading is one of the consistent topics for discussion in education. It exercises the minds of teachers, parents and politicians alike. This is especially so because levels of literacy are regarded as one of the most important indicators of educational well-being and progress, such is its position of status in such international…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness
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Hyatt, Christina; Hornby, Garry – Support for Learning, 2017
Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) contains the first legal enshrinement of the right to inclusive education for people with disabilities. The UNCRPD maintains that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have a basic human right to be educated in mainstream…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Inclusion, Disabilities, Moral Values
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Quinn, Michael; Lynch, Andrea – Support for Learning, 2016
In many western countries, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has achieved celebrity status, such that it probably no longer requires introduction. The disorder is a global phenomenon, spreading rapidly as result of the increasing dominance internationally of US psychiatric models, the need for new markets for major pharmaceutical…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Criticism, Mental Disorders, Psychiatry
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Moore, Darren A.; Whittaker, Sarah; Ford, Tamsin J. – Support for Learning, 2016
This paper describes daily report cards and the evidence relating to their use in schools for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This intervention typically involves teachers evaluating a student's behaviour at school against pre-determined targets and parents subsequently providing reinforcement at home for positive…
Descriptors: Intervention, Report Cards, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Student Behavior
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De Luis, Edurne Chocarro – Support for Learning, 2016
This article reviews the journey of special education in Spain by considering the legal frameworks. It examines the extent to which legislation has tapped into the feelings of society in general towards people with disabilities who wish to secure inclusion in both education and society. It tracks the evolution of legislation, originally based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Special Education, Disabilities
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Lambert, Rachel; Sugita, Trisha – Support for Learning, 2016
Engagement in problem-solving and mathematical discussion is critical for learning mathematics. This research review describes a gap in the literature surrounding engagement of students with Learning Disabilities in standards-based mathematical classrooms. Taking a sociocultural view of engagement as participation in mathematical practices, this…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills
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Marks, Laura – Support for Learning, 2016
This article explores some of the literature concerning the effectiveness of the Montessori educational approach for children with ASC within an English school context. Firstly, there is a discussion, including a short historical review, regarding the ideology of inclusion and how it has impacted upon mainstream education. Also, how this can be…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Preschool Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Griffiths, Dominic – Support for Learning, 2016
In this article, Dominic Griffiths reflects upon the current cultural gap between those who locate themselves as working "on the inside" of the world of "special educational needs" and the "inclusion movement" and those who might be described as "mainstream classroom teachers". Griffiths warns of the dangers…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Barriers
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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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Goodall, Craig – Support for Learning, 2015
Scope exists within the Northern Ireland (NI) education system to transform mainstream schools into autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)-friendly environments. The efficacy of mainstream inclusion is discussed prior to discussing the creation of ASD-friendly schools. The transformation of mainstream school environments is underpinned by concepts such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusion
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Sokal, Laura; Katz, Jennifer – Support for Learning, 2015
Inclusion in Canadian schools, both academic and social, is explored through the historic legislative structures that have resulted in a diversity of approaches to meeting the educational needs of Canadians. Innovative programmes that have been developed which showcase Canadian commitment to inclusive academic and social practices are described.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Educational History
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Lauchlan, Fraser; Greig, Susan – Support for Learning, 2015
In this paper we examine different aspects of the inclusion debate, including how it has been shaped by the political context in England over the past 30 years. We then give consideration to the key argument that has dominated the inclusion agenda over the last decade: should effective inclusion be considered only as placement in mainstream school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Disabilities
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Sharma, Umesh; Das, Ajay – Support for Learning, 2015
In this article we report on various initiatives taken by the government since India's independence in 1947 to provide education to school-aged children with disabilities. The majority of children with disabilities still remain out of school. We make an attempt to identify the challenges that the country continues to face in providing education to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Government Role, Educational History
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