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Smith, Mia D.; Broomhead, Karen E. – Support for Learning, 2019
The inclusion 'ideal' is one which has been both celebrated and maligned. It paved the way for equality; but also, out of its diversity sprang many misconceptions and concerns for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It is within this maelstrom of difficulty that the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) role…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
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Tyrrell, Beverley; Woods, Kevin – Support for Learning, 2018
Examination success can be considered a passport to further education and, as a result, higher income and better health. Access arrangements (AAs) are intended to allow fair access to examinations for candidates with disabilities, including those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is a lack of research into how AAs should be organised…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Participation, Disabilities
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Essex, Jane – Support for Learning, 2018
Teacher and support staff perceptions of science learning, and specifically engagement with science outreach, by pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) were ascertained through questionnaires. The responses indicated that science is seen as serving distinctive learning purposes when undertaken by learners with SEND. Staff…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Science Instruction, Special Education, Disabilities
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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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McLoughlin, Matt – Support for Learning, 2018
This article reports a case study, carried out to determine how successfully one school's provision was preparing its learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to move into some form of employment. Data were obtained from the principal stakeholders: staff, parent/carers and students. This was generated by questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employment, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Hansraj, Merushka – Support for Learning, 2018
One school's development of an individualised assessment system for its students is the focus of this article. It uses documentary evidence from two sources -- the author's involvement in the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, alongside a school-based cluster of schools from four local authorities in England. The latter had been…
Descriptors: School Districts, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Principals
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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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Wren, Alison – Support for Learning, 2017
The number of teaching assistants (TAs) in schools in the UK has risen in recent years, but there remains a lack of clarity about the roles being undertaken by these support staff. This article reports findings from a study investigating how the TA role is understood both by the pupils being supported and by TAs themselves. Eleven students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Interviews
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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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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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Anderson, Shelley; Bucholz, Jessica L.; Hazelkorn, Michael; Cooper, Margaret A. – Support for Learning, 2016
This study was designed to examine the effects of literacy-based behavioural interventions (Bucholz et al., 2008) to decrease acts of physical aggression with kindergarten and first grade students. The study used a multiple baseline design across three participants. The results showed a decrease in acts of physical aggression by students with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Aggression, Elementary School Students, Disabilities
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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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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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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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Done, Liz; Murphy, Mike; Watt, Mia – Support for Learning, 2016
This article follows an earlier publication highlighting the changing role of special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCos) in England. SENCos are now required to manage change strategically and deliver inclusive school cultures. School-based action research undertaken by a teacher studying for the postgraduate National Award for SEN…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Needs, Coordinators
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