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Benstead, Helen – Support for Learning, 2019
This article explores the process by which children attending mainstream UK primary schools can achieve social inclusion. It presents the findings from a systematic literature review, followed by empirical research, exploring the concept of social inclusion with particular regard to the experiences of pupils identified with SEND. The article draws…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Needs, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Reed, Stephanie – Support for Learning, 2019
This article reports on a project based on the development of a model for outreach to support three federated mainstream primary schools in London, England to develop their understanding and practice with children with autism. The principal aim of the initiative was to ensure that knowledge and capacity within the participating schools increased;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Autism, Mainstreaming
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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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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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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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O'Connor, Eileen – Support for Learning, 2016
The study outlined here was an attempt to examine the use of "Circle of Friends" as a single intervention approach in addressing the issue of inappropriate social interactions in a child with Asperger Syndrome. The child selected was in a mainstream setting, as the main feature of a circle of friends is peers supporting peers. The child…
Descriptors: Friendship, Social Development, Interaction, Asperger Syndrome
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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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Maher, Anthony – Support for Learning, 2016
One outcome of the UK Government's commitment to inclusive educational policies was an increase in the number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) being taught in mainstream schools. From the perspective of SENCos, this article analyses whether parents and pupils are able and willing to influence the development of SEN provision and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consultation Programs, Negotiation Agreements, Parent Student Relationship
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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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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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Anderson, Joanna; Boyle, Christopher – Support for Learning, 2015
Inclusive education (IE) is a term that has been part of the educational discourse in Australia for almost two decades. While there is no overarching definition under which IE operates in that country, it is accepted that the meaning behind the term has shifted from being exclusively about students with a disability to now encompassing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, 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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Waitoller, Federico R.; Thorius, Kathleen King – Support for Learning, 2015
In this article, we provide commentary on the "state of play" of inclusive education in the United States. We focus on the promises and limitations of inter-related accountability- and market-driven policies and Response to Intervention (RTI) (Vaughn and Fuchs, 2003). We argue that these policies and practice have "hopscotched"…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Accountability, Educational Policy
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D'Souza, Mildred; Jament, Johnson – Support for Learning, 2015
This article reports a study conducted on children's social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) in a single pre-primary school in Bangalore, with the objective of developing a behaviour management policy for use by teachers. Limited evidence is available in the Indian literature in the area of SEBD and it remains important to know how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Social Problems, Emotional Problems
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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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