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Bland, Ken; Sleightholme, Sandra – Support for Learning, 2012
This article reports on a small-scale research project concerning the views of pupils on what comprises a good teaching assistant (TA). The study indicates that pupils clearly valued the support given to them by TAs. The pupils outlined the main personal and professional characteristics they wanted to see in, as well as the kinds of support they…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Individual Characteristics, Student Attitudes
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Glazzard, Jonathan; Overall, Katy – Support for Learning, 2012
The focus of the study was to explore parental experiences of raising a child with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). A mixed-method approach consisting of questionnaires and semi-structured interviews was used in order to elicit parental perspectives of raising a child with ASD. Two semi-structured interviews were conducted with parents of…
Descriptors: Autism, Family Programs, Coping, Interviews
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Morewood, Gareth D.; Bond, Caroline – Support for Learning, 2012
A questionnaire was developed and trialled in an inclusive high school with the aim of understanding factors that contribute to parental confidence in school provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Parents of all students at School Action, School Action Plus and those with Statements of special educational…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Needs, Special Needs Students, Inclusion
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Male, Dawn B. – Support for Learning, 2011
This article describes a study that aimed to answer the following question: "Will a programme of professional development in the area of special and inclusive education be effective in achieving attitudinal shift in teachers?" Forty-eight teachers who were enrolled on a Master's programme in Special and Inclusive Education were surveyed via a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Everatt, John; Al-Sharhan, Abir; Al-Azmi, Yousuf; Al-Menaye, Nasser; Elbeher, Gad – Support for Learning, 2011
This article reports the findings of studies of the relationship between off-task behaviours and measures of educational achievement. The work focused on children from an Arabic-speaking/cultural background rarely studied in the literature. The first study involved children within a mainstream school context and found that measures of literacy and…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Hyperactivity
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Griggs, James; Walker, Lawrence; Hornby, Garry – Support for Learning, 2011
This study examines the perceptions of teachers and other professionals of Team-Teach behaviour support training in New Zealand. Analysis of course evaluations, questionnaires, interviews and documents provide the findings. Comparisons are made with Team-Teach training in the UK and similarities and differences between New Zealand training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Course Evaluation, Questionnaires
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Quinn, Una; Wakefield, Peter – Support for Learning, 2009
The article focuses upon a small-scale research project undertaken in a Northern Ireland secondary school. Using a questionnaire, the article explores the views of a sample of young people from four European countries who are enrolled at the school, regarding the school's inclusive policy and associated practices. In recent years, Northern Ireland…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, School Culture, Foreign Countries, Migrants
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Nugent, Mary – Support for Learning, 2007
This study evaluates and compares special educational services for children with dyslexia in three different settings: special schools, reading units and mainstream resource provision. The emphasis in this paper is on the parental perspectives. Participants were the parents of dyslexic children, aged eight to thirteen, who had been accessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Specialists, Parent Attitudes, Special Schools
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Bromfield, Carolyn – Support for Learning, 2006
This article addresses the important issue of initial teacher preparation in relation to classroom management. It is based on a study of Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary) students in one university department. The study sought to ascertain the ongoing concerns of trainees during the course of their year's training, and to identify…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Graduate Students, Interviews
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Cowne, Elizabeth – Support for Learning, 2005
In this article, Elizabeth Cowne presents the results of research which began as an investigation into the organisational contexts in which special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) work, and continued as an evaluation of the outreach SENCO training accredited with the London Institute of Education. Questionnaire data was collected from…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, School Districts, Focus Groups, Teacher Attitudes
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