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Peetsma, Thea; Van der Veen, Ineke – Educational Review, 2015
After the transition to secondary school around age 12, a well-known decline in young adolescents' motivation for learning causes particular concerns in the lowest level of secondary education, where the percentage of early school leavers is highest. This article focuses on a study of the effects of an intervention, designed to enhance motivation…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Early Adolescents, Motivation, Intervention
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Ruijs, Nienke; Peetsma, Thea; van der Veen, Ineke – Educational Review, 2010
Current research gives some indications about how inclusive education affects students with special educational needs (SEN), but there are too many different results to draw unequivocal conclusions. It is therefore important to focus on specific factors that could influence outcomes of inclusive education. In this study, we investigated whether…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools, Special Needs Students, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Peetsma, Thea; Vergeer, Margaretha; Karsten, Sjoerd; Roeleveld, Jaap – Educational Review, 2001
Comparison of matched pairs of elementary students in mainstream and special education showed that, after 2 years (n=504), students with disabilities achieved more in math in regular education; motivation was higher in special education. After 4 years (n=216), those in regular education had progressed more academically than those in special…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education