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Moriña, Anabel; Perera, Víctor H.; Melero, Noelia – British Journal of Special Education, 2020
This study focuses on the experience of 20 Spanish faculty members who teach students with disabilities. We conducted semi-structured individual and group interviews, and analysed the data using an inductive system of categories and codes. The results of this work describe the difficulties that faculty members encountered when including students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
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Kirkpatrick, Lori; Searle, Michelle; Smyth, Rachael E.; Specht, Jacqueline – British Journal of Special Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine how resource teachers (n = 13) and classroom teachers (n = 12) experience a coaching partnership, in which both teachers work in the regular classroom to support students with special educational needs. The focus of the partnerships was to build classroom teacher capacity around inclusionary practices.…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teacher Collaboration, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Needs Students
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Aidonopoulou-Read, Tereza – British Journal of Special Education, 2020
The popularity of formative assessment has increased since the publication of work by Black and Wiliam in 1998. Even though it is a useful teaching tool, in most cases it has only been possible to use it for students with high levels of cognitive and communicative ability. The aim of this article is to propose a modified, personalisable model of…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Models, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Yucesoy-Ozkan, Serife; Rakap, Salih; Gulboy, Emrah – British Journal of Special Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to compare 12 commonly-used nonoverlap methods with each other and with the results of visual analysis. Data were obtained from 25 studies focused on embedded instruction and schema-based instruction and included a total of 101 graphs. Treatment effect estimates using 12 nonoverlap methods were calculated for each…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Graphs, Data Analysis, Computation
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Aujla, Imogen J. – British Journal of Special Education, 2020
There are few opportunities for young disabled dancers to develop their talents, and even fewer studies investigating their experiences of such opportunities. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives and outcomes of an inclusive talent development programme, and how these were facilitated. Semi-structured interviews and focus groups…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Talent Development, Youth, Disabilities
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Hwang, Jiwon; Riccomini, Paul J. – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Developing an understanding of fractions is critical, as it is the first connection of whole-number properties to rational numbers within a single framework. The unique properties of fractions necessitate solution processes that are distinctive and often more complicated than whole-number processes, resulting in many students struggling with…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Learning Disabilities, Fractions, Mathematics Instruction
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Layes, Smail; Chouchani, Mohamed Salah; Mecheri, Soulef; Lalonde, Robert; Rebaï, Mohamed – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
We predicted that Arabic-speaking children with specific learning disabilities in reading (dyslexia) and spelling (in writing) benefit from a visuomotor-based intervention programme for the development of letter knowledge and the improvement of word and pseudo-word decoding as well as spelling (dictation). It was predicted that the mediation of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Psychomotor Skills, Comparative Analysis
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Akbar, Sarwat; Woods, Kevin – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Given the need to provide culturally competent children's services which support each child's right to full educational participation, the current systematic literature review aims to provide an up-to-date, international review of empirical studies that investigate the experience of minority ethnic heritage parents who have a child with special…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Cultural Awareness, Childrens Rights, Minority Groups
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Arnold, Sharon; Reed, Phil – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Approximately 30% of school-aged individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are nonverbal (that is, they have little or no spontaneous spoken language). Most reading tests require verbalisation, which may under-estimate reading ability in this group. To determine decoding abilities of nonverbal children with ASD (with an age range of 72 to…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Decoding (Reading)
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Russell, Abigail Emma; Tay, Marianne; Ford, Tamsin; Russell, Ginny; Moore, Darren – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
There is little research exploring educational practitioners' experiences of working with children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The current study aimed to understand educational practitioners' beliefs concerning the home lives of children with ADHD, and how they perceive that home lives affect children's behaviour in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teaching Experience, Family Environment
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Curran, Helen – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
The introduction of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms were hailed in 2014, by the then Government, as the most significant change to SEND policy for 30 years. Despite the changes introduced, the 2015 Code continued to place responsibility for the co-ordination of provision for children with special educational needs…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Special Needs Students
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Cantali, Dianne – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
This article presents the findings, from a systematic review of international literature, of the existing research into the transition to secondary school of children with additional support needs, which happens for most children at around 11-12 years of age in Scotland. It brings an original contribution to the existing literature through its…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Preadolescents, Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs
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Pitts, Laura; Gent, Stacey; Hoerger, Marguerite L. – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Interventions based on applied behaviour analysis (ABA) have been shown to improve outcomes for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but there is very little research into outcomes for older pupils. This study evaluated the effectiveness of an ABA intervention for pupils with ASD and additional learning difficulties in a UK special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism
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Winter, Sophie; Bunn, Helena – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
This article explores the perspectives of educational psychologists across England with regard to their professional involvement, role and contribution to special schools for children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). An online survey was distributed to all educational psychology services in England and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Role
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Pettersson, Gerd; Ström, Kristina – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to shed light on how work-related teacher support in the form of special educational consultation can promote the professional development of teachers working in rural schools located in sparsely populated areas. The phenomenon studied was professional collaboration between class teachers and special educators in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers
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