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Nicholls, Gemma; Hastings, Richard P.; Grindle, Corinna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
Previous research is not conclusive in detailing the prevalence of challenging behaviour and its correlates in children with intellectual disabilities in school settings in particular. In the current study, an amended version of the Behaviour Problems Inventory -- Short Form was used to collect data from a sample of 321 students in a special…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Intellectual Disability, Special Schools
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Schenk, Jacqueline.J; Naber, Fabienne.B.A.; Nederhand, Marloes.L.; Gawke, Roxanne; Prinzie, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The current pilot study examines pre-schooler's play behaviour involving dolls with and without facial characteristics of Down syndrome over a period of 16 weeks. Play behaviours were categorized into one of 3 behavioural categories with predefined observational scoring grids: prosocial, antisocial, or neutral/no behaviour. Participants also…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Toys, Down Syndrome
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Magnússon, Gunnlaugur – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
While school choice and marketisation have been studied extensively, some areas remain under-researched, for instance, the consequences of choice for the development of inclusive education. The aim of this article is to illustrate the consequences of school choice for inclusive education, as it relates to special education, using Sweden as a case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, School Choice, Immigrants
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Macura, Suncica; Cuk, Ivan; Pecek, Mojca – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The focus of this paper is a comparative analysis of student teachers' beliefs about inclusive practices, i.e. how teachers should support vulnerable pupils. The study explores the differences between the beliefs of Serbian and Slovenian student teachers in the first and fourth years of their studies and the differences between first-year and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Hellstrand, Heidi; Korhonen, Johan; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
This manuscript presents a study in which the new version of the computer-based training programme, The Number Race (NR), was used as an intervention for mathematically low-performing children in grade one (M[subscript age] = 86.46, SD = 3.89). In addition to ordinary teacher instruction in mathematics, the intervention group (n = 29) received NR…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Symeonidou, Simoni; Mavrou, Katerina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
In this paper, we seek to explore how the concepts of dependence, independence and interdependence are reflected in discourses on documents prepared by two Commissioners in Cyprus (the Commissioner for the Rights of the Child, and the Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights). These documents reflect the views of parents,…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Social Attitudes, Inclusion, Student Placement
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Moberg, Sakari; Muta, Etsuko; Korenaga, Kanako; Kuorelahti, Matti; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to analyse and compare teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education in two culturally different countries: Finland and Japan. A sample of 362 Finnish and 1518 Japanese teachers participated in this survey. The teachers' attitudes varied and were rather critical. The Finnish teachers were more worried about teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Cultural Differences, Students with Disabilities
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Gibbs, Simon; Beckmann, Jens F.; Elliott, Julian; Metsäpelto, Riitta-Leena; Vehkakoski, Tanja; Aro, Mikko – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
In this paper, we report an investigation of the possible influence on teachers' essentialist thinking and efficacy beliefs of category labels used to describe children's educational difficulties. A 2x2x2 counterbalanced design was employed in which primary school teachers in Finland and the UK were exposed to vignettes that portrayed a child…
Descriptors: Labeling (of Persons), Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Williams, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
A growing body of literature addresses why potential research participants decline to take part in research which could improve their and others' lives. However, a neglected field of study concerns reasons why 'gatekeepers' -- professional or informal supporters through whom access is negotiated -- refrain from offering the people they support the…
Descriptors: Participation, Research, Intellectual Disability, Recruitment
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Chen, Li Ju – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This research identified the potential special education transition development trajectories by tracing the priorities and hierarchical structure of published transition issues in special education. Social network analysis (SNA) of the 1900-2015 data from the Web of Science (WOS) database achieves a transition exploration flow by citation-based…
Descriptors: Special Education, Self Determination, Accountability, Social Networks
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Wienen, Albert W.; Batstra, Laura; Thoutenhoofd, Ernst; Bos, Elisabeth H.; de Jonge, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The widely supported wish for more inclusive education places ever greater expectations on teachers' abilities to teach all children, including those with special needs and challenging behaviours. The present study aimed at the question whether teachers judge pupil behaviour more negatively if there are more children with difficult behaviour in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Teacher Attitudes
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Weymeis, Henk; Van Leeuwen, Karla; Braet, Caroline – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
School readiness of children with special educational needs (SEN) is still understudied. The present study examined how the presumed bidirectional relationship between impaired academic performance (AP) and internalising problems (IP) could be favourably influenced. In this regard, it was assumed that children's adaptive emotion regulation plays a…
Descriptors: Self Control, Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, School Readiness
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Räty, Lauri; Vehkakoski, Tanja; Pirttimaa, Raija – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The individual education plan (IEP) is an essential part of special education and is used widely in Western countries for documenting both the learning goals and support measures for children with special needs. This study focused on the documentation of support measures in the IEPs of Finnish students with intellectual disability (ID) (N = 21).…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Intellectual Disability
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Symeonidou, Simoni – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This paper reports on the findings of a study that sought to examine firstly, the themes expressed in the art of disabled people in Greece and Cyprus and in interviews with these artists, and secondly, the ways that such art can serve the school curriculum. To this end, an electronic archive of the life stories and art of interest was analysed.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Artists
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Licardo, Marta – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of instruction among professionals who implement additional professional support for students with special needs in Slovenia, with a focus on methods for learning to learn. A total of 1863 professionals with various job positions participated in the study. The results revealed that seven groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Academic Support Services, Special Needs Students
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