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Zurbriggen, Carmen L. A.; Venetz, Martin; Hinni, Chantal – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The aim of this paper is to investigate the quality of experience of students with and without SEN in everyday life in general and when relating to peers in particular: (1) How do they experience everyday school life vs. leisure time? (2) How much time per week do they spend with peers outside school? and (3) How do they experience those peer…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Huber, Christian; Gerullis, Anita; Gebhardt, Markus; Schwab, Susanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This computer-based study evaluates whether teacher feedback can have an effect on the acceptance of children with and without disabilities in inclusive, special and regular schools. The social acceptance of four children shown in photo vignettes (child with Down Syndrome, child in a wheelchair, child with migrant background and child with no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Peer Acceptance
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Avramidis, Elias; Avgeri, Georgia; Strogilos, Vasilis – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The study addresses the social participation of integrated students with special educational needs (SEN) in upper primary regular classes in Greece alongside their perceptions of best friend quality. Social participation was defined as consisting of four key dimensions: students' acceptance by classmates, friendships, social self-perceptions, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Friendship, Peer Relationship, Inclusion
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de Leeuw, R. R.; de Boer, A. A.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Advocates of inclusive education argue that the social inclusion of students with secial educational needs (SEN) increases when they are educated with tyically develoing eers. However, research indicates that this is not aarent for all students with SEN. Students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are often socially…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Special Needs Students
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Krull, Johanna; Wilbert, Jürgen; Hennemann, Thomas – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Social participation of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is a central topic in the current inclusion debate. Numerous studies have shown that the risk of social exclusion is considerably higher for children with SEN compared to their peers without SEN, especially for pupils with behaviour problems (BP) or learning difficulties (LD).…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Learning Problems, Classroom Environment, Special Needs Students
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Finnvold, Jon Erik – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study explores the conditions that limit social participation for children with physical disabilities, and in particular, how school segregation practices affect participation in formal and informal after-school activities. In a sample of 491 children, to varying degrees, a majority of the children were taken out of ordinary classroom…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, School Segregation, Case Studies, After School Programs
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Petry, Katja – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Students with a disability in inclusive classes often face problems with peer acceptance, friendships and peer interactions. In this paper, the relationship between these difficulties in social participation and the attitudes that typically developing adolescents hold towards peers with a disability at the level of the class was explored. A…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Jones, Leah; Gold, Eluned; Totsika, Vasiliki; Hastings, Richard P.; Jones, Mariel; Griffiths, Annee; Silverton, Sarah – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Parents of children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism have been shown to experience higher levels of distress than other parents. Despite such data having been available for several decades, the evidence base for psychological interventions to support parental well-being is small. Recent data suggest that both mindfulness and acceptance…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Parent Education, Special Schools, Autism
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Moser, Thomas; Reikerås, Elin; Tønnessen, Finn Egil – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This article explores variations in development of everyday motor-life-skills in 661 children (329 girls and 332 boys) in Norwegian kindergartens of ages 2:9 (T1) and 4:9 (T2) years:months. The particular focus is on children at risk for problems in motor development (the 10% weakest children in the sample). The methodological approach chosen is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Kerins, Pauline; Casserly, Ann Marie; Deacy, Evelyn; Harvey, Deirdre; McDonagh, Dolores; Tiernan, Bairbre – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
According to government policy in Ireland, special needs assistants (SNAs) may be employed in post-primary schools to support students deemed to have chronic and serious care needs. There is currently no national policy regarding the continuing professional development (CPD) of SNAs, to meet the requirements of their role. This study investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Teacher Aides, Educational Policy
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Takala, Marjatta; Sume, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Today, in Finland, the majority of hearing-impaired pupils attend regular schools. This is in line with inclusive policy. This study aims to investigate do these pupils receive support from teachers, what kind of support is given and how is inclusion functioning. A questionnaire was used with 109 Finnish teachers, with both closed- and open-ended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Inclusion, Elementary Education
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Štemberger, Tina; Kiswarday, Vanja Riccarda – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The paper is built on premises that teachers' attitude is one of the most important factors of implementing inclusive education and it focuses on preschool and primary school teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education. The purpose of the study was to establish what attitude Slovenian preschool and primary school teachers hold towards…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Kasik, László; Balázs, Fejes József; Guti, Kornél; Gáspár, Csaba; Zsolnai, Anikó – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The study examined the differences of social problem-solving (SPS) among 12-, 14- and 16-year-old Hungarian disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged adolescents (N = 382) and investigated the relationship between SPS and family background (FB). SPS was measured through students' own and their teachers' evaluations by an adapted questionnaire (Social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Adolescents, Socioeconomic Status
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O'Byrne, Clara; Muldoon, Orla T. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study examines the changes that occur in multidimensional self-concept of adolescents with a diagnosis of intellectual disabilities, across gender and category of intellectual disability (borderline, mild, moderate) groups. A sample of 54 young people completed the Harter Self-Perception Profile. Using a three-wave longitudinal study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Self Concept, Gender Differences, Severity (of Disability)
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Lempinen, Sonia; Niemi, Anna-Maija – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Although freedom of parental school choice has expanded to the Finnish education system, the government has maintained the principle of neighbourhood school allocation. Moreover, the Finnish education system has recently undergone a reform of its special needs education; all pupils are entitled to receive support in three categories of general,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Neighborhood Schools, Social Class
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