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McCoy, Selina; Shevlin, Michael; Rose, Richard – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The transition from primary to secondary school represents one of the key junctions in the educational career of young people. Research has shown that much of the challenge in this transition stems from changing social structures and encountering different learning environments. However, the transition experiences of students with special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Students with Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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McCoy, Selina; Banks, Joanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
International studies have raised concerns about the academic and social implications of inclusive policies on school engagement and successful learning and, in particular, on the ways in which friendships are formed between students with SEN and other students. This article stems from research findings which show that Irish children with special…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Cross Cultural Studies, Disabilities, Self Concept Measures
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Banks, Joanne; Shevlin, Michael; McCoy, Selina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Within categories of special educational needs, emotional and behavioural difficulties have received much attention in recent years, particularly in relation to their definition and identification by parents and teachers. This paper stems from previous research which highlights how children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those attending…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disadvantaged Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Disproportionate Representation