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Casserly, Ann Marie; Tiernan, Bairbre; Maguire, Gabrielle – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Previous research has focused on inclusive classroom practices in mainstream primary schools but little is documented regarding practices in multi-grade classrooms. The purpose of this paper was to report mainstream primary teachers' perceptions of multi-grade classroom grouping practices to support inclusive education specifically for students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mixed Age Grouping
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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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Casserly, Ann Marie; Padden, Aileen – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study focused on primary teachers' views of co-teaching approaches in addressing the learning needs of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in multi-grade classrooms in Irish primary schools. A case study incorporating a mixed methods approach was chosen. Views of 22 multi-grade and special education teachers (SET) were ascertained…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Team Teaching, Special Needs Students
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Casserly, Ann Marie; Gildea, Anne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This research investigated a special reading class placement for children with dyslexia in the Republic of Ireland. The study compared the literacy attainments of children before and after their reading class placement, and determined in particular children's views regarding the placement. Participants included 16 children with dyslexia who had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Reading Instruction, Student Placement