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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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Bell, Sheena; Devecchi, Cristina; Mc Guckin, Conor; Shevlin, Michael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Internationally there are increasing numbers of young people on the ASD spectrum attending higher education. Early transition planning is essential and students with ASD often require support to articulate their post-school educational goals and actively participate in transition planning meetings. Services within higher education are primarily…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries
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McConkey, Roy; Kelly, Caraoisa; Craig, Sarah; Shevlin, Michael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Inclusive rather than segregated schooling has been advocated in several significant international declarations during the past two decades. Even so children with significant intellectual disabilities are at greater risk of being excluded from mainstream education, unless particular efforts are made to support them in such settings. These children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Mainstreaming, Special Schools
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Smyth, Fiona; Shevlin, Michael; Buchner, Tobias; Biewer, Gottfried; Flynn, Paula; Latimier, Camille; Šiška, Jan; Toboso-Martín, Mario; Rodríguez Díaz, Susana; Ferreira, Miguel A. V. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This paper seeks to compare the evolution of inclusive education policy in the four countries of an EU-funded research project (QualiTYDES) operating under the shared policy environment of the UN, EU and European Commission. A shared policy cannot of course be assumed to result in common legislative or provisional outcomes at national level. The…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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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
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Rose, Richard; Shevlin, Michael; Winter, Eileen; O'Raw, Paul – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
Provision for pupils with special educational needs in Ireland has undergone considerable change and review in the first decade of the twenty-first century. In response to international demands for a more equitable education system that recognises diversity and considers how schools might address the needs of pupils who have been previously…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Special Education
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Shevlin, Michael; Rose, Richard – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
Enabling pupils with special educational needs to participate more fully in the assessment, planning and evaluation of their own learning has become a principle enshrined within the legislation of many countries in recent years. Educational policy in both England and the Republic of Ireland has recognised the desirability of increased pupil…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Students