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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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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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Richter, Mechthild; Flavier, Eric; Popa-Roch, Maria; Clément, Céline – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The transition from primary to secondary school is a challenge, particularly for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). International studies report the perceptions and experiences of different involved stakeholders during the primary-secondary transition in this specific context. Since the 1980s, the French education system has put in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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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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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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Karhu, Anne; Närhi, Vesa; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Check In-Check Out (CICO) is a support programme for students with externalising problem behaviours. This study implemented in Finland is one of the first reports on the application of CICO in the European context. An experimental, multiple-baseline, single-case design is used to examine the effects of the CICO intervention on the problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness
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Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This paper reports on results from a descriptive study of the nature and quality of the day-to-day educational experiences of 49 13-14 year olds with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All pupils had either an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement, and attended in mainstream secondary school in England. Pupils…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Teaching Assistants
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Kvande, Marianne Nilsen; Bjørklund, Oda; Lydersen, Stian; Belsky, Jay; Wichstrøm, Lars – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
As traditional teaching methods may fail to serve children with special needs, special education (SE) services aim to compensate for the shortcomings of conventional schooling. However, despite of numerous studies on the effectiveness of SE services, the influence of potential selection bias remains a real challenge, and only a few studies have…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Special Education, Academic Achievement, Special Needs Students
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Koenen, Anne-Katrien; Vervoort, Eleonora; Kelchtermans, Geert; Verschueren, Karine; Spilt, Jantine L. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Research stresses the importance of teacher sensitivity for the development of special needs students, including students with attachment problems. However, little is known about the antecedents of teacher sensitivity. This study investigated associations between teachers' daily negative emotions and teacher sensitivity towards individual…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Special Needs Students, Teacher Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Fagerlid Festøy, Anne Randi; Haug, Peder – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This article concerns special education for pupils in forms 1-4, and to what extent pupils, parents and teachers have a coherent understanding of the conditions for learning. To study coherence we focused on three key areas for learning: "expectations," "relationships" and "cooperation." The findings reveal a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Elementary School Students, Expectation, Interpersonal Relationship
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Alesi, Marianna; Pecoraro, Donatella; Pepi, Annamaria – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Executive functioning (EF) is a key cognitive process for development. Little is known about EF in Kindergarten children at risk for developmental coordination disorder (DCD), despite this age being one of the most critical and intensive period of motor and cognitive development. In our investigation we compared EF in kindergarten children at risk…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Kindergarten, Young Children, At Risk Students
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Snipstad, Øyvind Ibrahim Marøy – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Democracy in an inclusive discourse in education relates to all children's rights to comment upon and influence matters concerning their interest in education. The article's empirical data are based on a girl categorised with intellectual disability who through her surroundings is granted the right to influence her physical placement in school,…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Democracy, Student Participation, Inclusion
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Lübke, Laura; Pinquart, Martin; Schwinger, Malte – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The aim of the three different studies presented was the development and evaluation of the Differentiated Attitudes Towards Inclusion Scale as a valid, reliable and economic instrument for the measurement of teachers' attitudes towards the inclusion of students with certain special educational needs (SEN). In a sample of student teachers,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances
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Rytioja, Marleene; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Many behavioural and emotional characteristics are associated with children's peer relationships. The purpose of this study is to examine behavioural and emotional strengths of sociometrically popular, rejected, controversial, neglected, and average children. 773 third-grade children (51% girls) are assessed with a sociometric questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Rejection (Psychology), Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students
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