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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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Feder, Kim Michéle; Bak, Carsten Kronborg; Petersen, Kirsten Schultz; Vardinghus-Nielsen, Henrik; Kristiansen, Tine Mechlenborg – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The aim of this ethnographic field study was to investigate the influence of school-day social interactions on the well-being and social inclusion of children diagnosed with ADHD. The empirical data consisted of participant observations and informal interviews over a three-month period at a Danish primary school. Two ADHD-diagnosed 11-year-old…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Well Being, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication
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Squires, Garry; Humphrey, Neil; Barlow, Alexandra; Wigelsworth, Michael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The processes around the identification of special educational needs (SEN) should mean that those pupils who need most help receive it. However, there are concerns that this process is not working and there is an over-identification of pupils with SEN. Previous international research has shown that summer-born children are more likely to be…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Students, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Nilholm, Claes; Alm, Barbro – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
A case study of what appears to be an inclusive classroom in Sweden is reported. The group of children in the class studied was very heterogeneous: five of the 15 children had a disability diagnosis at the time of the study. One aim of the study was to develop a methodology which can be used in order to investigate in what sense classrooms are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Inclusive Schools
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Efrati-Virtzer, M.; Margalit, M. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
The objectives of the study were to examine the characteristics of non-referred children with behaviour difficulties (BD) (such as verbal and physical aggression towards children and objects), aged 9-12 years and attending mainstream schools, and to compare them with children with no BD. The second objective was to evaluate the contribution of a…
Descriptors: Social Status, Aggression, Females, Social Adjustment
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Polychroni, Fotini; Koukoura, Kalliopi; Anagnostou, Ioanna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
This research aimed at exploring the motivation for reading of pupils with dyslexia, and to investigate whether they differ from their peers. A total of 32 pupils formed the LD group (22 boys and 10 girls, 5th- and 6th-graders) who were diagnosed with dyslexia. A comparison group was formed of pupils who attended the same classes (N = 210), and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Reading Attitudes, Dyslexia, Reading Achievement
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Didaskalou, Eleni; Argyrakouli, Effi – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
This study was designed to elicit the views and preferences of primary education students with general learning difficulties concerning different service delivery modes. The main areas to be investigated were: (a) their current educational provision, (b) alternative modes of provision and (c) the most appropriate provider (mainstream or special…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Educational Practices
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Fasting, Rolf B.; Lyster, Solveig-Alma Halaas – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2005
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of MultiFunk, a computer program designed to assist reading, on the reading and spelling proficiency of struggling readers. Fifty-two below-average readers and spellers, in grades 5, 6 and 7, were randomly assigned as experimental and control groups (N = 26 + 26). In addition, 114 classmates,…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Intervention, Computer Software, Computers