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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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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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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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Goodall, Craig; MacKenzie, Alison – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Recognition of inclusion in mainstream schools for all people with disabilities is enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). General Comment 4 on Article 24 (Right to inclusive education) of the CRPD provides a concept of inclusion and its core features which we discuss here. Article 7 of the same enjoins state…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger Syndrome
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Dimitrellou, Eleni; Hurry, Jane – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Despite the considerable institutional changes schools have made to accommodate the individual needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as underpinned by key principles of inclusion, there is still international concern about the mainstream experiences pupils with SEND have in school settings. This study helps us…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Yngve, Moa; Lidström, Helene; Ekbladh, Elin; Hemmingsson, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The aim of this study was twofold: (1) to identify factors associated with a high level of accommodation needs in school activities among students with special educational needs (SEN) in regular upper secondary education; and (2) to investigate the extent to which schools have met students' perceived accommodation needs. Accommodation needs and…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Secondary Schools, Student School Relationship
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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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Riitaoja, Anna-Leena; Helakorpi, Jenni; Holm, Gunilla – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Although Finnish basic education is based on inclusion, 37% of students receiving special support still study in either separate schools or separate classes in comprehensive schools. In this study we explore how policies of inclusion are implemented in a school with separated special educational needs (SEN) and general education (GE) classes. More…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Inclusion, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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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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O'Byrne, Clara; Muldoon, Orla T. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study examines the changes that occur in multidimensional self-concept of adolescents with a diagnosis of intellectual disabilities, across gender and category of intellectual disability (borderline, mild, moderate) groups. A sample of 54 young people completed the Harter Self-Perception Profile. Using a three-wave longitudinal study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Self Concept, Gender Differences, Severity (of Disability)
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Olsson, Sylvia; Dag, Munir; Kullberg, Christian – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study examines the question of which school environment--special or mainstream school--is more favourable for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Sweden, when it comes to their well-being, and their social and academic inclusion. The aim is threefold: first to compare the well-being of adolescents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Adolescents
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Lekhal, Ratib – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
A large number of children are today receiving special education in Norway. The high cost to society and possible long-term consequences for the students make it important to understand the interrelationship of the causes and effects related to receiving special education services. Unfortunately, at present there are only few rigorous studies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Skills
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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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Fitzgerald, Johanna; Radford, Julie – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This paper considers the role of Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) in mainstream post-primary schools (12-18 years) in Ireland. Little is known of the role in the Irish context and it is hoped that this research will inform policy. The Irish educational landscape has witnessed seismic change recently with further transformation…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Administrator Role, Secondary School Students
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O'Hagan, Siobhan; Hebron, Judith – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Establishing and maintaining friendships is frequently challenging for young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). However, few studies have explored influences on friendship development, meaning that knowledge of friendship formation processes remains limited at a critical point in social development. As friendship can impact on…
Descriptors: Friendship, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Mainstreaming
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