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Symeonidou, Simoni; Mavrou, Katerina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
In this paper, we seek to explore how the concepts of dependence, independence and interdependence are reflected in discourses on documents prepared by two Commissioners in Cyprus (the Commissioner for the Rights of the Child, and the Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights). These documents reflect the views of parents,…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Social Attitudes, Inclusion, Student Placement
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Symeonidou, Simoni – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This paper reports on the findings of a study that sought to examine firstly, the themes expressed in the art of disabled people in Greece and Cyprus and in interviews with these artists, and secondly, the ways that such art can serve the school curriculum. To this end, an electronic archive of the life stories and art of interest was analysed.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Artists
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Liasidou, Anastasia; Hadjiyiannakou, Anastasia – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The paper aims to explore ways in which mothers of children with cerebral palsy (CP) attempt to voice their concerns about current discourses and power imbalances enshrined in special education policy and provision. Mothers' narratives are important in making transparent the multiple forms of 'disablism' experienced by them in their attempts to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Policy, Mothers, Cerebral Palsy
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Nijakowska, Joanna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to problematize the concept of foreign language (FL) teacher self-reported preparedness to respond to the special educational needs of FL learners with dyslexia by employing appropriate inclusive teaching practices. The paper shortly characterises dyslexia and then elaborates on the components of preparedness, namely,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Dyslexia, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Preece, David; Symeou, Loizos; Stošic, Jasmina; Troshanska, Jasmina; Mavrou, Katerina; Theodorou, Eleni; Frey Škrinjar, Jasmina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Parent training has been shown to be an important means of supporting families living with autism--but such services are not universally accessible. A multinational project funded by the European Commission has been developed in order to establish such parent training in three south-eastern European countries. To ensure that the training was…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Altruism, Parent Education, Parent Surveys
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Chrysostomou, Marianna; Symeonidou, Simoni – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This paper reports on the findings of an action research project that took place in a primary school in Cyprus. A professional development programme was devised with contributions from teachers involved in the research. The programme was aimed at helping teachers to map the difficulties they encounter when working with their students on…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Faculty Development, Action Research, Elementary School Teachers
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Kaloyirou, Chrystalla; Lindsay, Geoff – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This study examines the use of role-play in order to investigate bullies' intentions, feelings and perceptions through identification and projection. The study was conducted with nine 12-year-old boys that presented high levels of bullying behaviour, according to their teachers and peers, from three state primary schools in Nicosia, Cyprus, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role Playing, Bullying, Males
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Liasidou, Anastasia; Antoniou, Androniki – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Notwithstanding the recent signing and ratification by Cyprus of another International Convention on the rights of students designated as having special educational needs and/or disabilities to attend mainstream schools on an equal basis with their peers, local policy and practice promote an "exclusionary inclusion" that draws a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Inclusion
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Mamas, Christoforos – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
This paper provides a framework for understanding inclusion in Cyprus. The evidence base is the result of a six-month qualitative research study in five Cypriot mainstream primary schools. Despite the rhetoric in favour of inclusion, it seems that the Cypriot educational system is still highly segregating in its philosophy and does not fully…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Rix, Jonathan; Sheehy, Kieron; Fletcher-Campbell, Felicity; Crisp, Martin; Harper, Amanda – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
This project aimed to create a descriptive map of international research which explores the notion of the continuum of educational provision for children with special educational needs. It also aimed to determine and examine the nature of how the continuum of provision is conceptualised, operationalised and enacted in a sample of selected…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Literature Reviews
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Angelides, Panayiotis; Constantinou, Clea; Leigh, James – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
A presupposition of inclusive education is that all children have the right to attend the school of their neighbourhood. The implication of this is that schools begin to be organised in ways to provide equal opportunities for teaching and learning of all children. However, to achieve this, it is implied that schools need more teachers or at least…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment
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Kaloyirou, Chrystalla; Lindsay, Geoff – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
Bullying is a matter of significant concern in the Cypriot educational setting. Teachers usually report their difficulties in understanding bullies and their anxiety to find effective ways to deal with them. This project investigated the self-concepts of a sample of nine boys identified as bullies at the end of primary schooling in Nicosia,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Bullying
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Hadjikakou, Kika; Petridou, Lenia; Stylianou, Chryso – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
This paper reports the results of a study which has been carried out for the first time in Cyprus, with the aim of exploring the views of deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children (who attend secondary general schools, and use an auditory/oral approach), as well as the perceptions of their parents, teachers and head teachers on their academic and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Academic Standards, Foreign Countries, Oral Communication Method
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Angelides, Panayiotis; Aravi, Christiana – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
In recent years there has been a significant debate regarding the ways in which different educational systems throughout the world could develop more inclusive practices in their schools. Based on the notion that the education of children considered as having special needs should be considered as part of a wider process of school development, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Koutrouba, Konstantina; Vamvakari, Malvina; Steliou, Marina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
Inclusion of SEN students in mainstream classrooms constitutes an ambitious objective of the education system in Cyprus. The legislation currently in effect provides for a clear-cut frame of action, largely based on the willingness of teachers in the mainstream school, who are expected to develop positive attitudes that encourage and support the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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