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Jahnukainen, Markku; Itkonen, Tiina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This study explores the similarities and differences of relatively newly established tiered intervention models for the support of students with special needs in the United States (response to intervention) and in Finland (learning and schooling support). The current models in both countries consist of several tiers with fairly similar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Educational History
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Marschark, Marc; Bull, Rebecca; Sapere, Patricia; Nordmann, Emily; Skene, Wendy; Lukomski, Jennifer; Lumsden, Sarah – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Perspectives on academic and social aspects of children's school experiences were obtained from deaf and hearing children and their (deaf or hearing) parents. Possible differences between (1) the views of children and their parents and (2) those of hearing children and their parents compared to deaf children and their parents were of particular…
Descriptors: Friendship, Deafness, Attitude Measures, Parent Attitudes
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Maor, Dorit; Currie, Jan; Drewry, Rachel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
Assistive technologies are often promoted to schools, parents and educators as tools to assist students with special needs by providing a compensatory value, to remediate learning problems and to promote personal independence. These technologies range from simple spellcheckers to more complex speech recognition systems and educational software.…
Descriptors: Spelling, Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Educational Technology
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Giangreco, Michael F. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
The deployment of increasing numbers of teacher assistants (TAs) to support students, especially those with disabilities or other special needs, presumably has been perpetuated with benevolent intentions meant to help both students and teachers. Given the contemporary emphasis on theoretically grounded and evidenced-based approaches in education,…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Staff Utilization, Inclusion, Special Needs Students
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Norwich, Brahm – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
This paper reports findings about placement questions relevant to disability in education. It is part of a larger international study of the perspectives of 132 education practitioners and administrators in England, the USA and The Netherlands to several dilemmas of difference. Participants were interviewed about their perspectives to a presented…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Student Placement
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Ferguson, Dianne L. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
Inclusion began in the United States and Europe as a special education initiative on behalf of students with disabilities as early as the 1980s. Now, more than two decades later, schools in these countries are changing as educators, parents, politicians and communities try to prepare for the new challenges and promises of the twenty-first century.…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Global Approach