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Nicholls, Gemma; Hastings, Richard P.; Grindle, Corinna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
Previous research is not conclusive in detailing the prevalence of challenging behaviour and its correlates in children with intellectual disabilities in school settings in particular. In the current study, an amended version of the Behaviour Problems Inventory -- Short Form was used to collect data from a sample of 321 students in a special…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Intellectual Disability, Special Schools
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Schenk, Jacqueline.J; Naber, Fabienne.B.A.; Nederhand, Marloes.L.; Gawke, Roxanne; Prinzie, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The current pilot study examines pre-schooler's play behaviour involving dolls with and without facial characteristics of Down syndrome over a period of 16 weeks. Play behaviours were categorized into one of 3 behavioural categories with predefined observational scoring grids: prosocial, antisocial, or neutral/no behaviour. Participants also…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Toys, Down Syndrome
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Magnússon, Gunnlaugur – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
While school choice and marketisation have been studied extensively, some areas remain under-researched, for instance, the consequences of choice for the development of inclusive education. The aim of this article is to illustrate the consequences of school choice for inclusive education, as it relates to special education, using Sweden as a case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, School Choice, Immigrants
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Macura, Suncica; Cuk, Ivan; Pecek, Mojca – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The focus of this paper is a comparative analysis of student teachers' beliefs about inclusive practices, i.e. how teachers should support vulnerable pupils. The study explores the differences between the beliefs of Serbian and Slovenian student teachers in the first and fourth years of their studies and the differences between first-year and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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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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Moberg, Sakari; Muta, Etsuko; Korenaga, Kanako; Kuorelahti, Matti; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to analyse and compare teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education in two culturally different countries: Finland and Japan. A sample of 362 Finnish and 1518 Japanese teachers participated in this survey. The teachers' attitudes varied and were rather critical. The Finnish teachers were more worried about teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Cultural Differences, Students with Disabilities
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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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Williams, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
A growing body of literature addresses why potential research participants decline to take part in research which could improve their and others' lives. However, a neglected field of study concerns reasons why 'gatekeepers' -- professional or informal supporters through whom access is negotiated -- refrain from offering the people they support the…
Descriptors: Participation, Research, Intellectual Disability, Recruitment
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Emmers, Elke; Baeyens, Dieter; Petry, Katja – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
A lot of legislative changes have taken place on inclusive education. This had consequences at all educational levels (primary, secondary and higher education (HE)). In the context of these changes, there was a need for more research focused on attitudes towards inclusion and the preparation of pre-service teachers for inclusive education. Recent…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Higher Education, Inclusion, Preservice Teachers
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McCoy, Selina; Shevlin, Michael; Rose, Richard – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The transition from primary to secondary school represents one of the key junctions in the educational career of young people. Research has shown that much of the challenge in this transition stems from changing social structures and encountering different learning environments. However, the transition experiences of students with special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Students with Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Mathews, Elizabeth S.; O'Donnell, Margaret – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
Forty deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children aged between seven and 13 were tested using two reading assessments selected to separately measure the skills of phonological decoding and reading comprehension. The Nonword Reading Test and the Edinburgh Reading Test, respectively, were used. All of the children were enrolled in full mainstream…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Decoding (Reading), Reading Comprehension
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Paseka, Angelika; Schwab, Susanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
Inclusive education often refers to a school model wherein students with special needs (SEN) spend most of their school time with students without special needs. According to literature, for the implementation of inclusion, the attitudes towards inclusive education as well as the perception of inclusive teaching practices and resources are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Inclusion, Teaching Methods
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Manor-Binyamini, Iris; Naamneh, Ghazaleh – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationships among parenting stress, social capital, and somatization among Arab mothers of adolescent children with behavioural disorders. Such mothers experience more difficulties and stress than mothers of children with typical behaviour and mothers of children with other disabilities.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Capital, Arabs, Stress Variables
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Bahdanovich Hanssen, Natallia – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The present study explores special educational needs (SEN) practices for children with a developmental language disorder (DLD) in Belarus and Norway. The theory of practice architectures is used to portray a comprehensive picture of the SEN practices employed in the studied countries. Drawing on empirical data, the results of the research were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Needs, Comparative Education
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Schabmann, Alfred; Eichert, Hans-Christoph; Schmidt, Barbara Maria; Hennes, Ann-Kathrin; Ramacher-Faasen, Nicole – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The present study examines the perspectives of 234 university instructors (UI) about (1) problems they see for students with dyslexia (StD), (2) the support they would need in order to be able to teach StD, and (3) the help they currently provide StD. In addition, information on instructors' dyslexia-related knowledge was collected. The results…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Dyslexia, Students with Disabilities
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