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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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Sandoval Mena, Marta; Simón Rueda, Cecilia; Echeita Sarrionandia, Gerardo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The objective of this study is to analyse different models of educational support that are used in schools with public funding from the perspective of support teachers, counsellors and members of management teams. Participants were 79 professionals from the three areas mentioned above. The methodological approach was a phenomenological qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Public Schools, Models
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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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Hanssen, Natallia Bahdanovich – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The present study focuses on exploring the relationships of preschool staff and children with language difficulties in Norwegian and Belarusian contexts. A qualitative case design was used, and data were gathered through video observations and video-based conversations. Through different approaches--narrative analysis and analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Pavlovic Babic, Dragica; Simic, Nataša; Friedman, Eben – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Relying on Bronfenbrenner's ecological model, this paper attempts to identify school-level factors that contribute to effective implementation of inclusive education. We also explored how government policy, with emphasis on individual education plans, school teams, Roma assistants and inter-sectorial committees, is implemented at the school level.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Program Implementation, Educational Policy
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Moriña, Anabel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Implementing the principles of inclusive education within higher education can be challenging. Inclusive education was originally developed for younger students, prior to its application within higher education. However, as more students with disabilities successfully complete their early schooling, the need to move towards inclusive practices…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Higher Education, Disabilities, Educational Practices
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Lillvist, Anne; Wilder, Jenny – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Stakeholder collaboration has been identified as a facilitator for positive transition outcomes for all children, and especially for children in need of special support. However, the type and extent of stakeholder collaboration have shown to be related to teachers' view of their transition practises. Thus, this study set out to examine the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Young Children, Transitional Programs, Compulsory Education
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Nilholm, Claes; Göransson, Kerstin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The purpose of this review is to further our knowledge about what is meant by inclusion in research addressing the topic. While it is common to remark that inclusion is defined in different ways in research, few attempts have been made to map and analyse different types of definitions and whether there are patterns to be find in how the concept is…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Journal Articles, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
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Strogilos, Vasilis; Stefanidis, Abraham; Tragoulia, Eleni – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Co-teaching is considered a means for improving the inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream classrooms. This research employs a mixed methods research approach to investigate teachers' attitudes towards co-teaching practices for students with disabilities in Greek schools. In total, 400 co-teachers completed a survey questionnaire…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities, Inclusion
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Van der Bij, T.; Geijsel, F. P.; Garst, G. J. A.; Ten Dam, G. T. M. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Inclusive special needs education is prominent on the international education agenda. Research on the characteristics of inclusive education for students with special needs and schools providing this is scarce, however. Our aim in the present study was therefore to further theory-building with regard to inclusive special needs education. On the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Models
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Ekins, Alison; Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Policy and practice in relation to meeting the diverse needs of all children, including those with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities, is in a state of change in the UK. As a result, there is growing interest in and understanding of the need to focus on factors which impact on teachers' levels of self-efficacy in meeting the needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Self Efficacy, Special Education
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Hedegaard-Soerensen, Lotte; Tetler, Susan – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This article reports on findings of a study which objective is the development of an instrument for systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality of teaching in special schools. The article describes the research process which led to the construction of the instrument as well as the way teachers can use the instrument to improve the quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Practices
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Ekstam, Ulrika; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
In 2011, there was a legislative reform regarding educational support in Finland, with a focus on early identification, differentiation and flexible arrangement of support using a multi-professional approach, the three-tier support model. The main aim of this study was to investigate what educational support practices are used with low-performing…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Special Education Teachers
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Meral, Bekir Fatih – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Turkey regulates the special education of students with disabilities and, particularly, those who have intellectual disabilities (ID) based on international and national legal texts. However, the gap between law and practice cannot be denied. The existence of obstacles to special education for students with disabilities or ID continues in Turkey.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Mental Retardation, Barriers
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Adderley, Rebecca J.; Hope, Max A.; Hughes, Gill C.; Jones, Lisa; Messiou, Kyriaki; Shaw, Patricia A. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This paper reports a small-scale research project which took place in one primary school in the north-east of England. The study aimed to listen to children's views about how the practices of teachers helped and/or hindered their sense of inclusion in classrooms. Inclusion was understood here in a broad sense rather than specifically relating to…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Childhood Attitudes
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