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Kast, Julia; Lindner, Katharina-Theresa; Gutschik, Alexandra; Schwab, Susanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2021
The lockdown of schools in Austria and many other countries due to COVID-19 posed challenges to the school system and especially for teachers of at-risk students. Within the INCL-LEA (INCLusive Home LEArning) study, 3,467 teachers (2,839 females) from all nine Federal States in Austria participated in an online survey after the first school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, At Risk Students
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Börnert-Ringleb, Moritz; Casale, Gino; Hillenbrand, Clemens – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2021
The school closures during the COVID-19 outbreak triggered a shift towards digital learning. Whilst this is a major challenge for mainstream education, the implementation of digital learning poses an even bigger challenge for special education teachers, as they are confronted with different learning requirements which might hinder digital learning…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Electronic Learning, Special Education Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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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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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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Roth, Solveig; Faldet, Ann-Cathrin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The aim of this article is to study how mothers of children with special needs understand themselves in educational contexts. Using the analytical concepts of positional identities and figured worlds, we study the different positionings of mothers as their children transition between different school levels. Data were collected through recursive…
Descriptors: Mothers, Children, Parent Role, Students with Disabilities
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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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Sundqvist, C.; Björk-Åman, C.; Ström, K. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
In 2010, new amendments regarding special education were made to the Finnish Basic Education Act (642/2010), and they were officially adopted in 2011. The three-tiered support system that was introduced can be considered the Finnish approach to moving education toward a more inclusive system since it emphasises all teachers' responsibility to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Inclusion
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Finnvold, Jon Erik – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study explores the conditions that limit social participation for children with physical disabilities, and in particular, how school segregation practices affect participation in formal and informal after-school activities. In a sample of 491 children, to varying degrees, a majority of the children were taken out of ordinary classroom…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, School Segregation, Case Studies, After School Programs
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Lempinen, Sonia; Niemi, Anna-Maija – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Although freedom of parental school choice has expanded to the Finnish education system, the government has maintained the principle of neighbourhood school allocation. Moreover, the Finnish education system has recently undergone a reform of its special needs education; all pupils are entitled to receive support in three categories of general,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Neighborhood Schools, Social Class
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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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Ianes, D.; Cappello, S.; Demo, H. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Student voice has become increasingly important in educational research at an international level. Research in Italy on school integration of students with disabilities has almost entirely left behind student voice. The very few researches based on student voice suggest that there is a mismatch between student and teacher voices when faced with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Carpio, Carmen; Amérigo, María; Durán, Manuel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This study evaluates the effectiveness of an intervention programme administered to blind and sighted school students. The students were given information concerning style, author and technique of three paintings from three different artistic periods, as well as guidelines to assess the overall aesthetics of each image. This programme was…
Descriptors: Intervention, Inclusion, Blindness, Vision
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Denne, Louise D.; Hastings, Richard P.; Hughes, J. Carl – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Research into factors underlying the dissemination of evidence-based practice is limited within the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This is pertinent, particularly in the UK where national policies and guidelines do not reflect the emerging ABA evidence base, or policies and practices elsewhere. Theories of evidence-based practice in…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Autism, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Hebron, Judith; Bond, Caroline – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The diverse needs of pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have led to a continuum of educational provision being promoted in many countries, and which is often developed at a local level. The majority of children and young people with ASD in the UK attend mainstream schools, and resourced mainstream schools are increasingly part of this…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Mainstreaming, Parent Attitudes
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