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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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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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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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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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Tomlinson, Carla; Bond, Caroline; Hebron, Judith – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The purpose of the current review is to provide an overview of research relating to the school experiences of autistic females throughout childhood and adolescence. Web and database searches were conducted between December 2017 and April 2018 to identify studies exploring school experiences of autistic females. Eight studies met the inclusion…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Student Experience, Autism
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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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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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Richter, Mechthild; Flavier, Eric; Popa-Roch, Maria; Clément, Céline – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The transition from primary to secondary school is a challenge, particularly for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). International studies report the perceptions and experiences of different involved stakeholders during the primary-secondary transition in this specific context. Since the 1980s, the French education system has put in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Wienen, Albert W.; Batstra, Laura; Thoutenhoofd, Ernst; Bos, Elisabeth H.; de Jonge, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The widely supported wish for more inclusive education places ever greater expectations on teachers' abilities to teach all children, including those with special needs and challenging behaviours. The present study aimed at the question whether teachers judge pupil behaviour more negatively if there are more children with difficult behaviour in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This paper reports on results from a descriptive study of the nature and quality of the day-to-day educational experiences of 49 13-14 year olds with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All pupils had either an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement, and attended in mainstream secondary school in England. Pupils…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Teaching Assistants
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Goodall, Craig; MacKenzie, Alison – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Recognition of inclusion in mainstream schools for all people with disabilities is enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). General Comment 4 on Article 24 (Right to inclusive education) of the CRPD provides a concept of inclusion and its core features which we discuss here. Article 7 of the same enjoins state…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger Syndrome
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Takriti, Rachel A.; Atkinson, Susan J.; Elhoweris, Hala – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Starting school has been shown to correlate with later school outcomes. Teachers working in early years' settings either in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or the United Kingdom completed a questionnaire asking them to rate the importance of 20 statements in answer to the question 'How important are the following for deciding whether a child with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Expectations of Students, Students with Disabilities
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