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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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Bogavac, Ivana; Rakonjac, Marijana; Jelicic, Ljiljana; Punišic, Silvana; Subotic, Miško – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
An increase in the number of children with speech-language pathology also having a genetic disorder imposes the need for speech and language pathologists (SLPs) to have sufficient knowledge about genetic basis of speech-language disorders. Research aim was to estimate in Serbian SLPs different aspects of theoretical and practical knowledge about…
Descriptors: Serbocroatian, Speech Language Pathology, Genetic Disorders, Speech Impairments
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Rytioja, Marleene; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Many behavioural and emotional characteristics are associated with children's peer relationships. The purpose of this study is to examine behavioural and emotional strengths of sociometrically popular, rejected, controversial, neglected, and average children. 773 third-grade children (51% girls) are assessed with a sociometric questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Rejection (Psychology), Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students
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Avramidis, Elias; Avgeri, Georgia; Strogilos, Vasilis – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The study addresses the social participation of integrated students with special educational needs (SEN) in upper primary regular classes in Greece alongside their perceptions of best friend quality. Social participation was defined as consisting of four key dimensions: students' acceptance by classmates, friendships, social self-perceptions, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Friendship, Peer Relationship, 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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Banks, Joanne; McCoy, Selina; Frawley, Denise – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Internationally and in Ireland, the adoption of inclusive education frameworks have been broadly welcomed, particularly by parents of children with special educational needs (SEN). Mainstreaming these children is generally viewed as positive primarily because of the social factors associated with attending mainstream schools for children with SEN.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Mainstreaming
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Lüke, Timo; Grosche, Michael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Recent research on attitudes towards inclusion uses almost exclusively explicit measures such as questionnaires. Unfortunately, explicit attitude measures are biased by social desirability, particularly when the attitude object is 'sensible', as with inclusive education. Implicit attitude measures are less prone to social desirability, but…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Social Desirability
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Jones, Leah; Gold, Eluned; Totsika, Vasiliki; Hastings, Richard P.; Jones, Mariel; Griffiths, Annee; Silverton, Sarah – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Parents of children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism have been shown to experience higher levels of distress than other parents. Despite such data having been available for several decades, the evidence base for psychological interventions to support parental well-being is small. Recent data suggest that both mindfulness and acceptance…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Parent Education, Special Schools, Autism
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Takala, Marjatta; Sume, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Today, in Finland, the majority of hearing-impaired pupils attend regular schools. This is in line with inclusive policy. This study aims to investigate do these pupils receive support from teachers, what kind of support is given and how is inclusion functioning. A questionnaire was used with 109 Finnish teachers, with both closed- and open-ended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Inclusion, Elementary Education
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Štemberger, Tina; Kiswarday, Vanja Riccarda – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The paper is built on premises that teachers' attitude is one of the most important factors of implementing inclusive education and it focuses on preschool and primary school teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education. The purpose of the study was to establish what attitude Slovenian preschool and primary school teachers hold towards…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Kasik, László; Balázs, Fejes József; Guti, Kornél; Gáspár, Csaba; Zsolnai, Anikó – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The study examined the differences of social problem-solving (SPS) among 12-, 14- and 16-year-old Hungarian disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged adolescents (N = 382) and investigated the relationship between SPS and family background (FB). SPS was measured through students' own and their teachers' evaluations by an adapted questionnaire (Social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Adolescents, Socioeconomic Status
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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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Sointu, Erkko; Lambert, Matthew C.; Nordness, Philip D.; Geležiniene, Renata; Epstein, Michael H. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
In schools, screening is an effective method to identify students at-risk for emotional and behavioural disorders. Several intervention programmes such as Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports, Response to Intervention, and Multi-tiered Systems of Supports call for the use of psychometrically sound screening instruments. This study…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, At Risk Students, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Kvande, Marianne Nilsen; Belsky, Jay; Wichstrøm, Lars – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Children from some demographic groups disproportionately receive special education (SE) services. Due to methodological shortcoming in existing work, it remains unclear whether this is due to real differences in academic needs or cultural selection/bias. Hence, in a community sample of 1250 Norwegian children, we examined the role of third grade…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Placement, Disproportionate Representation, Foreign Countries
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Lekhal, Ratib – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
A large number of children are today receiving special education in Norway. The high cost to society and possible long-term consequences for the students make it important to understand the interrelationship of the causes and effects related to receiving special education services. Unfortunately, at present there are only few rigorous studies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Skills
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