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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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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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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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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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Karhu, Anne; Närhi, Vesa; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Check In-Check Out (CICO) is a support programme for students with externalising problem behaviours. This study implemented in Finland is one of the first reports on the application of CICO in the European context. An experimental, multiple-baseline, single-case design is used to examine the effects of the CICO intervention on the problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness
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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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Dimitrellou, Eleni; Hurry, Jane – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Despite the considerable institutional changes schools have made to accommodate the individual needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as underpinned by key principles of inclusion, there is still international concern about the mainstream experiences pupils with SEND have in school settings. This study helps us…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Yngve, Moa; Lidström, Helene; Ekbladh, Elin; Hemmingsson, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The aim of this study was twofold: (1) to identify factors associated with a high level of accommodation needs in school activities among students with special educational needs (SEN) in regular upper secondary education; and (2) to investigate the extent to which schools have met students' perceived accommodation needs. Accommodation needs and…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Secondary Schools, Student School Relationship
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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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Shilshtein, Evguenia; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This study compared discrepancies between children's academic and social self-perceptions and parents' and teachers' perceptions of children's academic and social competence among 89 first-grade children: 45 children at risk for learning disabilities (RLD) and 44 of typically developing peers (TD). The relationship between self-perceptions among…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Grade 1, Learning Disabilities
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Liontou, Trisevgeni – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The need to give equal access to education and make the learning process fruitful for every student, regardless of his/her individual abilities, has resulted in an increased focus of attention by modern educators who have explored the impact of different teaching practices on students with Learning Differences (LDs). However, there is still lack…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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García-Pastor, María Dolores; Miller, Ronan – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to discuss the needs of learners who stutter (LWS) in the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English as a foreign language (EFL) learning based on their levels of anxiety, and their experiences as individuals who stutter in the process of learning this language. To this end, the anxiety of these…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Student Needs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Huber, Christian; Gerullis, Anita; Gebhardt, Markus; Schwab, Susanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This computer-based study evaluates whether teacher feedback can have an effect on the acceptance of children with and without disabilities in inclusive, special and regular schools. The social acceptance of four children shown in photo vignettes (child with Down Syndrome, child in a wheelchair, child with migrant background and child with no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Peer Acceptance
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de Leeuw, R. R.; de Boer, A. A.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Advocates of inclusive education argue that the social inclusion of students with secial educational needs (SEN) increases when they are educated with tyically develoing eers. However, research indicates that this is not aarent for all students with SEN. Students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are often socially…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Special Needs Students
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