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Al-Zboon, Eman; Ahmad, Jamal – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This study aimed at examining Jordanian pre-service special education teachers' professionalism and preparation on the topic of child sexual abuse (CSA). Qualitative research data from interviews with 20 pre-service special education teachers were analysed using thematic analysis. The results showed that these participants generally hold avoiding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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Nislin, Mari A.; Sajaniemi, Nina K.; Sims, Margaret; Suhonen, Eira; Maldonado Montero, Enrique F.; Hirvonen, Ari; Hyttinen, Sirpa – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between early childhood professionals' (ECPs) stress regulation (using salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase [AA] measurements), work engagement and the quality of their pedagogical work in integrated special day-care groups. Participants were 89 ECPs from 21 integrated special day-care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Scanlon, Geraldine; Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne; McEnteggart, Ciara; Desmond, Deirdre; Vahey, Nigel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The experiences of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and their parents at pre-transition from primary to post-primary school have received little attention in the literature. The current study investigated these experiences using a mixed methods approach within the Irish educational system. Thirty-two pupils with SEN and 42 parents of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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Burger-Veltmeijer, Agnes E. J.; Minnaert, Alexander E. M. G.; Van den Bosch, Els J. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The Strengths and Weaknesses Heuristic (S&W Heuristic) was constructed in order to reduce biased assessments of students with (suspicion of) Intellectual Giftedness in co-occurrence with Autism Spectrum Disorder (IG + ASD) and to establish a well-founded interconnection between assessment data and intervention indications. The current study is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Pesonen, Henri; Kontu, Elina; Saarinen, Minna; Pirttimaa, Raija – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine conceptions associated with sense of belonging (SEBE) in Finnish general and special school placements for pupils with special education needs. Five pupils were selected for this study by means of purposive sampling. They had a history of several school placements prior to arriving at their current special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Placement, Special Education, Group Membership
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Potter, Carol – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Father involvement in education has been shown to result in a range of positive outcomes for typically developing children. However, the nature of paternal involvement in the education of children with disabilities and especially autism has been under-researched and is little understood. This study aimed to explore the nature of the involvement of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Children, Autism
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Saloviita, Timo; Schaffus, Tina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Positive teacher attitudes are considered an important prerequisite for the successful inclusion of students with special educational needs in the mainstream classrooms. This study surveyed teacher opinions about inclusion in Finland (N = 298) and Brandenburg, Germany (N = 163), two educational systems in which the number of students transferred…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Teacher Surveys
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Pérez-Cruzado, David; Cuesta-Vargas, Antonio I. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Background: People with intellectual disability have poor levels of physical activity, quality of life, fitness condition and self-efficacy and social support when they want to undertake physical activity so it is very important to improve these parameters in this population. Method: A prospective study was conducted. Data were measured before and…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Self Efficacy, Physical Fitness, Intervention
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Rytterström, Patrik; Borgestig, Maria; Hemmingsson, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore teachers' experiences of using eye gaze-controlled computers with pupils with severe disabilities. Technology to control a computer with eye gaze is a fast growing field and has promising implications for people with severe disabilities. This is a new assistive technology and a new learning situation for…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Computer Uses in Education, Severe Disabilities, Educational Technology
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Smeets, Ed; Roeleveld, Jaap – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This paper addresses the identification of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream primary schools by their teachers. Data were analysed from two consecutive measurement occasions of a large cohort study in the Netherlands. The types and severity of pupils' problems, and their school careers were studied. Around 25% of the pupils…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students, Elementary School Students
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Ezzamel, Nadia; Bond, Caroline – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
There is an increasing interest in the role of peers in facilitating the social interaction skills of pupils with autism spectrum disorder through peer-mediated interventions (PMI). Several reviews provide promising evidence for the effectiveness of this approach; however, there has been limited consideration of the range of outcome foci and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention
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McLinden, Mike; McCracken, Wendy – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
In line with recent developments in inclusive practice in Ireland, children with sensory needs are increasingly educated in mainstream rather than specialist provision. Educational supports are provided by a range of practitioners and include input from the visiting teachers service for children with hearing and visual impairment. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Inclusion
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Hannås, Bjørg Mari; Bahdanovich Hanssen, Natallia – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate possible practical consequences of the ideological principle of inclusion. In this article, we investigate, compare and discuss how employees of Norwegian and Belarusian preschools perceive their own, and their preschools', special needs education practices related to children with language difficulties.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Preschool Education, Teacher Attitudes
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McCoy, Selina; Maître, Bertrand; Watson, Dorothy; Banks, Joanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This paper draws on longitudinal data to examine the extent to which parents' educational expectations shape academic development and changes in self-concept among young people with different types of disability. The analysis is based on the "Growing Up in Ireland" longitudinal study, which tracked 7423 children between the primary to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Schmidt, Maria Christina Secher – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Using Bourdieu's notion of field, the Scandinavian field of maths pedagogy occurs at a time characterised by increasing inclusion efforts in primary school. Various stakeholders in maths pedagogy are arguing about what should be done about pupils who perform poorly in mathematics and what causes their difficulties. Four analytical positions are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods
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