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Skjong, Gerd; Myklebust, Jon Olav – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Individuals in their mid-thirties are expected to be employed and economically independent. However, people with disabilities and health problems--for example, former students with special educational needs (SEN)--may have problems in this domain of adult life. In Norway, individuals with SEN frequently rely on social security and support measures…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Welfare Services, Personal Narratives
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Bele, Irene Velsvik; Kvalsund, Rune – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This longitudinal study, spanning from 1995 through 2012, followed vulnerable youth from upper secondary school (T1) as they made the transition to their early twenties (T2), late twenties (T3) and mid-thirties (T4). We investigated their social network relationships in different phases of adult life, focusing mainly on factors that explain…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Students, Young Adults, Adults
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Pallisera, Maria; Fullana, Judit; Puyaltó, Carol; Vilà, Montserrat – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The transition to adulthood poses one of the most complex challenges for young people with intellectual disabilities. In order to conduct a wide-reaching and in-depth study of this process, we need to know the views of these young people themselves and their families. This article presents research designed to collect the experiences and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Student Attitudes
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Bedoin, D.; Scelles, R. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This study focuses on the qualitative research interview, an essential tool frequently used in the human and social sciences, conducted with children having communication disorders. Two distinct populations are addressed--children with intellectual disability and deaf children without related disabilities--with the aim of identifying the main…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Children, Communication Problems
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Petrina, Neysa; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Parental perceptions of the importance of friendship development in comparison to other outcome priorities are examined in this research. Parents of children with high functioning autism between the age of 5-10?years (N?=?74) were asked to rate and rank the importance of the following six outcome priorities: friendship, social skills, physical and…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Friendship, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ekstam, Ulrika; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
In 2011, there was a legislative reform regarding educational support in Finland, with a focus on early identification, differentiation and flexible arrangement of support using a multi-professional approach, the three-tier support model. The main aim of this study was to investigate what educational support practices are used with low-performing…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Special Education Teachers
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Meral, Bekir Fatih – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Turkey regulates the special education of students with disabilities and, particularly, those who have intellectual disabilities (ID) based on international and national legal texts. However, the gap between law and practice cannot be denied. The existence of obstacles to special education for students with disabilities or ID continues in Turkey.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Mental Retardation, Barriers
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Schwab, Susanne; Gebhardt, Markus; Krammer, Mathias; Gasteiger-Klicpera, Barbara – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Successful inclusive education creates a learning environment that supports not only the cognitive abilities of all children but also their social and emotional development. The present study focuses on the development of social participation of students with and without special education needs (SEN). A longitudinal study with two measurement…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Longitudinal Studies, Predictor Variables, Social Integration
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Heiman, Tali; Olenik-Shemesh, Dorit; Eden, Sigal – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Cyberbullying is defined as an intentional online act via electronic media, to harm, embarrass and/or humiliate another person. As adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at a higher risk in being involved in bullying behaviour as perpetrators or victims, the main purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, At Risk Students
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Hofmann, Kristin; Chilla, Solveig – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Adopting a bimodal bilingual language acquisition model, this qualitative case study is the first in Germany to investigate the spoken and sign language development of hearing children of deaf adults (codas). The spoken language competence of six codas within the age range of 3;10 to 6;4 is assessed by a series of standardised tests (SETK 3-5,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Paniagua, Alejandro – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
The context of Special Education is a privileged space to study participation. Most professionals and teachers have long assumed the participation and collaboration with families as a central tenet of their interventions. On the other hand, parents with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) have also been described as being permanently…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Family Involvement, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Adderley, Rebecca J.; Hope, Max A.; Hughes, Gill C.; Jones, Lisa; Messiou, Kyriaki; Shaw, Patricia A. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This paper reports a small-scale research project which took place in one primary school in the north-east of England. The study aimed to listen to children's views about how the practices of teachers helped and/or hindered their sense of inclusion in classrooms. Inclusion was understood here in a broad sense rather than specifically relating to…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Childhood Attitudes
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Isaksson, Joakim; Lindqvist, Rafael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
In Sweden, as in many other countries, inclusion has been on the political agenda for a long time and has served as a blueprint and guiding principle for practical work in school. However, inclusive education has, by and large, been associated with special education measures, which seriously limit the chances of achieving the vision of inclusion.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Intervention, Special Education
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Kontra, Edit H.; Csizér, Kata; Piniel, Katalin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) learners have the right to equal access to knowledge and information which entails equal opportunities in learning foreign languages (FLs). As part of a larger project, the present study aims at exploring how students in eight specialised institutions across Hungary perceive the challenge of learning a FL. Following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Adolescents, Late Adolescents
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Lee, Theodore T. H.; So, Winnie W. M. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This study investigates the use of inquiry learning (IL) approach for intellectually disabled (ID) students. It draws on findings from the trial lessons of 6 classes of ID students in a project developing an adapted General Studies Curriculum for ID students at primary level. Data analysis focuses on examining how IL was employed for ID students.…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Mental Retardation, Teaching Methods, Difficulty Level
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