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Suhonen, Eira; Nislin, Mari A.; Alijoki, Alisa; Sajaniemi, Nina K. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
The aim of this study was to investigate children's social communication abilities and play to reveal possible changes during a one year period in the context of Finnish early childhood special education. The data we collected during 2012-2013 consisted of assessments of play behaviour (Preschool Play Behavior Scale) and social communication…
Descriptors: Play, Interpersonal Communication, Social Behavior, Special Education
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Margraf, Hannah; Pinquart, Martin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
In Germany, adolescents with emotional and behavioural disturbances (EBD) are either schooled in special schools for students with EBD or in regular schools. The present study is the first to compare the perceived attainment of a broad range of developmental tasks of adolescents with and without EBD attending regular vs. special schools. While…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances
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Jones, Phyllis; Lawson, Hazel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This article examines teacher professional learning about pedagogy for teachers of students with severe intellectual disabilities within broader teacher education and pedagogical frameworks for this group of learners. The article presents and discusses findings from a USA-England research project, involving classroom observations and interviews…
Descriptors: Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Gibbs, Simon; Elliott, Julian – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This paper reports a survey of primary school teachers' beliefs about working with poor readers. The primary research question was "does the way difficulties with reading are labelled affect the teachers' beliefs about their ability to intervene effectively?" An opportunity sample of teachers was surveyed using 2 questionnaires. One…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Labeling (of Persons), Dyslexia
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Casserly, Ann Marie; Gildea, Anne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This research investigated a special reading class placement for children with dyslexia in the Republic of Ireland. The study compared the literacy attainments of children before and after their reading class placement, and determined in particular children's views regarding the placement. Participants included 16 children with dyslexia who had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Reading Instruction, Student Placement
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Göransson, Kerstin; Nilholm, Claes – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to critically analyse research about inclusive education. Prior reviews and the outcome of a recent search of databases are analysed with regard to (a) how inclusion is defined and (b) what empirical knowledge there is regarding factors that make schools and classrooms more inclusive. Our point of departure is that we…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Inclusion, Criticism, Mainstreaming
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van der Worp-van der Kamp, Lidy; Pijl, Sip Jan; Bijstra, Jan O.; van den Bosch, Els J. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Academic learning has always been a serious issue for students with emotional and behavioural disorders (EBD) and their teachers. However, teaching academic skills could be an important protective and curative factor for the problem behaviour of these students. The current review was conducted to study the effect of interventions developed to…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Intervention, Literature Reviews
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Seale, Jane – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The role of supporters in facilitating access to and use of technology by people (adolescents and adults) with learning disabilities has not been the primary focus of much of the research that has been undertaken to date. The review of literature presented in this paper suggests, however, that issues of support, risk and safety are emerging as…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Technology Uses in Education, Risk Management
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Smyth, Fiona; Shevlin, Michael; Buchner, Tobias; Biewer, Gottfried; Flynn, Paula; Latimier, Camille; Šiška, Jan; Toboso-Martín, Mario; Rodríguez Díaz, Susana; Ferreira, Miguel A. V. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This paper seeks to compare the evolution of inclusive education policy in the four countries of an EU-funded research project (QualiTYDES) operating under the shared policy environment of the UN, EU and European Commission. A shared policy cannot of course be assumed to result in common legislative or provisional outcomes at national level. The…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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Purdy, Noel; Mc Guckin, Conor – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This study explored the knowledge, experience and confidence of student teachers from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in relation to disablist bullying. Adopting a mixed methodological approach of four focus groups (N = 18) and a pencil-and-paper questionnaire (N = 257), the study explored the students knowledge, experience and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Mononen, Riikka; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Evidence-based practice is highly appreciated and demanded in the field of education, especially in relation to extra support provided for children struggling with learning. Currently, there is a lack of intervention studies in the area of mathematics. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a short mathematics intervention programme on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Stampoltzis, Aglaia; Defingou, Georgia; Antonopoulou, Katerina; Kouvava, Sofia; Polychronopoulou, Stavroula – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This study investigates the psycho-social characteristics of typically developing children who have siblings with autism and their sibling relationship. Children's adjustment at school, their self-esteem and social relations, as well as their friends' attitudes towards their autistic siblings were examined. Participants were 22 siblings of…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Children, Siblings, Autism
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Gunnþórsdóttir, Hermína; Bjarnason, Dóra S. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Inclusive education policy, now the norm in many parts of the world including Iceland, is highly dependent on teachers for its successful implementation. Research on inclusion often attempts to identify teachers' attitudes of inclusion (against/for). This article takes a different approach. It focuses on teachers' perspectives of their…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes
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Fasching, Helga – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The aim of this contribution is to shed light on the following questions: to what extent are labour market policy measures accessible for women and men with ID (intellectual disabilities)? What is the reality of transition to employment for this target group? What is the success rate of women and men with ID accessing labour market policy measures…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Job Skills
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Koutsouris, George – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
This paper reports findings from a study about young people's preferences for social interaction with similar and different others, in terms of a tension between social inclusion and homophily--the concept that similarity breeds connection. The issue was explored empirically using moral dilemmas scenarios to conduct in-depth semi-structured…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Preferences, Interpersonal Relationship, Inclusion
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