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Thomson, Pat; Pennacchia, Jodie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
In England, alternative education (AE) is offered to young people formally excluded from school, close to formal exclusion or who have been informally pushed to the educational edges of their local school. Their behaviour is seen as needing to change. In this paper, we examine the behavioural regimes at work in 11 AE programmes. Contrary to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Case Studies, Student Behavior
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Doherty, Marie Therese – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
The purpose of the present study is to examine what the concept of inclusion means and how it relates to children who are deaf. The paper begins with a background to deaf education, followed by specific reference to how inclusion is perceived in Northern Ireland and in Sweden. It investigates the experiences and opinions of deaf pupils in Schools…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sign Language, Deafness, Interaction
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Gallagher, Eamonn – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
Loughshore Educational Resource Centre is a religiously integrated, co-educational, special needs and secondary school situated in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Loughshore works with a wide clientele of pupils across the spectrum of need and ability from the metropolitan area of Belfast. It plays a vital role as an educational base for a multiplicity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Isolation, Social Development, Admission Criteria
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Lambe, Jackie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
This study examines the role of teacher educators working within a permeated teaching model in Northern Ireland, and student teachers' attitudes towards special educational needs (SEN) and inclusion. A cohort of 125 student teachers representing eight subject areas responded to a survey exploring attitudes towards issues relating to inclusive…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Educational Needs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Models
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Howie, Dorothy – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
This paper uses Positioning Theory, a theoretical framework within Discursive Psychology, to explore the positioning of children with special educational needs in the legislation of Britain, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland. In terms of positioning the child with special educational needs as a person, the human rights legislation in all…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Child Welfare, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Abbott, Lesley – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
Following a long history of religiously segregated schooling in Northern Ireland, a contested society characterised by division and conflict, pioneering parents set up the first integrated school 28 years ago to educate "together" pupils from the two main cultural traditions. Integrated schools generate an ethos whereby opportunities are…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Segregation, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Barr, Sean; Smith, Ron – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2009
This paper focuses on the socially constructed ideas that have come to be given the status of taken-for-granted knowledge within not one, but two, fields of professional practice in Northern Irish schools; community relations and special needs education. Dominant discourses were viewed as constructing norms around which educational professionals…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Community Relations, Foreign Countries
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Moran, Anne – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2009
The paper seeks to determine whether programmes of initial teacher education (ITE) can contribute to the development of beginning teachers' inclusive attitudes, values and practices. The majority of ITE programmes are based on government prescribed competence or standards frameworks, which are underpinned by Codes of Professional Values. It is…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Values, National Standards, Competency Based Education
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Horgan, Goretti – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2009
There is little information about, and understanding of, how children from families living in poverty experience school, as opposed to children from better-off families. This paper is based on the views of children aged 5-11 in schools across Northern Ireland, UK. It argues that family poverty impacts on every aspect of a child's experience of…
Descriptors: Poverty, Children, Student Attitudes, Preadolescents
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Smith, Ron; Barr, Sean – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2008
This paper is written by democratic educators who stand for the idea that is it worth developing, through classrooms and schools, a socially just (egalitarian), anti-discriminatory society where interdependent relationships are valued. This paper significantly develops some of the ideas explored in the authors' earlier contribution concerned with…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Literature Reviews
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O'Connor, Una – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2007
The relationship between home and school is an integral feature of how pupils learn and parents have a central role to play in their child's education. Philosophical and practical discourse around inclusion has informed and directed inclusive policy in recent years. In Northern Ireland, it has latterly been conducted under the auspices of emerging…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Lambe, Jackie; Bones, Robert – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2006
With the imminent passing of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act (SENDA) into law in Northern Ireland, along with changes to the curriculum and the planned move away from academic selection for post-primary pupils in 2008, the education system in Northern Ireland is about to embrace radical change. Inclusion has now become one of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Educational Needs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Abbott, Lesley – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2006
Inclusion has been a central educational issue for well over a quarter of a century, with continuing emphasis worldwide on initiatives by governments, Higher Education Institutions and schools that respond to the needs of children and young people with learning difficulties, disabilities or other disadvantage. This paper reports how Northern…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers