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Rose, Richard; Shevlin, Michael – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
The provision of support for students with special educational needs in schools is seen as a critical factor in the development of inclusive education. The means through which support is provided, continues to be based upon assumptions that individualized learning approaches may remediate learning difficulties. This paper reports findings from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Children
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Saloviita, Timo – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
Teachers' positive attitudes towards inclusive education are a prerequisite for its successful implementation. This study surveyed the attitudes of Finnish classroom, subject, resource room and special education class teachers (N = 4567) towards inclusive education. The results indicated very low support for the concept. Its acceptance was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kantavong, Pennee; Kiettikunwong, Narong – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
This study investigated how support from other organisations compliments or reinforces the activities of teachers and parents in order to optimise the development and improvement of students in inclusive classrooms in Thailand. The objectives of this study include: (1) investigating the changes in teachers and parents who joined a municipal Human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Special Education Teachers, Students with Disabilities
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McLure, Felicity – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
Many teachers struggle to provide equitable opportunities for students with special educational needs (SEN) to learn science concepts in the inclusive classroom. This study examines the experience of teaching in an inclusive classroom using a conceptual change approach, the Thinking Frames Approach (TFA), incorporating the use of discrepant…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Case Studies, Special Needs Students, Science Education
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Dunsmuir, Sandra; Cline, Tony; Crafter, Sarah; Lang, Jane – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
This study reviewed perceived changes to planning and management of transitions to adulthood for young people with special educational needs and disabilities in three local authorities in England, following implementation of the Children and Families Act (2014). Wenger's 'community of practice' theoretical framework was used to examine how groups…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Educational Planning, Special Needs Students, Students with Disabilities
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Roberts-Tyler, Emily J.; Hughes, John Carl; Hastings, Richard P. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
Increasing evidence indicates that individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) might benefit from phonics-based reading instruction. However, research and instruction in this field has predominantly focused on sight word reading. Models for complex interventions recommend that feasibility research be conducted prior to conducting randomised…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Children
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Clark, Megan; Adams, Dawn; Roberts, Jacqueline; Westerveld, Marleen – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
This study investigated the supports and modifications made available to students on the autism spectrum in Australian schools. Teachers rated the importance of several factors in determining the grades of their students and reported on the frequency of student engagement with a range of instructional materials. Eighty-seven teachers identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Autism
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Dimitrellou, Eleni; Male, Dawn – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
Since the advent of the ideology of inclusion, several concerns have been raised worldwide regarding the effectiveness of its implementation. In the UK, governmental evidence suggests that maintaining pupils with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) within mainstream school settings, is one of the greatest challenges (DfE, 2018).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Mainstreaming
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Duff, Celeste; McPherson, Amy C.; King, Gillian; Kingsnorth, Shauna – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
Residential Immersive Life Skills (RILS) programs are unique programs for youth with disabilities. Situated, experiential, psychoeducational and strengths-based learning approaches expose youth to opportunities and experiences that can facilitate the development of adaptive behaviours. This study examined the pedagogy of RILS programs to…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Youth, Disabilities, Skill Development
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Allan, David; Hallett, Fiona; Hallett, Graham – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
This article uses the views of student teachers and serving teachers from a post-Soviet context in order to better understand current thinking around teachers' perceptions of children with what might be termed 'hidden' disabilities. Drawing on social comparison theory, and adopting a phenomenographical approach, the study explores teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Attitudes, Autism
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Spjut Janson, Birgitta; Heimann, Mikael; Tjus, Tomas – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
The present study examined the effectiveness of two interventions, Imitation Responding (IR) and Intensive Behavior Treatment (IBT) used as initial treatment programs for autistic children enrolled in ordinary preschools. The interventions were carried out by parents and/or preschool teachers with supervision from Child Adolescent Habilitation and…
Descriptors: Imitation, Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Schoop-Kasteler, Noemi; Müller, Christoph M. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2020
Students with intellectual disabilities (ID) often experience difficulties in their peer relationships at school. Although a broad knowledge base on peer relationships in inclusive classrooms exists, much less is known about peer relationships in special needs classrooms. We conducted a systematic review of the literature on peer relationships in…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Special Classes
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Amponteng, Michael; Opoku, Maxwell Peprah; Agyei-Okyere, Elvis; Afriyie, Sally Adwoa; Tawiah, Richard – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
The significant contribution of parents towards education of children has been well explored in the literature. In effort towards practicing inclusive education, parents have been urged to work closely with teachers in order to sustain inclusive practices. In Ghana, the Inclusive Education Policy document has reiterated the need for diverse…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Practices, Students with Disabilities, Educational Policy
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Chitiyo, Jonathan; May, Michael E.; Mathende, Allen M.; Dzenga, Chaidamoyo G. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
Evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of the School-wide Positive Behaviour Intervention Support model (SWPBIS) in managing problem behaviour among school students has been widely disseminated. As a result, the SWPBIS model is now widely implemented in schools across the US. Despite its widespread implementation and evidence demonstrating its…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification
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Ryder, Denise; Norwich, Brahm – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
Dyslexia is a controversial concept. In UK universities, the number of students possessing a dyslexia diagnosis continues to increase. Legislation requires that teaching staff adapt their pedagogic practices to effectively include students so diagnosed. These actions depend on lecturers having up-to-date knowledge of what the dyslexia label…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Dyslexia
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