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Törmänen, Minna R.K.; Roebers, Claudia M. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This longitudinal study investigates the differences in cognitive and socio-emotional development and academic achievement between children educated in special education classes (N = 37) and regular classes (N = 37). The study is retrospective. The first measurement point was while children were attending play-oriented kindergarten and no decision…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Special Needs Students, Metacognition, Psychomotor Skills
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Travers, Joseph; Savage, Rosie; Butler, Cathal; O'Donnell, Margaret – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This paper describes the process of building a database mapping research and policy in the field of special education on the island of Ireland from 2000 to 2013. The field of study includes special educational needs, disability and inclusion. The database contains 3188 references organised thematically and forms a source for researchers to access…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Inclusion, Databases
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Finnvold, Jon Erik – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
How parents perceive their children's educational prospects can reveal a great deal about how their children will progress in the educational system. The paper examines the consequences of variations in inclusive education practices by investigating determinants of parents' educational expectations for their child. All parents included in the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Aspiration, College Attendance, Physical Disabilities
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Kozik, Peter L. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This comparative research study in the context of action research documents the effects of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) on positive participant interactions, student turn-taking and self-advocacy interactions during IEP meetings that focused on student transition to post-secondary outcomes. AI was implemented as a written protocol for conducting IEP…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Action Research, Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis
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Gwernan-Jones, Ruth; Macmillan, Philip; Norwich, Brahm – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This paper describes the mixed methodology evaluation of the Own-Voice Intensive Phonics (OVIP) programme with 33 secondary students with persistent literacy difficulties. The evaluation involved a quasi-experimental evaluation in which 33 students in years 7-9 in four schools used OVIP over an 8 week period and were monitored at three times for…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Phonics, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Chambers, Dianne; Jones, Phyllis; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Riley, Michael; May-Poole, Sarah; Orlando, Ann Marie; Simsek, Orhan; Wilcox, Catherine – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This project explored how iPads were being used in a range of K-12 schools to support the learning of students with a range of learning support needs. Groups of teachers (and other professionals) from the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK were invited to complete an online survey focused on the use of iPads in their classrooms, perspectives of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Special Needs Students, Handheld Devices, Individualized Education Programs
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Gerullis, Anita; Huber, Christian – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This review provides an overview of definitions and measurements of 'Social Distance' and attitudes children without disabilities carry towards children with disabilities. Measures include explicit and implicit approaches but clearly, the 'Bogardus Social Distance Scale' ("A Social Distance Scale," 1933, 14 May 2014) is the most used…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Social Distance, Student Attitudes
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Ekstam, Ulrika; Korhonen, Johan; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
Educational reforms during the last decade have led to a more inclusive environment for students with different needs and have placed demands on teachers' readiness to instruct diverse students in the general classroom. Previous research has ascertained that student achievement is correlated with teacher quality and teachers' efficacy beliefs.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Middle School Students
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Burke, Meghan M.; Sandman, Linda; Perez, Beatrize; O'Leary, Meghann – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
Although parents of children with disabilities have forged systemic changes for individuals with disabilities, little is known about the phenomenon of legislative advocacy (LA) including methods and barriers. In this United States-based study, 49 parents of individuals with disabilities participated in focus groups about LA reporting both positive…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Legislators
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Mourgkasi, Vasiliki; Mavropoulou, Sofia – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
In this single-subject study, we evaluated the effects of an intervention using a modified version of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) approach on the story composition skills and the use of mental state language in three writers with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Interestingly, the intervention was not found to be effective in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Writing (Composition)
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Tracey, Danielle; Johnston, Christine; Papps, Fiona Ann; Mahmic, Sylvana – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
With the international trend towards individualised funding packages that allocate funds to individuals to spend on disability support needs, the challenge of ensuring parents can readily access useful information to make decisions becomes paramount. The present research used a two stage, mixed method sequential approach (with 291 parents surveyed…
Descriptors: Parents, Disabilities, Mixed Methods Research, Parent Surveys
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Maher, Anthony John; Vickerman, Philip – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
One outcome of England's Code of Practice' (DfE, 1994) was an increase, first, in the number of learning support assistants (LSAs) working in mainstream schools and, second, the establishment of the role of special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with SENCOs and LSAs to explore: (i) why they chose…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Foreign Countries, Social Justice
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Hatfield, Megan; Ciccarelli, Marina; Falkmer, Torbjörn; Falkmer, Marita – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
Adolescents on the autism spectrum often have difficulties with the transition from high school to post-school activities. Despite this, little is known about the transition planning processes for this group. This study explored predisposing, reinforcing and enabling factors related to the transition planning processes for adolescents on the…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Success, Adolescents
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Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore special education teachers' attitudes towards using technology in inclusive classrooms in Oman. The sample consisted of 428 special education teachers working in Omani public schools (250 teachers of students with learning disabilities (LD), 90 teachers of students with intellectual disability…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries
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Vasileiadis, Ilias; Doikou-Avlidou, Maro – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
The goal of the study was to investigate the outcomes of an intervention programme regarding social interaction of four pupils with intellectual disabilities with their typically developing peers. The programme aimed at enhancing social inclusion of pupils with intellectual disabilities and consisted in (1) the implementation of structured…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, General Education, Diaries
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