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Silver, Matt – Support for Learning, 2021
This article provides an insider account of one school's journey towards a curriculum offer which makes use of a meaningful, mastery project-based approach. The initiative incorporates consideration of self-determination theory to secure outcomes which are relevant to the needs of students. The account offers insights into a work in progress and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education, Curriculum Development
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Belli, Clare – Support for Learning, 2021
This short piece of action research seeks to identify the strengths of secondary school provision for students with SEND, in order to provide a city wide overview in which good practice and expertise can be shared. It also considers the particular barriers faced by secondary schools and examines how schools are working to overcome these barriers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Barriers
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Sandoval, Marta; Muñoz, Yolanda; Márquez, Carmen – Support for Learning, 2021
This study presents a review of the guides and tools found in the literature regarding the implementation of inclusive education to support schools in the development and improvement of their educational practices. A total of 22 guides were reviewed, with their corresponding analyses of: the purpose for which they were created, their inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Guides, Program Implementation, Educational Practices
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Done, Elizabeth J.; Knowler, Helen; Warnes, Eleanor; Pickett-Jones, Beverley – Support for Learning, 2021
This think piece argues for a novel qualitative methodology that permits social justice researchers, including National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination students, to highlight the profound affects of exclusionary school practices for parents of children with SEN and/or disabilities (SEND). Such children are proportionately effected…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Students with Disabilities
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Hvidsten, Bente Borthne; Valle, Anne Marit – Support for Learning, 2021
Pupils' lack of concentration is a concern in everyday classrooms in Norway as in many other countries. Whereas research has defined different behaviour issues in classroom contexts, there has been less focus on how the counsellors, working at the Educational and Psychological Counselling Service (EPCS), describe different behaviour issues. This…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, School Counselors, Attention, Behavior Problems
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Caslin, Marie – Support for Learning, 2021
For decades, the school exclusion rates have been a cause for concern within the English education system. We have witnessed a steady increase in the numbers of pupils being excluded since 2012. Evidence suggests that some children are more likely to be excluded from school, a significant number will have had the social, emotional and behavioural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Wray, Mike – Support for Learning, 2021
This paper examines the perceptions of staff within a university in the UK, of the role of teaching assistants and centrally located disability services. Staff were generally positive about support available although when communication had broken down this led to a lack of trust with centrally organised support. Staff were happy for support staff…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Teaching Assistants, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Björn, Marianne; Svensson, Idor – Support for Learning, 2021
The focus of this paper is on a group of pupils with reading and writing difficulties who have been participating in an intervention study using assistive technology. That intervention study contained supervised training sessions with reading and writing tasks using an iPad with special supportive applications. The current study is a qualitative…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Activities, Reading Difficulties, Writing Difficulties
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Kossyvaki, Lila – Support for Learning, 2021
This paper considers recent evidence on autism education in Greece in order to shed light on current developments and attitudes. Given the increase in relevant research in the country, a scoping review to identify topics that have been explored so far and propose areas for future research and implications for practice is timely and necessary.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cultural Influences
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Richards, Hazel – Support for Learning, 2021
In England, Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs) created changes for SENCOs, including those working in private, voluntary and independent (PVI) early years settings. Such SENCOs hold, as a minimum, a relevant Level-3 qualification, with subsequent training and support being optional, varied and sometimes difficult to access. This situation has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Mintz, Joseph; Seleznyov, Sarah; Peacey, Nick; Brown, Chris; White, Sarah – Support for Learning, 2021
Research learning communities (RLCs) are an increasingly popular form of collaborative professional development that takes participants into deep engagement with research evidence and empowers them to become researchers themselves. This study describes the use of the RLC model to make research about autism and school system change accessible to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Aidonopoulou-Read, Tereza – Support for Learning, 2021
The Engagement Model was launched in January 2020, endeavouring to address the weaknesses of the P-scales assessment for students not yet involved in a subject-specific curriculum. This paper will discuss how and if the tensions between previously adopted assessment systems as discussed in teacher interviews can be reconciled through the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Gibson, Islean; Clark, Ailey; Dunnigan, Hamish; Cantali, Dianne – Support for Learning, 2021
The relevance and value of increased learner participation in effect change research is increasing in its significance and importance across the education sector, guided by current national governance and the move of local authorities to implement action research models to drive improvement. This paper reports on a study led by primary seven…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools, Participatory Research
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Imray, Peter; Sissons, Mike – Support for Learning, 2021
The Equals Formal Curriculum English Scheme of Work has been designed for that very small percentage of the school population, perhaps as low as one or two per cent, who have global learning difficulties (GLD) to such a degree that they are consistently working at levels significantly below their age-related peers for all of their academic lives.…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Foreign Countries, Severe Disabilities, Elementary School Students
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Malkani, Ratika – Support for Learning, 2021
This paper reports research commissioned by an English City Council. Its aim was to gather data to identify and prioritise the council's efforts to develop, co-ordinate and monitor services and support for young people with SEND in the city as they move into their adult lives. This included the four areas identified by the English government in…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Special Needs Students, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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