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Long, Louise; McPhillips, Therese; Shevlin, Michael; Smith, Ron – Support for Learning, 2012
The research described in this article aimed to explore and examine the dominant "assessment" and "participation" stories of upper-primary pupils with long-standing and marked literacy learning needs, their views on how their level of participation in the assessment and remediation of their additional needs might be increased…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Focus Groups
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McPhillips, Therese; Shevlin, Michael – Support for Learning, 2009
This study examines and evaluates special provision for pupils with dyslexia in three different settings: reading schools, reading units and mainstream support. The research focused on the teaching and learning context for pupils with dyslexia, the support teacher, the mainstream teacher and the experience of the student. The main participants…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading, Dyslexia, Foreign Countries
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Rose, Richard; Shevlin, Michael – Support for Learning, 2004
When provided with an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences of education, young people can often offer insights into those procedures and actions which have either supported or inhibited learning. In this article Richard Rose and Michael Shevlin describe how a team of researchers came together with a group of young people from marginalized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Minority Groups, Refugees