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Brewer, Rebecca – Support for Learning, 2020
Over time, schools have developed systems that include the families of children. Families often sign a home school agreement and attend parent forums or more formal meetings designed to plan provision for children with special educational needs. These endeavours, however, are arguably inadequate when the full influence of the family is properly…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Student Needs, Barriers, Rural Schools
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Vincent, Kerry – Support for Learning, 2020
Schools in England are expected to 'close the gap' for a range of vulnerable pupils who are achieving below the levels seen amongst their same-aged peers. They are also highly accountable for additional funding that is provided to support this goal. The project reported here involved collating and analysing a range of data in order to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Program Effectiveness, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Martin, Clare – Support for Learning, 2020
Routes into teacher training have expanded in recent years, accompanied by a growing interest in schools 'growing their own' teachers from amongst support staff. However, little attention has been paid to their transition to the role of teacher. This article investigates influences on identity development and the extent to which personal values…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Alternative Teacher Certification, Faculty Development, Educational Practices
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Mays, Dennis – Support for Learning, 2020
The profile of a student with learning difficulties is described and also the learning context in 2017. Previous models of provision are then described in terms of their aetiology with discussion of strengths and shortcomings. Some influential features of curriculum planning and delivery are identified. A model of provision involving specific…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities
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Johnson, Kaprea F.; Belcher, T'Airra W.; Zimmerman, Betsy; Franklin, Jeanel – Support for Learning, 2020
Interprofessional educational partnerships can include a diverse group of helping professionals involved in consultation at both the school and community levels. Central to these partnerships should be school counsellors; this systematic review sought to understand the dynamics of these partnerships using the PRISMA framework. The review found…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Models
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Merrick, Rosalind – Support for Learning, 2020
There are legal, moral and practical reasons to involve pupils in planning provision for their special educational needs. We do not yet know how principles are implemented in practice. This study explored the views and experiences of 64 teachers with an interest in special educational needs through an online survey. Participants reported greater…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Educational Planning, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Stošic, Jasmina; Frey Škrinjar, Jasmina; Preece, David – Support for Learning, 2020
Information and support for families of children on the autism spectrum is limited in south-east Europe. A three-year project, "Equity and Social Inclusion Through Positive Parenting" (ESIPP), was established to develop and provide parent education (PE) in autism for families in Croatia, Cyprus and North Macedonia. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Family Life, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Glazzard, Jonathan; Szreter, Ben – Support for Learning, 2020
This research is an evaluation of a six-week mental health literacy programme, referred to as the Cambridge United Community Trust's 'Mind Your Head' programme, which was delivered by sports professionals to secondary school students (11-16) in Cambridge, England, during 2017-18. A Mental Health Literacy Scale was used to measure students'…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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Greer, Julie – Support for Learning, 2020
This paper examines the values, vision and practice originally outlined in a proposal for a secondary phase resourced provision for young people with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) challenges. The provision was based on a well-established model (the 'Jarjums Room') which had been implemented in Cherbourg Primary School in Eastleigh,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Emotional Problems, Social Problems
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Connett, Helen – Support for Learning, 2020
This paper reports an action research study undertaken towards the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO) on a university-based course. It follows an earlier evaluative study that identified a tension between teachers' self-rated high levels of confidence in meeting diverse need and values which did not appear to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Observation
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Ferriday, Gillian; Cantali, Dianne – Support for Learning, 2020
Although there is much research regarding the inclusion of pupils with additional support needs (ASN) in mainstream secondary education, there is little research specifically exploring the perspectives of staff who support and teach this population. This small-scale exploratory study in a Scottish secondary school investigated staff perspectives,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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McConkey, Roy – Support for Learning, 2020
An annual school census is held in the four countries of the UK in which pupils with ASD are identified. This longitudinal study of the total UK school population compares increases in prevalence rates for pupils with ASD over a nine-year period from 2010/11. Northern Ireland had the highest prevalence throughout, reaching 3.20% by 2018/19…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Incidence, Students with Disabilities
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MacLeod, Jessica; Perepa, Prithvi – Support for Learning, 2020
This research explores early years practitioners' knowledge and ability to recognise the signs of autism and provide appropriate support. It was carried out using semi-structured interviews with six UK-based early years practitioners who have worked with children with autism. The findings highlighted that early years practitioners are aware of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Childhood Teachers
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Kennedy, Emma-Kate; Laverick, Laleh – Support for Learning, 2019
In the current context, effectively including children and young people with additional needs is a challenge for school staff. Conflicting demands placed on teachers, support staff and those who lead them often derail strategic planning for the successful inclusion of all learners. School leaders have to work with complexity and 'mess', whilst…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Strategic Planning, Instructional Leadership
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Saloviita, Timo – Support for Learning, 2019
Teacher attitudes have been identified as an important resource when striving towards inclusive education as defined in the Salamanca Statement (1994). This study surveyed some key factors associated with teacher attitudes towards inclusion. The participants were 1,456 classroom teachers in Finnish primary schools who were asked about their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Teachers
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