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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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Essex, Jane – Support for Learning, 2020
The paper provides a first person account of participant evaluation research of curriculum innovation in a school serving students with profound learning difficulties. It describes how the aspirations of the school leadership team to introduce science, combined with advisory support, overcame the initial anxiety of teaching staff about teaching an…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Inclusion
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Wilson, Alastair; Hunter, Katie; Moscardini, Lio – Support for Learning, 2020
Exposure to and potential to engage in music is now very different for children and young people from more middle-class and affluent backgrounds compared to those from working-class or poor households. Middle-class children and young people have access to opportunities to learn an instrument and engage in performance, predominantly for intrinsic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Equal Education, Economic Factors
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Moscardini, Lio; Moscardini, Chiara – Support for Learning, 2020
This paper considers the kind of pedagogical knowledge and principles involved in the operationalisation of knowledge of children's mathematical thinking as a process of dynamic assessment. Using a case study of a particular child, this paper explores planning and instruction for a child determined by a detailed and informed interpretation of the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Children, Mathematics Skills, Thinking Skills
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Stephenson, Lisa; Dobson, Tom – Support for Learning, 2020
With increasing concerns in the UK about the positive mental well-being and flourishing of children, this research, using drama and creative writing with primary school teachers, children and a theatre company, looks at the links between creative processes and children's well-being. This pedagogy applies a capability approach and we use this lens…
Descriptors: Imagination, Childrens Attitudes, Children, Creativity
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Ellis, Sue; Rowe, Adele – Support for Learning, 2020
This paper describes the development and use of a tool designed to support educators to use a broad range of professional knowledge to enable inclusive literacy teaching that delivers social justice and narrows the attainment gap associated with poverty. The tool encourages teachers to formally recognise and act on a wide range of evidence about…
Descriptors: Literacy, Social Justice, Inclusion, Achievement Gap
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Essex, Jane; MacAskill, Maggie Gurney – Support for Learning, 2020
The face of Modern Foreign Language education (MFL) in Scotland is changing. A major policy shift in Scottish education in 2012 set out the aspiration that all students up to the end of third level education in Scottish schools would have the opportunity to learn not one but two languages, in addition to their mother tongue. Over the last 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Modern Languages, Modern Language Curriculum, Special Needs Students
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Hord, Casey; DeJarnette, Anna F.; McMillan, Leah A.; Baldrick, Paige – Support for Learning, 2020
The authors of this study conducted an exploratory study of the teaching and learning processes of a tutor and a student with a mild intellectual disability (MID) while working on two-step equations. The researchers focused on situations in which the participant was likely to struggle with memory and processing as well as the challenges of the…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Skills, Short Term Memory
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Apanasionok, Magdalena M.; Neil, Julie; Watkins, Richard C.; Grindle, Corinna F.; Hastings, Richard P. – Support for Learning, 2020
There is a large science attainment gap between students with and without special educational needs, and many students with developmental disabilities (DD) struggle to access the mainstream science programmes of study. The purpose of the present project was to pilot the use of the Early Science (ES) curriculum over a six week period with nine…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Students with Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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