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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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Yassine, Jordan; Tipton-Fisler, Leigh Ann; Katic, Barbara – Support for Learning, 2020
Teachers can at times view behavioural intervention procedures as time-consuming. Thus, socially-valid classroom-based interventions are a critical component to behavioural success. This study examined the effects of traditional behavioural interventions with two kindergarten students presenting with challenging behaviours, including aggression,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Preschool Teachers, Young Children
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McShane, Jo – Support for Learning, 2020
Described by General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Geoff Barton as 'beyond repugnant' (TES, 2017), 'off-rolling' is the removal of pupils from the school roll via various unofficial means. This study positions a plethora of triggers for this form of exclusion, its prevalence and wider social implications. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Incidence, Admission (School)
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Singh, Shailen; Keese, Jeffrey – Support for Learning, 2020
This paper explores methods by which the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development process can be improved through the use of systems-based thinking, specifically through the use of Gittell's (2016) Relational Coordination Model. IEP development meetings have been described as meaningless rituals where parents often leave feeling ostracized…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Individualized Education Programs, Models, Parent Participation
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Jantz, Paul B. – Support for Learning, 2020
Every year in the UK, a significant number of children sustain a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Children who sustain a moderate or severe TBI have been shown to experience continuing neurological decline in two or more domains up to five years post-injury. Environmental enrichment (EE)--which involves supplementing an environment…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Children, Foreign Countries
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O'Brien, Tim – Support for Learning, 2020
In this reflective piece the author focuses on the meaning that he made of inclusion in a book that was published almost twenty years ago. He then reflects on the meaning he makes of the current situation. He explores the problematic nature of the concept of inclusion, whether labels actually enable inclusion, research-informed implications of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inclusion, Labeling (of Persons), Special Education
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Anaby, Dana R.; Ianni, Lina; Héguy, Léa; Camden, Chantal – Support for Learning, 2020
To optimise school-based service delivery for students with disabilities, it is important to understand roles and needs of school staff. This study aimed to clarify ideal and actual roles of school staff (teachers, special educators, administrators) working with students with special needs, and to identify potential strategies to support actual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Role
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Seeger, Victoria; McNemar, Stephanie – Support for Learning, 2020
Two studies, one of middle school students and the other of high school students, demonstrated that students who were labeled as 'struggling' in the area of literacy saw themselves quite differently when their voices were heard. When these labeled students were viewed through a strengths lens rather than a deficits one, competent literacy skills…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Reading Difficulties, Labeling (of Persons)
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Herring, Tina J.; Woolsey, M. Lynn – Support for Learning, 2020
This paper addresses current issues in deaf education including poor academic progress and employment outcomes of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) as well as provides suggestions for improving overall academic achievement of this population. Specifically, three instructional strategies are recommended for teachers: choral…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Responses
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Cochrane, Hannah; Soni, Anita – Support for Learning, 2020
The Children and Families Act, 2014 and the new Special Educational Needs and Disability SEND Code of Practice (DfE and DoH, 2014) has led to reforms in how children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are supported in England. Now, five years on, research has begun to emerge exploring the implementation of the new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Students with Disabilities
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