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Benstead, Helen – Support for Learning, 2019
This article explores the process by which children attending mainstream UK primary schools can achieve social inclusion. It presents the findings from a systematic literature review, followed by empirical research, exploring the concept of social inclusion with particular regard to the experiences of pupils identified with SEND. The article draws…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Needs, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Rose, Richard; Doveston, Mary – Support for Learning, 2015
In recent years a number of western universities have established professional development courses in international contexts. These have often involved tutors travelling to countries with which they may have previously had little contact, in order to deliver courses that have been long established in their own universities. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Partnerships in Education, International Studies
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Smith, Andy; Bell, Sheena – Support for Learning, 2015
Twenty years after UNESCO's Salamanca Statement enshrined international action for provision for children, youth and adults with special educational needs within the regular educational system, this article presents the current underpinning international and national UK context for developing inclusion in vocational education and training and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
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Doody, Owen; Connor, Morgan O. – Support for Learning, 2012
Education for people with a disability has changed over the years, moving from a philosophy of integration to inclusion. This philosophy requires a whole school approach spanning issues such as access, opportunities for learning, social experiences and developing a culture of acceptance. While this poses many challenges for individuals, schools…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mental Retardation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Feeney, Alison; Gager, Anne; Hallett, Graham – Support for Learning, 2010
Emerging teachers undergoing initial teacher education programmes and given the opportunity to engage in a teaching placement in special provisions settings consistently report that they find the experience "transformative." Over eight years, informal and often unprompted data emerged which "insisted" upon reporting and suggested that the special…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Creative Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Transformative Learning
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Smith, Andrew – Support for Learning, 2009
Some recent attention has been directed towards the role that post-16 colleges can play in providing young people at risk of exclusion from school with opportunities to experience "alternative" curricula and ways of learning. In this article the case of "Darren" is considered, a boy for whom education in a mainstream secondary school setting…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Young Adults, Case Studies, College School Cooperation
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Burgess, Hilary; Mayes, Ann Shelton – Support for Learning, 2009
This paper reports on teaching assistants' perceptions of the Phase 1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) training programme and the match to their changing role in classroom support, and suggests resulting issues for the design and delivery of HLTA training programmes. It explores what impact undertaking the training and gaining HLTA…
Descriptors: School Activities, Professional Recognition, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Klein, Stephanie – Support for Learning, 2009
In this short piece Stephanie Klein, a final-year teacher trainee at a college in the USA, talks about dyslexia as seen through the context of her family experience. She provides a highly personal and uplifting account, which accentuates that there is a range of straightforward strategies which students can invoke to address their learning…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Preservice Teachers, Dyslexia, Learning Strategies
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Wolstenholme, Carol – Support for Learning, 2008
This article describes the experiences of a student who undertakes a period of intensive research for a doctorate whilst still being employed as a teacher working with children with special educational needs. Carol Wolstenholme gives an "insider glimpse" into the challenges and opportunities presented to her as a teacher-researcher and offers…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Special Education Teachers
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Winter, Eileen C. – Support for Learning, 2006
The policy of including pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools and classes is now firmly established in many jurisdictions worldwide. Successful implementation of such policy depends largely on teachers having the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to make it work. This poses a considerable challenge for both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Inclusive Schools, Special Education
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Taylor, Mark – Support for Learning, 2005
UK higher education appears to have generally been slow to adopt an organised means of provision for special educational needs for its students. This may be due to the fact that, historically, relatively few disabled students entered UK higher education. However, there is a growing number of disabled students entering UK higher education…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Coordinators, Higher Education
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Petrie, Pat – Support for Learning, 2005
The following discussion by Pat Petrie draws on a body of research conducted at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, the Institute of Education, University of London. These studies include: a survey of out-of-school services in the European Union (Meijvogel and Petrie, 1996); work on children's services in Sweden (Moss and Petrie, 2002); the changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ancillary School Services, Change Strategies, Children