Learning support : what do students want?

Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth (2009) Learning support : what do students want? Primary and Middle Years Educator, 7(2), pp. 25-30.

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Assumptions are often made about students' needs, especially in the area of learning support. In this study 89 students were asked 8 questions relating to receiving learning support. The results are presented both qualitatively and quantitatively, and indicate that all students have individual needs that cannot be assumed. The findings reveal that the most common area of perceived need was in literacy. There were some differences between primary and middle school students' responses to withdrawal from the classroom, but the majority of students in both groups indicated a preference for withdrawal because they could concentrate better in an environment that was less noisy and because they felt they might look 'stupid' if they remained in class.

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ID Code: 27256
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: learning difficulties, student voice
ISSN: 1447-6436
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Australian Curriculum Studies Association
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2009 22:00
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:19

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