Research Reports

Reports arising from the research programme are published on our website once completed and signed off by the Council. The NCSE funds the research but responsibility for it, including any errors or omissions, remains with the authors. The views and opinions contained in such reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Council.

The following NCSE Research Reports are available to download:

    2014

    Update of NCSE Inventory of Research and Policy Related Publications in the Field of Special Education (2014)
    Authors:
    Joseph Travers and Rosie Savage
    Click here to download the report
    Click here to link to the searchable database of research and policy references.

    Understanding Special Class Provision in Ireland
    Authors:
    Selina McCoy, Joanne Banks, Denise Frawley, Dorothy Watson, Michael Shevlin and Fiona Smyth
    Download NCSE Research Report No 16

    2013

    What Works in the Provision of Higher, Further and Continuing Education, Training and Rehabilitation for Adults with Disabilities? A Review of the Literature
    Authors:
    Carmel Duggan and Michael Byrne
    Download NCSE Research Report No 15

    Moving to Further and Higher Education: An Exploration of the Experiences of Students with Special Educational Needs
    Authors:
    Conor Mc Guckin, Michael Shevlin, Sheena Bell and Cristina Devecchi
    Download NCSE Research Report No 14

    Continuum of Education Provision for children with Special Educational Needs, Review of International Policies and Practices
    Authors: Jonathan Rix, Kieron Sheehy, Felicity Fletcher-Campbell, Martin Crisp and Amanda Harper
    Download NCSE Research Report No. 13
    Click here to download Volume Two: Appendices

    A Study of Transition from Primary to Post-primary School for Pupils with Special Educational Needs
    Yvonne Barnes-Holmes, Geraldine Scanlon, Deirdre Desmond, Michael Shevlin and Nigel Vahey
    Download NCSE Research Report No. 12

    2012

    Measuring Educational Engagement, Progress and Outcomes for Children with Special Educational Needs (2012)
    Authors: Graeme Douglas, Joseph Travers, Mike McLinden, Christopher Robertson, Emma Smith, Natasha Macnab, Steve Powers, Karen Guldberg, Anne McGough, Margaret O’Donnell and Penny Lacey
    Download NCSE Research Report No. 11

    Curriculum and Curriculum Access Issues for Students with Special Educational Needs in Post-Primary Settings: An International Review
    Authors: Alison O’Mara, Benedicte Akre, Tony Munton, Isaac Marrero-Guillamon, Alison Martin, Kate Gibson, Alexis Llewellyn, Victoria Clift-Matthews, Paul Conway and Chris Cooper
    Download NCSE Research Report No. 10

    2011

    A Study on the Prevalence of Special Educational Needs
    Authors: Joanne Banks and Selina McCoy
    Download to NCSE Research Report No. 9

    Access to the curriculum among young pupils with special educational needs in mainstream classes at primary school
    Authors: Jean Ware, Cathal Butler, Christopher Robertson, Margaret O'Donnell and Magi Gould
    Download NCSE Research Report No 8

    An Inventory of Research and Policy Related Publications in the Field of Special Education (2011)
    Authors: Joseph Travers, Cathal Butler and Margaret O’Donnell

    Click here to download the report.
    Click here to download supplementary report A.
    Click here to download supplementary report B.
    Click here to link to the searchable database of research and policy references.

    2010

    An International Review of the Literature of Evidence of Best Practice Models and Outcomes in the Education of Children with Emotional Disturbance/Behavioural Difficulties
    Authors:Paul Cooper and Barbara Jacobs
    Download NCSE Research Report No 7

    A National Survey of Parental Attitudes to and Experiences of Local and National Special Education Services
    Authors: David Armstrong, Gillian Kane, Gillian O’Sullivan and Maura Kelly
    Download NCSE Research Report No. 6

    Procedures used to Diagnose a Disability and to Assess Special Educational Needs: An International Review
    Authors: Professor Geoff Lindsay and Dr. Martin Desforges
    Download
    NCSE Research Report No 5.

    Literature Review on the Principles and Practices Relating to Inclusive Education for Children with Special Educational Needs
    Authors: Eileen Winter and Paul O' Raw
    Download Research Report here.

    2009

    Research Report on the Role of Special Schools and Classes in Ireland
    Authors: Dr Jean Ware, Tish Balfe, Cathal Butler, Thérèse Day, Maeve Dupont, Catherine Harten, Ann-Marie Farrell, Rory McDaid, Margaret O’Riordan, Anita Prunty and Joe Travers
    Download NCSE Research Report No 4

    International Review of the Literature of Evidence of Best Practice Models and Outcomes in the Education of Blind and Visually Impaired Children
    Author: Graeme Douglas, Steve McCall, Mike McLinden, Sue Pavey, Jean Ware and Ann Marie Farrell
    Download NCSE Research Report No 3

    International Review of the Literature of Evidence of Best Practice Provision in the Education of Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    Authors: Sarah Parsons, Karen Guldberg, Andrea MacLeod, Glenys Jones, Anita Prunty and Tish Balfe
    Download NCSE Research Report No 2

    Evidence of Best Practice Models and Outcomes in the Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children: An International Review
    Authors: Marc Marschark and Patricia Spencer
    Download
    NCSE Research Report No 1

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