Mathematics

Numeracy for Children with Special Educational Needs: Part II

In ECJ 6.2 we introduced you to some of the brilliant work being done in Turkey to help students develop numeracy skills. Professor Hakan Sari, Hatice Gokdag, Tugba Pursun and Dr Seyda Sari revisit this topic, highlighting the results of a new study on effective numeracy development in special schools.

Introduction

In 2016, following on from a Ministry of National Education Report (2015) in Turkey, researchers at the University of Konya (Turkey), carried out research into effective numeracy in special schools. Both the report and findings from 30 teachers in Meram Special Education School (10–14 year olds) who participated in the research through interviews, showed that to develop numeracy learning in special schools or in schools where students with SEN are taught, schools should: 

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