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Baker, John – Support for Learning, 2007
In July 2006, the House of Commons Education and Skills Committee reported on Special Educational Needs. The report expressed concern over the Government's policy on SEN, especially as it relates to inclusion and to the confusion this has created for special schools. In this article I shall attempt to tease out what I believe to be the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Policy, Educational Needs, Special Schools
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Forbes, Fiona – Support for Learning, 2007
This article outlines the views of the Australian Special Education Principals' Association (ASEPA) on inclusion and the impact this is having on Australian Government Schools from a school based perspective. ASEPA is a relatively young association and was formed in 1997 out of the need to put forward the case to support students with special…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Special Education, Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries
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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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Hunter, John; O'Connor, Una – Support for Learning, 2006
This article provides a context within which other contributions to this issue might be read. It examines the position of special educational needs (SEN) within the evolving continuum of education in Northern Ireland, specifically within the context of educational inclusion. It describes recent changes in educational policy and legislation which…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Special Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change