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Nugent, Mary – Support for Learning, 2007
This study evaluates and compares special educational services for children with dyslexia in three different settings: special schools, reading units and mainstream resource provision. The emphasis in this paper is on the parental perspectives. Participants were the parents of dyslexic children, aged eight to thirteen, who had been accessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Specialists, Parent Attitudes, Special Schools
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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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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
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Balshaw, Maria – Support for Learning, 2004
In this lively account of a special school's involvement with the government-funded Creative Partnership programme, Maria Balshaw provides a helpful overview of that programme and demonstrates the exciting potential for inclusive practice when schools work in partnership with creative professionals.
Descriptors: Special Schools, Creativity, Inclusive Schools, Art Education