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Whalley, Sara – Support for Learning, 2018
This article forms part of a Masters Inclusive Education research project. Whilst most inclusive research focuses on a marginalised group, my research participants would not normally be deemed marginalised. Nevertheless, they have a pivotal role within the English mainstream education system to promote inclusive practice, improving outcomes for…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Coordinators, Educational Change
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Essex, Jane – Support for Learning, 2018
Teacher and support staff perceptions of science learning, and specifically engagement with science outreach, by pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) were ascertained through questionnaires. The responses indicated that science is seen as serving distinctive learning purposes when undertaken by learners with SEND. Staff…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Science Instruction, Special Education, Disabilities
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O'Connor, Margaret – Support for Learning, 2018
This article reviews how the presence of a bespoke assessment system can enable the measurement of what was previously 'unmeasurable' in a constructive and positive way. It highlights how tracking the small-step progress of pupils with a diagnosis of special educational needs can support the identification of targets which not only support pupil…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Special Needs Students, Educational Change, Disabilities
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Taylor, Mark; Turnbull, Yvonne; Bleasdale, Jo; Francis, Hulya; Forsyth, Henry – Support for Learning, 2016
Intended UK government changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance will have a significant impact on the support that UK universities provide for students with disabilities. In this article we examine the types of transformation that may be needed to support for university students with disabilities, from a socio-technical perspective. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Griffiths, Dominic – Support for Learning, 2016
In this article, Dominic Griffiths reflects upon the current cultural gap between those who locate themselves as working "on the inside" of the world of "special educational needs" and the "inclusion movement" and those who might be described as "mainstream classroom teachers". Griffiths warns of the dangers…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Barriers
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Goodall, Craig – Support for Learning, 2015
Scope exists within the Northern Ireland (NI) education system to transform mainstream schools into autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)-friendly environments. The efficacy of mainstream inclusion is discussed prior to discussing the creation of ASD-friendly schools. The transformation of mainstream school environments is underpinned by concepts such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusion
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Waitoller, Federico R.; Thorius, Kathleen King – Support for Learning, 2015
In this article, we provide commentary on the "state of play" of inclusive education in the United States. We focus on the promises and limitations of inter-related accountability- and market-driven policies and Response to Intervention (RTI) (Vaughn and Fuchs, 2003). We argue that these policies and practice have "hopscotched"…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Bajwa-Patel, Meanu; Devecchi, Cristina – Support for Learning, 2014
Giving parents a choice with regard to their children's education has been central to the political discourse of school reform at least since the 1988 Education Reform Act (ERA). With regard to children with a Statement of special educational needs (SSEN), a plethora of policies and laws have given parents the right not only to choose a school,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, School Choice, Special Education
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Liasidou, Anastasia – Support for Learning, 2013
In the light of educational reforms aimed at promoting greater inclusive policies and practices, it is important to put a more pronounced emphasis on the needs of English language learners (ELLs) with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Simultaneously, a focus should also be placed on understanding and dealing with the disproportional…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Attwood, Lynn – Support for Learning, 2013
Consultation of the DfE's Green Paper, "Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs," provoked considerable debate among public and private sector professionals, parents and young people over the planned special educational needs reform. Since then, publication of the Children and Families Bill in 2013 indicates…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Needs, Disabilities, Educational Change
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Ellis, Simon; Tod, Janet – Support for Learning, 2012
The SEN Green Paper and OFSTED have raised concerns about both variability in, and apparent over-identification of, SEN. This article draws on the authors' research into teachers' experiences of identification of SEN. Findings, along with critical exploration of the current 2001 SEN Code of Practice guidance and proposals for reform outlined in…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Identification, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
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Mays, Dennis – Support for Learning, 2012
Reading standards are regarded by many as the true yardstick by which to measure school effectiveness, and the relative standards achieved by different generations are often debated by adults. Some young people do not perceive reading to be of anything like such importance, however, using digital communication habitually and easily. Each year a…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Illiteracy, Reading Achievement
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Robertson, Christopher – Support for Learning, 2012
In this article, recent legislative changes that have raised the profile of SENCos in English schools are outlined. Key aspects of the current Government's proposals to reform SEND policy, provision and practice and the possible implications of these for SENCos and the schools they work in are discussed. The view that radical reforms outlined in…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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Morewood, Gareth D. – Support for Learning, 2012
This article examines some of the issues emerging with regard to the SENCo skill set and does so in the context of the current rapidly changing educational climate. The SENCo role has to evolve and adapt in order to meet ever-changing requirements. This involves a collective effort, in which a strong SENCo network and a collaborative approach have…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Staff Role, Coordinators, Special Needs Students
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Morewood, Gareth D.; Bond, Caroline – Support for Learning, 2012
A questionnaire was developed and trialled in an inclusive high school with the aim of understanding factors that contribute to parental confidence in school provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Parents of all students at School Action, School Action Plus and those with Statements of special educational…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Needs, Special Needs Students, Inclusion
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