POLICY SHIFTS CONCERNING SPECIAL NEEDS PROVISION IN MAINSTREAM PRIMARY-SCHOOLS
UNSPECIFIED. (1995) POLICY SHIFTS CONCERNING SPECIAL NEEDS PROVISION IN MAINSTREAM PRIMARY-SCHOOLS. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 43 (3). pp. 318-332. ISSN 0007-1005Full text not available from this repository.
Children with special educational needs from a substantial minority of the school population. The mechanisms and associated resources in the 1981 Education Act were oriented towards children with statements of special educational needs and neglected children with special needs but without statements. This paper examines the recent shift in Policy emphasis away from the former, and towards the latter, group. The precursors to this position, notably the unmanageable rise (for LEAs) in numbers of children with statements and the broadening of the basis on which children were given statements, are examined. Both the 1994 Code of Practice concerning children with special needs and the proposed changes to the National Curriculum can be seen in part as, by redefining non statemented special needs provision, mechanisms to tackle the inexorable increase in statements. Four major repercussions of this shift are discussed. Finally some longer term implications are examined.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 318-332|
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