ERIC Number: ED333669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
L.E.A. Support Services for Meeting Special Educational Needs. S.E.N.N.A.C. Survey.
Garner, Malcolm; And Others
This paper examines the future of peripatetic services supporting children with special educational needs in integrated settings in England and Wales, particularly the extent to which such services will continue to be centrally funded by local education agencies (LEAs) under the 1988 Education Reform Act. A survey conducted on 114 LEAs in England and Wales (55 returned completed questionnaires) gathered data on the scope and organization of support services, the role and function of support services, the response to budget reductions, staff training and support, multidisciplinary consultations, support for non-statemented children with special needs, and support for newly integrated children. It is concluded that LEAs wish to retain support services as a central resource, available to all schools and able not only to assist existing integrated children with special education needs but also able to respond to any increase or change in demand. LEAs felt that the maintenance and development of these services would be seriously jeopardized if they were forced to devolve an increased proportion of their General Schools Budget to individual schools, as called for in recently implemented educational policy. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Special Educational Needs National Advisory Council, Liverpool (England).
Identifiers: Education Reform Act 1988 (England); England; Wales