ERIC Number: ED335846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Off the Record: Mainstream Provision for Pupils with Non-Recorded Learning Difficulties in Primary and Secondary Schools. SCRE Project Report [No. 23].
Allan, Julie; And Others
This final report of a 2-year research project examines how the needs of pupils with non-recorded learning difficulties were identified and met in the mainstream schools of one region in Scotland. Non-recorded pupils were defined as those pupils who were identified as experiencing learning difficulty but whose difficulties were not pronounced, specific, or complex enough to warrant the opening of a record of need. Data were collected through interviews with 59 secondary staff, case studies of 4 secondary schools, interviews with 45 primary school staff and parents, case studies of 3 primary schools, and interviews with 14 Regional officials. Eight key questions posed by a 1978 report titled "The Education of Pupils with Learning Difficulties in Primary and Secondary Schools in Scotland" formed a conceptual framework for examining the data. Findings are analyzed in chapters with the following titles: "Teachers' Conceptualisations of Pupils with Learning Difficulties,""Identifying Pupils with Learning Difficulties,""Meeting the Needs of Pupils with Learning Difficulties,""The Role of Learning Support in the Classroom,""Support for Schools: Parental and Professional," and "More Able Pupils." An appendix contains a summary of the Report of the Working Party on Children with Learning Difficulties. (15 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Handicap Identification, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teaching Methods
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John St., Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.