ERIC Number: ED343293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Segregation Statistics--English LEAs: Variations between LEAs in Levels of Segregation in Special Schools, 1982-1990. CSIE Factsheet.
This study examined variations among Local Education Authorities (LEAs) in England in the levels of segregation of children with disabilities into special schools between the years 1982 and 1990. Major findings included the following: in 1990, English LEAs sent 1.58 percent of the school population to special schools; there were large differences between regions ranging from 0.62 percent (Cornwall) to 3.99 percent (inner London); 15 LEAs became significantly more segregated between 1982 and 1990; 46 LEAs became significantly less segregated over the same period; there was an overall trend toward integration of 8 percent; 22 LEAs significantly increased their use of independent special schools between 1982 and 1990; 29 LEAs significantly cut their use of the independent sector; and the Department of Education and Science ceased to collect some data (such as the number of children in special schools without statements of special need). A table provides data on the percentage of segregated children and the private sector export rate in each LEA in England for the years 1982, 1987, and 1990. (13 reference notes) (DB)
Descriptors: Differences, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Private Schools, Regional Characteristics, School Districts, Social Integration, Special Schools, Student Placement, Trend Analysis
Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, 415 Edgware Rd., London NW2 6NB, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, London (England).