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ERIC Number: ED394683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Primary School Children Excluded from School: Numbers, Characteristics, Reasons and Circumstances.
Hayden, Carol; Lawrence, Brenda
Through a national questionnaire, 3 case studies of Local Educational Authorities (LEAs), and additional case studies of 38 children, this national study examined primary school exclusion. This document focuses on national level data. Findings included that: (1) other metropolitan LEAs had about twice the number of exclusions as London and as County Council LEAs; (2) the total number of primary school exclusions, per 1,000 pupils, was highest in London; (3) fixed term exclusions were the most common type utilized by schools, but in metropolitan areas, about a third of all exclusions were permanent; (4) the majority of excluded primary children were boys, and (5) failure to comply with school rules and verbally and physically aggressive behavior were cited by schools as the most common reasons for exclusions. During the 1992-93 academic year, there were about 54,423 reported cases of exclusion; about 8,636 of these exclusions were permanent. In the 1993-94 academic year, there were about 1,253 permanent primary school exclusions. (Contains 35 references.) (JW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: England; Local Education Authorities (United Kingdom)
Note: Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (Bath, England, United Kingdom, September 15-17, 1995).