ERIC Number: ED306443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
WRNAFE Planning and Special Educational Needs. Development Planning in NAFE. Bulletin No. 11.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
A project to investigate the extent to which English local education authorities (LEA) purposely planned services for adult students with special education needs (SEN) had these three stages: (1) analysis of 71 LEA second-round plans to identify references to SEN and examples of good practice; (2) analysis of questionnaire responses from 21 LEAs and 64 colleges for evaluation of work-related nonadvanced further education (WRNAFE) planning; and (3) analysis of structured interview responses from matched pairs of LEAs and college representatives from LEAs. Discussions with Training Authority and Department of Education and Science officials were also part of the study. Among the major findings were the following: (1) more than two-thirds of the 71 LEA plans dealt with SEN in some detail, with good practice relating to SEN recorded in 31; (2) start-up provision for SEN usually involved special courses; (3) the most satisfactory planning process was usually a joint activity between LEAs and local colleges; (4) LEAs have advanced their planning for staff development to meet SEN faster than any other aspect of WRNAFE planning surveyed by this project; and (5) LEAs have not yet recognized a high priority for management development. The study also identified six guarantees (e.g., guaranteed procedures for admission and progression) included in SEN policy statements that are considered effective. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)