ERIC Number: ED314900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Integration Statistics--LEAs Reveal Local Variations. Centre for Studies on Integration in Education Factsheet.
The focus of this factsheet is the variation among English local education authorities (LEAs) in the proportion of the school population placed in special schools. Statistical data are presented to show how the national proportion of pupils aged 5-15 attending special schools in England changed between 1982 and 1987. Additional data provide the percentage of segregated children, the public sector export rate, and the private sector export rate for each LEA in 1982 and 1987. Factors accounting for variations among the LEA's are discussed, along with a discussion of how segregation should be measured and the relationship between segregation inside and outside the LEA. Failure of some LEAs to develop statements of special educational needs for students placed in special schools, as required by the 1981 Education Act, is also discussed. Several cautions in interpreting the statistics are noted. It is concluded that since 1982, some LEAs have considerably reduced the level of segregation into special schools, while a smaller number have done the opposite. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, School Districts, Special Schools, Student Placement
Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, 4th Floor, 415 Edgware Rd., London, England NW2 6NB (2 pounds).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)