ERIC Number: ED361982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Specific Learning Difficulties: Policy, Practice and Provision. Interchange No. 18.
Riddell, Sheila; And Others
This paper summarizes a 1990 Scottish study exploring the views of parents, professionals, and voluntary organizations concerning services for children with specific learning difficulties (SLD). It specifically addressed the questions of: (1) to what degree pupils with SLD are a group with distinctive difficulties and needs; (2) how learning difficulties can be identified; and (3) how the difficulties can be remedied. Questionnaires, interviews, and literature analyses were used. Findings of the study are discussed concerning the following: three views on SLD, assessment and services for SLD, concerns of parents, concerns of learning support teachers, concerns of student teachers, and implications of the findings for different groups. Findings provided evidence of tension among the different groups involved due to uncertainty about causes and incidence, debates about effective assessment and services, and competition for scarce resources. Also noted are tensions between certain national policies. Provision of a full spectrum of services is recommended. (DB)
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Organizations (Groups), Parent Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Services, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh. Research and Intelligence Unit.
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)