ERIC Number: ED411662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Trend towards Inclusion: Statistics on Special School Placements & Pupils with Statements in Ordinary Schools, England 1992-96.
This study of English (United Kingdom) local education authority (LEA) data reports on the number of pupils (ages 5-15) with disabilities in special schools and ordinary schools for 1993, 1994, and 1996. Results indicate: (1) the overall percentage of pupils in special schools decreased from 1.49 percent in 1992 to 1.46 percent in 1993, to 1.45 percent in 1994, and to 1.40 percent in 1996; (2) in 1996 the special school population declined to a total of 88,849; (3) between 1992-96, 71 out of 107 English LEAs actually decreased the percentages of pupils placed in special schools; (4) in 1996 children in Wandsworth (inner London) were eight times more likely to be placed in a special school than those in the outer London borough of Newham, indicating there are still wide variations in the percentages of pupils placed in separate special schools by different LEAs; (5) high segregation authorities included: Wandsworth, Lambeth, East Sussex, and Hackney; (6) low segregation authorities included Newham, Barnsley, Havering, and Cornwall; and (7) 58 percent of pupils with disabilities are now in ordinary schools across England. Statistical charts of the different LEAs' inclusion of children with disabilities in ordinary schools and in special schools are provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, School Districts, Student Placement, Trend Analysis
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE), 1 Redland Close, Elm Lane, Redland, Bristol BS6 6UE, England, United Kingdom (7 British pounds).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, Bristol (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)