ERIC Number: ED416644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Excellence for All Children: Meeting Special Educational Needs. Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment by Command of Her Majesty.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
This report presents goals and recommendations for meeting the special education needs (SEN) of students with disabilities in England by the year 2002. Sections of the report address: (1) policies for excellence, which discuss the definition of SEN, early identification and early intervention, improving literacy and numeracy, school improvement and target setting, the National Curriculum, and the impact of information and communications technology; (2) working with parents; (3) practical support, which discusses recommended changes to the Code of Practice to reduce bureaucracy and better services; (4) increasing inclusion while protecting and enhancing specialist provision for those who need it; (5) planning SEN provision, which describes how regional cooperation can be encouraged so that specialist facilities are available when and where they are needed; (6) professional development of teachers of students with SEN; (7) working together, which addresses how the government, local education agencies, and other local agencies and businesses need to work together in supporting the education of children with SEN; and (8) principles into practice, which discusses the unique needs of children with emotional and behavioral difficulties and the importance of early intervention. An appendix provides information on funding the SEN framework and key questions for consultation. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Excellence in Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
DfEE, Special Education Needs Division, Area 2T, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT, England, United Kingdom; telephone: 0171-925-5971; World Wide Web: http://www.open.gov.uk/dfee/dfeehome.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)