ERIC Number: ED431254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Assessments & Statements. CSIE Summary of Part 4 of the Education Act 1996. Updated January 1999.
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, Bristol (England).
This booklet describes Great Britain's Education Act of 1996, Part 4, which is related to the education of pupils with learning difficulties. Issues discussed are the main aspects of Part 4, the duty of local education agencies to include children with special needs in the mainstream, what parents should expect from their child's schools, what parents should expect from their local education agencies, and the Code of Practice regulations relating to children with disabilities. Five stages of help recommended by the Code that schools and LEAs should provide for children with special education needs are described and include identification, coordinating and development of an individual education plan, the inclusion of outside specialists to advise, consideration of a need for statutory assessment and a multi-disciplinary assessment, and the consideration of a need for a Special Education Needs (SEN) statement and review of provision of services. The special education process is explained and parent rights and responsibilities are highlighted. The booklet closes with a list of resource organizations, government departments, and publications. (CR)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Problems, Parent Rights, School Districts, School Responsibility, Special Education, Student Evaluation
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, 1 Redland Close, Elm Lane, Redland, Bristol BS6 6UE, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, Bristol (England).