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ERIC Number: ED506612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
What About Us? Promoting Emotional Well-Being and Inclusion by Working with Young People with Learning Difficulties in Schools and Colleges. Summary Briefing
Morgan, Hazel; Byers, Richard
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1)
The emphasis in education policy over recent decades has been on inclusion in mainstream schools and colleges. There has also been a focus on promoting the emotional well-being of young people. The "What about us?" project enabled young people with learning difficulties in three localities to bring about changes in their schools and colleges. The areas they chose to focus on included representation through student councils, accessibility, feeling safe, influencing their learning and support through transitions. The project demonstrated that involving and empowering young people with learning difficulties increases their confidence and self-esteem, as well as bringing about important changes in their educational settings. The findings suggest that students agreed with the policy direction, but believed it needed to be applied more rigorously and consistently.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom