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ERIC Number: EJ1001084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Narrowing the Gap for Children with Special Educational Needs--and Others Too!
Oswald, Shan
Primary Science, n125 p8-10 Nov 2012
Almost one in five pupils in England have been identified as having special educational needs and there are times when other children will also need some extra help and support with their learning. Many children with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools do not make as much progress as they could. This is sometimes because of their "special need", sometimes because the curriculum, teaching or other support is not well adapted to their needs or sometimes because of low expectations. Science can provide a good vehicle for children with SEN to: (1) develop a better understanding of their world and themselves; (2) join in practical work and help link ideas together by "doing" and "thinking"; (3) use senses to explore and investigate; (4) link cause and effect by seeing that personal actions have consequences; and (5) develop self-advocacy by making choices, taking risks and developing confidence. References and further reading are included. (Contains 3 figures, 1 box, and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)