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ERIC Number: EJ1023646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1005
The Journey Travelled: A View of Two Settings a Decade Apart
Parry, John; Rix, Jonathan; Sheehy, Kieron; Simmons, Katy
British Journal of Educational Studies, v61 n4 p385-399 2013
Inclusion is generally recognised as an ongoing, active process which reflects shifts in policies, practice and values as well as political choices made over long periods of time. Drawing upon research visits set 10 years apart, this study aims to examine how two schools with clear inclusive aspirations and intentions have weathered the last decade and reports on their perception of the journey travelled. Data from the research show that in both cases there was a shift away from practices that were previously seen as being central to the development of inclusion, caused by the interplay between political, pedagogic and social factors. The study also suggests that the pervasive influence of the special education and medical model can shape the extent of change in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland)
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