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ERIC Number: EJ1026301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
Personal Oral Narratives in a Special School Curriculum: An Analysis of Key Documents
Grove, Nicola
British Journal of Special Education, v41 n1 p6-24 Mar 2014
Oral narrative is a critical skill for school achievement, for personal relationships and for social participation. However, it is downgraded in current and proposed National Curriculum frameworks, which fail to recognise its significance in development. Schools have flexibility to address the issue, which is of particular importance to pupils with special educational needs. This article explores the place of narrative in the policies, curriculum and assessment scheme of a special school catering for pupils across the range of ability. It is concluded that, while schools are free to prioritise according to pupils' needs, it is difficult to target oral narrative effectively in the absence of appropriate frameworks for setting goals and monitoring progress.
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Language: English
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