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ERIC Number: EJ1059541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
"Inclusion--That Word!" Examining Some of the Tensions in Supporting Pupils Experiencing Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties/Needs
Mowat, Joan Gaynor
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v20 n2 p153-172 2015
This paper explores issues around stigmatisation and labelling as they pertain to pupils with SEBD. The paper draws upon an evaluative case study, conducted in two Scottish local authorities, of the implementation of support groups, and examines how the approach was experienced by pupils who participated within the intervention, drawing from a range of accounts. The study was implemented in upper primary (aged 10-12) and lower secondary (aged 12-14). It is principally qualitative and draws upon data generated from open questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions. Pupil responses to intervention were largely positive, but there was evidence that a minority of children had experienced the intervention as stigmatising. Variables relating to the establishment of trusting and respectful relationships within the group, partnerships with parents, professional development for staff and the adoption of a whole-school approach emerged as key variables in determining how pupils experienced the intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)