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ERIC Number: EJ1070849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 134
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Moving from a Continuum to a Community: Reconceptualizing the Provision of Support
Rix, Jonathan; Sheehy, Kieron; Fletcher-Campbell, Felicity; Crisp, Martin; Harper, Amanda
Review of Educational Research, v85 n3 p319-352 Sep 2015
The notion of the continuum is applied to special education in diverse contexts across many nations. This article explores its conceptual underpinnings, drawing on a systematic search of the literature to review recurring ideas associated with the notion and to explicate both its uses and shortcomings. Through a thematic analysis of the literature, the research team derived 29 continua, situated within six broad groupings (space, students, staffing, support, strategies, and systems). This provides a clear structure for reconsidering the issues that the notion of the continuum is supposed to describe and enables a reconceptualization of how the delivery of services is represented. We present the initial underpinnings for a community of provision in which settings and services work together to provide learning and support for all children and young people in their locality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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