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ERIC Number: EJ1091987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
"...he was excluded for the kind of behaviour that we thought he needed support with…" A Qualitative Analysis of the Experiences and Perspectives of Parents Whose Children Have Been Excluded from School
Parker, Claire; Paget, Amelia; Ford, Tamsin; Gwernan-Jones, Ruth
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v21 n1 p133-151 2016
Exclusion from school is associated with adverse outcomes for young people. There is limited research that explores parents' perspectives, particularly in relation to the exclusion of primary school aged children. The present study used semi-structured interviews with 35 parents of 37 children aged 5-12 years from the Southwest of England. Parents experiences were captured in a conceptual model through three main themes. Exclusion was described as part of a complex journey of difficulties reflected by a continuum of coping. The child's place on the continuum was determined by an interaction between the child, family, and school with communication a key determinant. The study also highlighted the wider implications of exclusion, including emotional and functional impacts on the child and parent and highlighted the importance of the parents voice in the identification and support of their child's needs. It also presents many complexities surrounding exclusion from school and limited support parents felt their child was offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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