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ERIC Number: EJ1098224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
"We Can't Make Him Fit into the System": Parental Reflections on the Reasons Why Home Education Is the Only Option for Their Child Who Has Special Educational Needs
Kendall, Lynne; Taylor, Elizabeth
Education 3-13, v44 n3 p297-310 2016
This small-scale study investigates the perspectives of parents whose children have special educational needs/disabilities and who have elected to withdraw their children from the state-maintained education system in England and educate them at home. The study draws on data gathered from seven parents and their perspectives of home education following a government-commissioned review of home education in 2009, subsequently known as the "Badman Report". The former New Labour government commissioned this review to assess the merits of the system of supporting and monitoring home education in England. Findings identified a number of issues, including the lack of understanding by staff within school settings around the issues of special needs and particularly in the area of autistic spectrum disorders, the failure to engage in partnership with parents and the impact that the school environment had upon the children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)
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