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ERIC Number: EJ1104983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
Education for Children with a Chronic Health Condition: An Evidence-Informed Approach to Policy and Practice Decision Making
Peters, Sanne; Hopkins, Liza; Barnett, Tony
British Journal of Special Education, v43 n2 p142-158 Jun 2016
Children managing chronic health conditions face many obstacles which can impede their learning during periods of hospitalisation. In one particular hospital, a team of educators deemed it necessary to take a personalised learning approach in order to maintain students' educational progress, namely making use of individual learning plans (ILPs). This team adopted an evidence-informed practice (EIP) approach to the issue in order to persuade administrators of the need for change. The successful implementation of the EIP approach led to the inclusion of the ILP form in patients' medical records, which is thought to be a first for Australia. Although EIP is regarded highly by practitioners and policy makers, there can be difficulties when implementing this approach. This study aims to identify the enabling features that permit EIP to be successfully implemented and to examine the ways in which EIP can lead to improved practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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