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ERIC Number: EJ764165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Pathways to Inclusion: Moving from Special School to Mainstream
Gibb, Kathryn; Tunbridge, Daniel; Chua, Angelia; Frederickson, Norah
Educational Psychology in Practice, v23 n2 p109-127 Jun 2007
The present study investigated a schools partnership program that has achieved an unusually high level of reintegration of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) from a special school to neighbourhood mainstream schools. The study explores, through a qualitative methodology, the perspectives of mainstream and special school staff. Factors that were barriers and facilitators in successful inclusion are identified and a measure of social inclusion completed by peers is used to validate the perceptions of staff regarding the success of the children's social inclusion. The article concludes by considering a model of special school-mainstream school partnerships in promoting inclusion, developed from the factors identified. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom