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ERIC Number: EJ770978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
Assessing the Social and Affective Outcomes of Inclusion
Frederickson, Norah; Simmonds, Elizabeth; Evans, Lynda; Soulsby, Chris
British Journal of Special Education, v34 n2 p105-115 Jun 2007
The systematic assessment of the social and affective outcomes of inclusion has been lagging behind the assessment of academic outcomes. This is particularly problematic in view of research evidence supporting concerns about peer rejection and bullying. In this article, Norah Frederickson and Elizabeth Simmonds, of University College London, and Lynda Evans and Chris Soulsby, from Foxwood Special School, report their evaluation of the social and affective outcomes of a special-mainstream school inclusion initiative that places particular emphasis on peer preparation. Measures completed by pupils were used to assess peer group inclusion, social behaviour, bullying and feelings of belonging at school. Results showed that pupils who had transferred from special to mainstream schools experienced positive social outcomes and none experienced peer group rejection. However, results were less positive for mainstream pupils with special educational needs and the authors discuss possibilities for development. Trends in peer reports of bullying suggest that there is no room for complacency and that ongoing monitoring is required.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom