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ERIC Number: EJ779277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
IEPs in Mainstream Secondary Schools: An Agenda for Research
Tennant, Geoff
Support for Learning, v22 n4 p204-208 Nov 2007
Providing children with special educational needs with individual education plans (IEPs) was advocated in the 1994 code of practice for SEN, and retained in the 2000 code. Specifically as it relates to mainstream secondary schools, this has proved highly controversial: many SENCos report that the writing and implementing of IEPs is a bureaucratic encumbrance, whilst others, going about the process of writing IEPs in very different ways, report that the process is both manageable and beneficial to the children concerned. Given this contradictory evidence, there is an urgent need for research into this area. Having looked at three case-studies of schools using very different methods to write IEPs in ways with which they feel comfortable, a research agenda is set out with a view to informing policies which ensure that resources spent on SEN are used as productively as possible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A