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ERIC Number: EJ791054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9242
Participation of Children with Dyslexia in Compulsory Education: Current Public Policy Issues
Konur, Ozcan
Dyslexia, v12 n1 p51-67 Feb 2006
The assessment and placement of children with dyslexia at appropriate schools has been regulated in the UK by a series of laws since 1944. Recent public policy developments such as the introduction of new duties and rights, and the development of law regarding educational negligence have sharpened the public policy debate on the effectiveness of these policies. This paper explores policy-related issues from an interdisciplinary perspective by outlining and discussing a sample of appellate legal cases regarding children with dyslexia. The provisions of these laws have shaped the actions of key stakeholders such as parents and councils. Similarly, the law on educational negligence has had a similar impact. Procedural rules of courts and tribunals have been equally important in restricting access to the courts by parents. Learning difficulty tests have further restricted their access. It is essential that provisions of the relevant Acts should be designed to enable these children to develop their academic and social skills in the same way as their non-dyslexic peers and to make the transition into employment and/or higher education successfully.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom