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ERIC Number: EJ813804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Pupils as Partners in Education Decision-Making: Responding to the Legislation in England and Ireland
Shevlin, Michael; Rose, Richard
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v23 n4 p423-430 Nov 2008
Enabling pupils with special educational needs to participate more fully in the assessment, planning and evaluation of their own learning has become a principle enshrined within the legislation of many countries in recent years. Educational policy in both England and the Republic of Ireland has recognised the desirability of increased pupil involvement, and this is reflected in policy documents and in legislation which highlights the requirement of schools to take greater account of the views of pupils. This paper documents the approaches to increased pupil involvement in decision-making adopted in England and Ireland and provides an overview of the key challenges that face policy-makers and educators in ensuring meaningful participation for children and young people with special educational needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child