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ERIC Number: EJ831840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Parental Concerns on Inclusion: The Northern Ireland Perspective
O'Connor, Una
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v11 n5-6 p535-550 Sep 2007
The relationship between home and school is an integral feature of how pupils learn and parents have a central role to play in their child's education. Philosophical and practical discourse around inclusion has informed and directed inclusive policy in recent years. In Northern Ireland, it has latterly been conducted under the auspices of emerging and revised legislation that is intended to promote the rights of children with special educational needs (SEN) and their families. This paper will examine provision for SEN within the evolving continuum of education in Northern Ireland. The paper will explore findings from the qualitative phase of recent research (O'Connor et al, 2003) on parental perceptions of SEN provision and contextualize these within the recent changes in educational policy and legislation. It will examine the research findings and their implications within the context of school practice, institutional and professional development. (Contains 2 notes.)
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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 (Northern Ireland)