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ERIC Number: EJ857855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Statutory Assessment of the Class? Supporting the Additional Needs of the Learning Context
Rix, Jonathan
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v13 n3 p253-272 May 2009
This paper considers issues of funding of support for students facing difficulties in learning, and the role of assessment and labelling within this process. It explores the tensions within this process using a Foucauldian framework, and from the key perspectives of social justice and rights. Drawing on a range of literature it identifies the focus upon the individual within assessment processes around the world, and then considers in detail the strengths and weaknesses of the current form of Statutory Assessment of Special Educational Needs within England. The paper proposes an alternative funding system that resolves shortcomings within the individual approach and the English system. It suggests that a Class Funding Approach could build on a notion of justice for all, reduce the opportunities for wide variations in provision, and minimise the negative impact of current dividing practices. (Contains 2 tables.)
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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: United Kingdom (England)