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ERIC Number: EJ922601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
What Happens to Pupils Permanently Excluded from Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units in England?
Pirrie, Anne; Macleod, Gale; Cullen, Mairi Ann; McCluskey, Gillean
British Educational Research Journal, v37 n3 p519-538 2011
There is widespread consensus in the research and policy-related literature over the last decade that young people who have been permanently excluded from school are at a far greater risk of a variety of negative outcomes than young people who have not had this experience. These negative outcomes include prolonged periods out of education and/or employment; poor mental and physical health; involvement in crime; and homelessness. This article presents evidence from a small-scale qualitative study of destinations and outcomes post-exclusion for a group of young people considered to be at particular risk of such negative outcomes: namely, those who have been permanently excluded from special schools or Pupil Referral Units (now known as short-stay schools). The specific focus of this paper is on the 24 young people's educational trajectories pre- and post-exclusion; the reasons for their exclusion from school; and on what forms of alternative provision were available to them after their permanent exclusion. (Contains 3 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)