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ERIC Number: EJ942357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1471-3802
Interpreting Pupil Participation into Practice: Contributions of the SEN Code of Practice (2001)
May, Helen
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v4 n2 p67-73 Jun 2004
It is three years since the revised Code of Practice for special educational needs (Department for Education and Skills (DfES), 2001) was implemented within schools in England. In this document renewed emphasis was given to pupil participation, building upon and strengthening previous requirements. The inclusion of pupil participation in this document, which governs the ways in which schools must operate, provided cause for optimism by raising the status of the topic and embodying a tool by which to implement the participation rights of the child within the education system. This article scrutinises the sections on pupil participation within the Code for their potential to advance the field. It raises some crucial questions, opening up new areas for debate on the subject. It refers to research insights into participation from the perspective of pupils themselves to illustrate the issues being raised. The article calls for the participation of the pupils themselves to be acknowledged and accounted for, alongside current requirements that professionals encourage pupil participation and account for their perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)