ERIC Number: EJ946385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Which Way Next? What Is the Real Choice for Students Leaving a Special School?
Support for Learning, v26 n4 p152-159 Nov 2011
Warnock advocated that all young people with learning difficulties should be entitled to an appropriate education beyond the compulsory age of 16. The purpose of the study was to investigate attitudes to post-16 educational provision for students with special educational needs. What are the strengths and weaknesses of current provision and is it deemed adequate from the perspective of the student? The study reveals that despite many of Warnock's visions becoming a reality, many have not. For students with moderate learning difficulties the doors have, by and large, been opened to access mainstream further education provision at least to some extent. However, for those students with more severe difficulties, including autistic spectrum condition and profound and multiple learning difficulties, provision appears to be either inadequate or simply unavailable.
Descriptors: Special Schools, Learning Problems, Educational Needs, Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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