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Gross, Harriet; Gipps, Caroline – 1987
Detailed case studies are presented of six local education authorities (LEAs) in England and Wales which participated in the Screening and Special Educational Provision Project, a project focusing on the estimated 18 percent of the primary school population who have mild learning difficulties in basic skills. Each LEA's approach to special needs…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Conway, Jim; Hepworth, Roy – British Journal of Special Education, 1987
A case study of a local education agency (LEA) in Barnsley, England reveals how one LEA implemented the 1981 Education Act. A description of LEA characteristics is followed by a discussion of assessment procedures (e.g., annual screening and a Teacher Information Package) and a within-child interpretation of special needs. (JW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Legislation
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Wedell, K.; And Others – British Journal of Special Education, 1987
A case study approach focused on five local education agencies (LEAs) in England to study the implementation process of the 1981 Education Act. Interviews with professionals focused on such issues as the definition of special educational needs, recognition of child and parental rights, and effectiveness of special education provisions. (JW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Childrens Rights, Disabilities, Educational Legislation