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Russell, Philippa – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes recommendations of the Warnock Committee regarding the field of special education, and reports several important concepts of the 1981 Education Act. Additionally elaborates on the implications the Act has for parents whose children have special needs. Cautionary notes regarding consequences for practice are pointed out. (AS)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Russell, Philippa – Early Child Development and Care, 1985
The Warnock Report, recognizing the need to provide parents with additional support and advice, introduced the concept of the "named person"--essentially a counselor and advisor. The article defines the role of the "named person," and the advantages and disadvantages of different groups of professionals and voluntary…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Programs, Parent Counseling, Parent Education
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Bryans, Trevor – Early Child Development and Care, 1985
Highlights pertinent legislation in England over the past 40 years with regard to children with special education needs. Distinguishes the political relationships between legislation and practice, and policy and delivery, giving particular reference to the role and functions of educational psychologists. (DT)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Psychology
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Jewell, Tim; Feiler, Anthony – Early Child Development and Care, 1985
Argues that, with the advent of the 1981 Education Act and its focus on the integration of all pupils into mainstream schools, behaviorist teaching methods are beginning to play a central role in meeting special education needs. Applications of objectives-based curriculum development, direct instruction, precision teaching, and individual…
Descriptors: Children, Curriculum Development, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Burroughs, Sue – Early Child Development and Care, 1985
Provides a detailed account of role of the peripatetic remedial teacher as perceived by those in daily contact with her. Examines the role within an educational context to raise issues about developing the role to accommodate changing expectations resulting from the implementation of the 1981 Education Act (England), in respect to children with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Children, Coordination, Curriculum Development