This new edition of Ann Lewis's widely acclaimed text has been substantially revised and updated to take into account the recent revisions to the National Curriculum and the guidance of the Code of Practice. It provides:
*an analysis of the issues and practicalities of implementing the National Curriculum at primary school level
*an exploration of the main trends concerning the education of children with learning difficulties
*guidelines on safeguarding a broad curriculum, assessing children's learning and helping all children gain access to the National Curriculum
Related issues such as the grouping of children, the role of the special needs coordinator, resources, record keeping and the legal position are also examined. These areas are explored in the light of classroom practice, evidence about the impact of the National Curriculum to date and wider research evidence and policy analysis.