This book, first published in 1994, explores the impact which changes in thinking and policy at national and local level have had upon the educational experiences of children and young people with special needs in England, Scotland and Wales. Two major factors are discussed. Firstly, there is the thinking of the late 1970s which emerges in documents such as the Warnock report and the legislation which followed it. Secondly, the authors examine the educational policy and legislation of the 1980s and early 1990s which aimed to encourage the operation of market forces. Through the various articles in this collection, the contributors discuss both the common themes and the tensions created by these changes, and assess the effect these have had on special needs education in practice.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; Preface Sally Tomlinson; 1. Special Educational Needs Provision in the United Kingdom – The Policy Context Sheila Riddell and Sally Brown 2. Dilemmas in Special Educational Needs: Some Effects of Local Management of Schools Ingrid Lunt and Jennifer Evans 3. Policy and Provision for Children with Special Educational Needs in the Early Years Sheila Wolfendale 4. Challenges in a Competitive Culture: A Policy for Inclusive Education in Newham Jenny Corbett 5. Clusters: A Collaborative Approach to Meeting Special Educational Needs Jennifer Evans, Ingrid Lunt, Brahm Norwich, Jane Steedman and Klaus Wedell 6. Conflicts of Policies and Models: The Case of Specific Learning Difficulties Sheila Riddell, Sally Brown and Jill Duffield 7. Learning Difficulties and Mathematics Charles Weedon 8. Integration in the United Kingdom Julie Allan 9. Special Educational Needs and Problem Behaviour: Making Policy in the Classroom Derrick Armstrong and David Galloway 10. The Role of the Learning Support Teacher in Scottish Primary and Secondary Classrooms Pamela Munn 11. The Impact of Policy on Practice and Thinking Sally Brown and Sheila Riddell; Index