First published in 1992. This book provides accounts of case-study research and evaluation in the area of special educational needs carried out by teachers in ordinary and special schools. Contributors discuss their experiences of the problems and possibilities of teacher research and provide advice on information-gathering, analysis and writing up. The findings presented address both whole-school matters, such as the use of support staff in ordinary schools, and the development of an assessment policy in a special school, and a range of current issues, such as partnership with parents and the teaching of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
It is of interest to all teachers and tutors involved in research-based courses, students in primary and secondary initial teacher training, teachers on in-service courses, support staff for special educational needs.
List of Contributors; Foreword by Peter Mittler; Preface; 1. New Directions in Special Educational Needs Research Graham Vulliamy and Rosemary Webb 2. Designing a Teacher-research Project Graham Vulliamy and Rosemary Webb 3. An Evaluation of a Leaver’s Curriculum in a Special School Jean Holgate 4. Creating a Basis for a Partnership with Parents of Pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties Jacqueline Wadlow 5. Devising Motor Programmes for Children with Physical Disabilities Lynda Peake 6. Parental Perceptions of the Professionals Involved with Children with Special Educational Needs Kathleen Murphy 7. Meeting Individual Needs in the Classroom in a Comprehensive School Thomas Farrell 8. An Evaluation of Conductive Education in English Special Schools Trefor Davies-Isaac 9. Support Work in Primary Classrooms: Some Management Concerns Marion Tricker 10. Return to School from an Assessment Centre Joan Normington 11. Unit Accreditation at a Special School James Powell 12. Analysing and Validating Data in Teacher Research Graham Vulliamy and Rosemary Webb; Index