An investigation into the inclusion of children with autism aged 8-12 in educational setting

Birch, Victoria (2014) An investigation into the inclusion of children with autism aged 8-12 in educational setting. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    In the UK today, it is estimated that 1 in every 100 people have autism. One aspect which is a significant challenge for those with autism, is the ability to feel included within social situations. It is therefore important to consider the effects that the education system has upon children with autism with regards to promoting inclusion, as this is likely to impact upon a child’s academic achievement and general well-being. This dissertation provides an insight into inclusion for children aged 8-12 within educational settings, focusing on various influencing factors such as: government policies and national strategies aimed at supporting those with autism; limitations and challenges autistic children may face; and the types of schooling and teaching methods which can influence how the success to which a child is included within their school. This dissertation is supported by secondary sources of literature, which provide current arguments for which environment best promotes inclusion for children aged 8-12 in a variety of settings. It concludes that despite a strong move towards promoting inclusion, many educational settings are yet to reach full inclusion. It has, however, highlighted that through recent government legislation and school policies, strategies have been put in place to help ensure that the process to reach full inclusion is advanced.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 16:34
    Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 16:34

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