Providing social inclusion for students on the autistic spectrum in mainstream schools

Machu, Gemma (2016) Providing social inclusion for students on the autistic spectrum in mainstream schools. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The following secondary research's main focus was around school aged children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum in mainstream schools. This research was developed through the exploration of primary research that focuses on the potential experiences of inclusion, exclusion, relationships, and the potential vulnerabilities for students on the autistic spectrum. The dissertation highlights the possible strengths and weakness in legislation and practice in terms of promoting change in mainstream schools. This research identified many gaps in research and in practice. There appears to be an abundance of contemporary legislation to include students on the autistic spectrum but, little guidance on how that is put into practice; thereby leaving many students with autistic spectrum conditions excluded and vulnerable and even bullied in mainstream school settings. However, this conclusion cannot not be over generalised across the whole of Britain; as many of the primary research explored were often small samples. Therefore, more research needs to be generated in the field in order identify whether there is a similar patterns occurring across the whole of Britain.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 12:31
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 12:31
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21362

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