A critical exploration of inclusive education in England: assessing the impact of the recently proposed government changes

Johnson, Jodie (2011) A critical exploration of inclusive education in England: assessing the impact of the recently proposed government changes. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This piece of work in a literature based dissertation which is going to critically evaluate certain aspects of inclusive education in England. This will present the current political topic of inclusive education and will inform the reader of theories, recently documented proposed changes to special education needs provision, multi-agency working and the negatives attached to inclusive education. To begin with the author contextualises inclusive education with policies, procedures and legislation which readers need to be aware off as well as this a definition of special education needs and disability is discussed. After this, theories of inclusion, disability and inclusive education are critically evaluated, highlighting the importance of the capability approach in order to provide inclusive education. This then moves onto look at proposed changes set out by the coalition government and multi-agency working, an important issue in both social work and education. Lastly the negative side of inclusive education focusing on three areas: bullying, permanent exclusion and lack of participation. The author made realistic recommendations to improve inclusive education in the areas that were evaluated.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 09:16
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4192

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