An examination of inclusive practice in primary schools for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

Aspindale, Stacey (2010) An examination of inclusive practice in primary schools for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Inclusion can be incorporated in many aspects of society such as the workplace and schools. Towards the end of the 20th century there has been a move towards inclusion within education. Children with special educational needs (SEN) are educated in mainstream schools alongside pupils without SEN thus encouraging equality and human rights. The aim of this dissertation is to examine whole school approaches to inclusion in primary schools for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). Secondary research and literature reviews were the methods chosen. The history of inclusion is examined as evidence of a move towards inclusion. This piece suggests that the label SEBD is too broad and consequently that pupils with SEBD often receive interventions that are not tailored to their individual needs. Emotional literacy (EL) and social emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) are the main whole school approaches examined within this dissertation, and it is concluded that they are a positive way of including pupils with SEBD in mainstream classrooms. However, EL is not currently laid out within the National Curriculum and therefore many pupils with SEBD are not reaping the benefits of this whole school approach unless the school they attend has opted to incorporate EL. This dissertation recommends that schools throughout England adopt both SEAL and EL to benefit pupils across the school, not only those with SEBD, and that further data is collected surrounding this field.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15

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