Parents as partners in the education of children with special educational needs

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Abstract

This presentation is grounded in research on parental participation in educational decision-making, offering experiences and perceptions based on singular insight that can make a valuable contribution to SEN debate. The presentation refers to a large scale study of parents with a child with SEN in Northern Ireland. The findings show that although parents are broadly satisfied with current statutory arrangements for their child's SEN, they had some reservations in relation to policy and practice. The findings also show that parents do not consider themselves partners in the decisions taken on their child's education which has implications for collaborative practice.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages18
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Dec 2006
EventCentre for Early Childhood Development and Education - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 1 Dec 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceCentre for Early Childhood Development and Education
Period1/12/06 → …

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Keywords

  • parents
  • partnership
  • special education
  • schools

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