This key text provides an overview of current theoretical issues, areas of study and major themes that are covered in Education Studies programs
Chapter 4: Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education: Origins and Current Issues
Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education: Origins and Current Issues
This chapter begins with a brief introduction to clarify what is meant by the term ‘special educational needs (SEN). We follow this with a discussion of four themes:
- A historical overview of SEN from the 1950s to the present.
- The extent to which SEN are created by educational systems.
- Issues of exclusion.
- Initiatives to support children with learning difficulties in inclusive educational cultures.
Our aim in this chapter is to draw attention to policy-related experiences in the education of pupils with learning difficulties.
Introduction: What Do We Mean by SEN
Special educational needs (SEN) is a familiar term to virtually everyone involved in education. Its importance as a policy issue has ...