Offers strategies for supporting students with special needs in mainstream schools and covers the changing nature of advisory services and the role of day and residential schools.

The Inclusion and Every Child Matters Agendas

The inclusion and every child matters agendas

This chapter sets the scene for the rest of the book. It explains how:

  • the inclusion debate has developed to encompass the notion of all schools being part of a flexible continuum of provision
  • the Every Child Matters agenda is unfolding alongside inclusion
  • the chapters in the book are set out to illustrate how an inclusive education service is being developed across schools and services

The Convoluted Path of Inclusion

After many years of argument about what inclusion should mean with regard to pupils who have special educational needs, there is a growing consensus about how the concept of inclusion should be defined. In the past, the debate centred almost entirely around a small percentage of pupils ...

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