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

O'Connor, Una (2006) Parents as partners in the education of children with special educational needs. In: Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education, Dublin, Ireland. Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education. 18 pp. [Conference contribution]

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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.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Lecture)
Keywords:parents, partnership, special education, schools
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:37636
Deposited By: Dr Una O'Connor Bones
Deposited On:27 Apr 2017 21:27
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:29

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