Special Educational Needs Policy in the 1990s: Warnock in the Market Place

1st Edition

Sheila Riddell, Sally Brown

Published August 16, 2018
Reference - 266 Pages
ISBN 9781138590021 - CAT# K386709
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Special Educational Needs

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This book, first published in 1994, explores the impact which changes in thinking and policy at national and local level have had upon the educational experiences of children and young people with special needs in England, Scotland and Wales. Two major factors are discussed. Firstly, there is the thinking of the late 1970s which emerges in documents such as the Warnock report and the legislation which followed it. Secondly, the authors examine the educational policy and legislation of the 1980s and early 1990s which aimed to encourage the operation of market forces. Through the various articles in this collection, the contributors discuss both the common themes and the tensions created by these changes, and assess the effect these have had on special needs education in practice.


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