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Supporting pupils with special educational needs: Issues and dilemmas for special needs coordinators in English primary schools

Lookup NU author(s): Deanne Crowther, Alan Millward


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This paper reports the responses of Special Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) in primary schools to a survey undertaken in three local education authorities in the north-east of England. The role of the SENCO has been subject to increasing prescription and guidance. Although policy-makers would like SENCOs to take a more proactive role in the process of curriculum and school development, it has become clear that in making this transformation many are experiencing a number of difficulties. In comparing these difficulties to ones reported in a previous study the existence of a number of problems are highlighted which apparently remain stubbornly resistant to current advice and guidance.

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Author(s): Crowther D, Dyson A, Millward A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Special Needs Education

Year: 2001

Volume: 16

Issue: 2

Pages: 85-97

Print publication date: 01/01/2001

ISSN (print): 0885-6257

ISSN (electronic): 1469-591X

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/08856250110040695


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