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Links Between Special Schools and Mainstream Schools: a Follow-up Survey

Fletcher-Campbell, F and Kington, A (2001) Links Between Special Schools and Mainstream Schools: a Follow-up Survey. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 1 (3). ISSN 1471-3802

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This article reports the findings from a survey of special schools in England and Wales regarding their links with mainstream schools. This survey was a follow-up of two previous surveys undertaken in mid-1987 and 1993 respectively. Data were elicited about visits made by pupils, teachers and support assistants both from special schools to mainstream schools and from mainstream schools to the special schools. Over two-thirds of special schools in England and Wales responded, the sample reflecting the distribution of types of special schools nationally. Findings indicated that the degree of link activity has been maintained over the years but it is relatively restricted in terms of the number of pupils and staff involved, and there does not seem to be evidence of the strategic use of placements.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
Depositing User: Alison Kington
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 09:28
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 09:28
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1906

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