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Investigating perceptions of the assessment process for pupils with special educational needs within an Irish context

Shevlin, M., Winter, E., Rose, R. and O'Raw, P. (2013) Investigating perceptions of the assessment process for pupils with special educational needs within an Irish context. Irish Educational Studies. 32(2), pp. 121-137. 0332-3315.

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Abstract: This paper discusses a four year longitudinal study to investigate how special needs policies and practices in Ireland impact on the experiences and outcomes for pupils with special educational needs (SENs), how curriculum is delivered and how SENs resource and support services are used. The project consists of a number of distinct but interrelated phases. The first includes data collection through focus groups conducted with key stakeholders in the field of SENs in Ireland within primary education. These provided a context for the research team to gain insights into experiences, attitudes and opinions on the issues confronting schools and service providers. This paper presents one of the preliminary results from this phase of the research. A major emerging theme was assessment; the role of assessment in SENs; current assessment procedures and the outcomes for pupils who are formally assessed and identified as having SENs. The research team considers the strengths and weaknesses inherent in an assessment process designed to support pupils with SENs
Subjects: L Education > LA History of education > LA410 Other regions or countries > LA669.61 Ireland
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC65 Social aspects of education > LC71 Education and the state
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC3950 Exceptional children and youth. Special education
Creators: Shevlin, Michael, Winter, Eileen, Rose, Richard and O'Raw, Paul
Funders or Sponsors: This paper reports research funded by the National Council for Special Education, Ireland
Projects: Project IRIS (Inclusive Research in Irish Schools)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Special Needs Education and Research
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Education and Research
Research Centres > Centre for Education and Research
Date: 2013
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 121-137
Journal or Publication Title: Irish Educational Studies
Volume: 32
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 0332-3315
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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