Governmental Support for the Education of Special Needs Children Research Proposal by Nicky

A research proposal to determine how the government can support special needs children's education.
# 150995 | 1,610 words | 7 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 17, 2012 in Education (Special)

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The paper outlines the proposed study that will explore what support the government can provide to special needs students, whether the support provided by the government is needed most at the state or federal level, and what has demonstrated success in the past in providing support to special needs students in education. The paper provides a literature review and relates the findings of the study.

Purpose of the Study
Significance of the Study
Research Questions
Proposed Methodology
Literature Review
Findings & Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The work of Topping (2009) entitled: "Special Needs System Shake-up to Improve Support of Pupils" states that the school secretary, Ed Balls would announced new measures that would make the provision of better support for students with disabilities and special educational needs. Specifically stated is that the government will look at "taking assessment of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) out of the hands of local authorities, which, according to parents' groups, consider the cost of a child's education when assessing their needs." (Topping, 2008) p.1 The government has, according to the report, acknowledged the desire of parents for "clearer, more transparent assessments". (Topping, 2009) p.1
"Due to the rate of children with disabilities who are "eight times as likely to be excluded from school" it is stated that the "proposals will also crack down on schools that exclude high numbers of students with SEN." (Topping, 2009) p.1 Additionally reported is that new forms of "...statutory guidance will push behavior and attendance partnerships (groups of secondary schools in one area that have come together to challenge poor behavior and attendance) with high levels of exclusions of children with SEN to address the problem quickly." (Topping, 2009) p.1)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brolin, D. E. (1989). Life Centered Career Education: A Competency Based Approach (3rd ed.). Reston, VA: The Council for Exceptional Children.
  • Edgar. G. (1988). Employment as an outcome for mildly handicapped students: Current status and future direction. Focus on Exceptional Children 21(1), 1-8 (EJ380199).
  • Goodship, Joan M. (1990) Life Skills Mastery for Students with Special Needs. ERIC Digest #E469.
  • Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education (2002) National Research Council U.S. Committee on Minority Representation in Special Education. National Academies Press 2002.
  • Rusch, F., & Phelps, L. A. (1987). Secondary special education and transition from school to work: A national priority. Exceptional Children, 53, 487-92.

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