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Title: Where do children with a statement of Special Educational Needs transfer to at Change of Phase from Primary to Secondary school and how do parents choose which provision is most suitable for their child?
Author: Byrne, Andrew Ian
ISNI:       0000 0004 2718 8840
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2011
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Volume 1 of this thesis contains a critical literature review paper and a full length report of a study to examine the decisions of parents’ of children with SEN when choosing a secondary provision for their child and the factors that influence this. The review presents the results of a literature scoping exercise looking at two linked areas: educational provision for pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs in England and the decisions parents of these children make when choosing a secondary placement to send their child to at change of phase. The research paper uses a multiple case study design to explore this issue in the context of one LA. Pupils in the study had attended their local primary school in year 6 but then transferred to differing provision: mainstream high; resource provision within mainstream; or special school. An exploration of the factors leading to these different outcomes is considered. The study uses socio-cultural and activity theory as a framework in the design and data gathering phase of the research and subsequently to discuss and explore the results. Implications for future research and practice of Educational Psychologists are considered.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (App.Ed.Psy.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: LC Special aspects of education