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Understanding and Developing Inclusive Practices in Schools

Grant reference: L139251001

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TLRP: Understanding and Developing Inclusive Practices in Schools - poster
This poster describes the rationale, methods and results of the research project Understanding and Developing Inclusive Practices in Schools. It aims to deepen the understanding of practitioners and policy makers about how schools and Local Education Authorities (LEAs) can widen the participation and improve the educational achievement of marginalised children and young people. This posters presents the results of the research carried out between 2000 and 2003 in twenty five schools by members of an action research network that brought together teachers and LEA officers in three urban LEAs, and teams of researchers from three higher education institutions. Most school joined the project through a broad desire to do their best by all of their pupils, rather than through a clearly articulated commitment to inclusion or because they already displayed outstanding inclusive practice. The three partnerships addressed the following research questions: (1) What are the barriers to participation and learning experienced by pupils? (2) What practices can help to overcome these barriers? (3) To what extent do such practices facilitate improved learning outcomes? (4) How can such practices be encouraged and sustained within LEAs and schools? The findings cover the following aspects: (1) Barriers to participation and learning (2) Teachers' understanding (3) What influences further development (4) How teachers and schools changed (5) Ambiguities of the national reform agenda Policy developments: This poster offers some recommendations for policy developments.
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Author M Ainscow

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