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Understanding and Developing Inclusive Practices in Schools

Grant reference: L139251001

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TLRP: Understanding the changing role of English local education authorities in promoting inclusion
Local Education Authorities (LEAs) in England are accountable to their electorates and to the Secretary of State for maintained schools in their areas. In this sense they can be seen as part of the democratic process by which educational provision is made available for all children and young people within a local area. However, since 1988, a series of national reforms have gradually eroded the power of LEAs. In this chapter, the authors consider the implications of these changes for efforts to develop more inclusive forms of education. In particular, they reflect upon their recent experience working with colleagues in a number of English LEAs as they have attempted to move policy and practice forward.
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Author M Ainscow

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