San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is a free event to mark the publication of CSIE’s report “Contrasting responses to diversity: school placement trends 2007-2013 for all local authorities in England”. Speakers include Professor Brahm Norwich and Dr Alison Black from Exeter University, James Hourigan from the London Borough of Newham and a representative of the Department for Education (to be confirmed).
The report looks at school placement trends of all local authorities in England for the years 2007-2013. Like other Trends reports before it, it reveals huge variation in the way local authorities respond to diversity; some rely more on ordinary local schools, while others regularly send high proportions of children to separate special schools.
CSIE has been reporting, since 1988, school placement trends of all local authorities in England (i.e. the proportion of children placed by each local authority in an ordinary local school and the proportion of children being sent to separate “special” schools). CSIE has been awarded a grant by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and has been working towards this report with Professor Brahm Norwich and Dr Alison Black from the University of Exeter.
The significance of this research is twofold: despite every authority being subject to the same national policies and legislation, CSIE Trends reports have brought to light disturbing local variations. Up-to-date information can empower parents to make better informed choices for their children’s school, and help parents and professionals to lobby for more inclusive education locally and nationally.
This event is free to attend but places must be booked in advance.
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Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE)
The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) is a national charity that works to promote equality and eliminate discrimination in education. Founded in 1982, the Centre has been at the cutting edge of educational change for over 30 years. Activities include: equality workshops for pupils, educators, parents and governors; talks, training & consultancy nationally and internationally; and a wide range of resources for schools, local authorities, parents and students, including student teachers. For more information please see www.csie.org.uk.
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