Chapter 2

Entitlement to special provision

Introduction

Attainment and progress inform definitions of various disabilities and disorders and are central to notions of entitlement to special educational provision. In this chapter, such entitlement is examined with respect to the United States of America, Australia, and England. Examples of local entitlement to provision are given from India and Israel.

Pupils’ attainment and progress

Raising standards in general education and special education refers to improving levels of pupils’ attainment and progress in learning and in development. Learning is indicated by what a student shows he knows, understands and can do. Development in the present context mainly concerns psychosocial development and ...

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