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LEARNING SUPPORT FOR PUPILS IN MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS

Policy context and practical implications

Sheila Riddell

 

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this chapter is to explore the various ways in which schools have endeavoured to educate pupils identified as having greater difficulty in learning than their peers. Inevitably, the methods developed at different times reflect changes in understandings of the underlying causes of problems in learning. The chapter focuses on the UK context, contrasting experiences in Scotland and England, and draws attention to the various ways in which policies enacted in the wider educational arena have particular, if sometimes unintended, consequences for children with learning difficulties. The structure of the chapter ...

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