The transfer process between special and mainstream schools: the pupils' experience

Jacklin, Angela (1998) The transfer process between special and mainstream schools: the pupils' experience. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 13 (2). 155 - 169.

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Abstract

This paper explores the perspectives of a group of 15 pupils, all of whom have had experience of both special and mainstream schooling: seven had transferred from special to mainstream, and eight from mainstream to a special school. The paper focuses on the importance of friends and friendship groups, the pupils’ awareness of the different cultures of schools and the importance of these two issues in the period of adjustment following transfer. It is argued that an understanding of the pupil perspective in this is crucial not only to transfer between special and mainstream schools, but also when considering factors affecting the inclusion of pupils who have disabilities or who experience difficulties in learning. A model, the ‘Pathways Model’, is presented and used in the exploration of pupil experience of transfer.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Depositing User: Angela Jacklin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:02
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 15:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23732
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