Making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities: pre-service teachers' perceptions of an online support resource

MORLEY, David, MAHER, Anthony, WALSH, Barbara, DINNING, Track, LLOYD, Diane and PRATT, Andrea (2017). Making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities: pre-service teachers' perceptions of an online support resource. British Journal of Special Education, 44 (2), 203-219.

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Abstract

The Equality Act called on British schools to ‘avoid as far as possible by reasonable means, the disadvantage which a disabled pupil experiences’. Teachers, therefore, must be creative and flexible in order to meet the needs and optimise the capabilities of all pupils. Using focus group interviews, this article explores the influence of an online resource on pre-service teachers’ perceptions of making reasonable adjustments for children with special educational needs and disabilities. Pre-service teachers appeared committed to making reasonable adjustments, with reports of the online resource being particularly influential on their planning and assessing progress. The influence of the resource was less significant on those pre-service teachers with previous experience of making reasonable adjustments.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: disability, reasonable adjustments, special educational 22 needs, teacher education
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
Identification Number: 10.1111/1467-8578.12175
Depositing User: Jill Hazard
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2017 19:17
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15719

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