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Amidst all of the bureaucracy and policy concerning special educational needs (SEN), it is easy to lose sight of the role of standards in the education of pupils with SEN. This book places the role of standards at the centre of the stage, showing:- what is meant by standards- how they are measured- how they can be improved- what pitfalls need to be avoidedTopics include: legisaltion; identification of SEN; target settting; benchmarking; value added; inclusive education; and resources. The book focuses on UK education systmes but includes frequent and sustained comparison with USA. There are also references to Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.
Michael Farrell is an inspector for special educational needs and very able children. He has done consultancy work in Switzerland, China and USA. Previously he was a headteacher and a lecturer at the Institute of Education, London University. He has published books with David Fulton and Blackwell.