Posts Tagged ‘Government’

The Absurdity of ‘Removing the Bias Towards Inclusion’

Friday, July 15th, 2011

For all inclusionists, the cornerstone aim of the Government’s SEN policy – removing the bias towards inclusive education – is absurd.

A short word-play with the definition of inclusion soon shows where this absurdity lies.

There are several meanings embedded in the concept of inclusion – all of them important and, once named, none of them are really open to much serious debate about their place as core values in a civilised society. Let’s look at a few of the meanings that the concept of inclusion carries: (more…)

Inclusion, not Integration

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

A few days ago we had an open meeting of members and supporters to discuss ALLFIE’s response to the current SEN Green paper ‘Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability’. (more…)

The Wolf Report

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

This week a report commissioned by the government has come out which calls for a decreased emphasis on vocational courses. The Wolf Report suggests that students under 16 should focus on academic subjects and that vocational courses should not be counted on school league tables.  (more…)

What do you think should be included in the Special Education Needs Review?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The Government are planning to hold a review of special education needs in the next couple of months. ALLFIE thinks that the Govt may take this as an opportunity to start to implement their disastrous election promise to ‘remove the bias towards inclusive education’. (more…)

Japan: Government report backs inclusive education

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Allfie recently hosted a party of visitors from Japan who had travelled to the UK to learn more about inclusive education from a UK perspective. The group included Government officials, teachers, parents and academics. (more…)