This article, by Craig Johnston & Simon Bradford, draws on a study researching the experiences of a group of school-aged (14–16 years) disabled students in so-called ‘Alternative Provision’ in England.
The recent UNESCO report into disability and education raised concerns that young people with disabilities are almost always worse off than their non-disabled peers when it comes to access to, exclusion from and completion of mainstream school. … Despite commitment by successive governments in the United Kingdom to provide a more ‘inclusive education’ system, evidence suggests that disabled students, especially those facing multiple disadvantages deriving from class, race and gender positioning, continue to face disproportionate levels of school exclusion.
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