Looking to the future: towards a common sense of purpose

Ainscow, M. (2005) Looking to the future: towards a common sense of purpose. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 29(2), pp. 182-186. (doi: 10.1080/1030011050290209)

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The articles in this journal focus on what is, arguably, the biggest challenge facing school systems throughout the world, that of educational inclusion. It is hardly surprising that this is particularly challenging in secondary schools. Within such schools, internal factors, such as size and organisational complexity, clearly complicate attempts to foster more flexible and responsive arrangements. At the same time, external factors, not least the effects of competition between schools and parental choice, create particularly intensive pressures to achieve improved results in tests and examinations.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ainscow, Professor Mel
Authors: Ainscow, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Australasian Journal of Special Education
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1030-0112

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