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Exploring inclusive practices in primary schools : focusing on children’s voices

Adderley, Rebecca J.; Hope, Max A.; Hughes, Gill C.; Shaw, Patricia A.; Adderley, Rebecca; Hope, Max; Hughes, Gill; Jones, Lisa; Messiou, Kyriaki; Shaw, Tricia

Authors

Rebecca J. Adderley

Max A. Hope

Gill C. Hughes

Patricia A. Shaw

Dr Max Hope Max.Hope@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Education and Social Inclusion

Gill Hughes G.C.Hughes@hull.ac.uk

Dr Lisa Jones L.M.Jones@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Education/ PGR Coordinator (Education)

Kyriaki Messiou

Dr Tricia Shaw Patricia.Shaw@hull.ac.uk
Academic Lead for Education Studies

Abstract

This paper reports a small-scale research project which took place in one primary school in the north-east of England. The study aimed to listen to children about how the practices of teachers helped and/or hindered their sense of inclusion in classrooms. Inclusion was understood here in a broad sense rather than speci research tools were used as part of group interviews with children from three different year groups. Even though the children were mostly happy with their school experience, it was noticeable that there were some areas for concern for some children that related to four interconnecting themes: unfairness, shouting, loneliness and seating plans. All of these themes seemed to be connected with children can be seen as crucial in terms of understanding inclusion in schools and further developing existing practices.’s viewsfically relating to children with special educational needs. Participatory’s interpersonal relationships – with teachers and with each other – and can be seen as crucial in terms of understanding inclusion in schools and further developing existing practices.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2014
Print ISSN 0885-6257
Electronic ISSN 1469-591X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 1
Pages 106-121
Institution Citation Adderley, R., Hope, M., Hughes, G., Jones, L., Messiou, K., & Shaw, T. (2014). Exploring inclusive practices in primary schools : focusing on children’s voices. European journal of special needs education, 30(1), 106-121. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2014.964580
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2014.964580
Keywords inclusion; participative research; children’s voices; interpersonal relationships
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08856257.2014.964580