Pygmalion lives on

Wearmouth, Janice (2001). Pygmalion lives on. In: Wearmouth, Janice ed. Special educational provision in the context of inclusion: policy and practice in schools. London: David Fulton Publishers, pp. 283–290.



This text offers the reader an introduction to the historical development of special educational provision. It concentrates on some of the key issues relevant to professionals currently working in the field. It looks at the recent drive towards inclusion and the implications of this for schools. In the present market-oriented context in education, there are a number of dilemmas facing schools which attempt to include all pupils and at the same time respond to the current focus on academic achievement in a national climate of competition and accountability. The book offers practical examples of ways to resolve these dilemmas at the level of the LEA, the school, the classroom and the individual child. It is an Open University reader.

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