Education of Children with Medical Conditions

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book examines the issues which affect the participation, achievement and social inclusion of children with medical conditions in education. The contributors discuss areas of potential difficulty and suggest ways of developing more effective, efficient and empathetic provision, in and out of school. This comprehensive approach includes young people's, parents' and siblings' accounts, professional descriptions and critiques of recent research, educational policies and practices within the UK.
The book will enable education authority officers, school managers, primary and secondary teachers, educational psychologists, school medical personnel, support coordinators and advisers to acquire and apply in-depth understanding to the challenge of including these children more fully.

Table of Contents

Notes on authors
Introduction to the children and their educational frameworksp. 1
'I didn't ask to have this': first-person accounts of young peoplep. 15
The psychological impact of chronic illness on children's developmentp. 27
Researching the education of children with medical conditions: reflections on two projectsp. 39
Parents' expectations and experiences of their children's educationp. 51
The role and achievements of voluntary organisations supporting educationp. 65
Health services: supporting children, families and schoolsp. 77
Issues for the effectiveness of children's school educationp. 93
'There were more than I thought': reflections on a medical audit and its implications for a primary schoolp. 107
'People took a lot for granted': a secondary school's support for pupils with chronic illness and other medical conditionsp. 119
Towards quality educational services for children out of school for reasons of healthp. 131
More like a friend: case studies of working in wards and at home with children with a poor prognosisp. 145
Schools and deathp. 155
Privileged witnesses? Siblings' viewsp. 169
Resources to support education staff working with children with medical conditionsp. 179
Referencesp. 195
Indexp. 205
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