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The role of special educational needs co-ordinators in raising disabled students awareness of summer schools in higher education institutions : barriers and bridges.

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The role of special educational needs co-ordinators in raising disabled students awareness of summer schools in higher education institutions : barriers and bridges. / Houghton, Ann-Marie; Piggott, Linda.

In: Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2008, p. 24-33.

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title = "The role of special educational needs co-ordinators in raising disabled students awareness of summer schools in higher education institutions : barriers and bridges.",
abstract = "Findings from the Lancashire Aimhigher Disability (LAD) research project highlight issues of integration and inclusion for Special Educational Needs (SEN) students in mainstream schooling. Through individual and focus group discussions with students, and interviews with staff in secondary schools and further education institutions the project involved an exploration of the reasons underlying the low levels of participation of disabled students at Aimhigher summer schools. It concludes that low participation in summer schools may be a result of poor integration of SEN students into mainstream institutions as a result of inherent and potentially unintended exclusionary practices and that schools, colleges and higher education institutions (HEIs) should encourage and enable Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) to play a major role in building bridges to support participation in summer schools and, in time, transition to higher education.",
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