Special Educational Needs: A Contextualised Perspective

Ruth Lupton, Martin Thrupp, Ceri Brown

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The paper examines variations in the extent of special education needs (SEN) in different socio-economic contexts, drawing on data from 46 English primary schools. It examines the implications of variations in SEN for individual pupils and for school organisation and processes. It reviews funding allocations for SEN and what they mean for the provision of support in different settings. © 2010 Copyright Society for Educational Studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-284
Number of pages17
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010


  • poverty
  • school context
  • school funding
  • special educational needs (SEN)


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