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Reducing school exclusions: An evaluation of a multi-site development project

Vulliamy, G. and Webb, R. (2003) Reducing school exclusions: An evaluation of a multi-site development project. Oxford Review of Education, 29 (1). pp. 33-49. ISSN 0305-4985

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The article reports the findings of an evaluation of a 1996-1999 British Home Office funded project which placed social work trained home-school support workers in comprehensive schools with the aim of reducing school exclusions. Set in the context of a review of the research evidence for the reasons for rapidly rising school exclusions in England during the 1990s, quantitative and qualitative data are analysed in relation to the impact of the project on rates of fixed-term and permanent exclusions. Exclusions were considerably reduced by a variety of strategies adopted by the support workers and over the three-year project duration permanent exclusions were cut by 25%. It is argued that teacher social workers are helpful in alleviating the conflict between the New Labour government's Standards agenda and its Inclusion agenda.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Education (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2009 10:37
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2009 10:37
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054980307439
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1080/03054980307439
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7142

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