Baroness Mary Warnock in Conversation with Liam Lawlor
Keywords:SEN, Special Educational Needs, SEN Provision, Mary Warnock, Opinion
In 1978 a committee chaired by Baroness Mary Warnock published a report entitled: ‘Special Educational Needs – Report of the Committee of Enquiry into the Education of Handicapped Children and Young People’. The Warnock report, as it became known, was the first review of educational provision for all children with special educational needs (SEN) in the UK since 1889. The focus of this article is a recently recorded conversation between Baroness Warnock and the author where her thoughts and opinions on SEN provision then and now are explored.
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