An Individual Education Plan for Pupils with Special Educational Needs: How Inclusive is the Process for the Pupil?
Keywords:IEP, Individual Education Plan, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Professional Development
This article reports research on current practice in Ireland with regard to the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process focusing on pupil involvement. It identifies and asserts a challenge to teachers in line with inclusion ideology and concludes that the motivation and empowerment benefits of including the pupil’s voice in the IEP process can be best supported through appropriate teacher professional development.
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