Educating children with life limiting and life threatening conditions

Robinson, S. and Durrant, I. (2018) Educating children with life limiting and life threatening conditions. In: Teaching Transforms Lives: How Can Teacher Education Help Address Social Inequality, 19th June 2018, Discovery Park, Sandwich, Kent. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

There are about 49,000 children and young people in the UK with a life limiting or life threatening condition; very many are in mainstream schools and the numbers are rising. Conditions include cancer, cerebral palsy, brain injury and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

This workshop shared the findings from research which sought to understand teachers' views and experiences of working with children with these conditions, and to identify the support that they need. The multi-disciplinary research team used the findings to write a practical handbook for teachers and school-based staff. It aims to address teachers' concerns about; medical care, responding to government policies, children's emotional and behavioural needs, bereavement, how to communicate with children, families and professionals, teaching and learning strategies, and a school culture that includes support for teachers. We will share the book and try to answer your questions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: L Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1200 Inclusive education
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work
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Depositing User: Dr Sally Robinson
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 10:33
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 10:33
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17393

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