Special Education Provision for Children with Disabilities in Irish Primary Schools

May 2006


Within the last two years in Ireland there have been a number of significant changes in special education policy and provision, including new legislation in the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs (EPSEN) Act 2004 and subsequent establishment of the National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

This report is based on research that was commissioned by the NDA in 2004 and conducted between September 2004 and February 2005. It is an extract from a broader piece of work which aimed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of primary education provision for children with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN). The report focuses on the views of stakeholders who participated in the research, including parents, teachers, principals, specialist professionals, disability organisations and a other relevant stakeholders.

You can read the report online, or download different versions below.