Second report on the Educational Experiences and Outcomes of Children with Special Educational Needs

A collaborative research team from the ERC and the DCU Institute of Education have completed a second report on the Educational Experiences and Outcomes of Children with Special Educational Needs. The report was published by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) on Monday, 26th March 2018. Peter Archer, Caroline McKeown and Jude Cosgrove (ERC) and Joe Travers, Zita Lysaght and Orla Ní Bhroin (DCU IoE) contributed to the report.

This report uses data from the Growing Up in Ireland study, and follows on from the first report of when children were age 9 and in primary school, to the age of 13, when most children were at post-primary school. The report considers the extent to which special educational needs have changed or remained the same over time; examines progress in some of the outcomes examined in the first report, along with additional outcomes, such as transition to post-primary school; and considers differences between children with special educational needs in terms of type of special needs, socio-economic, school and home contexts, and outcomes. The report includes a short literature review of these topics (in addition to the literature review in the first report), and presents the results comprehensively.

The Executive Summary provides an overview of the key findings, and an overview of all elements of the study.

Click here to access the report.