Schools are under more pressure than ever before to provide a good education for pupils with special needs. Revisiting the fifty schools that they researched for their 1985 ground-breaking study, One in Five, Paul Croll and Diana Moses provide an authoritative guide to the central issues of children with special needs. The authors also consider the provision for various special needs, including emotional and behavioral difficulties, ADD, Aspergers Syndrome, autism, and dyslexia.
Based on research in special needs carried out in primary schools, this text presents qualitative/quantitative data and deals with issues such as: effects of curriculum; how judgements are made; the impact of policies; role of local government; and emotional and behavioural difficulties.
"[An] elegantly written book Here we have a model of how to present numeric data in an intelligent and accessible manner. All the tables are clear and easy to read and the commentaries are always limpid and judicious. If all educational research were written with the clarity and style of Croll and Moses, what a joy it would be to turn to the latest journal articles .Readers of this journal will read a great deal of research in the field of special educational needs during this year and the years to come, but I doubt they will read a better book than this. Go and buy it. It is essential reading for teachers, educational psychologists, education officers, advisors and academics, in fact anyone with an interest in children with special educational needs."
-British Journal of Special Education, December 2000