ESRI Research Bulletin

Academic and socio-emotional outcomes of students with special educational needs in Ireland

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September 29, 2021
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Research on the development of students with special educational or additional needs (SEN) often narrowly focuses on their academic development, overlooking the growing understanding of the role of inclusion in supporting fulfilling lives. By using rich, nationally representative data, a broader measure of SEN, and including both academic and socio-emotional outcomes, this paper provides a more holistic approach to understanding the lived experiences of young people with SEN.