An examination of the educational support for teachers who teach children with life limiting illnesss in mainstream schools
Robinson, S. and Summers, K. 2012. An examination of the educational support for teachers who teach children with life limiting illnesss in mainstream schools.
|Authors||Robinson, S. and Summers, K.|
There are increasing numbers of children living with life limiting illnesses in mainstream schools, thanks to better medical care. Life limiting illnesses in children can include (i) conditions for which curative treatment is feasible but can fail such as cancer and irreversible organ failure (ii) conditions requiring long periods of intensive treatment, but premature death is still possible such as cystic fibrosis (iii) progressive conditions without curative treatment such as Battens disease and (iv) conditions with severe neurological disability which might deteriorate unpredictably such as those with severe multiple disabilities following brain or spinal cord injuries (ACT/RCPCH, 2003). The aim of this literature-based study was to evaluate the current provision of educational support for teachers who are teaching children with life limiting illness in mainstream schools. An international literature search was carried out between February and July 2010 for academic journal articles across nine electronic data bases. It produced 23 papers published between 2005 and July 2010.
|Conference||At the Crossroads: New Directions in Teacher Education|
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|Deposited||10 Mar 2014|
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