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dc.contributor.creatorTynan, Fionnuala
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-22T16:31:42Z
dc.date.available2021-11-22T16:31:42Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationTynan, F. (2018) 'Exemptions from Irish: an Inclusion dilemma', REACH Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 31(1), 89–102, available: https://reachjournal.ie/index.php/reach/article/view/28.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.mic.ul.ie/handle/10395/3010
dc.description.abstractWhile exemptions from Irish are periodically reported in the media, they have attracted little academic commentary. Learners with certain special educational needs (SEN) qualify for an exemption from Irish when clear criteria are met (DES1, 1994; DES, 1996), but there appears to be a gap between policy and practice. This paper presents findings on the educational profile of learners with Williams syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental condition that results in an intellectual disability (ID) but an aptitude for language learning. Most of the teacher participants in the study acknowledged the language learning capacity of the learners but some portrayed professional dilemmas of working within the parameters of an exemption from Irish. While this paper primarily aims to open the debate on exemptions from Irish, it also proposes a framework for the teaching of Irish to learners with SEN.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries31;1
dc.rightsREACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland is available open access and is listed widely on library electronic journal holdings and on the EBSCO Education Research Complete database.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://reachjournal.ie/index.php/reach/article/view/28en_US
dc.subjectWilliams syndromeen_US
dc.subjectIrish exemptionen_US
dc.subjectLanguage learningen_US
dc.subjectInclusionen_US
dc.subjectSpecial educationen_US
dc.titleExemptions from Irish: an Inclusion dilemmaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.supercollectionall_mic_researchen_US
dc.type.supercollectionmic_published_revieweden_US
dc.description.versionYesen_US


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