chapter  5
ByJohn MacBeath, Ron Cully, Ron Lander
Pages 24

A small and successful special school provides a useful focus for exploring these issues because it illuminates both the complexities of the task and the value of undertaking it. Historically, special schools have moved progressively across the spectrum from an institution-centred view to a more organic and dynamic way of seeing learners and the learning-teaching relationship. They have offered challenge after challenge to conventional expectations and to our collective understanding of success.