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Here are the reports of the three group discussions around the literature review. These were held on June 4 and have now been checked with participants for accuracy. GROUP ONE:  We begin with one of the discussants from mainstream education stating that there should not be a separate sector of alternative provision. It is against […]

naming – and shaming?

Alternative education programmes are often seen as ‘other’ to the mainstream or regular school (Gale and Densmore, 2000, Mills and McGregor, 2013). The dominant model operates as the norm, against which any other kind of option is seen as not only different but also somehow lesser, inferior, deviant (Valencia, 1997, Slee, 2011). The stigma of […]