Education for Minority Ethnic Pupils: Young People with Sickle Cell Disease

A team of researchers at De Montfort University, University of York and Loughborough University was been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council to report on the experiences of young people with sickle cell disorders in the education system in a multi-method study between 2006 and 2011. The aims of the project include mapping the extent and content of educational policies on SCD at local authority and school level; to map the range and frequency of key factors reported to affect the educational experiences of those living with SCD; to describe the perceptions held by those with SCD of their educational experiences; and to develop a user-led educational policy framework for SCD. The project is coming to an end and its findings can be found on the project website:

http://www.sicklecelleducation.com

Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences