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'A really good teaching strategy': Secondary students with vision impairment voice their experiences of inclusive teacher pedagogy

The inclusion of students with vision impairment (VI) into regular classes is typically made possible via a raft of technical accommodations and special educational support. This article reports...

‘How dare you say that about my friend’: negotiating disability and identity within Australian high schools

In this paper, people with mobility disabilities talk about their high school experiences in New South Wales, Australia. We are particularly interested in how these men and women talk about the affirmation of bodily differences within various high school spaces.

‘Measuring Up’? Assessment and students with disabilities in the modern university

This article draws on three case studies using a personal pronoun perspective to understand how university students with disabilities negotiate with staff arrangements for alternative assessment practices.

"I Never Imagined I'd Have to Teach These Children" : Providing Authentic Learning Experiences for Secondary Pre-Service Teachers in Teaching Students with Special Needs

This article seeks to describe a collaborative and cross‐curricula initiative aimed to provide pre-service teachers with experiences that would assist them to develop their knowledge and skills to teach students with special needs in their classrooms.

"I'm in their shoes": Experiences of peer educators in sexuality and relationship education

Background: Sexuality and relationship education for adults with an intellectual disability has failed to include them in roles other than as learners. This paper reports findings from a study of...

"My Attitude, My Responsibility" Investigating the Attitudes and Intentions of Pre-Service Teachers toward Inclusive Education between Teacher Preparation Cohorts in Melbourne and Pretoria

This study explored the attitudes and intentions of pre-service teachers towards inclusive education, across two teacher preparation institutions in Australia and South Africa. There were multiple...

“Over time it just becomes easier…”: parents of people with Angelman syndrome and Prader–Willi syndrome speak about their carer role

Purpose: This study investigated two of the stresses experienced by parents caring for offspring with Angelman syndrome (AS) and Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) in Western Australia, and identified...

A collective case study: how regular teachers provide inclusive education for severely and profoundly deaf students in regular schools in rural New South Wales

This inquiry was principally concerned with a need to understand the phenomenon of the inclusion of severely and profoundly deaf students in regular rural schools in New South Wales, and to make generalisations that could apply in other similar situations.

A collective case study: How regular teachers provide inclusive education for severely and profoundly deaf students in regular schools in rural New South Wales

This thesis reports a collective case study of the school educational experiences of five severely and profoundly deaf students who were enrolled in regular schools in rural areas of New South Wales.

A Comparison of the Handwriting Abilities of Secondary Students with Visual Impairments and Those of Sighted Students

Despite the large number of people with visual impairments in Australia, all Western Australian secondary students are required to complete their secondary exams using handwriting, unless they...

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...