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‘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.

"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.

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 rhizomatics of hearing: becoming deaf in the workplace and other affective spaces of hearing

The paper argues that deafness/becoming deaf is always a form of hearing and the ‘strange label’ of disability is brought into question just as it increasingly opens presence, tension, texture, and interdependence.

Aboriginal People with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system

This report has been developed to provide that knowledge for helping professionals to aid Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to claim their own recovery and have different pathways in their lives.

Access to real learning: the impact of policy, funding and culture on students with disability

This report describes barriers to education access and attainment, the true cost to the community of those barriers, current funding arrangements in Australia, and strategies to better support students with disability.

Accessibility to NAPLAN Assessments for Students With Disabilities: A ‘Fair Go’

This article discusses strategies to ensure access to A National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) NAPLAN for all students.

Across the divide: Facilitating the transition of students with intellectual disability to secondary school

This research project explored the major concerns of different stakeholders involved in the transition from primary to secondary schools of students with an intellectual disability. Results highlighted the need for more effective communication among carers, parents and other stakeholders.

Adaptation of an interview-based protocol to examine close relationships between children with developmental disabilities and peers

This study sought to determine whether an interview protocol was suitable to examine the close relationships of children with developmental disabilities in an inclusive school setting. It pointed to some of the limitations of conventional interview methods and proposed a more appropriate method.

Adequacy of the Regular Early Education Classroom Environment for Students With Visual Impairment

This study describes the classroom environment that students with visual impairment typically experience in regular Australian early education.

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