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Going to Court over Education: Researcher as Expert Witness

Komesaroff, Linda,

Academic Literature


This article seeks to explore the growing number of complaints that have been made against Australian education authorities over the language of instruction used to teach deaf children. The complaints, made under the Disability Discrimination Act, were lodged with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission for investigation and possible conciliation. Foremost among the findings was the way in which researchers, whose work challenged the approach taken by the education authorities, were represented as being political.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Education and the Law

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Education

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