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'Disability standards for education 2005' (Cth) : sword or shield for Australian students with disability?

This article explains the scope and effect of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth) (the 'Standards) and considers whether they operate as a legislative sword or shield in respect of...

'I don't have time to be this busy.' Exploring the concerns of secondary school teachers towards inclusive education

The trend towards inclusion in mainstream Australian schools has seen the numbers of students with disabilities educated in regular schools grow significantly. This trend has been supported by...

'One of the kids' : Parent perceptions of the developmental advantages arising from inclusion in mainstream early childhood education services

This research explored the perspectives of parents who have enrolled their child with a developmental disability in a mainstream early childhood education service. It asked questions about their...

‘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.

"Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder": Students with Chronic Illness Seeking Academic Continuity through Interaction with Their Teachers at School

This study investigated secondary school students' access and to and utilisation of opportunities to learn effectively so that academic progress is made despite disruption to full-time schooling. It discussed the implications of academic support for students with chronic illness.

"Asking for the Moon"? A Critical Assessment of Australian Disability Discrimination Laws in Promoting Inclusion for Students with Disabilities

This article seeks to explore the context in which disability discrimination in education laws operate, and the distinctions between policies and practice in that context.

"Best for everyone concerned" or "only as a last resort"? Views of Australian doctors about sterilisation of men and women with intellectual disability

Background: Doctors have the potential to influence opportunities for normative life experiences in the area of sexuality for individuals with intellectual disability (ID). Method: In Study One,...

"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...

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.

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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...