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Exploring biographies : the educational journey towards becoming inclusive educators of children with disabilities

This study explored the formative processes of twelve student teachers constructing role understandings, both as a teacher and an inclusive educator, in the context of their experiences and interactions with people with disabilities.

Field of study and employment outcomes: an analysis of TAFE graduates

This paper assesses the employment outcomes of TAFE graduates. Graduates with a disability are less likely than others to be employed. Higher-level qualifications result in better job prospects.

Government Directives on the Integration of Students with a Disability Into the TAFE System: Causes and Effects as Reflected Within the New England Institute of TAFE

This study considers how the TAFE system in NSW addresses the intention of legislation such as the Commonwealth and state Disability Services Acts to support students with disabilities, by surveying the views of senior TAFE staff, students, teachers and consultants.

Inclusion in early childhood services: ongoing challenges

This article provides a brief summary of a project in which the aim was to identify the challenges for early childhood services in NSW, including children with disabilities.

Inclusion in Education: Towards Equality for Students with Disability

This paper draws from recent research in addressing gaps in current understanding to provide a firm basis from which to inform research based policy development to overcome barriers to the realisation of Australian children's right to inclusive education.

Inclusion in PK‐12: an international perspective

To investigate inclusion across borders, quantitative and qualitative data were examined that came from 18 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, France, Iceland, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the USA.

Inclusion of students with special needs: Benefits and obstacles perceived by teachers in New South Wales and South Australia

This paper presents the views and perceptions of primary school teachers from New South Wales and South Australia about inclusive education. The teachers reported both benefits and obstacles of having students with special needs in their classrooms.

Inclusion smoothing the pathways into the regular classroom

This report describes an experiment regarding inclusive education, as well as the methodology and resultant advantages to such an approach.

Inclusive and empowering discourse in an early childhood literacy classroom with Indigenous students

This paper describes a school teacher's strategies that contributed significantly to the academic development of Indigenous students. Good teacher-student relationships and inclusive approach were key to success.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...