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An Assessment of Policies Guiding School Emergency Disaster Management for Students With Disabilities in Australia

This study investigated the presence and extent of governmental policies and guidelines underpinning disaster management in schools in Australia with respect to meeting needs of vulnerable students with disabilities.

Attitudes of preservice teachers towards teaching deaf and ESL students

This study explored preservice teachers' attitudes towards teaching students who were deaf, compared to students who spoke polish. Teachers had higher expectations of the students with deafness and were more confident about teaching them.

Attitudes toward disability: Teacher education for inclusive environments in an Australian university

This study explored attitudes of preservice teachers towards people with a disability. It suggests that there was a minimal change in the teachers' attitudes over a year.

Australian Social Trends, Jun 2012

Australian Social Trends draws on a wide range of data, sourced both from ABS and other agencies, to present a picture of Australian society. It aims to address current and perennial social concerns and to provide answers to key social questions.

Australian Social Work

Australian Social Work is an international peer-reviewed journal reflecting current thinking and trends in social work.

Australian teachers and the provision of professional development courses in literacy and numeracy for students with disabilities and learning difficulties

Australia has adopted the policy of including children with learning disabilities in mainstream classrooms. This paper aims at closing the knowledge gap about inclusive teaching practices in the Australian school.

Barriers and enablers to the use of evidence based practice (EBP) by speech pathologists working for Ageing Disability and Home Care (NSW)

The aim of this research project was to determine the attitudes of speech pathologists in Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) towards Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and provide training to help facilitate its use in everyday practice.

Benchmarking Teacher Practice in Queensland Transition Programs for Youth With Intellectual Disability and Autism

This study drew on the Taxonomy for Transition Programming developed by Kohler to benchmark practice at government and nongovernment schools throughout Queensland, Australia.

Centre for Disability Research (CeDR), Lancaster University, UK

The Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) is a specialist research grouping that promotes and conducts high quality interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching about disability.

Characteristics of Australian Teachers of Young Children With Special Needs and Their Relationship With Their Students

This article reviews the characteristics of Australian teachers of young students with special needs who participated in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.

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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...