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Review of Funding for Schooling (Gonski Report)

Review of Funding for Schooling (Gonski Report)

Revision and Validation of the Individual Child Engagement Record: A Practitioner-Friendly Measure of Learning Opportunities for Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Settings

This article seeks to revise and validate the Individual Child Engagement Record (ICER), an instrument designed to observe and measure the engagement of children with disabilities in early childhood settings.

Safe at Schools

This research project investigated what students, their families and other key supporters such as teachers, disability, and child protection workers think about personal safety in and around school, together with their perspectives on what might make things better.

School leadership and special education: Challenges, dilemmas and opportunities from an Australian context

This article examines the personal and professional attributes of school leaders in relation to special educational needs and disability (SEND) and assesses the extent to which these might be...

Schooling transitions within the lifespan of people with an intellectual disability: Perceptions and recommendations of ageing mothers

This paper examined the perceptions of mothers about the schooling transitions, including transitions to post-school options, made by their adult child with an intellectual disability (ID).

Seeking inclusive education: disrupting boundaries of ‘special’ and ‘regular’ education

This paper reports on the perceptions of mothers with children with disabilities in Queensland, Australia. The mothers’ perceptions provide a historical lens on the changes that occurred in special education in Queensland.

Self-determination within Australian school transition programmes for students with a disability

This article seeks to examine the extent to which self-determination principles are evident in transitional programs for young people with disabilities.

Service Delivery Complexities

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the experiences of frontline early intervention (EI) staff delivering services to children with physical disabilities and their families....

Sex Education in South Australia: The Past and the Present

In South Australia, sex education has been controversial since its inception. The Australasian White Cross league and the Family Planning Association of South Australia were the pioneers of sex...

Shared Pedagogical Understandings: Schoolwide Inclusion Practices Supporting Learner Needs

Educational perspectives that recommend inclusion of children with special needs into mainstream classrooms remain a controversial topic. The Melbourne Declaration declares that all young...

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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...