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Inclusion in education : towards equality for students with disability /

By: Cologon, Kathy | Macquarie University, Institute of Early Childhood, Children nd Families Research Centre
Publisher: Clifton Hill, Vic. Children With Disability Australia 2013Description: PDFSubject(s): Disabled Children Services For | Disabled Children Education | Disabled Children Government PolicyOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Policy recommendations written with Children with Disability Australia September 2013 Includes bibliographic references pp. 49-57

All children in Australia have the right to an inclusive education. However, there are many barriers to the realisation of this right in the lived experience of children and families. Current efforts towards upholding the rights of all children are impeded by a lack of understanding of inclusive education and misappropriation of the term. Additional barriers include negative and discriminatory attitudes and practices, lack of support to facilitate inclusive education, and inadequate education and professional development for teachers and other professionals. Critical to addressing all of these barriers is recognising and disestablishing ableism in Australia. ; 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. Taking a rights-based approach, the paper focuses on developing a clear understanding of inclusive education and identifying strategies to enhance the education of all children in Australia.

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