Education and learning is a key area of inquiry for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). It represents both a setting for violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation and an important component of a society that seeks inclusion for people with disability.
This issues paper has been adapted from a background paper that was prepared for an education and learning workshop that took place on 3 October 2019 with representatives from community and disability organisations and education academics. The paper:
- Summarises two approaches which provide the foundation for the Royal Commission’s consideration of education and learning in Section 1.
- Outlines the Royal Commission’s preliminary understanding of some of the key issues and barriers faced by people with disability in realising their right to education in Section 2.
- Discusses the Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference in the context of education and learning in Section 3.
Several questions are included in Section 3 to assist people wishing to provide contributions to the Royal Commission on the matter of education and learning.