Beyond therapy: the multiple benefits of using a service-learning model to enhance paediatric therapy in a remote area school
Flinders University researchers led a collaborative initiative between health and education staff that provided two four-week blocks of intense physiotherapy services at an additional needs school in Alice Springs. This report has been released to inform future service-learning placements in the same and comparable contexts.
Research evidence from before the pandemic suggests that despite a number of policy commitments and initiatives at local and national levels, there has only been limited progress in moving towards inclusive education and that children and young people with disability often fare poorly in the...
The Disability Standards for Education 2005 clarify the obligations of education and training providers, and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as students without disability.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is undertaking a review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards). This paper explains what the Standards are and what they do, the purpose of the review, what previous reviews told us, and how you can...
The Royal Commission has identified that abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in the education sector is an important topic to address. This issues paper on education outlines the Commission's preliminary understanding of the key issues and barriers experienced by students with disability.
There are many key considerations in understanding inclusive education and the evidence base supporting it. In this report, some of the most pressing issues are explored in light of the existing research literature.
This Disability Strategy sets out the NSW Education Department’s plan for providing children and young people with disability, their families and the broader community with an education system that meets their needs.
This paper explores the barriers to employment for people with learning disabilities, principally in relation to support for children and young people with special educational needs, and sets out recommendations for change.
Foreign aid and inclusive education in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati: a question of ownership
A positive commitment towards inclusive education in Kiribati is emerging and that Australian Aid provided essential advocacy for children with disabilities through direct management of initiatives by the expatriate administered Kiribati Education Facility.
This IRU discussion paper makes the case for a coherent tertiary education system that ensures each person has the opportunity and incentive to get the vocational and higher education qualifications, skills and knowledge to which they aspire.