During the past four decades, there has been a push and continued movement to include students with disabilities in general education classrooms in Australia (Foreman, 2011). While it is clear, Australia has made significant progress toward inclusive education in legislation and policy, with the passage of the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) (Commonwealth of Australia, 1992) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2005), similar to other western countries, like the United States (Education for All Handicapped Children Act; 1975; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 1990; 1997; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, 2004) and United Kingdom (Education Act, 1981; 1993; Special Educational Needs and Disability Act, 2001; The Warnock Report, 1978), substantial challenges still remain to implementing effective inclusive practices in Australian schools. Some of these challenges relate to areas of discrete disadvantage within...
Inclusive Education in Australia: An Introduction to the Special Issue
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Richard T. Boon, Rachel Wilson, Jen Scott Curwood; Inclusive Education in Australia: An Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of International Special Needs Education 1 November 2014; 17 (2): 45–47. doi: https://doi.org/10.9782/2159-4341-17.2.45
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