Report

Access to real learning: the impact of policy, funding and culture on students with disability

15 January 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-334-7

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 19KB)
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 15KB)
CHAPTER 1 - Background to the inquiry (PDF 37KB)

Reference
Context of the inquiry
Barriers to education
The consequences of failing students
The conduct of this inquiry
Acknowledgement
Note on references

CHAPTER 2 - Difficulties with accessing education (PDF 156KB)

Introduction
Barriers to education access and attainment
Gatekeeping
Culture of the school
Education rather than babysitting
Lack of awareness and understanding
Committee view

CHAPTER 3 - The true costs of difficulties with accessing education (PDF 77KB)

Introduction
Costs to students
Costs to families
Costs to society
Committee view

CHAPTER 4 - Funding (PDF 119KB)

Introduction
Funding models and the indexation to consumer price index
Incomplete data
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data
Accountability
Certainty
Needs-based funding
Committee view

CHAPTER 5 - How to better support students with disabilities in schools (PDF 62KB)

Introduction
Mainstream inclusion v. special schools
Professional development for school staff
Research-practice gap
Committee view

Coalition Senators' Additional Comments (PDF 15KB)
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and Additional Information received by the Committee (PDF 31KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings (PDF 16KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
eec.sen@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

An inquiry into current levels of access and attainment for students with disability in the school system, and the impact on students and families associated with inadequate levels of support.

Past Public Hearings

20 Nov 2015: Melbourne, VIC
29 Sep 2015: Melbourne, VIC
25 Sep 2015: Brisbane, QLD

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