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