Inclusive Education : The Education Of All Students With Disabilities
Inclusive education is both understanding and practice giving all children the same rights to an education in any Australian school. All children have the right to learn alongside same age peers within a mainstream education no matter their background or needs they may face. Inclusive schooling supports all children with disabilities and learning disorders and allows children to bring their individual experiences and strengths to the classroom. Inclusive education requires recognising and complying with a range of government acts, which include, Equal Opportunity Act (1984) and Disability Discrimination Act (1992) that are designed to protect the rights of all children. In 1970 the state government of Australia accepted full responsibility for the education of all students with disabilities. A series of documents and policies were put in place. These included the National Disability Strategy, the National Quality Framework, the Early Years Learning Framework of Australia, the Australian Curriculum, and the Australian Professional Standards for Educators. This report is aimed at these policies and services in Western Australia and understanding the views parents and educators of children with special needs have on inclusive education and what they face in order to give the child the best possible education they are entitled.
The view, parents, educators and the community hold on inclusive education vary depending on their…