The educational context and services of children with additional needs in their first years of school in Australia

McDonagh, Sarah H., Fordham, Loraine A., & Dillon-Wallace, Julie A. (2014) The educational context and services of children with additional needs in their first years of school in Australia. Special Education Perspectives, 23(1), pp. 29-41.

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Abstract

In Australia, children with additional needs are now primarily educated in mainstream regular classes and schools. While discussion has focused on teacher attitudes, teacher preparation and professional development to support the academic progress of children with additional needs, there is limited research examining the educational contexts and services provided to such children in Australian schools. This descriptive paper examines the educational contexts of 563 Australian children with additional needs, in reference to 3600 of their typically developing peers. Data in relation to educational setting, retention, prevalence of additional needs, access to specialist services, learning support, and individual programming are reported.

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ID Code: 79522
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Disability, Educational Services, Learning Support
ISSN: 1038-6475
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australian Association of Special Education Inc.
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2014 05:27
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2014 06:18

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