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ERIC Number: EJ826697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1030-0112
An Emperor with No Clothes? Inclusive Education in Victoria
Wu, Chi-Cheng; Komesaroff, Linda
Australasian Journal of Special Education, v31 n2 p129-137 Sep 2007
In this article, the authors review the way in which the Victorian government has responded to the inclusion of students with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools, and consider what further efforts could be made to improve inclusive educational practices. Key measures introduced by the state education authority in relation to the inclusion of students with SEN in mainstream schools include a new funding mechanism, a whole-school approach to addressing students' reading difficulties, and arrangements to exempt students with SEN from state and national testing. System authorities have been faced with a surge in the number of students identified as having SEN (resulting in funding blowouts and subsequent changes to eligibility criteria). Although intended to support students with SEN in mainstream settings, the approaches adopted may be falling far short of the needs of these students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia