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ERIC Number: EJ991213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
The Education of Students with Emotional and Behavior Disabilities in Australia: Current Trends and Future Directions
Cumming, Therese M.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v48 n1 p55-59 Sep 2012
A discussion about the current state of special education, more specifically the field of emotional and behavior disabilities (EBD), in Australia cannot take place without first providing an overview of the Australian education system. Education comes under the jurisdiction of state and territory responsibility. The federal government coordinates education and funding for students with disabilities, including EBD, but does not provide any direct services or dictate how services must be provided. Schools in the states and territories are either public (i.e., government) or private, with the private sector made up of religious (mostly Catholic) and independent schools. Schools in both categories charge fees and receive government funding, but private schools receive less and therefore charge higher fees than public schools. All three types of schools (public, private religious, and private independent) provide education for students with special learning needs, but how these services are provided varies by state, region, and school. In this article, the author talks about the current trends and future directions of the education of students with emotional and behavior disabilities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia