Australian Labour announces policies for inclusive education for students with disabilities

Ten days out from the federal election the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has announced its policy initiatives for students with disabilities and learning difficulties, in a speech delivered by Andrew Giles MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, in Tasmania on 8 May.

In addition to a range of initiatives to provide additional funding, support educators and improve inclusive practices in Australian classrooms, the ALP’s announcement also includes broader commitment to systemic reform through the development of a National Inclusive Education Strategy in collaboration with the States and Territories to meet Australia’s obligations under the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of the Child:

The post contains  a summary of the speech including highlighted quotes and a link to the full speech by Andrew Giles MP.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Education, Training, Early Intervention

Author:
Catia Malaquias

Source:
Starting With Julius

Date published:
Thu 10th May, 2018