Overview of responses to the first Education and learning Issues paper

Responses to the issues paper about education and learning for people with disability have been received from individuals including people with disability, family members of people with disability, advocates, organisations and government. This overview is a summary of what people are saying.

The use of restraints and seclusion in schools, experiences of bullying, and what neglect is in education and how it can happen were discussed.

There was concern that educators do not always think educating students with disability is important. They have low expectations which leads to students under-achieving, having low self-esteem and poor mental health.

There were different views about inclusive education and the role of segregated/special settings for students with disability, like special schools. Some people said they should continue, others think they may be linked with violence, abuse and neglect of students with disability.

The report is available for download in a variety of formats.

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Disability Royal Commission

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Date published:
Tue 8th Sep, 2020