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Inclusive education “in decline”

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The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COPD) has found significant evidence of serious systemic failures and substantive non-compliance by Australian governments, when it comes to inclusive education. It raised concerns with Australia’s failure to progress inclusive education and the alarming growth of segregation of students with disabilities.

Similar concerns about inclusive education were also highlighted in statements by the Human Rights Commission, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Ben Gauntlett who noted that: “Australia has a segregated education system, where schools have turned away students because of their disability, and the rate and extent of segregation is growing.”

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2019, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au)

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