A critical analysis of the increase in diagnosis of special educational needs in New South Wales government schools [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr LJ Graham

Brief description Enhancing the ability of schools to respond to students with diverse needs has been shown to reduce student disengagement and early leaving. This research will identify ways to achieve this important goal, while reducing incentives for schools to label and segregate students who experience difficulty in schools and with learning. This will have long term benefits not only for individual students, but for communities and for the nation as a whole. The project will contribute to the Commonwealth government's national agenda linking positive educational outcomes to successful employment, broader economic participation, and enhanced social inclusion.

Funding Amount $240,546

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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