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All children, including children
with disabilities, are entitled to
attend primary and secondary
This right is embedded in the
Disability Discrimination Act
(1992) and Disability Standards
for Education 2005.

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Every individual has the right to
access educational facilities if they
meet the admission requirements. In
public schools, this typically relates
to residing within a specific
geographic boundary.

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The term inclusion is used to
embrace all aspects of diversity in
the ongoing daily life of a school
community. An inclusive approach
is one in which differences are
acknowledged and embraced.

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Indicators of inclusion:
1.There is a holistic view of child
2.Develop a sense of community
within the school community
4.Authentic assessment

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Indicators of inclusion (contd):
5.Heterogeneous grouping
6.Range of individualised support
and services
7.Engagement and active learning
8.Reflective teaching
9.Multiple ways of teaching and

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Policies to promote inclusion
Inclusive policies contain
statements that reflect antidiscrimination principles

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Personal values, attitudes and beliefs
Our values are the judgements we
make about what is important they
are our personal standards; for
example, honesty, loyalty and

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Personal values, attitudes and beliefs
Personal values are developed over
time and are influenced primarily by
family, education cultural, social and
religious beliefs as well as significant
life experiences.

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Personal values, attitudes and beliefs
Values are attitudes about worth or
importance of people, concepts, or things
Values influence your behaviour because
you use them to decide between

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Personal values, attitudes and
beliefs (contd)
What are your personal values,
attitudes and beliefs?

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Inclusive practices
Using inclusive language
Avoiding stereotypical labels
Words can be very powerful,
especially when used by adults
working with children.

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Examples of how to support
act as positive role models
actively value each student
actively support the right to privacy
of students
actively work to support student
actively support students to build

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Students are more likely to adopt
inclusive practices if they are
embraced and modelled by caring

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Supporting students is a team effort:
classroom teacher
special education teacher
teaching assistant

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Determining student needs
It is essential to consider what the
student can do rather than focus on
what the student cant do.

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Planning for learning
There are a number of key steps
that need to be taken in order to
properly establish a program for the

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Individual Education Plan (IEP)
the expectations of the family
the specific learning goals and objectives
a timeframe for review
the requirements of the learning
environment teaching strategies, support
resources (including Teaching Assistant)
responsibilities of team members
goals and objectives

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Implementing the IEP
The role of the Teaching Assistant is
support the student as a learner and
problem-solving and become familiar with
the students:
current level of functioning
preferred learning style
the particular avoidance strategies the
student may use