Are flexible learning options giving schools a convenient way out of taking responsibility for ‘difficult’ students?

Nigel Howard, Andrew Bills, David Armstrong

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Abstract

This week, the royal commission into disability heard horrifying stories of children’s experiences in the education system. It is no wonder children with disabilities are over-represented among the tens of thousands of Australians who leave school before finishing year 12.

Many early school leavers are bored or disengaged; some are escaping bullying, while others do so due to poor mental health. Some who exit say they simply didn’t fit in the mainstream system
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation (Aust.)
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • Flexible Learning Options
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Disability Royal Commission
  • Children with disability
  • Inclusive education

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