Where have all our students gone? School to Post-School Transition in Australia. Des English Memorial Lecture. Australian Association of Special Education, Melbourne, April 16-17, 2009. Denis Meadows, Educational Consultant, Brisbane. [email protected] Lecture structure.
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Where have all our students gone? School to Post-School Transition in Australia
Des English Memorial Lecture. Australian Association of Special Education, Melbourne, April 16-17, 2009.
Denis Meadows, Educational Consultant, Brisbane.
The Queensland Quality Outcomes Study
Sponsored by the Queensland Department of Education, Training and the Arts.
Executive Summary available at:
That the Minister establish a rigorous research program in all
schooling sectors in Queensland along the lines of the Queensland
School Reform Longitudinal Study, which examines the link between
pedagogic practices in classrooms for students with disabilities and
the outcomes achieved by these students
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~kohlerp/research7.html - Taxonomy
30% of SHS leavers
16% of SEU leavers
65% of Spec School leavers
70% of SHS leavers
43% of SEU leavers
15% of Spec School leavers
0% of SHS leavers
41% of SEU leavers
20% of Spec School leavers
“The family became emotionally dysfunctional and were unable to cope.
Mother resigned from a $60,000 a year job (and RESENTS it) to assist”.
The family became emotionally dysfunctional and were unable to cope. Mother
resigned from a $60,000 per year job (and RESENTS it) to assist.
Because we resided 54 klms west of (regional city) there was no transport to bring
her in to the day program. We tried bringing her in each day 1,000 klms a week
but we found this was too expensive and wearing so we moved into (regional city).
Organizations dictate the hours of care,10-2pm.Anything I need to do must
be accomplished in 4 hours.
My whole life is an adjustment
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