GUY POPE-MAYELL says the recent Select Committee Inquiry [into the identification and support for students with the significant challenges of dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism spectrum disorders in primary and secondary schools] provided a chilling insight into the problems that students with learning differences can face. He outlines some of the issues and potential solutions.
Rotorua students who have a significant physical or intellectual disability can now apply for their share of BayTrust's $100,000 Dillon Scholarship fund to help them do tertiary study next year.
The controversies surrounding seclusion rooms and the increasingly widespread practice of illegal ‘Kiwi suspensions’ reveal some cracks in our education system when it comes to managing challenging behaviour. JUDE BARBACK asks whether our schools and teachers are adequately prepared for the realities of teaching a diverse range of students.
A school that looks after about 1200 deaf students across the upper North Island has been placed under limited statutory management.
With the Government poised to make dramatic changes to special education policy, Education Review looks at Dr Judith Selvaraj’s recent research, which investigates the mismatch between policy and practice when it comes to implementing inclusion in New Zealand’s secondary schools
Education Minister Nikki Kaye confirms the new learning support services programme will extend to schools not in Communities of Learning (CoL).