Service provision for students with disability in rural and remote schools

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Students with disability who live in rural and remote NSW often experience challenges in getting their support needs met. Failing to meet these support needs has the potential to have significant academic, behavioural, and economic costs. The main aim of the project is to examine the provision of specialist services provided to students with disability in rural and remote areas. Barriers to service provision, gaps in practice will be identified, as will exemplar schools and their characteristics.
The data collected will be used to inform the implementation of a model of best practice in the provision of support for this population of students, develop a framework to contextualise the model to specific school environments, and guide its implementation and evaluation.

An ideal candidate would have initiative and be proactive. S/he would have skills in qualitative inquiry, including interviewing and data analysis. Knowledge and experience in the field of special education is preferred, as is experience in rural or remote schools.

Supervisory team
Terry
Cumming

Arts & Social Sciences
Education
Kate
Bishop

Built Environment
Built Environment
Iva
Strnadová

Arts & Social Sciences
Education
t.cumming@unsw.edu.au