Perspectives of parents: w hat's working in mainstream schools today?

Cain, Melissa and Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 (2021) Perspectives of parents: w hat's working in mainstream schools today? In: SPEVI 2021 Online Conference: Celebrating Change, 18-19 Jan 2021.


Abstract

Thousands of students with a vision impairment or blindness attend mainstream schools in Australia. Their
experiences depend on a number of pertinent factors, including teachers’ understanding of the legal requirements
to abide by the inclusive education agenda, the schools’ understanding of the nature of vision impairments and the
challenges they present, and their willingness to take on advice regarding adjustments to the curriculum, assessment,
technology and learning environment.

We have researched students, parents and teachers of students with vision impairment or blindness to find out what
is working well in mainstream schools today. This presentation puts forward the voices of parents, the child’s first
teacher, , highlighting the complex role parents have in advocating for their children, making connections between
home and school, and keeping up to date with the latest developments in the field of vision impairment. This session
is relevant for parents and teachers, as we seek to ensure equitable access to education.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: https://www.speviconference.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SPEVI-2021_Program_2021.pdf
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2021 06:41
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 05:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: blindness; vision impairment; schools; inclusion
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390411 Special education and disability
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41673

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