The Victorian Government is researching the experiences of school students with a disability. The research is being undertaken by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. The commission wants to hear from students, parents, educators and community support organisations.
The commission says it has received an increasing number of complaints about disability discrimination in education. Their research aims to identify what problems students with disabilities experience.
There are a number of ways to take part in the research:
- Regional consultations
- Written submissions.
There are three separate surveys. There are surveys for:
- Students with disabilities
- Parents of students with disabilities
- Educators of students with disabilities.
The surveys ask questions about topics like:
- Enrolling a student
- Transport to school
- Support at school
- Treatment at school
- Curriculum and assessment.
The surveys can be mailed or completed online. They take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Students need to be over 13 years old to complete a survey. Students can be attending government or independent schools.
The surveys can be found on the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission's website (opens new window).
Students, parents and educators can participate in regional consultations during February 2012. Details will be released soon.
Community organisations and people who provide support to people with disabilities can email written submissions.
For more information, call the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission on (03) 9032 3422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Disability in schools page on the commission's website (opens new window).