Essay on All Students Deserve an Equal Opportunity Education

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The policy document promulgated at TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute that seeks to address the needs of students with a disability is the Students with Disabilities Policy – TAFE NSW . The selected policy seeks to ensure that the needs of students with disabilities are met in all aspects of vocational education, training and services offered by the NSW TAFE Commission, and that all students have equal education opportunities in the least intrusive and most advantageous learning environments. The selected policy specifically seeks to address the provision of services available to students with disabilities who are seeking to or undertaking studies at TAFE. As will be shown the TAFE NSW Policy is derived from the fundamental right of all…show more content…
At the highest level the Conventions were created out of an internationally recognised need to improve the services and better assist those with a disability on a global scale. Inclusive education has many definitions but effectively involves embracing human diversity and making everyone feel welcome and equal in an educational community. The complete engagement and participation of students together within a mainstream education environment is critical to success and requires recognising and upholding the rights of all people. Removing segregation of students with a disability would promote an inclusive environment and foster a culture of community within the classroom. Over many years I have seen the educational landscape within TAFE change from disabled students being put at the back corner of the class with a Class Support person to assist in attempt to not disrupt the rest of the class; to now being present at a location of their choosing with the Class Support person interacting with the whole class. Other examples of the necessity for mainstream education is placing students with physical disabilities at the front of the room near the door for easy access, however this does not go unnoticed by other students; and all students are now encouraged to select their own seats and make themselves comfortable wherever they choose. Wherever

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