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Anderson, Joanna; Boyle, Christopher – Support for Learning, 2015
Inclusive education (IE) is a term that has been part of the educational discourse in Australia for almost two decades. While there is no overarching definition under which IE operates in that country, it is accepted that the meaning behind the term has shifted from being exclusively about students with a disability to now encompassing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational History
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Boyle, Christopher; Jindal-Snape, Divya – Support for Learning, 2012
This article attempts to bring to the fore of educational practice the importance of considering the visual-perceptual condition of Meares-Irlen syndrome (MIS) when identifying students who have prolonged reading difficulties. Dyslexia is a frequently used term which can be used to label children who have specific difficulties with reading and/or…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, School Psychologists, Educational Practices
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Boyle, Christopher; Scriven, Brooke; Durning, Sara; Downes, Carissa – Support for Learning, 2011
This article considers the positive aspects of inclusion in Australian primary schools through a historical account of the nation's journey to adopting current policies and practices. The authors suggest that across the different states the picture is positive as there are clear attempts to make Australian schools as inclusive as possible. The…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
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Boyle, Christopher; Lauchlan, Fraser – Support for Learning, 2010
This article considers the role of verbal and written instructions in influencing students' successful completion of a task. Two classes of children in a primary school were asked to complete a set of tasks from an instruction sheet. In addition, however, one of the classes was given a verbal instruction by the class teacher to read all of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Children, Primary Education, Verbal Communication
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Lauchlan, Fraser; Boyle, Christopher – Support for Learning, 2007
In this article we will address the question: is the use of labels in special education helpful? Within this question there are a number of other questions and issues to consider: what is the relationship between labelling and special educational needs? or the relationship between labelling and the allocation of resources?, as well as the more…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Educational Needs, Special Education, Labeling (of Persons)