ESS599 Inclusive Education Legislation, Policy and Resourcing (8)

The subject provides a focus on the current legislative and policy basis for inclusion with emphasis on international, national and state legislation, policies and standards. In addition, the subject provides the opportunity to write a school-based policy to promote greater awareness and application of inclusive practices in schools. Students will apply the knowledge gained in their previous coursework with reference to effective inclusive practice at the school, class and child level with new knowledge of legislation, policy and resourcing to provide appropriate services to children with additional needs. The assessment items for this subject will enable students to analyse and reflect on policy for inclusion and apply their knowledge of the provision of services to students with additional needs, to policy design and development.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Teacher Education
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate the social, moral, cultural, legal, educational and political influences on the development of inclusive policy and legislation; 
  • be able to describe the relationship between principles, legislation, policies and practice in inclusive education; 
  • be able to critically analyse relevant legislation between principles, legislation, policies and practice in inclusive education;
  • be able to define the characteristics of effective policy as reflected in the development of a policy rating scale that reflects key effectiveness criteria and is subject to peer feedback;
  • be able to analyse policy and evaluate current inclusive education policy documents using the rating scale developed in the subject; and,
  • be able to write an inclusive education policy that scales up what is known from best practice in inclusion. 
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Influences
  • Relationships
  • Analysis of Legislation
  • Effective Policy
  • Analysis of Policy
  • Policy Development
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.