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The idea of this survey is to rate how well MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS (INCLUDING KINDERGARTENS) are meeting their obligations under the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE), which have been formulated under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth) and more broadly, the inclusion experience.  The survey is general and will not involve or require the identification of any particular educational institution or student with a disability.
The objectives of the DSE relate to the inclusion of students with disability in education and the broader community:

(a)    "to eliminate, as far as possible, discrimination against persons on the ground of disability in the area of education and training;

(b)   to ensure, as far as practicable, that persons with disabilities have the same rights to equality before the law in the area of education and training as the rest of the community; and

(c)    to promote recognition and acceptance within the community of the principle that persons with disabilities have the same fundamental rights as the rest of the community."[1]

[1]      Section 1.3 of DSE.  

THIS SURVEY SHOULD ONLY BE COMPLETED IN RELATION TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY IN REGULAR CLASSROOMS IN MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS OR PRESCHOOLS.  It does not apply to the education experience of students in schooling environments involving formal segregation, such as Special Schools, Education Support Centres or Special Units, whether co-located within a mainstream school or whether segregation is for all or part of the school day.


Please answer all questions.  Most questions have an 'unsure' option if you feel you do not have sufficient information to make a judgement.  However, three questions require your answer as they are critical to this research. 
The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.  

After some introductory questions required for the research, the survey covers the following Standards:
Enrolment Standard:  Prospective students with disabilities must be able to enrol on same basis as other students, with adjustments if required.
Participation Standard:  Students with a disability must be able to participate in the same things as other students, with adjustments if required.
Curriculum Standard:  Students with a disability must have access to the same curriculum as other students, with adaptations where required.
Support Standard:  Students with a disability must have access to the same supports as other students, as well as any additional specialised supports required to access the education activities they are enrolled in.
Harassment Standard: Strategies and programs should be in place to prevent discrimination due to harassment or victimisation of students with disability and students with associates (eg parent or siblings) with a disability.
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Thank you for your time.

* 1. This survey ONLY relates to Students with a Disability in REGULAR CLASSROOMS in MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS OR PRESCHOOLS.  It does not apply to segregated classes, Units or schools.