New ways forward: results and recommendations from an exploratory research project about mainstream students with learning difficulties in Queensland secondary schools
Watson, Julie C (2007) New ways forward: results and recommendations from an exploratory research project about mainstream students with learning difficulties in Queensland secondary schools. Proceedings of the CROCCS 5th International Conference: Overcoming Violence & Poverty. CROCCS 5th International Conference: Overcoming Violence and Poverty , 3-5 AUG 2007, Mackay, QLD, Australia .
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The research reported in this paper was conducted in Queensland in 2004/2005 and utilised the Education Queensland definition of students with learning difficulties. These students are those 'with short and long term difficulties in literacy, numeracy and learning how to learn' (Education Queensland, 1996, Introduction). Little research has occurred nationally or internationally into student secondary students with learning difficulties despite their experience of failure and underachievement in schools (Watson & Boman, 2005,). Students with learning difficulties have been shown to be overrepresented in the juvenile justice system (Juvenile Crime in New South Wales Report, 2000), in mental health institutions (Raphael, 2000) and as the long term unemployed (Lamb & McKenzie, 2001). The study
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)|
|Keywords:||Rasch Analysis; learning difficulties|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
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