Responding to Educational Needs: A School System and University Partnership

By Janette Long, Robyn Bentley-Williams, Christine Grima-Farrell and Cath Laws.

Published by The International Journal of Diversity in Education

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Recent education reports within Australia have highlighted the growing shortage of special education teachers in order to meet the diverse needs of many students within the various school systems at state and national level. This paper reports on a current project established between the Australian Catholic University and the Sydney Catholic Education Office who have joined as collaborative partners in an endeavour to assist beginning teachers to become skilled and immersed in the area of inclusive education. The foundation for this partnership grew from the principle that authentic pedagogy is grounded in a nexus between research and practice where both continuously inform each other through systematic and rigorous reflection.

Keywords: University/School System Partnerships, Beginning Teachers, Inclusive Education

The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 13, Issue 4, September 2014, pp.31-43. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: September 5, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 187.953KB)).

Dr. Janette Long

Associate Professor in Education, Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, NSW, Australia

Dr. Robyn Bentley-Williams

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr. Christine Grima-Farrell

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr. Cath Laws

Sydney, NSW, Australia