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By Kenton Starr & Naushyn Janah
YouthLaw Aotearoa, 2016, 106 p.

Identifies barriers that children with disabilities face in receiving meaningful education in mainstream settings in New Zealand. Outlines the history of special education policy and practice in New Zealand and the current legal framework. Argues that there is a lack of guidance and procedural frameworks for educational support. Identifies issues regarding professional development and capacity of educators, funding support, assessment and reporting, and enforcement mechanisms.

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By Matt Philp
North and south, Oct. 2016, p. 64-70 (article).

Discusses plans to close Salisbury School, a residential special school for girls near Nelson. Talks about alternative options, resourcing, inclusion, and the Intensive Wraparound Service.

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By Susan H. Foster-Cohen & Anne K. van Bysterveldt
Infants & young children 29 (3), 2016, p. 214-222 (article).

Provides an overview of early childhood inclusion practices in New Zealand. Discusses barriers to inclusion, early childhood teacher training, inclusion policies, funding and support arrangements, specialist and paraprofessional support, sociocultural approaches, and Te Whāriki.

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