Disability, schools and policies of inclusion: The experience of schooling for dyslexic secondary students and their mothers

Thom Nevill

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There is a paucity of Australian scholarship focused on the schooling experiences of dyslexic students, especially in terms of relating these experiences to broader policy contexts. In this thesis I analyse the experiences of dyslexic secondary students and their parents. I examine what their experiences suggest about how inclusive education policies are enacted in schools. Methodologically, the thesis combines a systemic review, interpretive policy analysis and serial interviews. The thesis shows that dyslexic students experience significant forms of exclusion. I argue this exclusion is generated through a myriad of disabling social practices, which restrict students’abilities to equitably access education.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Fitzgerald, Tanya, Supervisor
  • Savage, Glenn, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date7 Aug 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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