C4IE is proud to partner with organisations that share our philosophy of inclusion in education and work to ensure all students benefit from their right to access equitable learning opportunities. Here are just a few of the organisations we work with.
“As a national organisation purposed to help keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives, Act for Kids strongly believes the positive experiences of learning, belonging and connection created within educational settings have a fundamental and lifelong impact on the lives of all children; particularly those experiencing adversity or marginalisation. QUT’s C4IE initiative is critical to ensuring that the important work on educational inclusion remains a strategic focus for both the education and child safety sectors. Act for Kids values the leadership of QUT and we look forward to a collaboration that promotes all children benefiting from safe, inclusive, accessible and equitable learning experiences”.
“QUT’s C4IE brings together leading experts in education and other relevant fields who are working to produce high quality research in inclusive education, to improve access and learning opportunities for all students on an equal basis, including those who are most likely to experience marginalisation in our current education systems. Importantly, All Means All and C4IE share a vision and a commitment to working within a human rights framework, including the principles embodied in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities which has been ratified by Australia and represents the most authoritative international legal instrument about the human rights of people with disability and their right to inclusive education. As an organisation with the objective of ensuring systemic reform in education and the removal of barriers that prevent the realisation of inclusive education in Australia, we are pleased to partner with C4IE and endorse its important purpose and work.”
Catia Malaquias, Co-Founder and Adviser, All Means All
“As the national representative organisation for children and young people with disability, CYDA often hears about the barriers facing students, caregivers and teachers when it comes to accessing inclusive education. The work of C4IE is critical to identifying and articulating those barriers in a way that leads to reforms resulting in reduced exclusion and more equitable life pathways for children and young people. C4IE’s research, the evidence it gathers through its projects and its approach to partnering with industry and peak organisations means it is incredibly well-positioned to support real world inclusive education outcomes in Australia.”
Skye Kakoschke-Moore, CEO, CYDA
“CRU believes that children with disability taking their place at their local school is a critical step on the journey to a full life in community. As we work with families to achieve this goal, we deeply appreciate the expertise and commitment of our colleagues at the Centre for Inclusive Education. Their contribution to extending both the evidence and the knowledge about the benefits of Inclusive Education is invaluable.”
Margaret Rodgers, CEO, CRU
“As a national provider of Out of Home Care for children and young people in the child protection system Life Without Barriers seeks to ensure that each child and young person in our care reaches their learning and education potential.
The C4IE strategic focus on education inclusion for children and young people as a fundamental right, coupled with their research focus that shines a light on exclusionary policy and practice to support pathways of equity, fits well with the Life Without Barriers vision to revitalise education and enhance learning outcomes for children and young people in Out of Home Care.
Life Without Barriers is pleased to partner with QUT’s C4IE to support educational inclusion for all children and young people.”
Dale Murray, Director, Life Without Barriers Education Unit, Strategy and Engagement
“Queensland Advocacy for Inclusion (QAI) is greatly appreciative of the Centre for Inclusive Education’s (C4IE) ongoing leadership and expertise with regards to the right to inclusive education under Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Students with disabilities continue to experience barriers that prevent the realisation of this critical human right. The need for evidenced-based solutions to successfully drive systemic change is greater now more than ever and C4IE’s pioneering research plays an essential role in this process.”
Sophie Wiggans, Systems Advocate, Human Rights Advocacy Practice, QAI