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Australia doesn't need a 'Behaviour Curriculum'. We need to implement Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

In a recent blog post, Melissa Close and Professor Linda Graham from C4IE challenge the Australian Senate Inquiry’s push for a ‘Behaviour Curriculum’ aimed at reducing classroom disruptions. They argue that this recommendation overly simplifies the complex nature of student behaviour, particularly overlooking the needs of specific…

Behaviour: Senators ignored the research

In their response to the recent Senate inquiry into challenging student behaviour in Australian schools,  C4IE member, Martin Mills and colleague Glenda McGregor, highlight the need for a more nuanced approach to addressing these issues. They acknowledge that schools are workplaces where safety should be a priority, but they also point…

Distorted: this feeble report misses the boat on classroom behaviour

By Professor Linda Graham On the 13th of December 2023, the Centre for Inclusive Education will be launching the second edition of the best-selling book, Inclusive Education for the 21st Century. I have been asked many times by owners of the first edition whether there is much of a difference between this edition and the last, and there…

Celebrating Queensland’s new Commitment to Reading!

This week, the Queensland Department of Education released a statement announcing their new Commitment to Reading. Across state schools in Queensland, the department has committed to ensuring that all students are taught to read using consistent, evidence-based instruction, grounded in the science of reading.   This statement advocates…

How can segregated special schools still be a choice?

A lack of commitment to ending the binary education system of mainstream and special schooling has once again been justified by the argument of parental choice. Two alternate recommendations made by the Disability Royal Commission regarding the future of special schools leave parents, still, bearing the weight of deciding between two…

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Can schools beat Big Tobacco on vaping?

Schools across Australia are facing one of the biggest threats to adolescents’ long-term health: vaping. In this blog Professor Marilyn Campbell explores why vapes are so problematic, and what can be done to support both students and school leaders in an era that requires innovative approaches to health messaging.  E-cigarettes, often…

Propelling higher degree inclusive education research during disrupted times

In this post, C4IE HDR students Haley Tancredi, Lara Maia-Pike, Elise Bray, and Julie Arnold reflect on their 2022 #AAREConference symposium and share how the C4IE HDR Support Network has contributed to their HDR success. COVID-19, natural disasters, and rising costs of living have impacted us all since 2020. For higher degree research…

Transform our schools #InclusionNow Rally 26 October 2022, Brisbane, Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education

C4IE Position Statement on the Dual System of Regular and Special Schools

  C4IE Position Statement on the Dual System of Regular and Special Schools The Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE) is founded on an understanding that Inclusive Education is a fundamental human right that enables all other rights. The Centre exists to produce research that will reduce exclusion and increase inclusion to provide all…

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It takes two to tango: Parent-teacher partnerships are not just about engaging parents. Teachers need to be engaged too!

In this blog, C4IE members, Dr Glenys Mann and Professor Linda Gilmore, talk about the need for more research into parent-teacher partnerships, and the critical role of teachers in determining the quality of that relationship.   There is no doubt that a positive productive partnership between parents and teachers is critical to the…

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Making visible the invisible…

In this C4IE blog, Dr Callula Killingly, a postdoctoral fellow in C4IE’s Accessible Assessment ARC Linkage team, explains what eye tracking is, and why we are using this innovative technique with Grade 10 English students. Eye tracking: what is it and what does it do? The learning process is largely invisible. Knowing what helps or…