2021 Inclusive Education Forum

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2021 Inclusive Education Forum

Join us for the 2021 Inclusive Education Forum, hosted by The Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE) on 17 September 2021.

The forum will explore the topic of Reducing Exclusion through Inclusive School Reform.

Known “push-out” and “school-to-prison pipeline” effects should make exclusionary school discipline a tool of absolute last resort, especially when it comes to students in priority equity groups: students with disability, students from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds, and those living in out-of-home care. This has been recognised in the United States where multiple public school systems—including Chicago Public Schools and the Los Angeles Unified Schools District—have implemented systemic reforms to reduce the use of exclusionary discipline through deep policy/practice change supported by coherent prevention and intervention frameworks. There is robust evidence these reforms have significantly reduced suspension and exclusion rates, while also improving safety, school connectedness, and academic outcomes. Australia is in the fortunate position of being able to learn from successful overseas reforms, but we must first understand the local contours of this problem. With presentations from expert educators and scholars, this C4IE Forum examines suspension and exclusion in Queensland as a first step to identifying the need for and necessary features of national inclusive school reform.

Confirmed speakers

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Tickets for this event are now closed.

Purchase book

You will also have the opportunity to purchase your copy of the book, Inclusive Education for the 21st Century: Theory, 

Policy and Practice.

Edited by Linda J. Graham. The book will be offered at a 20% discount for Forum attendees.

If you would like to collect your book purchase from the Forum, please select “Kelvin Grove Collection” from the Shipping drop-down and it will be available for you to collect on the day. Otherwise, please use the shipping options available via the QUT Bookshop checkout.


Refund, Transfer and Cancellation Policy

  • The deadline to receive a refund for registration is 10 days before the Forum
  • When written notice to cancel a registration is provided 10 or more days before the Forum, registrants are entitled to a full refund.
  • Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.
  • Bookings can be transferred to another attendee without charge. Request to transfer a booking must be made in writing.
  • If COVID restrictions should change and the event needs to move to a fully online mode, In Person Delegates will receive a refund of $60 per ticket, meaning they will be moved to a Virtual Delegate fee. The event organisers will make contact with all In-Person ticket holders via email to advise of this change and to provide a webinar link, should the situation arise.
  • For all cancellation and transfer requests, please communicate with the Forum team via contact.c4ie@qut.edu.au.



Location: QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Education Precinct, E Block, Level 5, Kelvin Grove [link to map]
Start Date: 17/09/2021 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 8.30am
End Time: 4.00pm
Cost: In Person Delegate $199.00 & Virtual Delegate $139.00
Organiser: The Centre for Inclusive Education
Enquiries: contact.c4ie@qut.edu.au