Central QLD Leading Inclusive Education Reform

The project

The collaboratively designed Leading Inclusive Education Reform project sought to develop the capability of system, school, and middle leaders in the Department of Education, Central Queensland Region to lead implementation of inclusive education in their contexts.


The three aims for the action research project are to:

  • co-design an action research project with the Central QLD Region Education Leadership Team (ELT),
  • design and facilitate a program of professional learning for regional and school leaders to improve their knowledge of and capability to lead systemic inclusive education reform, and
  • investigate whether the program of learning leads to changes in understanding of and beliefs about genuine inclusion for regional leaders, school principals and regional support staff.

Research questions

This research addresses one overarching research question:

What changes in knowledge, beliefs, and understanding are achieved when regional leaders, principals, and regional support staff engage in a program of learning focused on inclusion and inclusive school leadership?

Funding / Grants

This research has been commissioned by the Regional Director, Central Queensland Region, Queensland Department of Education.

Chief Investigators

Professor Linda Graham

Associate Professor Terri Bourke

Ms Haley Tancredi

Dr Callula Killingly


Visit the full project website here.