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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…

Neurodivergent kids ‘dumped’ from mainstream education amid debate over special schools

Congratulations to Professor Linda Graham for her significant contribution to a recent article in The Guardian titled ‘Neurodivergent kids ‘dumped’ from mainstream education amid debate over special schools‘. In the piece, Professor Graham highlighted the injustices faced by students with disabilities in mainstream schools. This…

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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…

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Accessible Assessment ARC Linkage team & Benowa State High School awarded the Southern Cross University Excellence in Innovation Award for Innovation Program of the Year

The 2023 Gold Coast State Secondary Education Ball and Excellence Awards were held by the Gold Coast Secondary principals Alliance at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 17 June. The Accessible Assessment ARC Linkage team and Benowa State High School were awarded the Southern Cross University Excellence in…

IJSLP Editor's Prize 2022

Congratulations to Haley Trancredi and colleagues, Rena Lyons, Clare Carroll, Aoife Gallagher, and Rosalind Merrick, on winning the International Journal on Speech-Language Pathology (IJSLP) Editor’s Prize 2022. Read their article titled: Understanding the perspectives of children and young people with speech, language and communication…

Most downloaded paper on Wiley's homepage: The divide between inclusive education policy and practice in Australia and the way forward

Congratulations to Dr Sofia Mavropoulou, Dr Glenys Mann, and Professor Suzanne Carrington on the success of their publication titled: The divide between inclusive education policy and practice in Australia and the way forward in the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. During its first 12 months of publication on…