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Explainer: What is Inclusive Education?

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a legally-binding international treaty that has been signed and ratified by the Australian government. The UN recently published General Comment No. 4 (2016), which articulates the right to inclusive education. In this Explainer, SELB Research Group Leader Professor…

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Supporting school students during Australia’s marriage equality debate

If the postal vote for marriage equality is conducted in Australia in September 2017, the debate over marriage equality will intensify and the potential impacts on young people are significant.   Already, organisations such as Beyond Blue have reported higher rates of callers seeking support regarding this issue. We know from research…

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How educators can support trauma-surviving students

By Dr Judith Howard In most classrooms in most schools, there are students who have suffered complex trauma who would benefit from a system-wide, trauma-informed approach to schooling. It is not pleasant to think about a child’s experience of complex trauma. However, if we are involved in any way with the support and education of…

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