SELB has now become the Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE).
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Suspension increases in Queensland state schools
In an ABC Radio Brisbane interview (commencing 16 mins in), Professor Linda Graham explains how a 2014 change to legislation expanding principals powers is driving increases in school suspensions.
Expanding suspension powers for schools is harmful and ineffective
Professor Linda Graham explains her research on suspensions and exclusions in Queensland state schools in The Conversation, 13/11/18.
What do the NAPLAN results tell us?
Listen back (from 2:11:20) to QUT education expert Professor Marilyn Campbell comment about the latest National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy results.
National Day of Action against Bullying: How Mackay West State School teaches kids to be kind
This ABC news article discusses Professor Marilyn Campbell’s evidence-based approach to anti-bullying campaigns.
How to help children with learning difficulties
Professor Linda Graham and Ms Haley Tancredi talk to Emma Griffiths of ABC Focus about how learning difficulties and learning disabilities can affect students’ learning and how to help.
NAPLAN – the theory versus practice
Professor Linda Graham talks to Emma Griffiths of ABC Focus about the theory and reality of NAPLAN tests.
Gonski 2.0: there is evidence inclusive schooling will help those left behind
In this Conversation article, Professor Linda Graham, together with researchers from the University of Sydney and Monash University, discusses the Gonski 2.0 Report’s focus on improving outcomes across all student cohorts including disadvantaged and vulnerable students, and academically advanced (“gifted”) students.
Listening to Students on the Autistic Spectrum
Dr Beth Saggers, together with, Professor Liz Pellicano at Macquarie University, speak to the importance of incorporating student voice into the school experience for students with autism in the latest edition of Informed Sources.
Pull down needless barriers to student achievement, says inclusive education expert
Professor Linda Graham has called for simpler, less-crowded instructions for assessments, designed to ensure all students understand what is expected of them. Click here to read the recent paper in The Australian Educational Researcher in which Graham and her co-authors discuss this problem.
Tackling bullying: The impacts of cyberbullying on our kids
Professor Marilyn Campbell talks to Channel Nine News about combatting cyberbullying.
Supporting students with autism in the classroom: what teachers need to know
Dr Beth Saggers provides teachers with a better understanding of autism and how it may affect learning, as well as help putting appropriate strategies in place.
Professor Linda Graham is calling on the State Government to overhaul its policy of suspending students as time out of the classroom is doing more harm than good.
Membership and terms of reference for Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Task Force
Professor Marilyn Campbell has been appointed to the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Task Force, a 14–member task force established to provide the Queensland Government with detailed advice and coordination on tackling cyberbullying.
NSW primary school suspensions skyrocket
Professor Linda Graham talks to The Sydney Morning Herald about the worrying rise in suspensions being handed out by NSW schools.
Leading Learning 4 All website questioned by peak disability groups
This Canberra Times article discusses a number of criticisms made by peak bodies, academics, parents, and teachers against the Leading Learning 4 All website.
Where there’s a WIL there may be some worries
This Campus Morning Mail article discusses research by Dr Jenna Gillett-Swan and her co-author that reveals that some students experience ‘multiple and connected stresses’ from work integrated learning placements.
‘We seem to be arguing for no excuses for students, so we can have excuses for teachers’ argues Professor Linda Graham
In the third episode of Tes Podagogy, Professor Linda Graham explains what she believes an effective behaviour policy should look like.
Education experts say AusIdentities program is an “educational fad” and “complete rubbish”
Professor Linda Graham critiques a personality profiling program for primary school children that likened them to one of four Aussie animals as “just another educational fad” in the Courier Mail.
One in five boys are 12 months behind in school: research
Dr Amanda Mergler is interviewed by The New Daily about behavioural and emotional problems that stifle boys’ reading and maths skills.
ABC News interview with Dr Amanda Mergler
Dr Amanda Mergler spoke to ABC News regarding the negative impacts of forcing girls to wear dresses and skirts as part of a school uniform.
For long-term improvements, schools need to slow down
Professor Suzanne Carrington and her fellow researchers argue that “slow schooling” is needed to support learning for all.
ABC Radio Brisbane Drive interview with Professor Linda Graham
Emma Griffith from ABC Radio Brisbane’s Drive program spoke with QUT inclusive education expert Professor Linda Graham about growing demands on prep students and a rise in suspensions among prep students.
When should your child start school? Study finds parents struggle with answer
ABC News highlights research by Dr Amanda Mergler about the decision by a growing number of parents to delay when their child starts school and the associated stress and anxiety.
No wonder some kids are mucking up in class – they’re not ready to be there
Dr Amanda Mergler talks to Kidspot about some of the problems associated with the rise in suspension among prep students.
Experts rubbish costly new school program
Professor Linda Graham talks to the Courier Mail about the lack of evidence supporting the use of personality testing in primary schools (09/07/17).
Electronic games: How much is too much for kids?
Professor Sue Walker and Professor Susan Danby from QUT’s School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education say electronic games can be beneficial for children’s learning and development, when played in moderation (07/07/17).
Pauline Hanson is wrong – we need to include children with disability in regular classes
Associate Professor Linda Graham and Dr Kate de Bruin from Monash University dissect the Senator’s claims that students with disability should be in special classes (23/06/17).
ABC NewsRadio interview on the inclusion of students with disability
ABC NewsRadio’s Steve Chase spoke with QUT education policy expert Associate Professor Linda Graham about why the evidence does not support Pauline Hanson’s claims children with disabilities and autism should segregated in schools (22/06/17).
Schools failing students with ADHD
Associate Professor Linda Graham talks to Timna Jacks from The Age about useful, low-cost strategies to support students with ADHD (16/06/17).
Kids poor NAPLAN results may be due to poor eyesight
Dr Sonia White talks to Channel 7 South Australia about her children’s vision/eye-tracking study (12/06/17).
Teachers need to learn to trust research again
Associate Professor Linda Graham challenges criticisms of education research in @TES Magazine (09/06/17).
The Research Files Episode 29: Student self-regulation skills
Professor Susan Walker talks with Jo Earp from the Teacher magazine podcast about the gender gap in behaviourial skills of children starting school.
Not all students with disability need funding
Associate Professor Linda Graham combats inaccuracies in the reporting of funding for school students with disability in The Conversation (01/06/17).
‘It is a lonely experience’: the students barred from camps and excursions
Associate Professor Linda Graham talks with Henrietta Cook and Timna Jacks from The Age about the exclusion of students with disability from school camps and excursions (29/05/17).
Principals’ Scholarships for Master of Education (Inclusive Education)
The Queensland Government has just announced an exciting new initiative to support principals of QLD state schools to study for a Master of Education (Inclusive Education) at QUT. Information on QUT’s Master of Education (Inclusive Education) is available here.
Expensive new government funded website for schools fails to deliver
Co-convenors of the AARE Inclusive Education Special Interest Group, Dr Ilektra Spandagou (University of Sydney), A/Prof Linda Graham (QUT/#SELB) and Dr Ben Whitburn (Deakin University), raise concerns about the Australian government’s Leading Learning 4 all website.
Engaging Students: Creating Better Classroom Environments for Learning
Associate Professor Linda Graham takes part in a panel discussion hosted by Dr Peter Goss, Grattan Institute School Education Program Director, which explores: What is happening in Australia’s classrooms; how can schools and teachers create better classroom environments for learning; and, what policy changes would help schools the most. Click on the link to listen to the podcast of this event (03/05/2017).
Reading superiority in girls starts early, Naplan study finds
Professor Susan Walker discusses how boys’ and girls’ behaviour at home and in the early years of school could affect their performance in literacy and reading in this Sydney Morning Herald article by Pallavi Singhal (29/04/2017).
TES talks to…Linda Graham
Associate Professor Linda Graham talks to the Times Educational Supplement about the causes of disruptive behaviour in schools (21/04/2017).
Why do schools want all students to look the same?
Dr Amanda Mergler discusses recent controversies regarding school uniform policies (04/04/2017).
Primary school experiences of intercountry adoptee children in Australia: the lasting affect of pre-adoption experiences
Dr Tracey Sempowicz draws on her personal experiences and research to discuss the primary school education of intercountry adoptee children in Australia (20/03/2017).
Ian Thorpe plays an advocate for vulnerable children in ABC’s new factual series, Bullied
Holly Burns from News.com.au reviews “Bullied”, a new ABC documentary featuring Professor Marilyn Campbell and Ian Thorpe (10/03/2017).
Are children with disabilities falling through the cracks?
Associate Professor Linda Graham talks with Amanda Smith from ABC Life Matters about support for students with disability in Australian schools (06/02/2017).
Great strides in equality
Dr Amanda Mergler is quoted in this article by Nikki Gemmell from The Weekend Australian Magazine advocating for a change in girls’ school uniforms (04-05/02/2017).
Bullying awareness week
Professor Marilyn Campbell talks with 2ser radio about the impacts of bullying on adolescents (18/11/2016).
Kids who watch porn won’t necessarily turn into sex offenders
Professor Marilyn Campbell discusses the controversy surrounding children viewing pornography (08/11/2016).
‘Naughty’ classes are wrong: here’s what the research says
Associate Professor Linda Graham warns against the creation of a separate “naughty-naughty” class for children experiencing learning and behavioural difficulties (31/10/2016).
Supporting students with autism in the classroom: what teachers need to know
Dr Beth Saggers provides information and ideas designed to help teachers support students with autism in the classroom (08/09/2016).
School summit in Brisbane discusses classroom discipline
Channel 7 News reports on the 2016 National Summit on Student Engagement, Learning & Behaviour (29/06/2016).
Why are more parents choosing to delay when their child starts school?
Dr Amanda Mergler on school enrolment trends and the reasoning behind delayed prep entry (18/05/2016).
How to protect our children from bullying
Professor Marilyn Campbell looks at what needs to be done to deal with school bullying (18/03/2016).
Explainer: what is differentiation and why is it poorly understood?
Associate Professor Linda Graham explains the importance of differentiation in the classroom (09/03/2016).
Bad behaviour and teacher burnout
Associate Professor Linda Graham talks with Ellen Fanning from ABC Life Matters about the strategies needed to reduce classroom disruption from disconnected and disadvantaged students (02/03/2016).
How schools avoid enrolling children with disabilities
Associate Professor Linda Graham discusses the exclusion practices currently used by schools to avoid enrolling children with disabilities (28/01/2016).
Parent-teacher partnerships: poisoned by ‘bad parent’ click bait
Associate Professor Linda Graham advocates for positive teacher-parent partnerships (01/02/2016).
Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed in order to receive school funding support
Associate Professor Linda Graham examines the funding pressures influencing schools, parents, and the medical profession to diagnose children with more “severe” disabilities (27/01/2016).
National Summit on Student Engagement told children learning to hate school in first few years
Associate Professor Linda Graham discusses early student disengagement in this Courier Mail article on the 2015 National Summit on Student Engagement, Learning & Behaviour (10/07/2015).
Our obsession with school achievement data is misplaced: we’re measuring the wrong things
Associate Professor Linda Graham discusses NAPLAN and encourages greater focus on student-teacher relationships, school liking and school avoidance (06/07/2015).
The hit and miss of dealing with disruptive behaviour in schools
Associate Professor Linda Graham discusses some of the issues surrounding disruptive behaviour in the classroom (09/06/2015).
Comparing the damage by school bullies and abusive adults doesn’t really help anyone
Professor Marilyn Campbell discusses a UK study comparing the long-term impact of school bullying and adult maltreatment (11/05/2015).
The way schools cope with learning difficulties is doing more harm than good