classroom behaviour management

Schools are unfairly targeting vulnerable children with their exclusionary policies

By Anna Sullivan, Neil Tippett, Bruce Johnson and Jamie Manolev

Australian schools are unfairly suspending and excluding students, particularly boys, Indigenous students, and students with a disability.  Our research is examining exclusionary policies and practices in Australian schools and the impact they have on vulnerable children. The findings suggest that these practices are discriminatory and harmful to the health, welfare and academic achievement of the

‘Zero tolerance’ is the wrong approach to classroom behaviour management

By Karen Peel

The Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, has demanded a zero tolerance approach to students’ bad behaviour in Australian classrooms.

Shocking evidence of US-style racial bias in Australian schools

By Linda Graham

Australian research is almost silent on how disciplinary practices in our schools are affected by racial bias.  In