Inclusive Education

The school just didn’t like the way I behaved

By Kristin Reimer and Fiona Longmuir

Caleb had trouble sitting still and was first suspended from his school in grade 4. From then on he was “suspended every week from that school and it just kept going from there.” Michael recalled when he was placed in “what was called the naughty class”. “They just grabbed all the troublemakers in school and

Six factors that impact student mental health

By Wendy Larcombe

For one in three university students in our study, their experiences are negative. This appears to contribute to a spiral of stress, disengagement and mental health difficulties.

Differentiation is in our schools to stay. What is it? And why are most criticisms of it just plain wrong?

By Linda Graham, Kate de Bruin, Carly Lassig and Ilektra Spandagou

The use of a teaching practice known as ‘differentiation’ has become more common over time as educators have sought to respond to increases in the diversity of students enrolling in their local school. The term is now used widely by Australian teachers and school leaders, as well as policy makers. For example, according to the

Why the minister should act boldly on changes to schooling for children with disabilities

By David Roy and Caroline Dock

We should see significant changes for children with disabilities in NSW schools if the recently released recommendations by

Are regular classroom teachers really not qualified to teach students with special needs?

By Linda Graham and Kate de Bruin and Ilektra Spandagou

Sure enough, representatives of parent and teacher groups have emerged to back Senator Pauline Hanson’s claims that children

Expensive new government funded website for schools fails to deliver

By Ilektra Spandagou and Linda Graham and Ben Whitburn

Students with disabilities often struggle in Australian schools. There have been many inquiries and reports over the years