Principal leadership for parent engagement in disadvantaged schools: New book

GIER member Dr Linda Willis has co-authored a new book, Principal leadership for parent engagement in disadvantaged schools: What qualities and strategies distinguish effective principals? Read More

Environmental barriers to participate for children on the autism spectrum

Griffith researchers, Dr Kate Simpson and Associate Professor Dawn Adams have been conducting research to identify environmental barriers to participation for children on the autism spectrum in out of school activities. Read More

“Punching above their weight”: NAPLAN metaphors

How are economically disadvantaged communities and schools portrayed in news stories about school results in the National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments? In one case, a news story used the metaphor, ‘punching well above their weight’, when referring to the NAPLAN results of ‘disadvantaged’ schools. This metaphor represents schools in locations of poverty as performing poorly on NAPLAN by implying that any NAPLAN success is unusual or an exceptional variance. Recent research by Dr Aspa Baroutsis has investigated the use of metaphors in news stories about the NAPLAN performance of schools in locations of poverty in the Australian print media over the last 10 years. Read More

Tailored approach to teaching reading may help lift literacy rates

Griffith University researchers have collaborated on a research project to help reading professionals lift literacy rates in students. Read More

Unmasking the Racial Contract: New book

First Nations GIER researcher Dr Debbie Bargallie, descendent of the Kamilaroi and Wonnarua peoples, has published her new book, Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service, with Aboriginal Studies Press. Read More

Indigenizing Education: New book

This new edited collection, published by Springer, is co-edited by GIER scholar, Dr Sue Whatman. Read More

Middle Leadership in Schools: New book

GIER Acting Director, Professor Peter Grootenboer, has co-authored a new book: Middle Leadership in Schools: A Practical Guide for Learning Learning. Read More

Y Connect: Creating critical connections through the Arts

The Y Connect project was a partnership between Yeronga State High School and researchers from Griffith University. Funded by the… Read More

Basil Bernstein, Code Theory, and Education: New book

Professor Parlo Singh, a GIER expert in the field of Sociology of Education, has edited a new book titled: Basil Bernstein, Code Theory, and Education: Women's Contributions. Read More

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