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Category: Ensuring educational justice and equity

“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

New study to highlight teacher needs in non-traditional education

Investigating the work of teachers in Australia’s flexible and non-traditional schools is the focus of a new Griffith University study. Read More

‘Tokenised, silenced’: New research reveals Indigenous public servants’ experiences of racism

The Morrison government has just announced a plan to boost the number of Indigenous Australians in the top ranks of the Australian Public Service. 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

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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