School Exclusionary Policies and Practices and their Impact

school-exclusions.jpgThis project aims to investigate how and why Australian schools use exclusionary practices to manage disorderly students.

This project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of school discipline about the extent and impact of these practices.

It will provide a detailed analysis of the political, legislative and policy frameworks that impact on exclusion rates.

Expected outcomes of this project include alternative policy and practice recommendations for legislatures and education systems.

This should provide significant benefits, such as reducing youth alienation from schooling; creating inclusive schools; reducing the financial burden of exclusion on individuals and governments; and improving the health and wellbeing of young people.

The partner organisations are: