Equitable and Inclusive Education

Access to education can be transformative for individuals, their families, and the community.

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However, there are a range of barriers which prevent equitable access for a range of diverse students in a variety of educational contexts.  With a passion for equality and inclusion in society, our researchers are considering the obstacles to equitable inclusion and how they can be overcome.

Project outputs

  • Elpitha (Peta) Spyrou,  Submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (23 December 2022)
  • Hewitt, A., Henderson, S. & Covark, K (2023) ‘Minimising risks for South Australia’s legal interns’ 48(2) Alternative Law Journal 143-147
  • Elpitha (Peta) Spyrou, ‘Unpacking the Disability Discrimination Redress Models for South Australian and Victorian Students Living with Disability-Related Challenging Behaviours’ (2022) 44(10) The Law Society Bulletin 12.
  • Cameron, C & Hewitt, A (2022) ‘Designing financial support for students in Australian work-integrated learning programs’ 23(3) International Journal of Work Integrated Learning, 359-373. 
  • Hewitt, A & Grenfell, L (2022) ‘A call for regulatory reform to make work experience accessible rather than an obstacle’ Alternative Law Journal, 1037969X2211236.
  • Peta Spyrou (2022) 'School Autism Policy a Good Start but Must Try Harder', InDaily, (online, 10 February 2023) <https://indaily.com.au/opinion/2023/02/10/school-autism-policy-a-good-start-but-must-try-harder/>
  • Hewitt, A. Grenfell, L., Abiyat, H., Hendry, M., Howe, J., & Whittaker, S. (2022) ‘Weighing the Cost of Expectations that Students Complete Legal Work Experience’ 32(1) Legal Education Review 1-21
  • Hewitt, A., & Grenfell, L. (2021). Submission to TEQSA on Compliance Guide: Work Integrated Learning.
  • Elphick, L., Hewitt, A., Taylor, A., & Moulds, S. (2020). Submission by the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group (ADLEG) to the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department, Legislative Services Equal Opportunity (Religious Bodies) Amendment Bill 2020.
  • Cornelia Koch and Laura Grenfell 'Internship Courses for All? Supporting Students Undertaking Unpaid, University-Run Legal Internships' (2019) 44(3) Alternative Law Journal 226 available at https://doi.org/10.1177/1037969X19845688
  • Hewitt, A., Owens, R., Stewart, A., & Howe, J. (2019). ‘Issues of sexual harassment in unpaid work’, Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.
  • Cornelia Koch and Laura Grenfell '"Getting a Foot in the Door": Internships and the Legal Profession' (2018) 40(7) The Bulletin - Law Society of South Australia 28 
  • Israel, M., Skead, N., Heath, M., Hewitt, A., Galloway, K., & Steel, A. (2017) “Fostering "quiet inclusion": Interaction and diversity in the Australian law classroom” 66(2) Journal of Legal Education 332-356.