exclusionary discipline

Do we really have a frightening school to prison pipeline in this country? Only one way to find out

By Linda Graham and Callula Killingly

Exclusionary discipline is on the rise in Australian schools, as highlighted by recent research in Queensland and South Australia. This is highly concerning that suspension does not address the reasons underlying behaviour and can instead exacerbate those behaviours. For some students, these experiences devolve into ongoing cycles of repeated suspensions. In the long term, students