MultiLit is a research initiative of Macquarie University, Sydney
Since 1990, a research team led by Professor Kevin Wheldall from Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC) has been researching how best to teach children who struggle to learn to read and more effective ways of managing children’s behaviour in the classroom.
In 1995, Professor Wheldall launched the Making Up Lost Time In Literacy (or MultiLit) Initiative at MUSEC as a focus for a program of research and product development. The MultiLit Research Unit was established in 2006 as the focus for continuing research.
The early MultiLit research (1996 – 1998) is detailed in the report commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA, now DEEWR) entitled ‘An Evaluation of MultiLit’ (Wheldall & Beaman, 2000).
To keep up to date with research from the MultiLit Research Unit (MRU), click on What’s New at MRU?
A list of Research Publications by members of MRU published since 2000 is available.
Members of MRU have also contributed regularly to the series of MUSEC Briefings, one page summaries of sometimes controversial programs and practices, published by Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC).