Conference Papers

Return to Research Publications MultiLit Research Unit (MRU) Madelaine, A., McMurtrie, A., Reynolds, M., Arakelian, S., Wheldall, R., & Wheldall, K. (2018, October). Effective initial instruction in reading: An Australian perspective. Paper presented at The Reading League 2nd Annual Conference, Syracuse, NY. Kemp, C., & Wheldall, R. (2018, July). The role of the special educator …

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What’s New at MRU?

Recent news from MRU includes: A book containing a chapter by Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Dr Robyn Wheldall and Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall was awarded the 2019 Australian Educational Publishing Award for Reference Resource. The chapter, ‘Systematic and explicit phonics instruction: A scientific, evidence-based approach to teaching the alphabetic principle’ was included in The Alphabetic Principle and Beyond: Surveying the Landscape, edited by …

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MultiLit Evaluation Report

The early research on MultiLit (1996 – 1998) is detailed in the published research report commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA, now DEEWR) entitled ‘An Evaluation of MultiLit’ (Wheldall & Beaman, 2000). The Evaluation Report contains the theoretical background to the MultiLit Reading Tutor Program in addition to providing …

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Research Publications

Recent publications by members of the MultiLit Research Unit since 2006: Academic journal articles Books, published reports and edited special issues of journals Chapters in edited books Conference papers Instructional materials Other public output Unpublished research reports Copies of most of the research articles are available on request from MultiLit Pty Ltd ( For a …

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MUSEC Briefings

MUSEC Briefings are provided as a community service to inform educators and other professionals about the evidence base for a variety of educational practices, some of which may be regarded as controversial. They are published by Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC). These Briefings are available on the MUSEC web site: The following briefings were written …

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Kevin Wheldall Articles

Return to Research Publications   Classroom Seating Arrangements and Classroom Behavior Wheldall, K., & Bradd, L. (2010). Classroom seating arrangements and classroom behaviour- K. Wheldall (Ed.), Developments in educational psychology (second edition) (pp. 181 195). London: Routledge