Dr Michelle Bonati

BSc(UA), MA(UA), PhD(Ill)
Associate Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7028
Fax +61 2 9351 2606

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Biographical details

Dr Bonati is an Associate Lecturer of Special and Inclusive Education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. She earned her doctoral degree in Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Her research interests include examining inclusive service-learning as a potential context for increasing peer interactions and providing life skills and academic instruction for students with complex support needs within inclusive settings. Her aim is to improve post school outcomes for students with the most significant disabilities.

Current research students

Project title Research student
An exploration of the social participation for students with learning disabilities in inclusive education programs at Malaysian secondary schools. Hasrul HOSSHAN
Using peer mediated time-delay to support social communication development Jessica ZANUTTINI

Selected grants

2017

  • Disability Awareness and Inclusivity (Open Learning Environment - Undergraduate); Bonati M, Spandagou I, Evans D, Little C, Spencer M, Goggin G, Hickey-Moody A, Stancliffe R, Villeneuve M, Wedgwood N, O'Brien P, Gadow F, MacDonald J; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Wassup? Embedded Mental Health Education; Wedgwood N, Fuller N, Burns J, Bonati M, Shaw T, Amon K; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2015

  • Positive Approaches to Disability Through Service-Learning; Bonati M, O'Brien P, Spandagou I, Little C, Gadow F, MacDonald J; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2014

  • Positive Approaches to Disability through Community Engagement; Bonati M, Evans D, O'Brien P, Gadow F; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2013

  • Creating inclusive secondary school communities through service-learning; Bonati M, Dymond S; University of Illinois/Action Research Illinois Seed Grant.

2011

  • From lecture course to blended learning: What can be learned from the process; Bonati M, Bentz J; University of Illinois/Provost Initiative on Teaching Advancement (PITA).
  • Creating inclusive secondary school communities through service-learning; Bonati M, Dymond S; University of Illinois/Action Research Illinois Seed Grant.

2007

  • School Store: Community Based Instruction Program; Bonati M; Tanque Verde Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation/Tanque Verde Foundation Grant.
  • TVHS/EGJH Service-Learning club; Bonati M; Corporation for National & Community Service/Arizona Learn and Serve 1.0/Americorps Grant.
  • Tanque Verde High School Garden; Bonati M; Wells Fargo/Wells Fargo Teacher Partnership Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Mann, J., Dymond, S., Bonati, M., Neeper, L. (2015). Restrictive citizenship: Civic-oriented service-learning opportunities for all students. The Journal of Experiential Education, 38(1), 56-72. [More Information]
  • Kim, R., Bonati, M. (2011). Essentials of transition planning [book review]. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 36(3-4), 160-161. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Villeneuve, M., Evans, D., Sadirin, S., Andriana, E., Bonati, M., Little, C., Millington, M. (2016). Collaborative action across health and education sectors for inclusion of children with disabilities in education: Establishing a policy vision and research agenda in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sydney, Australia: Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney. [More Information]

2016

  • Villeneuve, M., Evans, D., Sadirin, S., Andriana, E., Bonati, M., Little, C., Millington, M. (2016). Collaborative action across health and education sectors for inclusion of children with disabilities in education: Establishing a policy vision and research agenda in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sydney, Australia: Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney. [More Information]

2015

  • Mann, J., Dymond, S., Bonati, M., Neeper, L. (2015). Restrictive citizenship: Civic-oriented service-learning opportunities for all students. The Journal of Experiential Education, 38(1), 56-72. [More Information]

2011

  • Kim, R., Bonati, M. (2011). Essentials of transition planning [book review]. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 36(3-4), 160-161. [More Information]

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