A selection of original ideas

Valerie Yule

Other publications include key publications, research, multimedia.and unpublished books, inventions and innovations


1978,1979. (with Angela Ridsdale). The Magic Bag. Books 1 & 2.   Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission. Learning spelling, to accompany a TV program

1987. A Primary ABC for teachers and parents. Melbourne: Collins-Dove.

1988. Education for the Future.   Melbourne: Collins-Dove.


1967. Meeting play and recreational needs in High-Density Housing Areas. with Dr . B. McCloskey.  Victorian Family Council.

1969. Church Aid for State Schools. Melbourne Age. October. A reversal of the usual claims.

1971. Children's Lib. Melbourne Age. 12.11.

1974. The implications of child development for religious education. Victorian Commission on Religious Education in Schools (the Russell Report).

1975. The child who is failing. T he Educational Magazine. 32.2.

1975. Causes of illiteracy and recommendations for action. Spelling Progress Bulletin. xv. 4. 3-10.

1980. The consumer-oriented readng scheme, COLA. Reading . (U.K.) 13.3.31-8.

1980. Three purposes for primary education. Primary Education , 11.4.6-8

1980. A transitional spelling reform for adults and learners. Spelling Progress Bulletin . xx.3.7-10.

1982. An international reform of English spelling and its advantages. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses. 4.1982. 9-22.

1982. If you can't change the children, change the problem. Australian Journal of Remedial Education13. 1 and 2. 75-80.

1982. The information technology of reading. Reading. 16.3.162-8.

1983. The hidden curriculum in the content of children's reading books. In B. Gillham (Ed.) Reading through the curriculum. London: Heinemann Education.

1984. Literacy and children's needs in the television age.   In D. Dennis (Ed.)   Reading: meeting children's special needs. London: Heinemann Education.

1985. A roman script as an alternative script for Indian languages. Paper for First roman lipi sammelan.   Bombay. Dec.

1985. Memories of R. H. Tawney. Tawney Journal.

1985. Australian experiences of teaching English to immigrants. Language Monthly. Jan. 24-25

1986. Considerations for the alphabetisation of Mandarin Chinese. Xin Tang. No. 7. 40-47.   University of Pennsylvania and Beijing.

1986. Articles on an international index of quality of life. Journal of Social Inventions, seriatim.

1987. A viewer's code for advertising. The Age Green Guide .15.10. pp 14-15

1988. The importance of spelling for English culture. Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society. 2.2. 29-31.

1988. Where children should sit in class. Primary Education.

1990. Imagination and Learning Difficulties. Aust Journal of Remedial Education. 22.3. 7-12.

1991 Independents and political parties.  Victorian Democrats Newsletter   p3

1992. Learning to read without effort.   Reading (U.K.) 26.2. 12-16.

1994. Problems that face research in the design of English spelling. Visible Language. 28:1. 26-47

1995. Safeguarding the Dignity of the Dying in Hospitals. pdf. Before and After. London: Natural Death Centre. 23

1996. The future of cartoons. Australian Children's Television Action Committee 89. July p4

1997. Teaching Reading and Spelling Reform.   Journal of the SSS.

1998. Economic concepts for the 21st century. Australian Humanist. 62. Spring. 8-9.

1998. Censorship and text-selection. Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. July Conference.

1998. International English spelling and the Internet. Journal of the SSS. 2.3.8-13.

1998. What I do and think about Spelling. Simpl Speling: SSS Newsletter.   July p 3

1999 Apocalypse or Milennium - Choosing. Outlook. December. pdf

1999 My dream Australian journal. Arena Magazine. Feb-Mar. 19.

1999-2002 Water and politics. A series of brief addresses to the Institution of Engineers Water Division, at the annual Sir L.Ronald East awards. pdf

1999 What's Left, What's Right? Australian Humanist. 53 .Autumn 8-9.

2000 Everyone an Independent Scholar.   Review of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia. 1.2, 25-27.

2001 The Great Odd Socks Mystery and the Secret of the Universe. Australian Journal of Parapsychology. 1.2.186-189.

2001 Why English spelling has resisted reform. Australian Style. 9.1.4

2002. It's the spelling that's stupid, not me: Taking Ockham's Razor to English Spelling. Ockham's Razor. ABC Radio National. 5.5.2002

2002. Justice & Legal Liability Insurance. Fabian Freethinking .

2002. Making elections more democratic: Informed, fair and affordable elections Fabian Freethinking

2003. Papers on Geoliteracy, Land use, Preventing waste of energy, Equity and human nature, and Economic concepts for sustainable societies. In Search of Sustainability,Web-based Conference, sponsored by Australia 21 Ltd, Nature & Society Forum and Sustainable Population Australia.

2003. Social inventions as creative non-fiction in English studies. Conference of the International Federation of Teachers of English, Melbourne, July 5-8.  

2004. Periods in Sociobiology. The Galton Institute Newsletter. 50. March, p 7-8.

2004. Strangling Scholars. ISAA Review. Journal of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia. 3 .2.21-28. pdf

2004. Barriers to access to print literacy. ' The First Necessity: Access to learning in the 21st century.' Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Conference of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia, 38-42.

2005. Spelling improvement is possibleLingua Franca, ABC Radio National, February.12

2005. Women helping each other. Arena. 76. pp27-28   (on Muslim and Western women)

2005. Should torture be legal? pdf. Victorian Humanist . 44.5. p6.

2006. Memoirs of a rebel journalist. Review of Wilfrid Burchett's autobiography. Australian Jewish Democratic Society Newsletter. 7.2. March, p 14.

2006. Is doing Good any Good? The difference between doing good and the consequences of self-consciousness about doing good.   Victorian Humanist. 7. May 2006. pp7-8

2006. Noise and intelligence: Long-term effects. Galton Institute Newsletter, 59. pp 3-4, June.

2006. Making Poverty. Galton Institute Newsletter. 60, pp 3-5. September.

2006. Humanism against Post-Humanism. Australian Humanist.   84. Summer. p17

2006. A childish view of history. Arena Magazine. 85. 18 October-November.

2007. Crisis of Human Energy. Ockham's Razor. ABC Radio National. 18 February 2007.

2007. Strangling citizens. Voice: journal of commment & review. No 21. 7-11.

2007. Climate Change at Animal Farm. New Matilda.131. 28 February

2007 Planned obsolescence and climate change New Matilda. 142. 22 May

2007 Climate change and the need to think outside think- tanks. Australian Fabian News. 47.2.11