Valerie Yule


1981. What happens to children: Origins of violence.   An anthology of stories told - not written - by disadvantaged and disturbed children. Sydney: Angus & Robertson.
This collection of stories by childrren can now be read online at Google Books,,M1

1981. What's Primary School for, anyway ? Melbourne: Primary Education

1989. Ed. with Nicholas Albery. The Encyclopaedia of Social Inventions. London: Institute of Social Inventions.  

2005. The Book of Spells & Misspells . Sussex, UK: The Book Guild.  

2013. Writing systems and how they change. Qland: Bookpal


1971. The clinical psychologist in a general hospital. A.N.Z. Journal of Psychiatry. December. pdf.

1982. Articles reprinted in Tune, N.W. (ed.) Spelling reform: A comprehensive survey. California: Spelling Progress Bulletin. The etymological argument, the implementation of spelling reform, let us be practical about spelling reform, spelling and spelling reform, arguments pro and con, a transitional spelling reform.

1986. The design of spelling to match needs and abilities. Harvard Educational Review, 56.3.278-297.

1990. The Eucharist as sacrament of the mission of the Church. Priests & People . 4.2. 44-53. How Catholic theology requires offering the Catholic Eucharist to everyone regardless, and the significance of this.

1991. Doctoral thesis: Orthography and Reading: Spelling & Society.   Monash University.   Pt 1. Overview. Pt   2. Experimental. Unpublished.   Now needs updating.

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

1995. The politics of spelling. In D Myers (Ed.) Reinventing Literacy: the Multicultural Imperativ e. Brisbane.: Phaedrus Press.

1996. The politics of international English spelling. In D Myers & N Walker (Eds.) The politics of cultural pluralism in Asia and the Pacific . UNT Press.

1996. Take-home video for adult literacy. International Review of Education. 42.1-3.187-203.

1999. Wastage of human potential. 12.12,18-27. ASCAP (USA).   Across-Species Comparisons and Psychopathology Society Journal.  

2001. Are ageing or declining populations disastrous? Galton Institute Newsletter. (Publications) 42. 7-8. September.

2004. Sharing knowledge with learners - self-help in learning to read. Ockham's Razor. ABC Radio National broadcast. 29 Feb 2004

2005. The fight against pressures to dumb-down. 'Unworkshop' briefing paper, 'Advance Australia Fair' Conference, Melbourne. July 30-31, 2005. pdf . (and alternative version in'spelling without traps' )

2005. Help yourself to read and spell, or find out where you got stuck.   Multimedia self-help literacy oveview. , and DVD.

2005. International English Spelling:: how systematic repair is possible. International English for Global Literacy Conference, Simplified Spelling Society, July, University of Mannheim, Germany. pdf

2005. Improving the learning of literacy. Submission to Federal Inquiry on the teaching of reading. Nov 2005

2006. The Case for an International Commission on English Spelling.: International English for Global Literacy. Conference, University of Mannheim, Simplified Spelling Society, July 2005. Summary, Conference Report pp 45-47. pdf

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

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

2007 Can literacy be made easier? The Psychologist. 20. 4.212-214.

See also wikipedia entry

Other Publications - Research, original thinking, multimedia, unpublished books, inventions and innovations