D Mailil

Donna Patronia Mailil


Masters in Arts Special Education Needs
(Magistr-MGR) Erasmus Mundus European Union studies in Europe
Graduate Certificate in Special Education Needs – Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia
Bachelor of Education In-service in Administration and Planning – University of Goroka, Eastern HighlandsProvince, PNG

Areas of teaching

Special and Inclusive Education


University of Goroka
P O Box 1078 
Goroka Eastern Highlands
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (+ 675) 5311916
Email: mailild@uog.ac.pg


Donna Patronia Mailil has a Masters of Arts in Special Education Needs, (Magistr-MGR) (Erasmus Mundus), European Union studies in Europe. She has been teaching Special and Inclusive Education courses since 2009 at the University of Goroka. She also has a graduate certificate in special education from Charles Sturt University, NSW Australia. Furthermore, she has the Bachelor of Education In-service in Administration and Planning from the University of Goroka.
Prior to joining the University of Goroka, she spent 15 years teaching and coordinating special education programs at Morobe Special Education Resource Center in Lae, Morobe Province.
She is qualified and experienced pre-school and primary school teacher. She is special education educator both at pre-service primary teacher training at Madang Teacher’s College and Papua New Guinea Education Institute in Port Moresby. She is a strong advocator for Inclusive Education in all her teaching.

Research Interest / Background

Inclusive Education, Disability Studies


Unpublished Thesis (Partial requirement for the award of M.ED.) “The Use of Appropriate Disability Terminologies in Relation to Inclusive Education”.

Thesis Supervision
Supervision of Post Graduate Thesis – Honors Thesis – “Situational Analysis of Inclusive Education practice in the        primary schools in Goroka District in the Eastern Highlands province”.

Supervision of Post Graduate Thesis – Honors Thesis – “An Assessment of the Extent and Effect of Dysgraphia on    Grade 3, 4, 5 & 6 Students’ Academic Performance at North Goroka primary school in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea”.

Research Consultation
Member of the ADRA/UOG – Research on “Reviewing Approaches to Educational Service for Disability Children in PNG”

Conference Proceedings
Presented a paper on: “The Importance of Appropriate use of Disability Language within the Context of Inclusive Education Practice in Papua New Guinea” . The Linguistics Society of Papua New Guinea Conference - 20th – 21st September, 2011