Educational Justice

Resources in this collection cover topics such as access to literacy and numeracy, rural schools, education for Aboriginal Australians, early childhood education, critical pedagogies, learning strategies, teacher resilience and more.  The collection of this material is supported by the Centre for Research in Education at the University of South Australia.

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Educational Justice

Discussion paper

19 Jul 2017

The discussion paper highlights key educational challenges and issues that impact on the learning outcomes of regional, rural and remote students. It aims to create a springboard for fresh ideas to improve outcomes for these students.

Independent reviewer Emeritus Professor John Halsey...

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Report

05 Jul 2017

Research is fundamental to understanding and addressing the complexities of student equity in higher education. The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) conducts an annual competitive research program, building a solid evidence base to improve access and outcomes for...

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Report

26 Jun 2017

The role of education as a pathway out of disadvantage has featured strongly in policy rhetoric over time. Successive governments have introduced policies that have enabled greater access to higher education. Yet there remains concern that the educational opportunities for our children are...

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Strategy

19 May 2017

The NSW Department of Education is seeking feedback on the Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) services play a vital role in the wellbeing and development of children and young people. In recognition of this, the Regional and Remote ECE...

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Audio podcast

12 May 2017

The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest has become a symbolic battleground between liberal internationalism and a rising tide of populist nationalism.

Its future is under threat after the Hungarian government, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, announced new higher education...

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Commentary

Article

04 May 2017

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has unveiled big changes to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). With about A$50 billion in outstanding student debt, the goal is to curb costs.

Assuming parliament passes the changes, all students will have to pay more and repay quicker....

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Discussion paper

20 Apr 2017

This occasional paper is the fourth in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). This paper offers detailed insights into education and care service quality ratings for Quality Area 3 (physical environment) of the National Quality Standard (NQS). The focus is on ensuring the physical...

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Research report

31 Mar 2017

This report outlines the findings from a national study commissioned by the Australian government to determine the high-level factors that impact on the success and retention of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds at regional universities.

The study found that the eight...

Research report

27 Mar 2017

The concept of Human Capital describes the skills and capacities that reside in people that are put to productive use. It represents the value of the skills, knowledge, talents and abilities of people and their potential to drive innovation and economic growth.

Although natural...

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Research report

24 Mar 2017

Abstract

Improving student outcomes in post-secondary online learning requires a strategic, tailored approach, emphasising student engagement and individualised monitoring, support and outreach. Qualitative interviews with education practitioners from 15 Australian...

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Audio program

19 Mar 2017

An explosion in the number of high-rise apartments across our capital cities is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in "jam-packed" public schools. Too many students and not enough classrooms. How did government's get it so wrong?

Research report

14 Mar 2017

All Change lays bare the staggering amount of change in key UK government policies over the last five decades.

The report examines three policy areas which have experienced near-constant upheaval: further education, regional governance and industrial policy. For example, the last...

Book

27 Feb 2017

The chapters in this volume offer provocative ideas for transforming Australian tertiary education. Each is grounded in current issues or trends but goes beyond present thinking to propose ways in which policy and practice might make major advances.

The Melbourne Centre for the Study of...

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Commentary

Article

23 Feb 2017

Many parts of Australia have been experiencing a long-running heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees in some areas. So what impact is this having on schools? And is it time for the government to roll out a national policy on heat protection?

Research shows that extreme heat...

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Transcript

14 Feb 2017

The highlight of the TJ Ryan Foundation’s 3rd anniversary event was a keynote address from Dr Ken Boston, former Director-General of Education in South Australia and New South Wales, and member of the Gonski Review panel. Dr Boston spoke on the topic of 'Gonski Report: Vision or Hallucination...

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Research report

14 Feb 2017

This ninth Closing the Gap report showcases real successes being achieved at a local level across the country—by individuals, communities, organisations and government.

However, at a national level, progress needs to accelerate. Over the long term there are improvements across a number of...

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Chapter

13 Feb 2017

This chapter reports on an inquiry that investigated the current impact and how to increase the impact of an active citizenship education program that contains key elements of education for sustainability: imagining a better future, systemic thinking, critical thinking and reflection,...

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Research report

07 Feb 2017

Australian governments should increase investment in community education to address higher levels of disadvantage and unemployment in rural and regional Australia, according to this report.

The report finds that not-for-profit community-based vocational education and training (VET)...

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Research report

07 Feb 2017

Executive summary

The $7.5 million More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI) was a national five-year collaborative project with the Australian education community – planned, implemented and evaluated in four annual phases.

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Research report

05 Feb 2017

Overview

When students are engaged in class, they learn more. It is vital that teachers create the right classroom climate for learning: raising student expectations; developing a rapport with students; establishing routines; challenging students to participate and take...

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