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 in the Division of Education Arts and Social Sciences at the University of South Australia since 2015. 

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The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise.
Researchers in the Centre for Research in Education advocate for a contexualised understandings of ‘education’ across the life-span including child-care, schools, training institutions, universities and sites of informal learning.
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Educational Justice

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15 Sep 2017

Background

In May 2016, the Australian Government released Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes, an evidence-based approach to schools reform to improve learning outcomes for all Australian students. As part of this reform, a...

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Essay

14 Sep 2017

With higher education in the spotlight and legislation now before the Parliament, the Whitlam Institute has released the latest paper in its Perspectives series. It offers a bold and personal account of how universities have...

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Commentary

14 Sep 2017

Australians value education, so when looking at the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2017 report, it’s not surprising to see we spend more on education than average among comparable nations.

However, it’s worth noting where the money comes from. A...

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Report

12 Sep 2017

Governments are increasingly looking to international comparisons of education opportunities and outcomes as they develop policies to enhance individuals’ social and economic prospects, provide incentives for greater efficiency in schooling, and help to mobilise resources to meet rising demands...

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Report

06 Sep 2017

The state of early learning in Australia must improve to ensure our youngest Australians get the best possible start in life. As part of the Early Learning: Everyone Benefits campaign, the State of early learning in Australia 2017 is the second report in a series tracking progress across a range...

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Research report

31 Aug 2017

Access to higher education is crucial in addressing entrenched socio‐economic disadvantage, particularly for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Moreover, if Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are to succeed at university and/or vocational education and...

Report

14 Aug 2017

A disproportionate number of children expelled from Victorian government schools have a disability, are in out-of-home care, or identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, according to the Victorian Ombudsman.

The report found significant reform is required to measure exactly how...

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Research report

10 Aug 2017

Executive Summary

Aim

The project described in this report addresses the aim to “Develop options to enable specialist schools to become ‘Centres of Expertise’ to support local mainstream schools to implement inclusive education”.

Methods

Multiple...

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Research report

20 Jul 2017

There are things that every policy maker and development partner working in the field of education want to know: what works?  What are the best ways to get kids into school, keep them there, and learn?  Which options have the best evidence of their effectiveness?  And what are the costs?

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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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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?