21 February 2014 | By examining two primary and two secondary schools, this report argues that Australia’s most troubled schools can turn around their performance to achieve remarkable results by following five steps.
18 February 2014 | This paper uses the 2011 Census data to quantify the impact of educational disadvantage among Indigenous Australians for labour market participation, employment and occupational destinations.
25 January 2014 | This thesis explores the lived experiences of gifted and talented New Zealand young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with an emphasis on risk and protective processes that might foster resilience.
24 January 2014 | This paper presents findings from the ABS Quality Study that was undertaken in 2012 to investigate both the feasibility of conducting a national secondary school survey of the living arrangements of students, and also the suitability of such a survey to address limitations in the estimation of youth homelessness, particularly for estimates of ‘couch surfing’.
24 January 2014 | With open access publishing on the rise, Taylor & Francis surveyed authors’ views on open access in late 2012 and into 2013, gathering opinions from across the world and from all those who had contributed articles to their journals.
20 January 2014 | Students with similar individual and parental characteristics attending the same school, but living in neighbourhoods with different levels of socioeconomic status, are likely to have similar educational outcomes.
03 March 2014 | In light of the current debate about independent schools in Australia, this article looks at Cooperative Trust schools in the UK and argues that these are an alternative, more successful version of charter schools.
20 February 2014 | One of the difficulties of online learning is the level of teacher training and teacher confidence to be able to design online courses, as well as using online facilities as dynamic learning environments.
27 March 2013 | This guide explains open educational resources (OER) and the benefits that creating, sharing and using OER can provide.Open educational resources (OER) are learning and teaching materials, freely available online for anyone to use. Examples include full courses, course modules, lectures, games, teaching materials and assignments. They can take the form of text, images, audio, video and may even be interactive.
21 March 2012 | Developed by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and now updated for 2012, this guide is designed to offer all Australians information about the National Broadband Network.
02 December 2013 | Innovation is about much more than taking Australian inventions to market. Australia needs to capture opportunities in the global innovation system, and adopt and adapt innovations from elsewhere.
26 September 2013 | Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOC’s, are poised to transform the way Australian universities operate. They’re not only popular, but have made education accessible on a scale never before seen.