Education

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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Report

15 Jun 2017

Issued by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation...

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Report

02 Jun 2017

School suspension - the temporary removal of a student from school - is one of the most severe responses to student misbehaviour in Australian schools. Evidence suggests school suspension is associated with negative behavioural outcomes in adolescence.

Using data from the International...

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Report

24 May 2017

The report highlights progress in 2014 towards the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians agreed by Australian education ministers in 2008.

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2014 addresses the eight areas of commitment to action specified in the...

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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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Book review

26 Apr 2017

In 2016 and early 2017, a number of articles were referenced on the TJ Ryan Foundation website about the current state and future of higher education. Examples included Dean Ashenden’s Inside Story article ‘...

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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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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

09 Feb 2017

As at 31 December 2016, more than 70 per cent of children’s education and care services have been rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, according to new data released by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

ACECQA Chief Executive...

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Research report

23 Jan 2017

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Four international studies have found that the youngest children in a school class are more likely than their class- mates to receive pharmacological treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We investigated whether this late birth date effect...

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Research report

14 Dec 2016

It is with great pleasure and pride that I introduce this second TCCI Tasmania Report to you. It is remarkable both in the quality of the data and the themes identified as well as the unique partnership that makes the funding of the report possible. The idea that the TCCI and TasCOSS together...

Audio program

10 Dec 2016

A prison on the mid-north coast of NSW (Kempsey) has for the first time brought in external designers to create spaces for intensive learning within its walls.

The project is being run by the Designing Out Crime Research Centre but how much impact can design have on crime?

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Audio podcast

Article

02 Dec 2016

Networking and collaboration are becoming increasingly important for addressing the complex challenges in many social sectors – to help build capacity and create momentum for change.

Since 2014, SVA has convened a network of schools in disadvantaged communities to share and collaborate to...

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Research report

01 Dec 2016

Building on existing Australian social statistics, Australia’s Social Pulse measures changes over time in key social indicators across a range of domains. It also uses statistical analysis to investigate associations between outcomes and community, household, and individual...

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Research report

30 Nov 2016

This research report presents findings from Generation X and Generation Y from the Life Patterns project.

The Life Patterns is a two-decade longitudinal project run by the Youth Research Centre. It tracks over time two cohorts of young people (Gen X since 1991 and Gen Y since 2005) in...

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Research report

28 Nov 2016

Children and young people in out of home care deserve a good education. Yet although many do well at school, others have poor educatonal outcomes. At the same time research clearly demonstrates that when foster carers support education and learning it can have a significant impact on educational...

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Research report

09 Nov 2016

The children’s education and care sector in Australia continues to show growth and quality improvement under the National Quality Framework (NQF), according to new data released by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Over 80 per cent of education and...

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Discussion paper

01 Nov 2016

This occasional paper is the third in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). The paper reports on activities to promote consistency and efficiency in the implementation and administration of the NQF, which are key functions of the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality...

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