Students

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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Audio program

07 Aug 2017

There are calls for more training for teachers to help them deal with problematic sexual behaviour in primary schools.

In a recent study, teachers reported students threatening to rape other students, simulating intercourse and...

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Report

01 Aug 2017

At the request of Australia’s 39 universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted a national, independent survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.

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Research report

01 Aug 2017

This paper is a reference tool for those needing to locate specific changes quickly and place them in their chronological context, rather than a definitive history of income support for student in Australia. Schemes providing support for postgraduate students, students who are veterans or the...

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Journal article

12 Jul 2017

What can social media tell us about our patrons? We look at Yik Yak through the lens of library ethnography, suggesting that anonymous social media can reveal not only complaints and commentary about library services and spaces, but also uncover students’ emotional and social experience with...

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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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Research report

29 Jun 2017

The vocational education and training sector has an important role to play in the National Innovation and Science Agenda, particularly through the development of skills. This research explores the idea of whether the student placement process — where an individual is placed in a workplace to...

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Journal article

22 Jun 2017

Two hundred and twenty-six qualitative interviews with students studying at Australia’s largest online tertiary education organisation, Open Universities Australia (OUA), found that failure to complete assessments due to unexpected and unavoidable employment
commitments was the standout...

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Discussion paper

09 Jun 2017

Introduction

In November 2016 the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham asked the Higher Education Standards Panel (the Panel) to examine:

  •  the trends and factors driving completions and attrition
  •  the adequacy of existing data
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Report

07 Jun 2017

There are eight public universities in Victoria, which control a further 51 entities. We conduct the financial audits of all of these 59 entities. This report outlines the results of, and our observations from, these financial audits for the year ended 31 December 2016. We also discuss the...

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Research report

06 Jun 2017

The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) has provided an opportunity for universities to develop bespoke equity programs which respond to their institutional profile and strategic priorities, but many important outcomes of HEPPP funded work are not currently recognised...

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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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Research report

01 Jun 2017

In Fall 2016, over 6000 students used a Wikipedia-based assignment in lieu of a traditional paper assignment. We conducted a mixed methods research study using surveys and focus groups to study attitudes, context, and skills transfer. Surveys employed a variety of quantitative and qualitative...

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Report

30 May 2017

On 3 June 2015, a Select Committee of the Legislative Council was established to inquire into and report on access to the South Australian education system for students with disabilities, their families, and support networks, including:

a. The experience of students with disabilities,...

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Research report

19 Apr 2017

This report analyses for the first time students’ motivation to perform well in school, their relationships with peers and teachers, their home life, and how they spend their time outside of school. The findings are based on a survey of 540,000 students in 72 participating countries and...

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Research report

08 Mar 2017

Equity groups have increasing access to higher education enrolment, but factors including health, finance and disposition towards study can contribute to the decision of disadvantaged students to drop out of university study. This study looked at the determinants of student satisfaction and...

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Research report

28 Feb 2017

Executive Summary

This research study examines regional student participation and migration by use of novel data sources and analytic techniques. The data and techniques utilised within the study provide insights that are relevant to contemporary higher education policy...

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Journal article

27 Feb 2017

To examine demographic and behavioural correlates of high consumption of soft drinks (non-alcoholic sugar-sweetened carbonated drinks excluding energy drinks) among Australian adolescents and to explore the associations between high consumption and soft drink perceptions and accessibility....

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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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Research report

14 Feb 2017

Data analysis indicates distance is a predictor of students’ intentions to attend university, net of selected demographic and socio-economic variables. This report applies statistical modelling and geo-mapping to existing data, contributing to current literature as well as indicating an ongoing...

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