Schools

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Research report

28 Mar 2018

New Zealand now has its first national picture of teaching and school practices, and principal leadership in English-medium schools.

Research report

6 Mar 2018

Ever wonder if Australia was alone in spending millions of dollars on publishing meaningless data on schools? This American research argues that providing data to parents within the context of a market-driven school choice ecosystem is not an effective tool for equalizing educational opportunity, but...

Report

11 Feb 2018

This report argues that the Commonwealth should not use the extra money it is spending on schools as an excuse to intervene more broadly in school education.

Commentary

7 Feb 2018

There is limited evidence to support the idea that making physical changes to classrooms boosts learning outcomes. The reason for this is schools are complex places.

Evaluation

7 Feb 2018

New Zealand's Principal Recruitment Allowance is an allowance available to boards of trustees in schools which face significant challenges and have a principal vacancy. This formative evaluation seeks to understand how a programme is operating and inform decision making aimed at improvement.

Technical report

15 Sep 2017

The first phase of this project focused on collecting baseline data on the types of learning spaces, teaching practices and learning in Australian and New Zealand schools. This report outlines the survey of school leaders conducted in late 2016.

Research report

20 Jul 2017

This Super Synthesis identifies which interventions have the greatest impact on student learning and education participation in developing country contexts.

Thesis

19 Jun 2017

The aim of this research was to critically examine the perceptions and understandings of culturally responsive practices carried out by secondary school middle leaders in low decile, multi-ethnic school settings in New Zealand. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven middle leaders from six different secondary...

Research report

24 May 2017

This report is about seeking ways to address the challenge of what data to collect and how to use it to support the generation of evidence about what works best in education, and the application of this evidence to inform decision making.

Research report

30 Apr 2017

Abstract

The Gonski Report has not been implemented – there is no such thing as ‘Gonski funding.’ The current school funding benchmark is unreasonably high. There were several fundamental issues with the Gonski Report to begin with. There are viable alternative school funding...

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?

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:...

Research report

5 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 risks. These all affect how...

Statistics

2 Feb 2017

Summary:

The proportion of Australian children enrolled in government schools increased slightly in 2016, continuing the shift starting in 2015 towards government schooling, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

An ABS spokesperson, Michelle Marquardt said that...

Essay

1 Feb 2017

Schools in Australia and New Zealand set off in opposite directions in the 1970s. Tom Greenwell looks at where they have ended up.

The story is familiar enough. An opposition leader seeks to modernise his party by transcending the old ideological opposition between state...

Research report

14 Dec 2016

Brings together data across all areas of education to prompt governments to consider a more planned and consistent approach to distributing resources.

This report shows that some stages of education have been clearly prioritised over others.

Vocational Education and Training

The...

Research report

13 Dec 2016

Introduction

About ACARA

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority focused on improving the learning of all young Australians through a national curriculum, the national assessment program and a national data collection and reporting program....

Research report

27 Nov 2016

Overview

A new deal among governments and school systems can end Australia’s toxic school funding debate and transform teaching and learning in schools, without costing the Commonwealth more money.

Historically low inflation rates create an unprecedented opportunity to reduce excessive school indexation...

Presentation

25 Oct 2016

Dr Peter Goss considers school age population growth and its impact on schools planning.